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John Krull commentary: Trey Hollingsworth has a moment

Life is full of surprises—and some of them are pleasant ones. We Hoosiers received one of the good surprises a few days ago when we discovered that U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, has both a conscience and a spine. Hollingsworth was one of 35 Republican members of the House to defy the order from Minority […]

John Krull commentary: Todd Rokita continues Indiana’s attorney general tradition

There must be something about the office of Indiana attorney general that attracts people who are, as my late grandfather used to say, “half a bubble off of plumb.” Back in the 1970s, the office was occupied by a martinet named Ted Sendak, who famously demanded that everyone call him “General.” He searched for communists […]

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The Indiana Citizen follows the Code of Ethics adopted and periodically updated by the Society of Professional Journalists, as follows:   Preamble Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is […]

Editorial Independence Policy

We subscribe to the standards of editorial independence of the Institute for Nonprofit News, of which The Indiana Citizen is a full member, as follows: Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources […]

Holcomb vetoes legislation to curb authority of local health officials

UPDATE: Gov. Eric Holcomb has vetoed Senate Bill 5, which would curb the authority of local health officials over mandates like those implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. In issuing the veto Tuesday afternoon, Holcomb wrote in a letter to Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray: “Right now it is critical that we maintain our local […]

WHAT’S THE PLAN? Legislative leaders share more specifics on the redistricting process ahead, but questions remain

Continuing our coverage of this year’s redistricting process, the following report was written by veteran journalists Janet Williams and Bill Theobald for The Indiana Citizen. April 29, 2021 Last week, after nearly four months in session, the Indiana General Assembly passed a new state budget and headed for the exits. But the lawmakers left the […]

Holcomb sues General Assembly, leaders over new law curtailing his emergency powers

Follow our legislative coverage at The Indiana Citizen, in partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb filed a lawsuit against the Indiana General Assembly Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court, challenging a  newly enacted law that allows the legislature to call itself into “emergency” sessions. After the House and Senate passed House Bill 1123 earlier this month, Holcomb vetoed the bill, […]

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Legislative leaders shed some light on redistricting plans, AP reports

Indiana’s Republican legislative leadership has offered a few details about possible plans for the decennial redistricting process, according to an Associated Press report on Sunday. According to the report, Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston (above) suggested public hearings might be held around the state, and the House and Senate election committees would meet to discuss […]