Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Permits Legal Entities to Sue for Damages
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Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Permits Legal Entities to Sue for Damages

Indiana’s legislature is currently considering a number of so-called “religious freedom” bills that have arose in the months since the state was forced to begin recognizing same-sex marriages. Senate Bill 568 prohibits the state or local governments from passing laws that “compel a person to take an action that is contrary to the person’s exercise…

Pence Ditches Proposed ‘Just IN’ State-Run News Website
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Pence Ditches Proposed ‘Just IN’ State-Run News Website

There will not be a state-run news website in Indiana. After receiving harsh criticism in the press and among politicians in his own party, Governor Mike Pence sent out a memo to his agency heads today informing them that his administration’s plans for a state-run news website known as “Just IN” would not go forward….

Governor Pence to Launch State-Run Media Outlet in Indiana
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Governor Pence to Launch State-Run Media Outlet in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence is set to launch a state-run media outlet to compete with private news outlets and shape the way that news is reported in Indiana, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star. The taxpayer-funded venture will not be editorially independent from state government. Instead, the news will be written directly by state…

FULL TEXT: Governor Pence’s State of the State Address

FULL TEXT: Governor Pence’s State of the State Address

Governor Mike Pence delivered his State of the State address to the Indiana General Assembly last night. Below we have the full text of his speech: Speaker Bosma, President Pro Tem Long, Lt. Governor Ellspermann, Senator Lanane, Representative Pelath, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, my fellow Hoosiers. Tonight, on the eve of our…

Indiana Politicians React to President Obama’s Immigration Plan
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Indiana Politicians React to President Obama’s Immigration Plan

President Barack Obama unveiled a bold plan yesterday that would provide protection from deportation for up to four million undocumented immigrants, while promising to step up efforts to curtail illegal entry at the border and prioritize the deportation of felons. While immigrant rights groups cheered the president’s executive actions, which he promised to take earlier…

Indiana Governor Pence Takes Heat for Rejecting $80 Million Pre-K Grant
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Indiana Governor Pence Takes Heat for Rejecting $80 Million Pre-K Grant

Governor Mike Pence’s decision to reject an $80 million federal grant for pre-K education has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum. Pence announced last week that Indiana would pull out of a competitive grant process that could have awarded the state tens of millions of dollars to fund a desperately under-funded early childhood education…

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Feds Skeptical of Governor Pence’s Medicaid Overhaul

Governor Mike Pence’s plan to expand Medicaid through a high deductible state program known as HIP is receiving resistance from the federal government. “We had a substantive discussion, but we are not there yet,” Pence said in a statement. “Our administration will continue in good faith regarding our proposal to cover more low-income Hoosiers the…

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Richard Mourdock Resigns as Indiana Treasurer Days Before Pension Cut Deadline

Richard Mourdock resigned today from the office of Indiana Treasurer. Mourdock had served as Treasurer since 2007. Mourdock was re-elected in November 2010 against Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, who had never served in elected office before, went on to become South Bend’s mayor following the 2011 municipal elections. Mourdock’s resignation came with no notice. As the…