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  • IN Focus: Holcomb files for re-election, awaits Hill ruling

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s re-election campaign officially kicks off, Democrats call him the least known Governor in the country. But a political science professor says that’s not necessarily a bad thing in Holcomb’s case. “Not a lot of people know him necessarily, but he’s certainly not disliked,” said Laura Wilson, a political science professor at the University of Indianapolis. “And he’s been fairly effective in his term in office, I think it’s going to be challenging […]

  • Is allowing Indiana to bet on the Oscars going too far?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s now legal to place bets on the winners of the Oscars in Indiana. While some feel this expansion of gaming is going too far, others are excited about the opportunity. A lot goes into film making. “Cinematography, you know, art, direction, production, design, all of it is very laser-focused to tell a story,” said movie buff Craig Mince. “Movies are kind of my thing,” said Mince. “The Oscars are like my Super Bowl. There’s a lot […]

  • Appropriation bill passes without teacher pay increase amendments

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — The fight to open this year’s budget for teacher pay is over. The bill that allowed appropriations for the budget passed without any amendments Thursday. Democrats fought hard to add teacher pay amendments among other things to this bill, but those amendments failed every time. The bill that passed uses state surplus money to pay for Indiana higher education projects in cash. This is something republican lawmakers and the governor said was a high priority in 2020. […]

  • Law allowing ‘In God We Trust’ signs in schools passes committee

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — “In God We Trust” is the national motto. It’s written on U.S. money and some Indiana license plates. But should it be posted in schools? The bill to put “In God We Trust” posters in classrooms is moving forward after being voted 9-2 in a Senate Committee. However, there are some who feel it’s a sign of Indiana taking a step backwards. “There’s a line being crossed there,” said Jessica Hartman, who identifies as an atheist. The […]

  • Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb officially running for another term

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s re-election campaign officially kicks off, Democrats call him the least known Governor in the country. But a political science professor says that’s not necessarily a bad thing in Holcomb’s case. “Not a lot of people know him necessarily, but he’s certainly not disliked,” said Laura Wilson, a political science professor at the University of Indianapolis. “And he’s been fairly effective in his term in office, I think it’s going to be challenging […]

  • Senator Young proposes bill to help connect pregnant women to telemedicine

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new proposal hopes to save lives by connecting more Indiana mothers to the internet. Telemedicine is proven to help expecting mothers and their babies, but it’s not always available to people who live in a rural area. Indiana U.S. Senator Todd Young is proposing a bill that would identify those parts of the state and hopefully pave the way for a solution. Inside Cora Biggs’ Mooresville home, connecting with family is easy but connecting to Wi-Fi […]

  • IN Focus: Lawmakers, candidates react to Holcomb’s state of state address

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —   Governor Eric Holcomb said the state of our state has never been stronger in his annual address Tuesday night, while also laying out plans to increase teacher pay, a hot topic at the start of this year’s legislative session. Governor Holcomb’s plan for teacher pay is for next year, 2021. He recommends lawmakers use $250 million from the state’s surplus and put it toward teacher retirement funds. This would generate $50 million annually for teacher pay. He […]

  • IN Focus: Young, Braun discuss latest developments ahead of impeachment trial

    Just days before President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins in earnest, one of Indiana’s two Republican senators spent the day talking to combat veterans in Brown County, taking some questions afterwards about next week’s trial. We asked Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) if he thought witnesses should be called in the upcoming trial. “It’s too early to tell,” said Sen. Young, who went on to explain how he wants the impeachment managers to present their case on the articles of impeachment and […]

  • Indiana’s U.S. Senators respond ahead of impeachment trial next week

    BROWN COUNTY, Ind. – Just a handful of days before President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is in full swing. One of Indiana’s two Senators spent Friday talking to combat veterans in Brown County. He took some questions about the big week ahead after the event. We asked if Young thought witnesses should be called in the upcoming trial. “It’s too early to tell,” said Sen. Young. He went on to explain how he wants the impeachment managers to present their case […]

  • How lowering Indiana’s legal age to serve alcohol could help restaurant staffing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana could change the legal age to serve alcohol this year. There’s a proposal that would lower the age requirement from 19 to 18. It’s all meant to help with a staffing shortage in the state. This law wouldn’t apply to bars. It would just apply to hotels and restaurants like Eat Thai on the northwest side of Indianapolis. “We do have some Thai beer. For sure, that’s something people love to come and try,” said owner […]

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