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The Marion Superior Court ruled that the Indiana General Assembly has the authority to convene emergency legislative sessions without the governor’s consent under House Enrolled Act 1123. Gov. Eric Holcomb filed the lawsuit, claiming the new law was unconstitutional because […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

Lawmakers recessed the 2021 session early rather than adjourning sine die. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1372 into law extending the legislative session until November 15 in order to vote on redistricting because the coronavirus pandemic postponed 2020 census […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Rep. Holli Sullivan will replace Connie Lawson as the new secretary of state. Lawson, Indiana’s longest-serving secretary of state, was appointed in 2012 and won elections in 2014 and 2018. Sullivan, who has represented House […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

Lawmakers convened the 122nd Indiana General Assembly with several adjustments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These changes include moving the House of Representatives to the Government Center South building and installing plexiglass barriers in Senate. Neither chamber is requiring […]

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Gov Eric Holcomb - by Liz Kaye | IU Communications

Incumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb was reelected in the biggest statewide race on the ballot this year. Holcomb defeated Democrat Dr. Woodrow A. Myers by roughly 28 percentage points, and third-party Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater by over 45 percentage points […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

The Lobby Registration Commission is extending the first period activity report filing deadline from May 31 to July 15. First period activity reports cover the period from November 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020. Any late fees imposed for reports […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

The Election Commission has suspended the normal requirements for absentee balloting in the June 2 presidential and state primary elections. Gov. Eric Holcomb postponed the presidential and state primary elections to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Indiana Election […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

The Lobby Registration Commission staff will be working from home until April 7 to comply with Executive Order 20-09, issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb on March 24. Certain procedures have been changed until further notice. During this time, any reporting […]

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March 20, 2020  •  

Indiana Delays Primary to June 2

Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

Gov. Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-07 today, postponing the May 5 presidential and state primary elections to June 2. The governors order is due to the state of emergency he declared on March 6 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 13, 2020  •  

Indiana Legislature Adjourns

Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

The second regular session of the 121st General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 12, after a 14-hour session. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed 25 of the 45 bills received in the last two days of the session. This is including […]

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Fort Wayne, Indiana City Hall

Allen Superior Court Judge Jennifer DeGroote blocked the city of Fort Wayne from enforcing a pay-to-play ordinance. The ordinance restricts how much money the owners of companies could give elected officials and still bid on city contracts. Under the ordinance […]

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Fort Wayne, Indiana City Hall

Allen Superior Court Judge Jennifer DeGroote heard arguments on Wednesday in a case focused on a 2018 Fort Wayne City Council ordinance. The ordinance limits financial contributions of contractors and their family members to political campaigns in Fort Wayne. The […]

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More ethics and campaign finance changes happening at the state level. Check out which states are making moves in today’s NYCU Video Digest!  

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The first regular session of the 121st Indiana General Assembly adjourned sine die on Wednesday, April 24. The legislative session lasted 112 days, with adjournment coming five days before the statutory April 29 deadline. During the last day of the […]

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