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August 11, 2022  •  

Indiana Governor Calls Special Election

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Gov. Eric Holcomb called a special election to be held for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District on November 8 to fill the vacancy created by the death of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following a tragic car accident on August 3. Due […]

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a proclamation calling a special session of the General Assembly beginning July 6 to take action on his plan to distribute $1 billion in tax relief to Hoosiers due to inflation. The special session also […]

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Gov Eric Holcomb - by Liz Kaye | IU Communications

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he plans to call Indiana lawmakers back into a special session this month to distribute $1 billion in tax relief to Hoosiers due to inflation. The special session also would open the door for lawmakers to […]

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In a unanimous ruling, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled the bill giving the General Assembly the ability to call itself into special sessions was unconstitutional. House Enrolled Act 1123 was passed with a veto override in 2021, and Gov. Eric […]

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March 15, 2022  •  

Indiana Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 122nd Indiana General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 8 after passing House Bill 1242 and Senate Bill 348. Senate Bill 348 requires campaign finance reports to be filed electronically and allows for electronic […]

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Indiana lawmakers canceled the one-day special session scheduled for November 29, and Gov. Eric Holcomb has extended the COVID-19 emergency. The session’s agenda, ending the public health emergency, has been delayed to the January legislative session. The Indiana Supreme Court […]

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November 23, 2021  •  

Indiana Special Session Announced

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Indiana lawmakers have called for a one-day special session on November 29 to consider legislation to end the current COVID-19 public health emergency order in place since March 2020. Gov. Holcomb has stated he will allow the public health emergency […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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