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The Fort Wayne City Council overrode Mayor Tom Henry’s veto of pay-to-play ordinance. Opponents of the ordinance are concerned about the constitutionality of the new law. The ordinance will prohibit contractors who have donated more than $2,000 a year to […]

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The Fort Wayne City Council approved a pay-to-play ordinance on November 28. The ordinance will prohibit contractors who have donated more than $2,000 a year to an elected official’s campaign from bidding on city projects. The restriction includes natural or […]

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The Fort Wayne City Council approved a pay-to-play ordinance on November 28. The ordinance will prohibit contractors who have donated more than $2,000 a year to an elected official’s campaign from bidding on city projects. The restriction includes natural or […]

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Indiana State Sen. Luke Kenley is retiring effective September 30. He represented Senate District 20 for 25 years, and was re-elected in November 2016. On September 6, a Republican caucus selected Victoria Spartz, current chief financial officer of the Attorney […]

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April 27, 2017  •  

Indiana Adjourns Sine Die

The 2017 Indiana General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 22, 2017. Gov. Eric Holcomb has until April 29 to take action on any bills presented to him. In Indiana, if no action is taken within seven days of presentment, […]

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Chuck Harris is retiring as the executive director and general counsel of the Indiana Lobby Registration Commission (ILRC). Harris has served as the executive director and general counsel of the ILRC since January 2011. Harris will retire at the end […]

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Sen. Mike Delph introduced a bill prohibiting Indiana legislators from accepting gifts from lobbyists. The gift ban would include any property with value, including sporting event tickets and anything classified as entertainment. Along with the gift ban, the bill would […]

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November 9, 2016  •  

Holcomb Wins Indiana

Republican Eric Holcomb defeated Democrat John R. Gregg to become the new governor of Indiana. Holcomb, currently serving as the Lt. Gov., replaced Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the Republican gubernatorial nominee on July 27, 2016. Additionally, Indiana voters approved […]

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The Republican Central Committee has nominated Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb for governor. On July 27, 2016, 22 committee members, comprised of party insiders and elected officials, choose Gov. Pence’s replacement from four potential gubernatorial candidates. Holcomb beat out U.S. Reps. […]

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The City-County Council passed a proposal earlier this week to amend Indianapolis-Marion County ethics and lobbying laws. The proposal creates employment restrictions and post-employment restrictions for city-county employees and certain officials. A current official, the deputy mayor, and any individual […]

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Mayor Joe Hogsett has introduced a proposed ordinance to the City Council, intending to update the city’s lobbying laws. The proposed ordinance would require lobbyists to disclose any gift of $25 or more. Additionally, the ordinance would prohibit a current […]

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The Indiana General Assembly adjourned its 2016 season sine die on March 10. Gov. Mike Pence has until March 17 to take action on any bills presented to him. In Indiana, if no action is taken within seven days of […]

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Gov. Mike Pence has cancelled a contract between the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Express MVA and requested an investigation due to possible ethics violations. Shawn Walters, formerly the BMV chief of staff, had approved Express MVA’s opening […]

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1002 into law on Monday, May 4. The ethics bill makes changes in the laws governing legislative ethics, lobbyist and legislative liaison reporting, and executive agency ethics. Some changes include expanding disclosure requirements […]

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