FEMA to Assess Indiana’s Public Storm Damage This Week

Gov. Mitch Daniels may have the chance to request another disaster declaration after Indiana officials assess damage to public infrastructure caused by this month’s devastating storms. Last week, teams of federal, state and local officials found Indiana residents in six counties were eligible for federal relief and he requested a disaster, which was granted by […]

Southern Indiana Devastated by Tornadoes

Residents in Kentucky and southern Indiana are cleaning up after dozens of tornadoes touched down yesterday. Homes were demolished, and more than 20 people were killed. Some of the worst damage was in Clark County. In Marysville, the town’s post office and hardware store are still standing—but that’s about it. Only 10 miles away in […]

Indiana Democrats Launch Attack Website Against Pence

The Indiana Democratic Party launched a website Thursday dedicated to attacking Republican Congressman Mike Pence’s legislative record as the conservative lawmaker’s gubernatorial bid accelerates. Last week, Pence made his candidacy official when he submitted the necessary petition signatures to run in the May 8 GOP primary. Dubbed “The Mike Pence Show,” the site’s first episode […]

Indiana’s Public Comments End for Bridges Project Financing Proposal

The public comment period for Indiana’s proposal to fund its portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project is over, and the 15 comments regarding the public-private partnership are split. Indiana is responsible for finding $1.3 billion to build a new East End Bridge. The state has proposed a partnership that would find a private operator […]

Jeffersonville Mayor Announces Alternative to Canal Project This Week

After campaigning on canceling the city’s $65 million dollar canal project, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore will unveil his alternative plan this week. Jeffersonville is under a federal mandate to reduce the amount of sewage that seeps into the river during storms. Moore has said previous proposals were too much of a burden on taxpayers and […]

Young Joining Congressional Delegation to Middle East

Joining a congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In., announced he will be going to the Middle East as the U.S. deals with increased tensions with Iran and regional instability. The group of lawmakers are being led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-VA, and the trip will focus on Iran and its nuclear weapons […]

Indiana Democrats Say Cap on Statehouse Visitors Is Meant to Limit Protests

With reporting from the Associated Press A plan by Indiana officials to limit the number of people who can be inside the Statehouse at any given time has angered Indiana Democrats and union officials. State police, homeland security officials and the state fire marshal’s office announced today that they’ve decided to cap the number of […]