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Today:   It's Indiana politics day on "Regionally Speaking."  Andy Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Ft Wayne, is with us with a pre-Election Day update which includes his thoughts on the latest vote-by-mail decisions, early voting opportunities, the Attorney General candidates on the ballot and concerns about voting equipment security issues.  That is also the subject that Indiana University Public Policy Institute analyst Joti Martin talks about.  The Institute just issued a new analysis that finds that Indiana's reliance on older paperless voting machines could pose security risks in the upcoming election.  And Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith has a feature on the 2020 Governor's race and of the three candidates on the ballot. 

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Today:  "Times of Northwest Indiana" reporters Andrew Steele and Joseph Pete talk about the stories they wrote for print and online, including updates on the South Shore Line expansion projects, the impending sale of ArcelorMittal USA to Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. for $1.4 billion, and a way to deal with a food desert in Gary with creation of a food truck park.  Indiana Public Broadcasting Statehouse reporter Brandon Smith interviewed the three candidates for Governor in the November 3rd general election -- incumbent Republican Eric Holcomb, Democrat Woody Myers and Liberterian Donald Rainwater.  We bring you all three conversations. 

Indiana Faces a New Normal Amid Stage 5

Sep 24, 2020
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INDIANA- Northwest Indiana, along with the rest of the state, is set to enter reopening Stage 5, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though life and business won't be exactly the same as it was before the pandemic, Stage 5 goes into effect at 11:01 p.m. Friday, per Governor Eric Holcomb, the "Times" reports.

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have huge implications for the future of reproductive rights and access to abortion.

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Indiana won’t participate in the payroll tax deferral for state workers offered by President Donald Trump last month.

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The Indiana State Board of Education is considering a plan to protect funding for schools reopening virtually this school year, after a warning of possible cuts from lawmakers last month. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he wants to be a “barrier buster” to help reduce racial inequality in the Hoosier State.

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The Indiana Supreme Court refused to tell Gov. Eric Holcomb whether he can appoint a replacement for Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Holcomb Wants Supreme Court's Guidance On Curtis Hill

May 12, 2020
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Gov. Eric Holcomb wants the Indiana Supreme Court to clarify what Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspension means for his future.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t shed any more light Monday on how businesses can be reasonably expected to enforce new COVID-19 restrictions as they’re allowed to reopen.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined his plan to reopen in-person business across the state. It will roll out in a five-stage process, with most of the state beginning Stage 2 on Monday. 

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Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers says it’s too soon for Gov. Eric Holcomb to begin loosening COVID-19 restrictions on Hoosier businesses.

INDIANAPOLIS-Governor Eric Holcomb Friday announced that the Indiana Economic Development Corporation has secured commitments for more than 6.3 million pieces of personal protective equipment  – up from 2.6 million last reported on April 13 – for hospitals, first responders, long-term care facilities and health care providers treating COVID-19 patients.

To date, more than 1.17 million items have been delivered to the Indiana State Department of Health for distribution.

Stay-at-Home Order Extended for Hoosiers

Apr 20, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS-Indiana's stay-at-home order is now extended until May 1st.
The "Times" reports Governor Holcomb is directing Hoosiers to continue staying at home to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

Holcomb signed paperwork Monday renewing the stay-at-home order through 10:59 p.m. central time May 1.

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Hundreds of people gathered in front of the governor’s mansion Saturday to protest Indiana’s “Stay-At-Home” order. Demonstrators say the plan to slowly reopen businesses in less than two weeks isn’t fast enough. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 12 additional deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 139. The state announced nearly 5,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 26,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Hoosiers must stay at home as much as possible for another two weeks, through April 20 after Gov. Eric Holcomb officially extended his order Monday.

Indiana finances take a big blow from coronavirus crisis

Mar 30, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's finances are taking a major hit from the coronavirus crisis, and it just remains to be seen how big of a hit it will be.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered residents to remain at home except for essential errands in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, mirroring similar orders in other states.

Holcomb said Monday that the order still allows the state's 6.8 million residents to go outside to perform essential tasks, such as to buy groceries and medicine, and makes exemptions for employees of crucial industries.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to address the state on developments in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus at noon Monday. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office announced new steps Monday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The changes affect bars and restaurants, hospitals and government agencies, among other groups. In a statement, the governor’s office said it was adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance to cancel or postpone in-person events of more than 50 people.

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Today:  We have Governor Eric Holcomb's complete "State of the State" address from last month at the Statehouse.  Among the topics he brings up: education and teachers' pay.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has her conversation with Tony Rodriguez, the director of LaPorte County's office of community and economic development, on the plans for the use of a performance-based grant to link the Kingsbury Industrial Park with two major railroad lines.  And Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson offers her conversation with "Emma's Footprints" creator Amelia Kowalsyn, about the organization she founded to help families whov'e lost babies after birth deal with their grief.

A bill to ban drivers from holding cell phones while driving unanimously passed a House committee Wednesday.

Indiana Gov. Holcomb keeps padding huge campaign cash lead

Jan 16, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has continued adding to his already huge campaign cash advantage over his potential Democratic rivals.

New state campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show the Republican governor raised nearly $2 million in the last six months of 2019, leaving him with about $7.25 million in the bank for his 2020 reelection bid.

Gov. Eric Holcomb proposed a new plan to free up state dollars for teacher pay in his State of the State address Tuesday. That plan could be implemented this year – but Holcomb wants to wait for 2021.

Gov. Eric Holcomb insists Indiana officials did everything right in an investigation into a worker death at an Amazon warehouse.

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Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable," we talk to Dan Carden and Bill Dolan of the "Times" and Carole Carlson with the "Post-Tribune" about the stories they put out in print and online.  Dan's stories include updates from the most recent Lake County Council meeting and Gov. Eric Holcomb's 2020 legislative agenda.  Carole covered stories from Gary Common Council and Airport Authority board meetings that include Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.  Bill Dolan covered the East Chicago City Counncil meeting where firefighters' work schedules were the big topic of debate -- and of a proposed ordinance that the Mayor may veto, if it passes. Bill also has an update on former Portage Mayor James Snyder's new federal court trial.

Gov. Eric Holcomb will push next year to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

Ball State Names Architecture College After Former Trustee

Jun 12, 2019


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Ball State University is naming its College of Architecture and Planning after an alumnus and former trustee that died in a plane crash last year.

Top Holcomb Budget Leaders Departing Administration

May 17, 2019
State Budget Director Jason Dudich, left, and Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent, right, are both departing the Holcomb administration. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Leadership at Indiana’s budget agencies is undergoing major changes.

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