U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

Donnelly Calls For EPA To Take Over In Franklin

Dec 10, 2018
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) stands with If It Was Your Child moms. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) wants the Environmental Protection Agency to take on the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites in Franklin. Donnelly says Gov. Eric Holcomb should get involved and ask the EPA to step in.

Obama To Campaign For Donnelly In Gary

Oct 31, 2018
Former President Barack Obama will campaign in Gary for Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). (Photos courtesy of White House, U.S. Senate)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s critical U.S. Senate race will draw two presidents to the state within the coming days.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year. And Indiana’s race is one of the most contentious in the country – outside groups alone have spent more than $45 million here since May.

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), left, headed into the final stretch of Indiana’s contentious U.S. Senate race with more than $2.5 million more in his campaign war chest than Republican challenger Mike Braun, right. (U.S. Senate/Indiana House of Representative
Brandon Smith

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) headed into the final stretch of Indiana’s contentious U.S. Senate race with more than $2.5 million more in his campaign war chest than Republican challenger Mike Braun.

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), left, and Republican challenger Mike Braun, right, both seek to assure seniors they’ll protect Medicare and Social Security. (U.S. Senate/Indiana House of Representatives)
Brandon Smith

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Republican challenger Mike Braun both seek to assure seniors they’ll protect Medicare and Social Security.

A new poll of older Hoosier voters finds health care is their top issue this election season. 

Indiana Lawmakers Support Parks Fund Due To Expire

Sep 6, 2018

A national program that funded nearly 70 projects at parks and nature areas in Indiana will expire at the end of this month. Indiana U.S. legislators are backing bills to make the fund permanent. 

Trump Visits Evansville, Endorses Braun

Aug 30, 2018

Thousands were expected to attend a rally in Evansville where President Donald Trump spoke Thursday night. 

Both Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), left, and Republican challenge Mike Braun, right, launched ads that feature President Donald Trump, center, ahead of Trump's visit to Evansville. (Photos courtesy of Lauren Chapman/IPB News, White House, and WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

President Donald Trump will make his 10th campaign trip to Indiana Thursday, in part to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun. 

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Today:     We talk with Indiana's U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D) about some of the measures that he and his colleagues have worked on Capitol Hill to pass or move ahead -- including a way to make it easier to establish suicide hotlines.   We revisit our conversation with Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne  about the Lake County precinct consolidation plan.

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Joe Donnelly's office)
Lauren Chapman

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) met Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for what the Hoosier lawmaker describes as a “wide-ranging conversation.”

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he hasn’t made up his mind about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will meet Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Donnelly, Braun Weigh In On Iran Sanctions

Aug 7, 2018
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and former state representative Mike Braun, a Republican, face off this fall in Indiana's U.S. Senate race. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Senate and Indiana General Assembly)
Brandon Smith

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he supports sanctions on Iran that just took effect.

But the Hoosier Democrat also defends the Iran nuclear deal entered into during President Barack Obama’s term – an agreement President Donald Trump withdrew from earlier this year.

Donnelly Touts Drug Enforcement, Treatment Efforts

Aug 7, 2018
Sen. Joe Donnelly says it’s important to balance enforcement and treatment in the fight against drug addiction. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) Tuesday touted drug enforcement funding he’s helped secure for Indiana law enforcement agencies. 

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Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable edition of "Regionally Speaking,"we talk with Dan Carden and Rob Earnshaw of the "Times of Northwest Indiana," Greg Tejeda of the "Post-Tribune," Stan Maddux -- a LaPorte County correspondent for the "Times" and "South Bend Tribune" as well as newsman for two Laporte radio stations -- and we also have conversations from northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente and Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving East Chicago nearly $4.1 million to tear down a contaminated former public housing site.

The money must be used within a year – though HUD hasn’t officially approved the city’s controversial demolition plan for the West Calumet Housing Complex.

HUD classified the demolition as public housing emergency work as it issued the new grant money. The federal agency says it’s needed to prevent danger to human health “because of limited capital funding currently available to the housing authority.”