The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus’ agenda for the 2017 session is nearly as much about bills they want to halt as measures they hope to pass.
A look inside how the Marion County Prosecutor determines whether to pursue the death penalty in qualifying cases, and how it impacts the county.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said he had spoken with State Police and asked the agency to comment no further on the investigation.
A growing number of Indiana counties are working to stop the cycle of people with mental illness returning to jail through alternative court programs.
Allen County is the only other county in the state that has a permanent mental-health court.
The audit shows that those using vouchers faced denial rates of 82 percent. In areas that are predominantly white, that number jumped to 90 percent.
Marion County received a grant from the Department of Justice to set up a veteran's court starting in January 2015.
A legislative study panel voted 12-1 to leave it up to the counties whether to build light rail or stick to expanding bus service.
Nearly 8 percent of inmates at the Marion County Jail reported being sexually abused by a jail staff member, according to a Department of Justice report.
Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that eliminates the at-large seats on the Indianapolis Marion County City-County Council.