Coats says careening from crisis to crisis and addressing the fiscal cliff in the 11th hour is no way to govern.
Monroe County officials who were elected in November’s general election will be sworn in at the Monroe County Courthouse this afternoon at 2 p.m.
The 89-8 Senate vote sets up a showdown in the GOP-led House, where a vote could come as soon as today.
Thirteen elected officials were sworn in by 10th Circuit Court Judges at the Monroe County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon.
Hundreds of people braved the cold to take a dip into the lake to ring in the new year.
Most new state laws take effect at the start of the fiscal year in July, but there are exceptions.
The census collects information on production and acreage, as well as energy sources, organic operations, and specialty crops and livestock.
IU Health advised all hospital employees in September that flu shots would become mandatory with the new year.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to take one last vote on the final piece of REPA II at its meeting Wednesday.
'Fiscal cliff' tax hikes have been averted, but Indiana schools could still lose tens of millions of dollars in federal education funding next school year.
The Kroger at 2nd Street and College Avenue near the B-Line Trail is going to be more than 5,000 square feet larger.
There were two yeas, six nays, and one abstention from Indiana congressmen. Both Indiana senators voted in favor of it.
Republicans say they'll start trying to find candidates for the new seats almost immediately.
The ACLU is arguing the Department of Corrections does not provide adequate services for mentally ill people who come under their watch.
Don Villwock says farmers found some relief in the bill that was passed to avert the fiscal cliff, but a comprehensive farm bill still needs to be adopted.
Reps. Susan Brooks and Luke Messer will join current members Larry Bucshon and Todd Rokita to serve on the U.S. House’s Education and the Workforce Committee.
Republicans charged Democrats thousands of dollars each in fines for walking out of the House of Representatives in 2011.
One urban planning expert says if the cash is poured into trails, it may pay the city back more than other investments.
As part of the deal struck Tuesday, lawmakers either made permanent or extended several key tax benefits for college students and their families.
The attorney general and a state senator are proposing Indiana provide grants to school corporations that add resource officers to their schools.
Columbus police say they believe many cities see bad cash, but officials say only a fraction of the fake money Columbus has seen has been passed in Bloomington.
According to the FDA the salmonella outbreak killed three people and made 261 others sick.
Legislators say the are ready to get to work with just two months before another showdown, over raising the debt limit and avoiding automatic spending cuts.
Indiana legislators unveiled four key bills they seek to pass this session, including one that would allow school boards to mandate prayer in schools.
Howard County is seeking ways to fill a gap in its budget after the city stopped funding its emergency management services.
One representative wants to establish a Neighborhood Revitalization Fund that will offer low-interest loans to remodel, rehab or purchase abandoned homes.
Political watchers disagree about whether Joe Donnelly’s push to rally moderates to get work done in Washington during the 113th Congress will be effective.
Researchers are discovering more about 'chemo brain,' cognitive loss caused by chemotherapy, but much is still unknown about the condition.
The tax credits will benefit E-on Climate and Renewables and juwi, two energy companies building wind farms in Indiana.
Fourth district congressman Todd Rokita and third district’s Marlin Stutzman voted against the bill.
The proposal would combine several existing entities: the School of Journalism, Telecommunications Department, and the Communication and Culture Department.
Monday morning at 11, an Opening Day look ahead to this year's initiatives in the Statehouse.
As the General Assembly convenes today, members look forward to seeing eye to eye on more issues.
Senator Jim Banks is proposing a measure to increase the governor's veto power.
Health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated so they are protected from the flu.
The state collected $22 million more in revenue than expected in December.
Following an acrimonious change in leadership at the end of 2012, House Democrats enter the 2013 legislative session with a new representative in charge.
Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) sounded Monday like he wasn't sold on Governor Mike Pence's tax cut plan.
A proposal to expand the number of children eligible to receive public money to attend private school will get its first hearing Wednesday.
Republican Senator Randy Head has introduced a bill to start a pilot program to encourage preschool reading programs.
A two-year moratorium would not just delay but kill a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Road crews will create temporary patches with small stones and liquid asphalt as rising temperatures this week cause potholes.
How Indiana decides to implement the healthcare law could significantly affect farmers, who often have a hard time getting affordable insurance.
A proposal by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, would require school corporations ask voters to approve tax levy increases only in general elections.
One member of the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association says more retail is needed downtown.
Caucus members also say they’ll look into gun control efforts in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
Educators and counselors say sexual assaults often happen in settings where the victim would be unlikely or unable to use a gun in self-defense.
Patrick Motl will receive $350,000 over the next three years to study what happens when neutron stars collide with one another or interact with black holes.
For every 1,000 births in Monroe County, 14 of them are to teenage mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Columbus preschool program Governor-elect Mike Pence called a "pilot" for the state will have to scale back services next year.
University presidents who testified Wednesday tried to prove to lawmakers that their school is working to reduce the cost of college.
State Sen. Jim Banks introduced six bills that he says will reduce student's college tuition while holding universities accountable for the funds they receive.
Indiana’s average temperature was more than three degrees higher than average, making it the second hottest year since 1871.
A meteorologist from the National Weather Service predicts the combination of rain and melting snow could cause minor flooding in some parts of the state.
Lawmakers say they are not likely to push legislation requiring first-time DUI offenders to use an ignition interlock device.
IU Health officials say nearly 200 employees will leave the company in protest of a requirement to get a flu shot.
Nearly two-thirds of Indiana jobs in the next decade will require education beyond a high school diploma.
The head of the state’s assessor’s association says a change in the state’s overall assessment process may be partly to blame.
Lubbers says it will take a joint effort from students, the state and its colleges and universities to meets the needs of a changing workforce.
Governor-elect Mike Pence announced Thursday he was appointing two people to hold the offices instead of one, which was the case under governor Mitch Daniels.
State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) says state funding and student loans are two of the key higher education issues to be discussed during this session.
Ball State University officials say the formula favors large campuses, but Indiana University officials support the funding model.
Five more people have died in Indiana from the flu. Two of those were in long term care facilities.
White Construction has been chosen to complete construction on Section 4 of I-69.
Indiana‘s commercial real estate sector is performing better than it has since the recession.
The trial uses robotic surgery along with a glowing, green dye to light up cancerous cells on lymph nodes.
Many changes needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act will be difficult to implement due to the age of the structures.
StateImpact Indiana reporter Kyle Stokes and Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltzberg speak with McRobbie about education policy and issues affecting the university.
The state superintendent starts his new job as Florida Commissioner of Education on Monday.
Democratic representatives proposed a moratorium on divisive social issues, but the Republican supermajority says it will not give such a promise.
David Orentlicher says Indiana should expand Medicaid because the federal government would bear most of the cost.
IU President Michael McRobbie worries federal budget cuts could put a strain on universities relying on research funding.
The Indiana State Department of Health will require all schoolchildren to get two chickenpox vaccinations.
John Walker Lindh, who is being held in a federal prison in Terre Haute, has won a lawsuit for rights to daily group prayer.
Founder Shannon Watts says politicians need to take action to address gun violence, especially in the wake of recent mass shootings.
Legislators are still trying to match their own agenda with governor-elect Mike Pence as they prepare for him to take office Monday.
Officials toured several Indianapolis areas including the Brownfield remediation and the Indy Cultural Trail.
Two pieces of legislation are aimed at getting servicemembers back to work.
Landowners who oppose an annexation on the southeast side of Kokomo are drafting a petition to stop the measure.
Mike Pence will assume the position of Indiana's 50th governor on Monday.
More than a year after election, Frankfort residents are satisfied with the way Mayor Chris McBarnes is running the city.
Governor Mike Pence, Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Attorney General Greg Zoeller were sworn in Monday.
Glenda Ritz took office as Indiana's state superintendent Monday.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller was sworn in Monday along with Gov. Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann.
Mayors around the state say a mass transit plan in Central Indiana could increase the taxing authority of local governmental bodies.
The National Weather Service says Indiana has received nearly four inches of rain since the beginning of the year, with almost all of that over the weekend.
State legislative leaders say their meeting Monday with Governor Mike Pence was short on specifics but laid a good foundation for work ahead.
More seniors appear to be dying this year from the flu.
New “REPA II” teacher licensing rules allow anyone with a bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 GPA to earn a teaching certification.
The legislature passed the ban last year, but police say they have had a hard time enforcing it.
The Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination has asked lawmakers to avoid adding a same-sex marriage ban to the Indiana constitution.
However, farmers say the smaller tax burden would encourage them to buy newer equipment.
A budget proposed by Gov. Mike Pence gives higher education institutions a one percent funding increase, with funding based on performance the following year.
Pence included the tax cut in his budget proposal Tuesday, but legislators say they still do not know if they will support it.
Smiley stopped by Indiana University Tuesday for a segment of his 'Poverty Tour' panel discussions.
Mitch Daniels says his plans for his first few weeks on the job at Purdue University are to learn more about key issues the university is facing.
During a stop at ThyssenKrupp Presta in Terre Haute, Sen. Joe Donnelly says he is working to pass a bill that would allocate funds to job training.
The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would remove Indiana from the list of 46 states who have adopted the standards.
Tuesday's game was one of their lowest scoring games of the season for the Hoosiers.
The proposed bill would create a state-run healthcare exchange, and expand the state’s Medicaid program to add as many as 400,000 Hoosiers.
After his first cabinet meeting, Gov. Mike Pence said he still had not made a decision on who would lead the Department of Child Services.
The complaint was filed against the Massachusetts company linked to tainted steroids that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak.
A proposal going before the Bloomington city council would virtually eliminate free parking from the downtown retail district.
A shop owner in Bloomington says gun sales have doubled each week since the Newtown shooting.
Activists gathered in Indianapolis Wednesday in favor of a bill that would withdraw the state from the Common Core academic standards.
If two Republican county councilors drawn into the same district decided to run for reelection, they would face each another in 2014.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital will implement a voluntary visitor restriction policy due to the increasing number of flu-like illnesses in the community.
The law seeks to prevent water pollution from fertilizer runoff.
The team, which has not been named, will begin playing at IUPUI‘s Michael Carroll Stadium in 2014.
If Indiana stops using the Common Core, it would be the first to do so of the 46 states that have already signed on.
The bill passed unanimously but is expected to face greater obstacles when it is heard on the House floor.
The legislation would provide grant money for children whose families' incomes are at 185 percent of the poverty level or less to go to preschool.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital is one of several hospitals in the state implementing visitation restrictions because of the flu.
The council would encourage the education of more students in the manufacturing sector.
Gov. Mike Pence named Debra Minott head of Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration and Gina Sheets leader of the State Department of Agriculture.
A federal court says the challenge against the law was not an issue of constitutionality.
Speaker Brian Bosma says the differences are emblematic of House and Senate leaders‘ real problem with Pence‘s proposed 10-percent tax cut.
Some school corporations may be caught in a financial limbo by discussions at the Statehouse.
While some property owners have seen their property value assessments rising, the statewide trends had remained relatively stable.
A study in the journal Nature says millions of acres of marginal farmland in the Midwest could be used to produce liquid fuels made from plant material.
Indiana's unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, likely because of more people entering the workforce.
Rockville Elementary School received a D from the state last year, so it must work with the Department of Education to develop a school improvement plan.
Protesters say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case allowed special interest groups to sway last year's Senate race.
Lawmakers agree on the need for more technical and vocational education options but disagree on how to implement them.
The flu season has affected people earlier than normal this year, and the homless often do not have good access to healthcare to combat the illness.
The Martin Luther King Day celebration theme for 2013 is making a career of humanity.
Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) says the bill could reduce meth production, but other legislators say similar proposals in other states have not worked.
Newly-elected state superintendent Glenda Ritz took the oath of office at the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday.
Columbus has purchased 55 Automated External Defibrillators to be installed in patrol cars next month.
State legislators have decided not to create a statewide healthcare exchange but are considering a Medicaid expansion.
A wind chill advisory will take effect at 8 p.m. tonight through 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Indiana has been working for decades to bring the river otter population back to the state, but the otters are starting to create some problems for landowners.
The Putnam County airport is trying to renovate its runway and is asking county residents to pay $5 to sponsor one foot of tarmac.
President Obama began his second term with an unapologetically liberal inaugural address, NPR reports.
Meteorologists say springs are generally becoming wetter and summers are becoming drier.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Commissioner Dennis Laffoon said the day holds an important message that should extend beyond the night’s celebration.
The governor will likely advocate for the budget he outlined last week, including a 10 percent tax cut.
The delay gives everyone involved extra time to start up the buses and let them run for about 30 minutes and take care of any problems.
Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to give his first State of the State speech at 7 p.m., followed by both a Democratic and a Republican response.
Ball State University will not renew its contract with seven schools in Gary, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Richmond for the 2013-14 academic year.
In Daviess and Pike counties, State Road 257 from U.S. Route 50 to State Road 356 is now open.
The Tivoli Theater has been undergoing renovations for nearly a year.
Lawmakers say the bill would help curb methamphetamine production.
The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce says the city needs to create a more comprehensive parking plan before it installs meters.
Governor Mike Pence made a case for a 10 percent income tax cut, even as some GOP leaders have said the state should spend more of its surplus.
Indiana is ranked as one of the top five states in the life sciences industry with a workforce of 55,000 people according to new data.
Monroe County Community School Corporation schools will start Aug. 7 in 2013 and Aug. 4 in 2014.
The announcement is expected to include an expansion of the Center on Congress, housed at Indiana University.
A federal appeals court has ordered an immediate injunction against Indiana's law that bans sex offenders from using social networking sites.
Several of the charter schools that received non-renewal notices from sponsor Ball State University on Tuesday plan to appeal the decision.
The House passed the bill that extends the federal debt limit by a vote of 285-144. Only one of Indiana's representatives voted against it.
One bills ban abortions based on the fetus' characteristics, and another requires providers to give women considering an abortion information packets.
A bill in the state legislature seeks to raise funds for construction of a visitor and learning center at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.
The bill adds mobile gaming devices to off-track betting sites, eliminates taxes on free-play coupons and allows live-dealer games in racetrack casinos.
The chief justice says the value of technology lies in manages court information across the state and connecting courts to other government agencies.
The bill sets aside $10 million in a grant fund to help schools find the money for a security coordinator.
This year's deaths have significantly outpaced recent years.
State Republicans are lukewarm on the governor’s proposal, preferring allocate more than $300 million to education.
Karen Pence had her gall bladder removed at a St. Vincent Hospital outpatient surgery center on the north side of Indianapolis.
House Speaker Brian Bosma and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath are sponsoring a bill to bring together Indiana’s education and workforce development sectors.
One political science professor says studies have shown most governors do not benefit politically by cutting taxes.
Richard Lugar will serve as a distinguished scholar at IU’s School of Global and International Studies.
Female soldiers in Indiana say they see opportunities in the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving as combat troops.
As the first Democrat in nearly four decades to become state superintendent, Ritz must navigate the tricky politics of the GOP-controlled statehouse.
Governor Mike Pence wants to use surplus dollars to fund transportation projects, but Senate leaders want a more permanent solution.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says the more serious opposition to the bill is likely to center on its fiscal impact.
The company is buying 47 new Embraer E175 planes as part of the deal.
This week on Noon Edition, we'll talk with local law enforcement, gun sellers, and experts about the challenges involved with regulating firearms.
Some lawmakers worry the beginning of the session will foster more cooperation than the end.
While the governor and the state superintendent differ on the specifics of career education, they agree it should be a priority.
Gun control advocates have pushed for requiring background checks, but gun owners say private sales are protected under the Second Amendment.
The U.S. Postal Service is hiring hundreds of letter carriers, but they will be temporary jobs.
Putnam County Airport is looking to the community to contribute funds to help repave and remodel the runways.
Governor Mike Pence pushed his budget in his first State of the State address, but legislators are not on board with all his ideas.
Moonshine production was prevalent from the 1850s through the 1960s, but few people are making it today and stories may soon be all that is left.
Gov. Mike Pence is one of several Indiana governors seeking tax cuts in their states.
Indiana union membership dropped 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, but union leaders say right to work is not the cause.
Gov. Mike Pence is calling for $37.9 million in “repair and rehabilitation” for Indiana’s seven state universities.
This summer, Indiana will begin collecting a 7 percent sales tax on products bought from online retailers, a cost that will likely be passed on to consumers.
MCCSC is reviewing its policy that outlines rules for school-sponsored student publications and productions.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says he might use $2.8 million in tax revenue to upgrade rundown neighborhoods.
A House committee will vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow Marion and Hamilton County voters to decide whether to raise local income taxes.
Non-school sponsored athletic facilities are conducting clinics for students and trying to influence them to attend a school where they are coaching.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said the money will go to support the Capital Improvement Budget and to offset the cost of public safety.
Department of Education officials last week urged local educators to provide more opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in sports.
Emerald ash borers have killed more than 100 million trees in the U.S., and that correlates to a rise in human deaths, a new study finds.
The group marched from the Shalom Center to the Herald-Times to protest citations given to homeless people last week.
The city of Bloomington has issued a boil water advisory for the area near Fairwood Terrace Neighborhood.
The bill, which would tighten the amount of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine Hoosiers could buy annually, is headed to the state Senate.
Bloomington and Ivy Tech leaders are launching an initiative to give entrepreneurs more technology and training.
Snow showers will be possible across portions of the region late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.
A Senate committee has approved a bill to suspend merchant retail licenses for one year if they are caught selling the drugs.
One state lawmaker thinks it is time to ban fake Twitter and other social media accounts involving teachers and other school employees.
Some parents and teachers say the new English language arts and math standards for the Common Core are not as strong as what Indiana had before.
The bill would encourage schools to teach financial literacy skills such as investing, balancing a checkbook and applying for loans.
Most of the damage was concentrated in Greene County.
The plans include adding silver and brass-colored panels to the building's exterior.
Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura will be the third person to head the Department of Child Services within the past seven months.
A new law allows businesses to pass on credit card fees to their customers, but many say they're too worried they'd lose business if they did.
Special education advocates urged state lawmakers Wednesday to adopt formal rules governing the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.
The Hoosiers trampled the Boilermakers with a final score of 97-60.
The IU Health Center is out of flu shots, but most other providers in Monroe county still have the vaccine.
Purdue researchers have developed new helmet technology that would massively decrease the shock to the brain resulting from on-field impact.
The first touched down near Elizabeth in Harrison County, and the second twister landed near West Baden Springs in Orange County.
Teachers have been tasked with explaining key changes of the new Common Core standards not just to students but to parents.
Republican lawmakers are wary about trying to pass a state constitutional amendment because the Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on a similar case this year.
There are several sizeable cracks in the asphalt just south of the Patoka River Bridge on the Pike/Gibson County Line.
The Commission on Children's Issues would oversee Indiana's 31 boards, commissions, committees and agencies that deal with children.