Indiana

Lawmaker Sees State Rainy Day Fund as Lifeline For Localities Battling Big-Box Stores Over Taxes

The Indiana legislation could assist local governments dealing with “dark-store theory” property tax appeals.

A Mayor Went on a Police Ride-Along. What He Learned Changed How His City Looks at Mental Health

Fishers, Indiana established a city-wide mental health task force to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Five years in, officials say the results are real.

How Many Americans Believe in Climate Change? Probably More Than You Think

COMMENTARY | In a recent statewide survey of Indiana residents, most supported taking action on climate change. But most Hoosiers underestimate just how widespread this view is in their state.

Sixteen States Support Indiana's Push to License Abortion Clinics

Advocates for the clinic said the licensing mandate was not about safety, but to prevent clinics from opening. The states argue that regulating medical facilities is commonplace and necessary to protect women’s health.

States Move to Crack Down on Fertility Fraud

In most states, fertility doctors wouldn't face criminal charges for secretly using their own sperm to inseminate patients. Some lawmakers are trying to change that.

Fate of Native Children May Hinge on U.S. Adoption Case

The end of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which is being challenged by a few states, could mean more Native kids adopted by non-Natives.

Supreme Court Restrains States' Power to Seize Property

Eighth Amendment protections from excessive fines are enforceable against the states the court ruled in an Indiana case.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges Over State Farm Animal Laws

California and Massachusetts standards for the confinement of livestock have drawn opposition from other states.

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

Dispute Over Indiana's Seizure of Man's Land Rover Is Argued Before U.S. Supreme Court

The case's outcome may help clarify how constitutional limits on criminal fines and "asset forfeitures" apply to states and localities.

In Cities Rejected by Amazon, Some See Upsides to ‘HQ2’ Process

“It wasn't just a sense of winners and losers in this,” says Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, of Gary, Indiana.

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Looking at proposals for treatment system transformation, the substance use disorder workforce and underserved populations.

Courts Force States to Provide Costly Hep C Treatment

Although antiviral drugs treating hepatitis C have become cheaper, some states deny them to prisoners and Medicaid recipients. But court rulings and settlements are starting to require coverage.

FCC Prepares to Push Forward With Streamlining 5G Deployment

“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.

Indiana Mapping Tool Uses EMS Data to Show Naloxone Administrations

The map shows use of the overdose-reversing drug as reported by EMS responders, beginning in 2014.

Indiana Takes Action to Protect K-12 Schools From Hackers

The state has launched a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing cybersecurity risks.

When the FBI Calls to Say Your State Has Been Hacked By Iran

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely shares how his state came to be named in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns ever prosecuted.”

Tens of Thousands of Fish Travel by Truck Between Great Lakes States

“There has to be a cooperative spirit or it just flat-out won’t work,” according to Ed Eisch, fish production program manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

What Trump-era Economic Policies Mean to the Mayor of U.S. Steel’s Hometown

Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke with Route Fifty about the what she dislikes and likes about the tax overhaul, steel tariffs and education, as well as being sued for being a “welcoming city.”