Topic – Politics

CARMEL, Ind. — You probably remember the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act, but you probably remember it as DACA or the Dreamers Act. One Indiana mayor wants that act protected before Republicans takeover the House of Representatives. “DACA is a bill that would allow children who were brought here, as minors, and raised in […]

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than four years since an Indianapolis family of nine was killed in a duck boat accident on a lake in Missouri. Now a bill in Congress authored by Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN-7th) bolstering safety requirements on duck boats is heading to President Biden’s desk. The Duck Boat Safety Improvement Act […]

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Election year 2024 will be one with a lot of shake-ups of Indiana’s political landscape, says one expert on the matter. Andy Downs is professor emeritus of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He tells Indy Politics that Sen. Mike Braun’s intent to return home […]

WASHINGTON — The White House wants the deal to avoid a rail strike on the president’s desk by the weekend. The Biden administration says that time is of the essence as we get closer to a deadline to get a deal enacted, otherwise thousands of rail workers intend to strike which would shut down the […]

WASHINGTON — A railroad strike is imminent unless a labor deal can be reached between labor unions and rail companies. However, there is a third option, which would see Congress intervening and having lawmakers essentially approve a labor deal negotiated by the White House earlier this year on behalf of both parties. That would basically […]

STATEHOUSE — Legislative leaders in the Indiana Statehouse said during Organization Day earlier this month that you could see some movement on decriminalizing some sort of marijuana use in Indiana. House Speaker Todd Huston (R) left things vague on the subject, but rest assured one person whose position has not changed on the subject is […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Testimony was heard from both sides on Monday in Marion Superior Court in Dr. Caitlin Bernard’s lawsuit against Attorney General Todd Rokita. Bernard is suing Rokita to keep him from accessing medical records at her practice in Indianapolis where she performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim. Rokita is pushing to see […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The feeling for Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is that there is still more to accomplish as mayor of the Circle City. Hogsett wants to seek a third term as mayor which would make him the second longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. He tells All Indiana Politics that many of his plans for […]

WASHINGTON — As Republicans close in on a slim majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, GOP lawmakers met in D.C. on Tuesday to put together what they would like the rules of the 118th Congress to be for the next two years. Among the panelists tasked with gathering input on what those rules should […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Rex Early, a Hoosier political figure who actively supported the Republican Party, died Friday at the age of 88. Early’s political career spanned decades.  At different points in his life, he was a Marine, Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, author, and more.  He was also a driving force in presidential campaigns for […]