Indiana

How Planning to Protect Data Privacy Helped One State’s Covid-19 Response

By creating standardized data sharing agreements that cover privacy issues unique to each state agency, Indiana officials say they were able to streamline requests to share data with the public.

A Blueprint for How State Leaders Can Achieve Better Results

COMMENTARY | Data and evidence can help state policymakers make thoughtful decisions on public health, economics, equity and other issues.

State Fairs Are the Latest Casualty of Covid-19

At least 15 states have canceled their annual fairs due to public health concerns amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, while others are moving ahead with modified, pared-down events.

Indiana Study Sheds Light On Coronavirus Prevalence In State

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kentucky leaders call for FBI review of police shooting probe .... Pennsylvania could allow drinks to go … Mississippi capital announces coronavirus curfew.

The College President Who Simply Won’t Raise Tuition

Mitch Daniels has frozen Purdue’s tuition—at less than $10,000—for seven straight years.

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit Town Rebounds. But The Nation Is Slow To Heed Lessons.

Since Austin, Indiana’s 2015 crisis, drug-fueled outbreaks have occurred in more than a half-dozen other communities.

Conservative Indiana Adopted Needle Exchanges But Still Faces Local Resistance

After an HIV outbreak, the state legalized the exchanges. But five years later, they only exist in nine of Indiana's 92 counties.

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.

Big Differences in Life Expectancy, City by City, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another police “swatting” call … Florida red tide spreads … San Francisco's new seismic list ... and remembering the Taj Mahal of municipal pools.

How Indiana Is Taking On the Opioid Crisis

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