Jan 23, 2015
Two Republicans jump into Indy's mayor's race. Will either mount a serious challenge? Joe Hogsett stays mum on the competition. Bob Behning wants to lobby and be a lawmaker. Extending the statute of limitations for rape plus Deflate-Gate.
Jan 16, 2015
Why does the governor want a balanced budget amendment? A call for more DCS funding, the state of the Judiciary, Andre' Carson's new committee assignment plus Tom Brady's Facebook taunt and more.
Jan 09, 2015
The governor's budget; does it have enough school spending? A new session and new bills plus the State Treasurer defends her turf and a drug test for Adam Vinatieri.
Jan 02, 2015
A repeat of the Dec. 26 show. The top stories of 2014 in government and politics. A look back on the year in Indiana. Plus our end of the year roundtable, winners, losers, memorable moments and more.
Dec 26, 2014
The top stories of 2014 in government and politics. A look back on the year in Indiana. Plus our end of the year roundtable, winners, losers, memorable moments and more.
Dec 19, 2014
State tax revenues predictions. The governor claims a record year for job creation. Jim Merritt will not run for mayor, Joe Donnelly gets a bill passed and Amanda Banks makes history in the state Senate. Plus holiday lights with a charitable goal.
Dec 12, 2014
The governor heads to Israel. The court of appeals hears from Charlie White, an Indianapolis native shares Time's Man of Year, and there's still no answer on HIP 2.0. Plus David McIntosh and Indy as a top destination.
Dec 05, 2014
The governor attempts a power grab. New questions about Tony Bennett, a changing field in the race for Mayor of Indianapolis and the state joins an immigration lawsuit plus holiday decorations at the Statehouse and a new book about Mitch Daniels.
Nov 28, 2014
The BMV wants some motorists to give back their refunds. Immigration in Indiana and how the President's order will affect immigrants here. Gary Varvel, a battle over public school busing, charter schools plus honors for Lauren Hill and more.
Nov 21, 2014
A state lawmaker takes the oath of office from half a world away. Organization Day, ethics reform, is the Senate shifting to the right? Plus Kelly Mitchell takes office early, appointing the state school superintendent and some early holiday wishes.
Nov 14, 2014
Hogsett for Mayor. A misguided document goes public in Carmel. Was it humor or an attack on the mayor? The WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey looks at Pre K, crime and the governor's approval rating plus a high-priced Hot Pocket and more.
Nov 07, 2014
No third term for Ballard. Will the Republicans make a serious challenge for Mayor? A statewide GOP sweep, a Marion County Democratic sweep, the super majorities grow and new clout for Dan Coats plus winners and losers.
Oct 31, 2014
A candidate jailed. Another pledges salary to charity. Fed funding for humor. Year of the Farmer & election predictions.
Oct 24, 2014
The governor says no to federal money for pre-K, again. Democrats work to energize the base, one candidate worries about apathy and Indiana preps for Ebola plus sky farming and more.
Oct 17, 2014
A call for more education funding produces a charge of hypocrisy. Getting a head start on ethics reform, A to F school grades in limbo, big name help for Mike Delph's opponent plus Sunday liquor sales, Jim Irsay and more.
Oct 10, 2014
An Indiana man threatened by ISIS. What can be done? Gay marriage is legal in Indiana, the governor fails to win approval for HIP 2.0, and Mike Pence leads a trade mission to Canada plus political ads and a monument to peace.
Oct 03, 2014
Barack Obama in southern Indiana and makes use of the Gary Airport. The governor's new approach to prison, gay marriage on hold at the Supreme Court, the Indy 500 blackout called into question plus, a book burning, of sorts and more.
Sep 26, 2014
A call for Eric Turner to take his name off the ballot. Is it even possible? The Pence Administration releases money for domestic violence programs, a pre-K kickoff, the push for HIP 2.0 plus Larry Bucshon on the Daily Show and cuddling in Carmel.
Sep 19, 2014
A dispute over domestic violence funding. Troubles with the Toll Road lease, more refunds from the BMV, the state senate race that pits a gay marriage opponent against an openly gay challenger plus the testimony of an Ebola survivor and more.
Sep 12, 2014
Evan Bayh won't run in 2016. Mike Pence talks foreign policy. Dan Coats supports the President, high tech state government, Paul George ignites a controversy plus another Pacer's tweet goes viral and more.
Sep 05, 2014
A gay marriage ruling. Where do things go from here? Right to Work goes to the Supreme Court. Jim Irsay punished, the Secretary of Labor in Indianapolis, Larry Bucshon delivers the GOP Address plus the 50th anniversary of the Beatles in Indiana.
Aug 29, 2014
Richard Mourdock resigns and the Indiana gay marriage goes to Federal Appeals Court. The mayor of Kokomo taken into custody, questioning the governor's ethics, Evan Bayh's 2016 deliberations and security at the governor's residence. Plus a new multi-state lottery game and more.
Aug 22, 2014
A new gay marriage ruling. How it affects the governor. The mayor embraces a commuter tax, the Mounds Reservoir debate, and Loretta Rush takes over as Chief Justice. That, plus protecting Indiana National Guardsmen and honesty in Indianapolis.
Aug 15, 2014
A political attack in the mayor's race. Did Joe Hogsett violate federal law? Ed DeLaney questions Greg Ballard. Is the mayor's crime plan misguided? The state and adoption subsidies, the Natatorium, Andr√© Carson's job fair plus Gen Con and more.
Aug 08, 2014
A new chief justice chosen. Is she a pioneer? Joe Hogsett reveals his political plans, Greg Ballard downplays the development and Todd Rokita stirs controversy plus a proposed rail line through Fort Wayne and racing sponsorships disappear.
Aug 01, 2014
Mike Pence inserts himself in the immigration debate. What's the motive? The governor's sales pitch for HIP 2.0 to Washington, Joe Donnelly on the VA audit in Indianapolis plus a pair of bad sheriffs, beer at the State Fair and a train scare.
Jul 25, 2014
The Right to Work law struck down, Is it unconstitutional? Pre-K move forward but the Mayor isn't happy, a big jobs announcement, and Tony Dungy sparks a controversy. That, plus bees at the governor's residence, Brickyard 400 picks and more.
Jul 18, 2014
Joe Hogsett resigns, will he run for mayor? A proposal calling for non-profits to help pay for police, the Indy Chamber calls for a commuter tax, a budget surplus that leads to budget cuts, the battle over cold beer, the youngest deputy and more.
Jul 11, 2014
Gay marriages in limbo, is it necessary? Tony Bennett fined, was it enough? The call for tougher gun penalties, a state lawmaker headed to Afghanistan, and questions about the state surplus. That, plus the governor's trip to England and more.
Jul 04, 2014
Developments in the gay marriage battle, will the state recognize couples who already tied the knot? The Dept of Child Services, 2 Indiana members of Congress pressure the VA, crowdfunding and high tech jobs and soccer fever in Indy.
Jun 27, 2014
Gay marriage in Indiana, will it last? The governor's tax summit, Jackie Walorski and the Veterans' Administration, and Mitch Daniels on the race to Mars. That, plus sports as economic development, and more.
Jun 20, 2014
The governor speaks out in favor of 2-parent families, Dan Coats criticizes the Obama Admin on Iraq, Marlin Stutzman loses a leadership bid, Technical Correction day, a leadership change in state government and a number 1 designation we don't want.
Jun 13, 2014
Planning for a constitutional convention, will it happen? Richard Mourdock stirs controversy at the GOP convention. Kelly Mitchell wins a nomination, while gay marriage grabs more headlines. That plus, Brent Dickson and Miss Indiana USA.
Jun 06, 2014
The republican race for a chance to succeed Richard Mourdock goes down to the wire. The state Democratic convention, Pence's objection on carbon emissions, pre-K pilot program delays, a med clinic in government complex, and an unusual protest in Lafayette.
May 30, 2014
Joe Donnelly addresses the crime problem in Indianapolis, what can be done? Donnelly's bill to address military suicide, public hearings on the Healthy Indiana Plan, free meals in Indianapolis schools and Jim Nabors at the Speedway for the last time.
May 23, 2014
Support for traditional marriage. Why it's back in the state GOP platform. Plus, the opposition from delegates to the state convention. Indy loses the 2018 Super Bowl, Ball State names a new President, guns are ok at the GOP convention and Indy 500 picks.
May 16, 2014
Pence's healthcare plan; Lawmakers go back to the Statehouse; Pence's NY trade mission; Ritz under fire; new stadium in Kokomo and more.
May 09, 2014
The first Mayor of Fishers. The marriage vote led to the defeat of two state lawmakers, successful school referendums, Irsay's role in Super Bowl bid, the BMV loses a lawsuit and Michelle Obama honors the Children's Museum.
May 02, 2014
A committee chairman under fire, why is Bob Behning on the attack? Jerry Torr targeted in mail campaign. An Indiana Congressional candidate who lives in Florida, vote centers in Hancock County, the NRA convention and a Primary election roundtable.
Apr 25, 2014
New education standards in Indiana, is it just re-branding Common Core? The Ethics Committee examines what Eric Turner did, Democrats ask Indpls. for a 2016 bid, prospects for a very low voter turnout. That, plus the NRA and the new fairgrounds Coliseum.
Apr 18, 2014
Pence criticizes the Obama Admin. while in Germany, was it really about 2016? The Pacers get a new deal, is it fair? The Indiana tax burden, a call for tougher juvenile penalties, the First Lady conducts an art exchange and a new take on camping at IMS.
Apr 11, 2014
Teacher evaluations, should they be tied to pay raises? The governor's chief of staff moves on, what's it mean? A court order to recognize a gay marriage in Indiana, problems with a government website, an appeal to FEMA plus oversized art in Carmel.
Apr 04, 2014
A Supreme Court ruling will change the way campaigns are financed, and the Indiana attorney who played a key role in the case. The governor's road plans, why Pence signed a gun bill, the Obamacare signup in Indiana, Dan Coats at the wrong hearing and more.
Mar 28, 2014
The governor conducts a series of ceremonies to highlight his legislative victories: what it means for taxpayers. GE to build jet engines in Lafayette, Conservatives push Pence to run for President, Dan Coats on Russian sanctions and an escape at the zoo.
Mar 21, 2014
The call for an ethics investigation in the Indiana House, did Eric Turner do anything wrong? Jim Irsay arrested, will it affect the super bowl bid? Gay marriage as a campaign issue, the Attorney General on the marriage law and Indiana basketball.
Mar 14, 2014
The 2014 General Assembly is over, did the governor get what he wanted? The mass transit bill passes, will Mike Pence sign it? New sentencing guidelines, another lawsuit challenging the marriage law, session ending roundtable, and more.
Mar 07, 2014
State lawmakers say no to taxpayer funded soccer stadium. Will it come back next year? Will Mike Pence make gains in the final week of the General Assembly? Jim Kittle's motives questioned, pension problems for Judy O'Bannon plus a lawmaker photo bomb.
Feb 28, 2014
The governor goes on the road for his Pre-K proposal. Will lawmakers bring it back? Mayor Ballard pursues tougher gun penalties, a soccer team owner wants funding, the effort to legalize hemp advances plus Mike Delph's new seating assignment.
Feb 21, 2014
The last vote of 2014 on the marriage amendment. Will there ever be another? Senator Mike Delph in the spotlight, trouble for the governor's pre-K proposal, and the latest on possible Medicaid expansion plus tragedy averted at Assembly Hall.
Feb 14, 2014
Another showdown in the marriage debate. Was it the last stand for supporters? Mayors win a concession from the governor, a new tourism brand for Indiana, beer at the State Fair plus a new snow day policy and Tony Dungy on marriage.
Feb 07, 2014
The governor won't negotiate in public. Will that hurt his tax reform plan? A vote for mass transit, new drone regulations, Scott Pelath suggests calling off the rest of the session plus a way to improve Girl Scout cookies and more.
Jan 31, 2014
The marriage amendment is changed. Will the vote hold up? The Senate plans a new marriage debate. A mass transit bill advances, a gambling bill doesn't, and the governor acts to bring more propane to Indiana plus a Grammy wedding and more.
Jan 24, 2014
The House Speaker uses his power. How Brian Bosma rescued the marriage amendment. Can it be stopped? The NRA is coming to town, Marlin Stutzman delivers the GOP Address and Dan Coats does a statewide media tour plus suits and sneakers and more.
Jan 17, 2014
Why no vote has been taken on the marriage amendment. The State of the State. What did the governor say about marriage and the GOP poll results that shed light on the marriage debate. Plus Joe Hogsett makes a decision and the new Julia Carson bust.
Jan 10, 2014
The marriage amendment has a new number. Politicians and snow removal. Will there be consequences? School snow day waivers, a risky start to the General Assembly, and GOP tax plans that rival the governor's plus comparisons to the blizzard of '78.
Jan 03, 2014
A private ceremony to swear in the new State Auditor. How Indiana lost its bid to be a drone test site. Mike Pence on his political future, mandatory sentences for gun crimes, Andy Jacobs remembered plus the New Year's celebration in Vincennes.
Dec 27, 2013
This week, in a special edition. the top Indiana political stories of 2013, winners and losers, the politician of the year and more.
Dec 20, 2013
The governor names a new state auditor. Is this selection better than the last one? A campaign-style sales pitch for tax reform, the state revenue forecast, and year end job numbers plus rejection from FEMA, a name change for Assembly Hall and more.
Dec 13, 2013
The governor's tax plan. Does it mean higher income taxes? Budget cuts to protect the surplus, an extension for people kicked off the Healthy Indiana Plan, a vote in Congress prompted by an Indianapolis murder plus the state's birthday and more.
Dec 06, 2013
The governor's legislative priorities. What's the price tag? Glenda Ritz on the defensive, ISTA pays a 14-million dollar bill, thousands of people kicked off the Healthy Indiana Plan. Plus drones, a tree lighting at the governor's residence and more.
Nov 29, 2013
Dwayne Sawyer resigns. Did the governor make a mistake? Joe Donnelly donates his shutdown salary, Indiana Congressmen criticize the nuclear deal with Iran, honors for two former governors plus the new Kokomo bypass and the game show Senator.
Nov 22, 2013
Controversy on Organization Day. Why the marriage amendment dominated. How lawmakers view the education battle, the governor's approval rating, a high honor for Dick Lugar plus a mass transit recommendation and a new award for teachers.
Nov 15, 2013
Why did Glenda Ritz shut down a meeting of the state Board of Education? The Ritz approval rating, poll numbers that support gun control, opposition to the marriage amendment plus Todd Young on Obamacare and a soldier's homecoming.
Nov 08, 2013
Legal battle. The state superintendent and the Attorney General square off. Beth White for Secretary of State, Don Bates for state Treasurer, Dan Coats delivers the GOP Address plus David Bisard and a new Indiana political museum.
Nov 01, 2013
Fixing the Obamacare website - one Indiana Congressman wants a timeline. A bi-partisan attempt to help the family of a murder victim, IU joins the marriage debate, Joann Gora is leaving Ball State plus how government changed Halloween.
Oct 25, 2013
The Glenda Ritz lawsuit against the Board of Education. Why did it come to this? John Gregg drops his 2016 bid for governor, Carl Brizzi avoids federal charges, both Indiana Senators complain about Obamacare plus the Peyton Manning tribute and more.
Oct 18, 2013
The government shutdown is over and two Indiana lawmakers win praise. Scott Pelath says an A-to-F grading investigation is taking too long, the state buys Pacers sponsorship, a proposal for gambling at the airport plus Amtrak, Jim Irsay and more.
Oct 11, 2013
The governor wants a repeal of the medical device tax, the state files another Obamacare lawsuit, Todd Young's role in a bi-partisan movement, Indy clears a Super Bowl hurdle plus gay marriage and John Mellencamp's musical.
Oct 04, 2013
Marlin Stutzman backtracks on comments. Did he give away the strategy? Democrats want to tie Mike Pence to the shutdown, the Indiana response to Obamacare, penalties in a football fight, an Indy road race and more.
Sep 27, 2013
Fighting Obamacare. How Susan Brooks is using taxpayer money to spread her message. Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly offer perspective, Greg Zoeller backs off a plan to drug test pregnant women plus a marriage amendment poll, Paul George, and more.
Sep 20, 2013
The alternative to Obamacare and Todd Rokita's role. Marlin Stutzman's food stamp bill, new requirements to get unemployment benefits, Greg Ballard's possible third term, changes coming in school grading and a political family plays Family Feud.
Sep 15, 2013
Right to Work found unconstitutional. Will the ruling stand? The governor in Japan, Dan Coats on Syria and Michael Claytor for state Auditor. That, plus the rehabilitation of the House Chamber, Roger Brown and more.
Sep 08, 2013
The Healthy Indiana Plan lives on. Is it the victory the governor says it is? Luke Messer questions John Kerry on Syria, a report on the A-to-F grading system, and a scooter summit. That, plus Mike Pence to Japan, Blue Two and more.
Sep 02, 2013
Can Indianapolis land a second Super Bowl, the search for jobs in Times Square, Mike Pence delivers the GOP Weekly Address, the need for the lifeline law plus Hoosiers who took part in the March on Washington and more.
Aug 26, 2013
Teaming up to battle the ban on gay marriage. Will corporate involvement make a difference?
Aug 18, 2013
The governor's choice for State Auditor. What was the most important criteria? Fort Wayne rejects the A-to-F grading system, IPS demands a review of takeover schools, political fallout from the grading scandal plus the new NFL bag policy and more.
Aug 11, 2013
The A to F grading system under fire. A promise of no ISTEP interruptions in 2014, beefing up Homeland Security in Central Indiana and how a new law that has people lining up to find out about it plus Sydney Leathers, Tony Stewart and more.
Aug 04, 2013
Tony Bennett ousted. The scandal that cost him a Florida job. Will the state's grading system survive? How interruptions affected ISTEP scores, the end of a Planned Parenthood battle, disaster training at Muscatatuck plus public pianos and more.Tony B
Jul 28, 2013
Mike Pence battles Obamacare. Are his numbers accurate? Todd Young on a national stage, the Indiana woman in the middle of the Anthony Weiner scandal, a plan to move the next GOP State Convention plus Brickyard 400 picks and more.
Jul 21, 2013
Mitch Daniels reacts to charges of censorship. Problems and investigations at the IEDC. Mike Pence's Facebook policy, how Susan Brooks wants to redirect campaign money, and the battle against Asian carp plus Turbo and more.
Jul 14, 2013
BMV refunds, is state handling the givebacks properly? The state's growing surplus, a $750,000 upgrade in the House of Representatives, the role played by an Indiana Congressman in the passage of a Farm Bill plus Justin Bieber and more.
Jul 07, 2013
The Obamacare delay. Does Joe Donnelly deserve credit? Tim Berry for state GOP Chairman. Who will be the next state Auditor? Scandal at FSSA, Mike Pence confronted on gay marriage an attempt at same sex divorce plus Brad Stevens and more.
Jun 30, 2013
The federal Defense of Marriage Act struck down, what's ahead in the Indiana debate? Pence eliminates some comments from his Facebook page, the Connie Lawson tweet that caused Democrats to squawk, Donnelly votes for the Immigration Bill plus Larry Bird.
Jun 23, 2013
Eric Holcomb stepping down. Where will the Republicans go to find a new leader? The Supreme Court rules on fines against absent Democrats, Donnelly seeks to change Obamacare, Paula Cooper gets out of prison and why Tomisue Hilbert is suing John Menard.
Jun 16, 2013
A veto override: what's the damage to Mike Pence? Glenda Ritz hires a third party to evaluate ISTEP scores, Luke Messer delivers the GOP address, a Republican giveaway at the Pride Festival plus IU is headed to the College World Series.
Jun 09, 2013
The first statewide candidate of the 2014 cycle - Wayne Seybold eyes Treasurer and the race for Secretary of State. Joe Donnelly and the immigration debate, Greg Zoeller recovers money plus the GOP convention in Fort Wayne and Tony Kanaan.
Jun 02, 2013
New life sciences jobs - a wise investment for taxpayers? A victory for Indiana Planned Parenthood, reducing military suicides and one Indiana school district considers armed guards plus local fallout from the Boston Marathon bombings and more.
May 27, 2013
Corruption in the Ballard Administration. Where will the investigation lead? The General Assembly prepares for a veto override, an ISTEP investigation, John Gregg's plan plus Mike Pence and the media shield and our Indy 500 picks.
May 19, 2013
This week, Joe Hogsett uncovers more public corruption - what's next? The governor signs the "power grab bill, a lawsuit over cold beer the new drunk driving debate plus an Indiana Tea Party group targeted by the IRS and more.
May 12, 2013
Decision time. The bills signed by the governor and the ones he vetoed, Doc Bowen's legacy, school referendums, a new policy regarding the Sagamore of the Wabash plus the lawmaker with his own smart phone app.
May 05, 2013
What the governor says about the bill to eliminate members of the City County Council, the bills that didn't survive the General Assembly, an ISTEP overload, Democrats committing voter fraud plus our end-of-the-session roundtable.
Apr 28, 2013
Half a tax cut. What the governor got and how he reacted. Back to the drawing board. Why the mass transit bill failed, the latest on a GOP power grab, Joe Donnelly's first Senate bill, political incorrectness at IU plus Paul George and more.
Apr 21, 2013
A revenue forecast predicts more money for state government. Is it enough for the governor's tax cut? Mike Pence signs two bills into law, legislative problems for the IMS, gun votes by Indiana Senators, Dick Lugar knighted plus cricket in Indianapolis.
Apr 14, 2013
The abortion bill is on its way to the governor. What will the next abortion battle be about? Guns in school, expanding school vouchers, sentencing reform, another politician switches his position on gay marriage, plus Operation Cookie Drop and more.
Apr 07, 2013
Back alive. Why an income tax cut is in the budget again. Arm guards in every school. Will Indiana lead the nation? Mass transit derailed, a Medicaid maneuver, and the House Speaker on the disabled list. That, plus Kevin Ware and more.
Mar 31, 2013
The state Supreme Court and school vouchers. The abortion battle - will Indiana be the next North Dakota? Hunting preserves, new voices in the farm video controversy, an Indiana Senator takes a stance on gun control plus the winter that won't end.
Mar 24, 2013
Pence's call for a tax cut gets almost no response from Indiana mayors. A rally in support of public schools, the battle over video and farming, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway plus new hurdles for mass transit and Mitch Daniels transitions.
Mar 17, 2013
A rally calling for more education reform, the governor of Ohio trash talks Indiana, plans to renovate the Indiana House chamber, Richard Mourdock invests in Israel plus the governor's pay and high marks for the Indianapolis Airport.
Mar 10, 2013
Tea Party TV ads for the governor, a BMV lawsuit, casino competition from Ohio, a synthetic drug bill on hold a Hispanic Democrat switches to the GOP plus Indianapolis as a spring break destination.
Mar 03, 2013
Is the abortion debate over an invasive procedure overblown? The mass transit bill picks up speed, the call for a constitutional convention, Glenda Ritz's office renovation plus who's calling Larry Bucshon a RINO and an unusual job story.
Feb 24, 2013
A vote in the Indiana House on the governor's tax cut is blocked. What's it mean? New efforts to restrict abortion, Glenda Ritz in a power struggle, longer sentences for violent criminals, the effects of the sequester in Indiana and Frisbee throwing rob
Feb 17, 2013
Tax breaks for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, do they make sense? The House Republican budget, what's the message to the governor? No to a Medicaid expansion, a yes vote for mass transit, a marijuana bill and Valentine's Day in the clerk's office.
Feb 10, 2013
On hold. Why the gay marriage debate will wait until next year. Sunday sales. The battle over booze. School vouchers, Susan Brooks on a big stage, and reconsidering the Super Bowl bid. That, plus the Pence family moves into the governor's residence.
Feb 03, 2013
Mike Pence makes his choice to lead the Dept. of Child Services. The Dani the deer case, the first official meeting between Pence and Glenda Ritz, a mass transit bill advances, the gay marriage debate is on hold & the Indy 500 winner hits a marital wall
Jan 27, 2013
The State of the State. Did Mike Pence make a convincing case for a tax cut? Are state Senate Republicans attempting a power grab? The House Speaker joins with Democrats on a jobs bill and a new attempt to limit the sale of cold medicine.
Jan 20, 2013
This week, host Jon Schwantes sits down with newly inaugurated Governor Mike Pence. The Governor discusses plans to meet with each member of the General Assembly, his "Road Map for Indiana" and the 2013 budget deadline.
Jan 13, 2013
Mike Pence's new approach to economic development. Are two agency heads better than one? A Pence Inaugural preview. The call for a moratorium on social issues and legislation we might be able to do without. Plus, riding bikes with the Mayor in January, and more.
Jan 06, 2013
The deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Donnelly takes the oath of office and three new Indiana representatives sworn in. The state Supreme Court takes case involving fines on absent Democrats. Plus the treatment of mentally ill prisoners and Chuck Pagano.
Dec 30, 2012
This week in a special edition of Indiana Week in Review the top political stories in Indiana in 2012. That plus a year-end roundtable and more.
Dec 23, 2012
Mike Pence on the Newtown massacre. A new Congressman's take on calls for gun control, the state revenue forecast and the tax cut argument, the governor's final trip in RV-1 plus the Chrysler comeback, the electoral college and more.
Dec 16, 2012
Opposition to the Pence tax cut. The findings in the WISH-TV / Ball State Hoosier Survey. Support for gay marriage, Tony Bennett to Florida, Dick Lugar says good-bye to the Senate, plus the call for a mercy rule in high school sports and more.
Dec 09, 2012
Mike Pence names the first members of his new cabinet. Why do the look familiar? The Pence inaugural plans, Glenda Ritz snubbed Richard Lugar is honored by the President, Creationism plus why Purdue's new football coach is out of the ordinary.
Dec 02, 2012
Why two members of Congress from Indiana will consider breaking the tax pledge. Speaker Bosma hires a lobbyist, the state police superintendent talks about legalizing marijuana, a plan to revisit the Amazon deal, Dave and Oprah and more.
Nov 25, 2012
A new stretch of I-69 opens. Will it ever be completed? Organization Day in the General Assembly, Luke Messer's leadership post on Capitol Hill, the Indiana voucher law goes to the Supreme Court, changes in the Big Ten plus IndyCar has a new boss.
Nov 18, 2012
The new effort to pass a mass transit plan. Have attitudes changed? The new money man in the Indiana House, a petition for secession, the biggest freshman class ever in the General Assembly plus Dick Lugar's future and more.
Nov 11, 2012
The election in Indiana. Joe Donnelly wins a Senate seat, Mike Pence wins the governor's office, Tony Bennett taken out, two Republican super majorities in the General Assembly plus winners and losers and more.
Nov 04, 2012
Talking mail pieces, Larry Flynt and all that the Indiana Senate race has become. The effort to paint Mike Pence as extreme, why Michael Bloomberg is helping Indiana candidates, grades for schools plus predictions and more.
Oct 28, 2012
Richard Mourdock ignites a firestorm when it comes to rape and abortion? Why Mitt Romney appears in a Mourdock ad, the last debate in the race for governor, a legal victory for Planned Parenthood plus Joe Donnelly in the kitchen and more.
Oct 21, 2012
John McCain campaigns for Richard Mourdock. What he said to Lugar Republicans. Dick Lugar objects to a mailer, the first Senate debate and the second debate in the governor's race plus the Mitch Daniels portrait, Mike Pence in the kitchen and more.
Oct 14, 2012
Bill Clinton in Indianapolis. What he told Indiana Democrats. The first debate in the race for governor, a computer analysis of the candidate expressions, a union attack on Mike Pence plus a new state license plate and more.
Oct 07, 2012
John Gregg makes changes. Will outside money lead to a spending record in the Senate race? The Indiana House Republican agenda, state pensions, Ben Bernanke in town plus Andy Horning hates politics and more.
Sep 30, 2012
New poll numbers in the Senate race. Can Donnelly hold on? Mike Pence's big lead in the governor's race, scandal in the Department of Child Services, plans to privatize the lottery, plus the State of Education and Richard Mourdock in the kitchen.
Sep 23, 2012
Paul Ryan in Indianapolis. Did he help Richard Mourdock? Democrats publish an e-book about Mourdock, John Gregg has a highway plan, strange bedfellows in a state Senate race plus symphony troubles and more.
Sep 16, 2012
Help from Washington for Richard Mourdock, the campaign ads that didn't run on 9/11 and the one that did, an ethics complaint against the governor, a controversial get out and vote effort plus John Gregg in the kitchen and more.
Sep 09, 2012
Joe Donnelly passes up the Democratic National Convention. John Gregg's new negative ad, Rupert talks issues, Purdue spends 380-thousand in preparation for Mitch Daniels, Robocalls plus Andrť Carson answers the DNC roll call for Indiana and more.
Sep 03, 2012
Mitt Romney, from Tampa to Indianapolis and back. Jackie Walorski's GOP Convention speech, health care and nuclear power in the governor's race, the latest attempt to win over Lugar voters plus Eric Holcomb in the roll call of states.
Aug 26, 2012
The candidates for governor share a stage. What did voters learn? Evan Bayh campaigns for Joe Donnelly. The Indiana controversy over rape and abortion, Michelle Obama visits, lawmakers call DCS on the carpet plus Carmel wins a national honor.
Aug 19, 2012
A legal settlement for State Fair victims falls apart. Who's to blame? A new accident at the fair, the candidates for governor talk jobs the first lady puts Indianapolis back on her travel schedule plus a gold medal winner back in Indiana.
Aug 12, 2012
Mitt Romney campaigns in Indiana and a new Presidential poll. Mike Pence's voting record. A look at two Indiana congressional races, a new appeals court judge and a Silver Star is delivered forty years after it was earned.
Aug 05, 2012
Mike Pence promises to cut the state income tax. Can we afford it? Missed votes by Pence. What's the damage? A misguided political tracker, Lugar and Mourdock together, big raises in the mayor's office plus the return to school in Henryville.
Jul 29, 2012
The power struggle in the House Democratic caucus. How Pat Bauer wore out his welcome. Talk of negative campaigning in the governor's race, Joe Donnelly's new ad, Greg Ballard on Capitol Hill plus why it's good to be mayor in Logansport.
Jul 22, 2012
The state vs. IBM. Why neither side won. Pat Bauer under fire from members of his own party, the bid for a second Super Bowl, and the latest in the race for governor. That, plus an Obama punching bag in Muncie and more.
Jul 15, 2012
The state surplus hits a record level. Democrats say the cost is too high. Michelle Obama plans an Indianapolis visit, politics in the governor's race, the Senate race, and ISTEP scores. That, plus the Colts blackout policy and more.
Jul 08, 2012
Automatic tax refunds will come in triple digits. Mike Pence moves, a Purdue protest against Mitch Daniels, the state sends the feds a bill for illegal immigrants plus the Lawrence man who helped break a color barrier and more.
Jul 01, 2012
The Supreme Court rules on Health Care and Mike Pence's reaction leads to an apology. Richard Mourdock jumps the gun on the ruling, what the immigration ruling means in Indiana, Mike Pence's second jobs proposal plus the departure of Larry Bird.
Jun 24, 2012
Mitch Daniels heads to Purdue. Why does he want it and is it good for Purdue? George P. Bush comes to Indiana to build a SuperPAC, a Socialist qualifies for the Indiana ballot, Becky Skillman's trade mission and the Democratic Convention.
Jun 17, 2012
Mike Pence wants high school grads to be job ready. What Richard Mourdock and Muammar Gaddafi have in common, the newest members of the Democrat ticket, the reason why the state Democrat convention is in Fort Wayne plus Eric Holcomb's new book.
Jun 10, 2012
John Gregg on the attack while Mike Pence takes the high ground. Karl Rove spends a bundle in the Indiana Senate race, Marco Rubio campaigns in Indiana, the state budget committee prepares an audit, a name change at the State Fairgrounds and more.
Jun 03, 2012
Government red tape, how an honor student almost missed her graduation. Republicans for Donnelly, the candidates for governor on the campaign trail, and the end of the McIntosh residency case. That, plus the Indiana/Kentucky border war escalates and more
May 28, 2012
Running mates - Mike Pence picks Sue Ellspermann. John Gregg picks Vi Simpson. How do they match up? Donnelly goes after the farm vote, Indianapolis considers same sex benefits, Grant County creates a dress code plus our annual Indy 500 picks.
May 20, 2012
Promising tax cuts. Can John Gregg deliver? Mike Pence starts the air war in the race for governor, a new chief justice, and the Lugar series will continue. That plus a senior prank and a one-of-a-kind prom.
May 13, 2012
Richard Mourdock wins the GOP Senate primary, how will he match up against Joe Donnelly? Dick Lugar recognized on Capitol Hill, Susan Brooks wins and Mark Massa takes his place on the state Supreme Court plus winners and losers and more.
May 06, 2012
The Senate race comes down to the wire. Are the polls accurate? Super PAC spending in the 5th District, what is the Daniels endorsement is worth, Joe Biden in Indiana plus tax money misplaced again and primary predictions.
Apr 29, 2012
David McIntosh walks away from residency questions, John Gregg's plan to cut gas prices, the Lugar campaign digs deep to find dirt on Richard Mourdock, the governor closes the door on a run for Vice President plus the governor's Sachem award and more.
Apr 22, 2012
Did the Mourdock campaign stage an electronic break in? Why the Lugar campaign wants answers. Outside money in the Senate race, Chris Christie in Indiana, Mitch Daniels makes a Presidential endorsement, Sugarland plus Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Apr 15, 2012
The investigative reports on the State Fair stage collapse. Do we have all the answers? The GOP Senate debate, the residency of David McIntosh and a 5th District debate. That plus Indiana loses out in the GOP nomination fight and more.
Apr 08, 2012
How the Daniels Administration misplaced hundreds of millions of dollars again. John Greggs idea for lifting the sales tax on gasoline, residency questions for McIntosh, the latest in the Senate race plus a new opening on the state Supreme Court.
Apr 01, 2012
An ethics complaint against Dick Lugar. What is the political effect? State Senators endorse Wayne Seybold, David McIntosh takes on Planned Parenthood, class basketball get a statewide airing plus Rupert for governor, public art and more.
Mar 25, 2012
Lugar repays taxpayers for hotel bill. The Indiana Youth Group loses specialty plate, governor signs a pair of tax cuts and more.
Mar 18, 2012
The new Secretary of State. Did Mitch Daniels make a good choice? The court ruling that made it possible, Dick Lugar loses a residency ruling, plus the final word on the 2012 legislature.
Mar 11, 2012
Dick Lugar on the attack. What's behind his new negative strategy? Carbon Motors stalled by the Obama Administration. Did politics get in the way? Manning's effect on life in Indiana, the smoking ban, a wrapup of the General Assembly plus winners and losers.
Mar 04, 2012
The Supreme Court hears the arguments, who will replace Charlie White? Vop Osili speaks up about his opportunity to become Secretary of State. The statewide smoking ban, Daniels in Washington, Wallace quits governorís race plus a possible racino takeover
Feb 26, 2012
State Rep. Bob Morris takes on the Girl Scouts. The effort to eliminate specialty license plates. New pressure on the governor to seek the White House, Dick Lugar fights back, the sentencing of Charlie White plus the return of the Indiana Gridiron.
Feb 19, 2012
Richard Mourdock challenges Dick Lugar. Does Lugar have a residency problem? Wayne Seybold for Congress, the death of the creationism bill, the departure of some long-time lawmakers plus the Manning and Irsay drama.
Feb 12, 2012
Charlie White, convicted and removed. Rick Santorum comes up short on ballot petitions. Ballot problems for Jim Wallace, competing images from the leading candidates for governor, questions about where Dick Lugar lives plus Super Bowl reviews.
Feb 05, 2012
The final arguments in the Charlie White trial. Right to work becomes law. Is the battle over? Dan Burton forgoes re-election and Mitt Romney meets the Indiana ballot requirement.
Jan 29, 2012
The House vote on right to work - last stand for Democrats? Senate plans get the bill signed before the Super Bowl. Daniels response to the State of the Union, death of the mass transit bill, the battle against human trafficking plus Super Bowl preps.
Jan 22, 2012
Democrats walk out and a judge says they can't be fined, what happens now? A lawmaker resigns citing partisan warfare, TV ads start in the Senate race, Mike Pence fundraising record, Gov. Daniels State of the Union response and Super Bowl preparations.
Jan 15, 2012
The governor's last State of the State. Did he set the proper tone? Union efforts to drown out the governor. Was it disrespectful? Plus the latest on right to work, a deal with Amazon, the state of the judiciary and the bill to police the national anthem.
Jan 08, 2012
Democrats stage another walkout. Is it a mistake? The air war over right to work. The governor's about face on Statehouse security changes. Charlie White hangs onto office for now. Plus, Greg Ballard's inaugural, housecleaning at the Colts complex, and more.
Jan 01, 2012
Time now for a special edition...a look back on 2011 in Indiana politics.. the big stories and the politicians who took part in them. That, plus our year end roundtable.
Dec 26, 2011
Dick Lugar's first negative ad. Why he's attacking the President. Another indictment of a public official, the leadership battle at the top of the Indiana Democratic Party, another court ruling goes against Charlie White, plus the In God we Trust license plate.
Dec 18, 2011
revised mass transit plan. Is this the time for a local tax increase? New state revenue forecast sparks debate over a tax refund. A former utility regulator indicted, the search for a new Indiana Democratic Party leader plus the heroes of Georgia Street
Dec 11, 2011
Has Barack Obama written off Indiana in 2012? The governor finds 300 million dollars. Will it lead to a tax refund? Retirement plans for the Chief Justice, State Fair settlement offers, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange plus orangutans and more.
Dec 04, 2011
A former public official sentenced for bribery. Why Lincoln Plowman is going to jail. Republicans accused of declaring partisan war in Indianapolis, a Super Bowl video gone wrong, tuition breaks at Ball State plus the Save the Star March and more.
Nov 27, 2011
Making right to work a priority. What Republicans are thinking? The union response. Who benefits from the State Fair relief fund and the Amazon tax. That, plus iPads for lawmakers and more.
Nov 20, 2011
Richard Mourdock proposes massive federal budget cuts. Is there reality behind the politics? Gregg kicks of his campaign for governor, Indy prepares for a smoking ban, two metropolitan school districts head to court, plus Condoleezza Rice in Indianapolis
Nov 13, 2011
Accidental Mayor no longer. Greg Ballard's solid win. Tom Henry holds on in Fort Wayne. The Republicans gains that include a 23 year old mayor, Mike Pence meets with Donald Trump, and two brothers tie. That, plus winners and losers and more.
Nov 06, 2011
The first and only independent poll in the race for Mayor of Indianapolis. Election predictions from around the state, the problems with bath salts and other designer drugs, the deadline for state fair tort claims, plus the governor on Halloween.
Oct 30, 2011
The final debate - Kennedy versus Ballard in the home stretch, could African American ministers decide the race? FreedomWorks endorses Mourdock, Rupert makes it official, right to work is back on the table, the governor entertains prison inmates and more.
Oct 23, 2011
Melina Kennedy wins the money race over Greg Ballard. Is it a sign? Susan Brooks raises more money then Dan Burton, Democrats challenge McCain petitions, Charlie White's challenge to Evan Bayh rejected, the Indycar tragedy and more.
Oct 16, 2011
Winning the money race. Is it enough for Dick Lugar? Charlie White says Evan Bayh broke the law, allegations of voter fraud in the 2008 Obama campaign, Rick Perry in Indianapolis, Phil Hinkle's tie to gay pornography plus reaction to Occupy Indy.
Oct 09, 2011
The candidates for Mayor debate again. How crime and the Super Bowl were tied together. Sidewalks and streets. Jim Wallace's is on the air eight month before the primary, the Lottery admits mistakes, redoing the Governor's office and Madonna.
Oct 02, 2011
Richard Mourdock wins Tea Party endorsements. How significant are they? The first debate in the Indianapolis mayors race, the governor talks liability caps and his Indiana book tour. That plus Mitt Romney's visit and WWII Vets.
Sep 25, 2011
Will the governor's book produce change? Mitt Romney in Indianapolis. Will our May primary count? The latest in the mayors race, Joe Hogsett seeks a high profile, the Supreme Court revisits a controversial case plus Super Bowl volunteers and more.
Sep 18, 2011
An Indianapolis politician is headed to prison. Will others follow? Tim Durham contributions returned, Delph passes on the Senate race, Greg Ballard's education plan plus the Indianapolis 9-11 Memorial is dedicated and more.
Sep 11, 2011
Kenneth Feinberg lays out the parameters for relief to state fair victims. Lincoln Plowman caught on tape. A jobs plan from Melina Kennedy, a school voucher report and the Colts without Peyton Manning.
Sep 04, 2011
Andre Carson calls elements of the Tea Party racist. Is he right? Steve Goldsmith arrested for domestic violence, Rupert for governor, and the state plan for payments to state fair victims. That plus an Indianapolis landmark imploded and more.
Aug 28, 2011
The House Speaker wants Phil Hinkle to quit. Why the scandal-plagued lawmaker hangs on. A class action lawsuit against the State Fair, school takeovers and a visit by the RNC chairman. That, plus Danica's future and more.
Aug 21, 2011
Tragedy at the State Fair. Was it unavoidable? Phil Hinkle hangs on, the Mayor of Carmel hires a private eye, and Herman Cain brings his Presidential campaign to Indiana. That plus the Sugarland tribute to the State Fair victims and more.
Aug 14, 2011
A state Representative caught in Craigslist scandal. Ads begin for Mayor of Indianapolis. Lugar says economy is strong, critics say he's out of touch. Dan Burton takes on the public, Franklin Township schools and art vs. advertising at the airport.
Aug 07, 2011
The debt deal. Will Lugar's vote come back to haunt him? Why Mike Pence voted for it and then promised to cut taxes. John Gregg makes it official, Melina Kennedy's education plan, Herman Cain in Indiana plus GenCon.
Jul 31, 2011
Why the GOP is running Obama attack ads here? Jim Wallace launches his first ads. A poll shows Richard Mourdock leading Dick Lugar. Is it accurate? The Kennedy plan for public safety. The Governor on the Right To Work plus Brickyard picks.
Jul 24, 2011
Sen. Richard Lugar responds to attack ads. Susan Brooks runs for Congress against Dan Burton, Burton's ties to fundraising scandal, public school takeovers, school choice plus honoring veterans at the Brickyard 400.
Jul 17, 2011
An attack ad against Richard Lugar, Mike Pence on the debt ceiling, Indiana has a surplus, ISTEP scores are up, Becky Skillman on tour and the Indiana influence in World Cup soccer.
Jul 10, 2011
Republicans line up to challenge Dan Burton. Lugar & Pence raise funds, Dan Coats delivers the weekly GOP radio address, a change in the military condolence policy and Indy Super Bowl memorabilia.
Jul 04, 2011
Charlie White tries to ban cameras and his call for an investigation into a special prosecutor. Mike Pence kicks off his campaign for Governor. Public safety and the Mayor's race plus plans to revamp Monument Circle.
Jul 04, 2011
Charlie White testifies, Planned Parenthood cutbacks, Sen. Lugar criticizes Obama's Afghan plan, Mayor Ballard under fire, Indy Star layoffs and a huge donation to Wishard Hospital.
Jul 04, 2011
Charlie White wins a vote. Federal judges strike down two new laws then a lawmaker strikes back? Major Moves turns 5, new laws take effect and say goodbye to cursive in Indiana schools.
Jun 12, 2011
This week the panel discusses Greg Ballard's plan to turn around failing schools, Joe Donnelly, political use of social media, Planned Parenthood in court and Indy wins a Big Ten competition.
Jun 05, 2011
This week the panel discusses the new Indiana abortion law, Mitch Daniels still in national spotlight, tuition hikes, state takeover of public schools, the auto industry and a crime against veterans.
May 30, 2011
This week the panel discusses Mitch Daniels' decision to not run for president but what about Vice President? Fraud at the FSSA, a Supreme Court decision, Luke Messer throws his hat in and our annual Indy 500 picks.
May 22, 2011
Decision time for Mitch Daniels, Controversial ruling from Indiana Supreme Court, Dan Coats praises the President, and more
May 15, 2011
Cheri Daniels speech, Planned Parenthood on losing end of court battle, The Indianapolis lawyer kicked off Facebook and more.
May 08, 2011
The President in Indianapolis. Why this trip was different? Mike Pence for Governor and the unusual campaign kickoff. Mitch Daniels takes education reform to Washington, developments in the Charlie White case, primary election results, winners and loser
May 01, 2011
The bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Will the governor sign it? Education reform is a reality, the effort to suspend state gasoline taxes, birthers at the Statehouse, winners and losers, primary predictions and more on Indiana Week in Review for the week ending April 29, 2011.
Apr 24, 2011
This week the panel discusses the Anti-Bolting Statute, the Governor's auto tax refund, Charlie's Law, school vouchers, Planned Parenthood and a pair of big-time lottery winners.
Apr 17, 2011
Redistricing, and why Rokita moved out of his district, Indiana House maps, Education and immigration reform - Purdue Pete
Apr 10, 2011
This week Jim and the panel discuss Charlie White, the President cancels a trip to Indiana, Todd Young gets a featured roll in DC, sentencing reform, Butler and Donald Trump
Apr 03, 2011
The walkout ends, Why the fines won't go away, What the Democrats accomplished, Marriage amendment advances and Butler to Final Four.
Mar 27, 2011
Democratic walkout reaches a milestone, National interest groups weigh in, John Gregg for governor, Lugar on Libya and Durham Donations
Mar 20, 2011
Fines for Democrats, the state Senate gets to work, Charlie White's new staff, Evan Bayh gets a job at Fox, Mitch Daniels on the Washington stage and a unique protest at the Statehouse.
Mar 13, 2011
Statehouse rally, the Democratic walkout continues, a Republican questions the voucher bill and a new investigation into Charlie White
Mar 06, 2011
Charlie White indicted, Pat Bauer comes back to Indy for a while, Danny Glover at Statehouse and Governor's musical message to Bauer
Feb 27, 2011
House Democrats flee Statehouse, Why Republicans took on right to work, Richard Mourdouck and Tweets that cost a state official his job
Feb 20, 2011
Developments in 2012 race for governor, Mitch Daniels at CPAC, School Choice, New School Funding Formula and Abortion Restrictions