James Briggs
May 25, 2023 - Politics

Hogsett goes after guns, repeat offenders

Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Mayor Joe Hogsett is updating his public safety approach amid mounting criticism in an election year.

Driving the news: Hogsett on Thursday announced several new policies starting with a push to recruit and retain police.

Arika Herron
May 25, 2023 - Politics

Crouch snags key endorsements in gubernatorial bid

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch won her first election in 1994. Photo: Courtesy of the Crouch campaign

A full year before the 2024 primary contest, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has been slowly rolling out more than a dozen endorsements from conservatives backing her bid to be Indiana's next governor.

Why it matters: The endorsements, by everyone from sitting congressmen like Rep. Greg Pence to state officeholders such as Sen. Ryan Mishler, signal to donors that Crouch is a viable candidate and a worthwhile investment.

James Briggs
May 16, 2023 - Politics

A pitch for more state control over Indianapolis

A white Indiana State Police Car is parked on Monument Circle.

The Indiana State Police would have a larger presence in downtown Indianapolis under a proposal from Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Doden. Photo: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

The state would take over policing and street work in downtown Indianapolis under a sweeping new proposal from a candidate running for governor.

Driving the news: Republican Eric Doden on Monday laid out a plan that he says would make downtown more presentable.

Corporate America is staying quiet on anti-trans bills

Illustration of a briefcase with a finger making the "shh" signal in front of it.

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Indiana faced mass corporate backlash after passing its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which opponents said would have allowed businesses to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ community. That was in 2015.

Driving the news: Over the past two years, the Indiana General Assembly passed several bills targeting the transgender community and enacted one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

Arika Herron
May 9, 2023 - Politics

Broad Ripple shootings become political fodder

A window boarded up on the Gbloc apartment building. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

A window is boarded up on the Gbloc apartment building in Broad Ripple. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Broad Ripple business owners and residents are looking for answers after two shootings over the weekend.

Catch up fast: One person was injured in a shooting early Sunday morning, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Arika Herron
May 4, 2023 - Politics

Jennifer McCormick is running for governor — as a Democrat

A woman stands at a podium in front of a blue curtain surrounded by people in red t-shirts.

Jennifer McCormick spoke at a teachers rally at the Indiana Statehouse last month and was introduced as "Governor McCormick." Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Jennifer McCormick has made official what's long been suspected — she's running for governor, as a Democrat.

Driving the news: McCormick announced her campaign at a rally today in New Castle.

James Briggs
May 3, 2023 - Politics

Shreve threatens Hogsett's streak of dominance

Illustration of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, with radiating lines.

Mayor Joe Hogsett won the Democratic primary Tuesday. Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios; Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Joe Hogsett's reward for a decisive Democratic primary win on Tuesday is the chance to run against the biggest spender in Indianapolis campaign history before an electorate that gets fidgety when mayors try to overstay two terms.

Driving the news: Hogsett defeated top challenger state Rep. Robin Shackleford, 58% to 38%, according to unofficial vote totals, setting up a November showdown with Jefferson Shreve, who led Republican primary contenders with 66%.

James Briggs
May 3, 2023 - Politics

Primaries sink Indianapolis council Democrats

Yard signs stuffed in landscaping outside the City-County Building in downtown Indianapolis.

Tuesday's primaries are bringing change to the City-County Council. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Indianapolis' new contested primary era is taking a heavy toll on incumbents.

Driving the news: Democrats Zach Adamson, Monroe Gray and David Ray lost re-election bids to the City-County Council, while Kristin Jones won a close race against Matthew Impink.


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