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Moving Indiana’s primary election to June 2 could have a ripple effect on this year’s Democratic and Republican state party conventions, slated for mid-June.

The governor, secretary of state and state party chairs announced the primary date shift Friday.

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Confusion remains over whether Attorney General Curtis Hill will keep his job if his law license is suspended.

That’s because Senate Republicans couldn’t agree to a bill on the issue as the 2020 legislative session ended.

A disciplinary hearing officer recommended Curtis Hill’s license be suspended for two months, without automatic reinstatement. That stems from groping allegations against the AG.

Indiana Governor Backs Path For Forcing Out Attorney General

Mar 6, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is endorsing a proposal that could force the state's attorney general from office over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Thursday that he supports a bill endorsed by the Indiana House that would prohibit anyone whose law license has been suspended for at least 30 days from serving as attorney general.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill is awaiting the state Supreme Court's decision on a recommendation that he face a minimum 60-day suspension.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Indiana’s attorney general by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill has denied the allegations and his lawyers argued the women didn’t have a valid case for sexual harassment under federal law because they all worked for state government's legislative branch while Hill is an elected officer of the executive branch.

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Curtis Hill would be forced to step down as Attorney General if his license was suspended for at least a month under an amendment passed by the House Monday.

The amendment’s author says this is in response to a disciplinary hearing officer’s recommendation last month of a 60-day suspension.

The amendment authored by Republican Representative Tim Wesco alters the qualifications to serve as Attorney General. Current law only requires the A.G. to have a law license and live in Indiana.

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Indiana’s attorney general announced Tuesday the state is joining a 39-state coalition to investigate Juul Labs – manufacturer behind a popular brand of small e-cigarette devices.

Attorney General Curtis Hill says the investigation will look into the company’s marketing practices and safety claims. It will also review whether the company has attempted to market tobacco products to children.

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Uncertainty over Curtis Hill’s future as attorney general. Calls for greater accountability of virtual charter schools. And a fix to Indiana’s welfare eligibility laws.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Curtis Hill Disciplinary Update

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A disciplinary hearing officer says Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license should be suspended for 60 days without automatic reinstatement after four women accused him of sexual misconduct.

It’s very unclear whether that would require Hill to leave office.

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The hearing officer in Attorney General Curtis Hill’s disciplinary case says the Republican official’s law license should be suspended for 60 days.

Hill is accused of groping four women at a party in March 2018.

The Indiana Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint last year. And after a four-day hearing in October – and months of briefs and deliberations – hearing officer Myra Selby issued her recommendation.

Indiana Governor Not Yet Backing Attorney General Challenger

Jan 21, 2020
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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn't yet throwing his support behind a top official of his administration in challenging the state attorney general who is awaiting the outcome from an investigation into allegations of drunkenly groping four women.

State Agency Director Challenging Indiana Attorney General

Jan 10, 2020
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The head of the Indiana Department of Revenue has decided to challenge embattled state Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid seeking the Republican nomination for the office.

Adam Krupp says he would resign as the revenue department’s commissioner by the end of January to run full-time for attorney general. 

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Krupp to the position in 2017 after he previously was an attorney in then-Gov. Mike Pence’s office.

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Attorney General Curtis Hill is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of a 2017 anti-abortion law.

If a girl under 18 in Indiana doesn’t or can’t get consent for an abortion from her parents, she can go to court to bypass that requirement. The 2017 state law said a judge will decide if the parents are informed of that hearing.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill awaits the outcome of a professional misconduct complaint involving his alleged drunken groping of four women, the embattled Republican also faces scrutiny over a string of financial decisions he’s made since taking office.

After he took office in 2017, Hill asked for a raise and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate his Statehouse office.

But Hill doesn't spend much time at that Indianapolis office.

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Indiana’s attorney Disciplinary Commission wants Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspended for two years.

That's the latest procedural step in Hill’s disciplinary process.

Four women accuse Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct. Those allegations prompted the state Disciplinary Commission to file a complaint against Hill.

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Attorney General Curtis Hill wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether a South Bend clinic that performs abortions will stay open.

Whole Woman’s Health Alliance first tried to open a clinic in South Bend in 2017. But the state wouldn’t give it a license – it said the organization’s application was incomplete and inaccurate.

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