Here’s a rundown of stories from today’s Indy Politics Statewide Summary.   Be sure to sign up for it and get it delivered to your e-mail address every morning.


A conservative, anti-tax interest group is targeting state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, for leading the legislative effort to ensure Indiana has sufficient resources to meet its infrastructure needs for years to come.  (Times of Northwest Indiana)

The U.S. Education Department wants Purdue University to absorb the debts and liabilities of Kaplan University as a condition for approving the state school’s controversial purchase of the for-profit college, a request that critics say could place Indiana taxpayers at risk.  (Washington Post)

There’s a strategic planning effort underway at the Indiana State Department of Health to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths.  (WFYI)

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced Monday the Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan.  (Indiana Public Media)

The last time Todd Rokita’s safely Republican congressional district was open, the primary drew 13 candidates. With Rokita running for the Senate, it’s open again, but the race isn’t drawing nearly as much interest so far.  (WIBC)

Abortion rights opponents might have to consider other issues when assessing two prominent candidates for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Indiana.  (Journal Gazette)


The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night voted overwhelmingly to approve Mayor Joe Hogsett’s $1.1 billion spending plan for 2018.  (IBJ)

The funding to keep Evansville’s government machine running into 2018 is in place.  (Courier Press)

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is getting audited.  (Indy Politics)

Carmel Clay Schools’ superintendent was placed on administrative leave Monday.  (RTV 6)

A racist message was found in a Grace College residence hall on the door of an African American student Monday morning.  (News Now)

The president of the Indiana India Business Council will be part of the United States delegation heading to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017,  (Inside Indiana Business)