Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

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Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill is one of 20 state officials lobbing a new attack at the Affordable Care Act.

If successful, the lawsuit could mean the end of federal support for Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, which is funded through the Affordable Care Act.

Momentum Grows For CBD Oil Legalization

Jan 18, 2018

Legislative leaders say there’s growing momentum to legalize the controversial cannabidiol, or CBD, for all Hoosiers.

Supporters of proposed House legislation say the measure would kick start Indiana’s industrial hemp industry. The bill would conform state law with the 2014 federal farm bill, which legalized hemp product and any of its derivatives – which includes CBD.

Attorney General Expands Human Trafficking Efforts

Jan 15, 2018

Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill will expand operations to better address human trafficking in the state.

The Human Trafficking Investigations Unit will add investigators and attorneys to better catch and prosecute people who engage in sex and labor trafficking in Indiana.

The Attorney General’s Office says human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries. In a statement, Hill said “victims trapped in this illegal enterprise who are desperate for a better way of life need to know there is help and hope.”

AG Hill Appeals ICE Detainer Decision

Jan 11, 2018

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed an appeal in a case involving a man who was detained at the request of immigration officials.

Immigration detainers are placed on people arrested on local criminal charges. A policy established in Marion County last year prohibits detainer requests from immigration customs or ICE for suspected undocumented immigrants with minor offenses.

CBD Oil: What Is It And Who Can Legally Use It

Jan 2, 2018

A bill proposed for this legislative session would legalize CBD oil for all Hoosiers.  It could also answer questions about what it is and who may use it.

Purdue University botanist Janna Beckerman agrees there is confusion about the substance that is extracted from the cannabis plant.

“When we talk about CBD oil what we’re talking about is an extract, similar to how we get mint oil by distilling it from mint,” says Beckerman.

Ten Point Coalition Expands To Indy's East Side

Dec 19, 2017

The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that works to reduce violent crime, is expanding its efforts.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced last summer his office would fund new Ten Point coalitions across the state. Hill announced Tuesday the first batch of that seed money – $50,000 – will kickstart a program on Indianapolis' far east side.

Indiana To Fight Another Food Production Law

Dec 12, 2017

Indiana is leading 13 states in a lawsuit against Massachusetts over new food regulations. The law requires eggs, pork and veal sold in the Bay State to come from animals raised with room to lie down and turn around without touching an enclosure— it’s the second such lawsuit involving Indiana that’s been filed in the last two weeks.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the Massachusetts law— scheduled to go into effect in 2022— will cost farmers and raise consumer prices.

Prosecuting Attorneys Hold Conference Against Marijuana Legalization

Dec 6, 2017

Luke Niforatos, from the national group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says marijuana legalization in Colorado has been "a nightmare." He says the group is also against putting people in prison for petty crimes involving the drug. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)


The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Wednesday delivered a firm warning to state lawmakers about marijuana legalization.

Leaders of the council say they’ll fight any legislation to legalize marijuana in the state, whether it’s for recreational or medical use.

Indiana joins 11 other states in a legal challenge against the state of California over egg production regulations. California passed a law in 2015 requiring all eggs sold there to come from hens raised with room to stand up and fully stretch their wings.

Eggs are a multi-billion dollar industry for Hoosiers and Indiana produces the third most eggs in the country. The state exports about one to four percent of its eggs to California each year.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the sale or possession of CBD – a marijuana derivative – is largely illegal in the state, except in very limited circumstances.

The legislature passed a law in 2014 legalizing industrial hemp. And in the 2017 session, lawmakers authorized the use of CBD oil, an extract from cannabis and hemp, to treat some epileptic conditions.

Holcomb Won't Support Marijuana Decriminalization

Nov 8, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he won’t support any push to decriminalize marijuana, even for medical use.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Meets With Indy Anti-Violence Group

Nov 6, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Indianapolis Monday to meet with members of the Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that works to reduce violent crime.

Ten Point is known for its street-level engagement, particularly through safety patrols in high-crime areas. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who also attended the meeting, announced earlier this year his office would lead efforts to spread the coalition to communities around the state.

A federal judge permanently struck down key portions of Indiana’s controversial 2016 anti-abortion bill.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Friday he will launch an investigation into the recent data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax.

The personal information of nearly 4 million Hoosiers was potentially exposed by the Equifax breach.

Pence Talks Anti-Violence Efforts At Indy Luncheon

Aug 11, 2017

Talking about violent crime in cities like Indianapolis, Vice President Pence says "We can't just arrest our way out of the problem, we've got to create opportunities for people." (Photo by Drew Daudelin)


Vice President Mike Pence visited Indiana Friday. He was the keynote speaker at a luncheon for The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a nonprofit focused on reducing violent crime.

Ten Point President Charles Harrison says they want resources to help citizens police their own communities.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill wants to replicate the work of an Indianapolis anti-violence program in other communities around the state. Hill plans to set aside money from his office to spread the Ten Point Coalition model.

The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition is a community-run anti-violence program. In partnership with the Indianapolis police, the coalition uses a boots on the ground approach to target high crime neighborhoods.

State To Appeal Ruling On Anti-Abortion Law

Jul 14, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Friday the state will appeal a federal judge’s recent ruling halting parts of the state’s new anti-abortion law.

Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker temporarily blocked three provisions of the controversial measure dealing with underage girls who seek abortions.

Newly Formed Safety Coalition Highlights Drug Abuse Program

Jun 7, 2017

A group of current and former inmates from Dearborn County Jail talked about their experiences in the Jail Chemical Addictions Program. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)


Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state’s treatment options for drug addiction are inadequate. Now he’s formed a coalition of government, healthcare and law enforcement leaders to make the case for reform.

A group of current and former inmates from Dearborn County Jail spoke at the Public Safety Coalition’s first meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Attorney General Curtis Hill will continue to live in the Indianapolis area despite the repeal of a law requiring him to do so.

Senate Bill 400 changed two words in the Indiana code: “at Indianapolis” became “in Indiana.” That refers to where the attorney general is required to live.

Today:  Cedar Lake United Methodist Church pastor Ken Puent joins us to talk about the Project Love Food Pantry, a 28-year-old operation that has grown over the years -- in part, because the northwest Indiana economy's worsened with factory layoffs and the like -- into a food pantry that now serves the entire south half of Lake County.