Indiana AG Hill asks for $5 million budget increase

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FILE – In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Fort Wayne attorney Daniel Sigler, a special prosecutor who helped investigate allegations that Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers, is planning an announcement Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in […]

Embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill wants lawmakers to increase his budget by about $5 million, despite previously drawing their ire for spending $300,000 on office renovations and a van with is name emblazoned on the side.

Hill did not appear in person Monday to request the increase from the State Budget Committee, which is gathering input before lawmakers write a new two-year budget.

Instead the Republican sent two of his deputies, though other top officeholders — including Indiana’s secretary of state, auditor and treasurer — made their requests in-person.

GOP legislative leaders and Gov. Eric Holcomb called on Hill to resign last summer after he was accused of drunkenly groping a lawmaker and two staffers at a bar.

He denies the allegations and says he will not resign.
 

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