Elections

Senate committee votes to appoint, not elect state’s chief educator

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has moved one step closer to making the superintendent for public instruction an appointed rather…

Will Gov. Holcomb prove to be an effective leader?

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers generally like Gov. Eric Holcomb more than they liked his predecessor Mike Pence, but the…

Superintendent bill needs major changes to survive in the Senate

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House bill which would make the state school chief position appointed needs “substantial changes” before…

Supporters for redistricting reform continue to fight despite the halt in committee

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Bill 1014 may have failed this year, but supporters say their fight for redistricting reform…

Issues

What died in the 2017 legislative session

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The battles on hate crimes and minimum wage were just two hot topics in the legislature…

Holcomb says no to charging public for access to records

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a measure Monday — his first as governor —that would allow state…

Donnelly and Young team up to treat mental health issues in law enforcement

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Police officers put their lives on the line every day to help protect their communities but…

Two-year budget sent to the governor after late night votes

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget will head to the governor’s desk for final approval next…

People

Your old suit could inspire a woman’s life

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers, legislative staff and state employees are donating gently used business suits…

Want to throw a chair at IU’s Assembly Hall? Try this game

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— No Indiana University basketball coach has ever recreated coach Bobby Knight’s infamous act…

Hoosier Holocaust survivor honored with Sachem Award

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Seventy-three years ago, Eva Mozes Kor watched as her family was ripped…

Quick reads

Four TheStatehouseFile.com reporters win award

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Four student journalists for TheStatehouseFile.com claimed a third-place award at the 38th annual…

Airbnb-style rentals safe from state control, for now

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would have prohibited local municipalities from banning Airbnb style-rentals…

Cannabidiol bill heads to the governor

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would make Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, oil legal…

Nation

Business coalition: Federal tax could raise prices 20 percent

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­­­­­­ — A coalition of business owners is concerned that a proposed…

Bomb threat sends Indiana mom seeking help from Ivanka Trump

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Less than 48 hours is all it took for a…

Indiana attorney general supports Trump’s recommendation for empty Supreme Court seat

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill urged the state’s two senators…

Commentary

Commentary: Colleges, universities and the combat between truth and error

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thomas Jefferson said it best. “This institution will be based…

Commentary: They came, they saw, they did very little

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s legislators managed to make it through this session…

Commentary: Bill O’Reilly might be gone, but equality for women is a long way off

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  I don’t know of any woman who hasn’t been subjected to some…