Quick reads

Indiana, other states settle with alleged scam cancer groups

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller – along with attorneys general and state law enforcement partners from around the…

Indigo Girls, Big & Rich among Indiana State Fair free stage entertainers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair has released its free stage schedule for this summer, with performances from Big…

Rule the Road event to demonstrate safe driving techniques to teens

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Several organizations are teaming up to host a free event called Rule the Road – a program…

Pence signs firefighter training bill into law

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has signed legislation meant to improve training for firefighters and other emergency personnel. House…

Applications sought for domestic violence grants

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced on Wednesday it will be offering Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment…

Free dentistry available Friday, Saturday at state fairgrounds

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Low-income families from across the state will have the chance to receive free dental care on…

Issues

New ed board will get new executive director

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A newly appointed State Board of Education will get to choose its own executive director. Robert…

Donnelly’s military mental health legislation moves forward

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s proposal to provide more mental health options for active military servicemen is…

State still working on details of tax amnesty program

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials haven’t yet determined when they’ll launch a tax amnesty program the legislature authorized last…

Pence visits Cummins plant in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence finished his third day in Beijing by observing Indiana-headquartered Cummins Inc.’s role in the…

People

Northeast Indiana Republican says he might run for governor

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana businessman Bob Thomas is exploring a run for governor in 2016,…

Expanded disclosure, ethics rules now law

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An ethics bill meant to increase of legislators’ financial affairs is now…

Jim Banks returns to Senate for visit, will be back for good soon

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, made his first visit Wednesday to the…

Elections

Pence to seek reelection; official announcement to come June 18

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence plans to announce that he’ll run for reelection during the…

Jim Banks announces bid for 3rd Congressional seat

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, announced Tuesday he is running for the…

Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com…

Nation

Video & story: Obama touts community college in Indy with plans Hoosier leaders don’t want

Pres. Obama speaks in Indiana about higher education from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com…

Donnelly’s military suicide legislation signed into law

Staff reporter TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama has signed a provision authored by Indiana Sen.…

Commentary

Commentary: The GOP, in pieces

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence must feel pretty lonely these days. At times…

Commentary: God and cable

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Whenever someone has asked me to describe my attitude towards religion I…

Commentary: Here’s a real way to honor veterans

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it is appropriate that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush…

Video

Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi…

Video & story: Stutzman running for Senate, says he’s the conservative in the race

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi…

Video & story: Pence signs bill to give civil immunity to volunteer doctors, nurses

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law on Tuesday…