Elections

Rep. Turner to resign from legislature – if he’s reelected in November

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Embattled state Rep. Eric Turner said Friday he will step down from the General Assembly if…

Bayh: I will not be a candidate for governor in 2016

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Evan Bayh made it official Friday – he won’t be running for governor in 2016. Last month,…

Money pours into state elections across US as stakes rise

By Jeffrey Stinson Stateline.org Money is pouring into statehouse elections this year at a potentially record-breaking rate, as the stakes for political…

Commentary: ‘Off-year’ elections and lawmakers as kings

Commentary: ‘Off-year’ elections and lawmakers as kings

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Politicians and pundits have a name for the races going on this year. They call them…

Issues

Unemployment rate inches down to 5.8

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The rate of unemployed Hoosiers dropped slightly in August bringing the state’s unemployment rate to 5.8…

Domestic violence shelters get money, more could be on the way

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state criminal justice board approved $1.9 million in state grants for domestic violence programs across…

Gun permit system to go online – only

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers seeking a gun permit will no longer be able to apply using paper after a…

Domestic violence groups say Pence administration plans to cut funding

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are at odds over funding…

Quick reads

Pence administration seeks applicants for technical curriculum grants

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANANPOLIS – State education officials are seeking applicants for grants for what’s called the Innovative…

State to restore West Boggs Lake in Southern Indiana

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One of Indiana’s popular fishing sites in Loogootee will undergo a restoration…

Pence orders flags to half-staff for 9/11

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has directed flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of…

People

Pence names Huston to IURC, makes other appointments

Staff report TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has appointed a top official in the state health department…

Eric Turner to lose leadership post over financial disclosure issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Embattled Rep. Eric Turner will lose his leadership post during the next…

Mourdock steps down with just months left in term as treasurer

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock – a controversial political figure who lost a…

Nation

Conflicting court rulings could impact Indiana health care subsidies

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether…

Americans struggle to name First Amendment freedoms

By Kate Winkle SFHWire WASHINGTON – Americans have failed their 2014 civics test: 29 percent of them can’t name…

Video & story: Long says constitutional convention could come in 2015

Mount Vernon Assembly wraps up at the Statehouse from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com…

Commentary

Analysis: Demand means state, domestic violence groups should settle funding dispute

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The domestic violence scandal that has rocked the NFL has…

Commentary: The sacrosanctity of assaulting your kids

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com The adjective “Solomonic” morphs into “moronic” when one sees the venerable font…

Guest column: Republicans prioritize money over people

By Scott Pelath House Minority Leader After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it…

Video

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 20, 2014

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 20, 2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Reporters Seth Morin and Jacob Rund…

Video & story: Lawmakers consider impact of disease on deer hunting, farming operations

Committee discusses what chronic wasting disease could do to Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob…

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 19, 2014

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 19, 2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…