Elections

Treasurer’s race pits office veteran against former Illinois lawmaker

By Andi TenBarge The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Controversial state Treasurer Richard Murdock stepped down from his post in August leaving the office…

Statewide candidates take to TV to spread message

By Hannah Troyer Thestatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With no race of national interest on the ballot in Indiana, the TV ad wars that…

Democratic ticket off to Northern Indiana for events

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The three Democrats running for statewide offices will be on tour in the final weeks of the…

Republicans to file complaint over Democrat’s campaign materials

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Beth White’s staff acknowledged Wednesday that it distributed campaign material for her secretary of state’s…

Issues

Feds extend pre-K funding deadline but Pence still says no

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he still won’t apply for up to $80 million in preschool…

Unemployment rate ticks down in September but job numbers drop

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in September, even as the state lost jobs overall. The seasonally…

Legislators need stricter disclosure rules, advocates say

By Hannah Troyer & Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators need to be more transparent about conflicts of interest and should never…

Pence won’t seek federal dollars to expand pre-K

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has opted to end Indiana’s bid for up to $80 million in federal…

Quick reads

State settles with drug maker Organon over Medicaid fraud charges

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana attorney general’s office has recovered more than $181,000 for the Indiana…

States settle with AT&T Mobility over unauthorized charges; refunds available for customers

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 460,000 Hoosier will receive refunds from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized…

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…

People

Long-time National Guard leader to retire next spring

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Adjutant General Martin Umbarger will retire in May after 45 years of…

Anesthesiologist will be state’s new health commissioner

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a new doc in charge at the Indiana State Department of Health.…

New lawmaker sworn in to District 83 seat; Rep. Heuer moves on to lobby group

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Christopher Judy will serve what’s left of the House District 83…

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: 3 takeaways from the Pew report on political polarization

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Americans on both ends of the political spectrum have at…

Commentary: How politics, greed take us to school

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Following the education money in Indiana is easy. Just find the rabbit…

Commentary: When taxpayers are the butt of the joke

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – They made jokes about it. This was more than 10…

Video

6 things to know about Indiana’s new scooter law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers who drive scooters and mopeds will face…

9th District candidates agree Congress is problem, disagree how to solve it

Indiana 9th Congressional District forum at Franklin College from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com…

Video & story: Gay marriage now legal in Indiana, high court opts not to review lower court decision

Gay marriage now legal in Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer & Lesley Weidenbener…