Elections

Evan Bayh says gubernatorial run is ‘unlikely’

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Evan Bayh says it’s “unlikely” he will run for governor again, although he won’t finalize…

Secretary of state, county officials cleans up voter rolls

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials have identified more than 700,000 voter records in Indiana that either need to be updated…

Indiana Libertarians nab four national party offices

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four members of the Indiana Libertarian Party have been chosen to serve in national party offices.…

Story & photos: Republicans pick Kelly Mitchell to run for state treasurer

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In convention voting that lasted all afternoon, Republicans picked Kelly Mitchell to be their nominee for…

Issues

Attorneys face tough questions about gay marriage at appeals court

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State attorneys from Indiana and Wisconsin faced a barrage of questions Tuesday about adoption and raising…

College students get web messages about Lifeline Law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students returning to several Indiana colleges will be blasted with social media messages reminding them to…

Gay rights advocates rally as 7th Circuit prepares to hear arguments in marriage case

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Alice Hoenigman stood just 100 yards from the spot where she married her partner on June…

Pence: State remains right-to-work state, despite court ruling

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Friday that Indiana continues to be a right-to-work state, even though a…

Quick reads

Indiana to work with other states on aligning education, workforce needs

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of 14 states that will participate in a National Governor’s…

Local fire fighters receive grants

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The DNR Division of Forestry divvied out more than $194,000 in grants…

License branches closed for Labor Day

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – License branches will be closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 in observance of…

People

State health commissioner resigns

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana State Health Commissioner William VanNess has resigned with little explanation from the governor’s…

Longest serving state archaeologist to retire

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s longest serving state archeologist will retire after more than 25 years of…

Inspector general: Woodruff didn’t break laws

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four years of investigations surrounding Interstate 69 land deals came to an…

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

Commentary: Indiana needs to give up the fight over marriage

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  Sept. 5 will mark my fifth wedding anniversary to the Lovely Mrs.…

Commentary: Ferguson and the noise that divides us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The angry words echo into indecipherable sound, like screams across…

Analysis: 7th Circuit take on gay marriage could be important in larger debate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Does it even matter? That’s the question I’ve been mulling…

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.…