Quick reads

Indiana public school superintendents to use online teacher evaluation software

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents is partnering with a customizable online educator evaluation and…

Ceremony to honor fallen works set for Monday

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The annual ceremony honoring the memory of Hoosier workers killed on the job during the past…

Wildlife habitat help available

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Hoosier landowners interested in establishing or improving wildlife habitat on their property are now able to submit applications…

Indiana unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, dropping to less than 6 percent for…

New legislative programs honor two long time Hoosier public servants

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Joe Donnelly announced the creation of the Wayne Townsend and Frank J. Anderson Legislative Programs…

Kokomo Ivy Tech receives $3.27M Youth Career Connect grant

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region has been awarded $3.27 million by The United States Department…

State will work with Pew on economic development, transparency program

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana as one of seven states to participate in its…

Issues

Roundtable endorses new standards even as opponents object

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Education Roundtable endorsed new state standards for math and English during a meeting Monday…

German companies pledge to create Hoosier jobs

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will gain 100 new jobs after Gov. Mike Pence signed agreements with three German companies…

Pence says Germans, Hoosiers share common goals, values

By Ally Marlow TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence told an audience of business and government leaders gathered Wednesday in Berlin that…

Non-waiver grad rate moves up slightly, overall rate steady

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Graduation rates remained relatively unchanged from 2012 to 2013 but the state’s top educator said she…

30 organizations to receive Early Childhood Education grants

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDINAPOLIS – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration awarded 30 organizations from 15 different Indiana counties Early…

Elections

Former Gov. Daniels to serve on presidential debate commission

Former Gov. Daniels to serve on presidential debate commission

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Gov. Mitch Daniels will serve on the commission that sets debates…

Voter registration deadline is Monday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Monday is the last day for Hoosiers to register to vote in the…

House sends redistricting bill to Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill Tuesday that assigns a bipartisan commission the…

People

Ethics committee postpones vote on Turner conflict questions

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House Ethics Committee postponed a decision about the validity of alleged…

IN Convention and Visitors Bureaus names new executive director

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Carrie Lambert was named the new executive director of the Association of…

Former Democratic legislator goes to work for Ellspermann

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former legislator Peggy Welch, a Democrat, accepted a nomination from Republican Lt.…

Nation

Pence to Obama: Repeal medical device tax

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter to President Barack Obama…

Sen. Coats offers bill to curb federal regulations

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cost vs. benefit. Small businesses all across Indiana live and…

State lawmakers go to Washington D.C.

By Melissa Maynard Stateline.org As a Democratic state senator in Maine, Chellie Pingree enjoyed frequent, freewheeling debates…

Commentary

Commentary: Both sides of gun debate make valid arguments

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe there is common ground in the national debate over…

Commentary: Reflections of an Affirmative Action baby

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  I took the title of this column from the name of a…

Commentary: Education standards, gutter balls and gold medals

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s a great way to improve America’s chances to win…

Video

Video: Officials warn about counterfeit Sweet 16 tickets

Indiana officials warn fans about counterfeit March Madness tickets from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…

Webcast episode 10: TheStatehouseFile weekly roundup

Anchors Jacob Rund and Katie Cavin host our final legislative recap of the 2014 session with…

Video & story: Lawmakers pass compromise bill for pre-k program

Indiana General Assembly passes pre-K pilot program from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS…