Quick reads

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…

Food organization will be first lady’s major grant recipient this year

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry will be the second major grant recipient from first lady Karen Pence as…

Task force will study state tax court operations

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State judicial officials are creating a new task force to examine the overall operations of the…

State finance board meetings go online

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Finance meetings will now be live streamed on the web, State Auditor Suzanne…

Issues

Report: State prescription tracking system is in ‘crisis’

Agency defends system as secure; lawmakers seek changes By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state system for tracking prescriptions has been…

Kenley backs off push for ‘off-the-shelf’ student test

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Key lawmakers said Thursday they plan to move forward with a new ISTEP test – at…

Indiana leaders differ on needle exchange legislation

By Alec Gray & Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State leaders are split on needle exchange legislation with just days until the…

Lawmakers still looking for deal on gambling bill

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An always-evolving gambling bill at the Indiana Statehouse could undergo more changes after a conference committee…

People

TheStatehouseFile.com, reporters win journalism awards

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – TheStatehouseFile.com was named the state’s top news website and four current and former…

Former Pence staffer Matt Lloyd joins office as communications director

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has turned to a former adviser to serve as…

Browning resigns as INDOT commissioner with no explanation

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Karl Browning resigned his post Wednesday as commissioner of the Indiana Department…

Elections

Brooks opts to run for House reelection, not Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Susan Brooks became the latest Republican to say no to a…

Video & story: Carly Fiorina visits Indy, seeks traction in crowded GOP presidential field

Hillary Clinton may not be the only female seeking the Oval Office from TheStatehouseFile.com. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com…

Poll: Pence approval, favorability numbers fall dramatically

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. ‪Mike Pence is underwater and vulnerable to a challenge in 2016.…

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: Sleeping bags, sofas and hopes for troubled children

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Susan Dreyfus tells a story about a simple way to…

Commentary: Let’s face the music and dance

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com BOURBON, Indiana – Life is a privilege. I’m at the wedding of…

Commentary: Indiana’s income problem

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org We spend a lot of time talking about stagnant wages here in…

Video

Video & story: Carly Fiorina visits Indy, seeks traction in crowded GOP presidential field

Hillary Clinton may not be the only female seeking the Oval Office from TheStatehouseFile.com. By Andi…

Video & story: Veterans, lawmakers clash over bills – many, many bills

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At the Indiana Statehouse there are bills to give property…

Video & story: Miller says she’s open to needle exchange legislation as So. Indiana HIV epidemic worsens

Mom talks about the importance of needle exchange from TheStatehouseFile.com. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –…