Elections

Three women sworn in to new terms as state officeholders

By Carolina Puga Mendoza TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush administered the oaths of office to three statewide…

Mishawaka businessman selected to replace South Bend lawmaker

Mishawaka businessman selected to replace South Bend lawmaker

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A Mishawaka insurance agent and former policeman has been selected to serve in the Seventh District seat that was…

Voter turnout exceeded 50 percent in 2018 election

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—One of the most hotly contested Senate races in the nation helped drive Hoosiers to the polls on Election…

State representative quits to take UAW job

State representative quits to take UAW job

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—State Rep. Joe Taylor, D- South Bend, has quit the job he was re-elected to a month ago to…

Issues

Top State of the Judiciary issues include opioid crisis and technology

Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Deep into the 21st century, the judicial system is grappling with an age-old scourge of drug addiction, Supreme Court Chief…

House committee passes tighter rules for virtual schools

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—When Donnie Bowsman saw four students leave Randolph Southern Schools to enroll in virtual education programs before they…

State’s top educator could be appointed by 2021

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s last chance to elect its superintendent of public instruction may disappear, thanks to a bill passed by…

Adult court for juveniles who commit attempted murder? Senate committee says yes

Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Cory Whistler, whose daughter Ella was shot by a classmate last year, came to the Statehouse Tuesday with a…

People

Garrett, Shelbyville basketball great, deserves more acclaim

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Jackie Robinson of college basketball fought back against the racial slurs lobbed at…

New tourism director takes over in January

New tourism director takes over in January

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has named an Orange County economic development leader to run Indiana’s…

Holiday season kicks off with songs, story and First Dog Henry

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The south atrium of the Statehouse echoed with holiday cheer Thursday as children from…

Quick reads

IU Public Policy Institute establishes new research center for social inclusion

IU Public Policy Institute establishes new research center for social inclusion

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute unveiled its newest research center Monday with…

Mishawaka businessman selected to replace South Bend lawmaker

Mishawaka businessman selected to replace South Bend lawmaker

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A Mishawaka insurance agent and former policeman has been selected to serve in the Seventh…

Jobless numbers up slightly, still below national rate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANA—Indiana’s unemployment rate in November ticked up slightly to 3.6 percent from the October rate…

Nation

VP’s sister-in-law on life since the election

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Since casting a vote to nominate her brother-in-law to become…

Hoosier lawmakers offer condolences after Las Vegas shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of the lives lost…

Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax…

Commentary

Commentary: State of the State turns surreal

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Only in Indiana would the state’s governor make the climax…

Commentary: The religious right’s deep Hoosier roots

By Russ Pulliam Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Mike Pence is famous for his Christian faith. He readily…

Commentary: America’s tricky, tough test

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, wants Indiana high school students…

Video

All Pro Dad and state kick off foster care and adoption campaign

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com     INDIANAPOLIS — All Pro Dad and Indiana Department of Child…

Protecting their passion

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Indiana’s new sex education law

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