Elections

Deadline means crush of campaign contribution requests

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The pleas for money are cluttering up voters’ inboxes. “We had to reach out just one…

Ellspermann endorses Fiorina in presidential race, will co-chair Indiana campaign

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has picked up some support in Indiana as Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann…

Supreme Court clears way for independent commissions to handle redistricting

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday for Indiana and other states to use independent…

Democrat Christina Hale decides against bid for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, said Monday she won’t run for an open U.S. Senate seat and…

Holcomb names former Daniels’ aid to be campaign manager

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Justin Garrett – a former Mitch Daniels aid…

Video & story: Pence says he’s ready for election fight, says faith must coexist with changing culture

pence seeks reelection 6-18-2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence said in a speech…

Issues

State ends contract with company enlisted to repair state’s image

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has decided to put an end to the contract with Porter Novelli…

ACLU: RFRA violates law that keeps sex offenders from attending some churches

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the law that bans sex…

Education board considers ‘hold harmless’ pause in school grading system

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials debated Wednesday whether to pause the state’s A-F grading for one year in…

Pence visits farmers to survey flood damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence visited northern Indiana Wednesday to survey damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall. He…

People

Former Democratic lawmaker Wayne Townsend dies at 89

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former state lawmaker Wayne Townsend – who was the Democratic nominee for…

Spokeswoman Tory Flynn leaves House Republican staff

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, announced Monday that the Republican Communications Director…

Carrie Petty named executive director of Indiana Republican Party

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Indianapolis businesswoman and philanthropist Carrie Petty was named executive director of the Indiana…

Quick reads

Indiana Bicentennial Train is moving to a new home for the next several years

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— All aboard the Indiana Bicentennial Train! The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State…

Ivy Tech eases application process for dual credit high school students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College launched an online application process for one of the…

New appointments to the governor’s office announced

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced on Friday that Danielle McGrath is taking on duties…

Nation

Sen. Donnelly requests updates on INSPECT program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly addressed his support of INSPECT, Indiana’s prescription…

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…

Commentary

Analysis: Questions remain about independent redistricting commission

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states…

Commentary: Mitch Daniels, Steve Goldsmith and faith in government

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When they were in office, Steve Goldsmith and Mitch Daniels…

Guest column: Pence says past session is one to be proud of

By Mike Pence Indiana governor With the close of the 2015 session of the Indiana General…

Video

Video & story: Pence says he’s ready for election fight, says faith must coexist with changing culture

pence seeks reelection 6-18-2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov.…

Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi…

Video & story: Stutzman running for Senate, says he’s the conservative in the race

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi…