Elections

30 Laws in 30 Days: More opportunities to register to vote at the BMV

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect,…

Senate committee votes to appoint, not elect state’s chief educator

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has moved one step closer to making the superintendent for public instruction an appointed rather…

Will Gov. Holcomb prove to be an effective leader?

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers generally like Gov. Eric Holcomb more than they liked his predecessor Mike Pence, but the…

Superintendent bill needs major changes to survive in the Senate

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House bill which would make the state school chief position appointed needs “substantial changes” before…

Issues

30 Laws in 30 Days: Families to receive diplomas for deceased high school seniors

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 23rd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect,…

Hoosier politicians react to decision of insurance providers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two health insurance providers, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and MDwise, announced Wednesday they would not be…

30 laws in 30 days: State cleans up definition of pyramid scheme and toughens penalty

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect,…

30 laws in 30 days: Police presence could increase on hospital campuses

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect,…

People

Hoosier author explores presidential campaign cycles in Indiana

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many probably don’t remember the presidential campaigns of southern segregationist, George Wallace.…

Indiana School for the Blind leaves its mark on the state, nation

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of series tracking how money and resources…

Nominate a hard working senior citizen for the Golden Hoosier Award

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award, one…

Quick reads

Indianapolis establishes sister city relationship with Onitsha, Nigeria

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis has established a new sister city relationship with Onitsha,…

30 Laws in 30 Days: BMV will soon collect emergency contact data

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of stories about new laws…

30 Laws in 30 Days: Secrets of the legislature may be revealed in oral history project

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of stories about new laws…

Nation

Donnelly at Dems baseball practice when shooting occurred at GOP field

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly had just walked off the baseball…

Hoosiers react to Comey’s testimony

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About a month after former FBI Director James Comey’s firing,…

Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana…

Commentary

Commentary: Elvis, just before he left the building

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – He was still Elvis. And I saw him. Forty years…

Commentary: Try using common sense on guns

By Rep. Linda Lawson TheStatehouseFile.com I remember my first domestic violence case as a young officer…

Commentary: Mike Pence lawyers up

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When he was running for president, Donald Trump pledged, again…