Elections

Pence’s high school band prepares for inauguration performance

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 200 members of the Columbus North marching band and color guard are in the nation’s…

Hoosier lawmakers pack their bags for presidential inauguration

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Washington, D.C. will be the social hubbub for Hoosiers Friday. “I thought, well, how many times…

Holcomb sworn in as Indiana’s new governor

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After being sworn in, the governor took time to reflect on Indiana’s past and the successes…

Newly-selected auditor sworn into office

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tera Klutz’s life changed only a week ago when Gov. Eric Holcomb announced she would become…

Issues

“Partners in justice” honored in State of the Judiciary

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Chief Justice Loretta Rush dedicated her third State of the Judiciary address to “partners in justice”…

Bill aims to protect pets of abuse victims

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Victims of domestic violence often leave behind their animals when they escape abusive relationships and getting…

Families celebrate 20th anniversary of 529 accounts

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Aaron Bacon’s daughter is just seven months old, but he’s already thinking about how to help…

GOP, Democratic leaders find common ground in Holcomb’s address

By Shelby Mullis and Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Both Democratic and Republican leaders found optimism in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s first State…

People

Q&A: Meet Rep. Jim Pressel, looking to increase vocational education in K-12 programs

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members…

Q&A: Meet Rep. Dave Heine, farmer turned lawmaker

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana…

Q&A: Meet Rep. Carey Hamilton, looking to focus on communities

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected…

Quick reads

Slight rise in 2016 Indiana high school graduation rates

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana high school graduation rates are up less than 1 percent point in…

“Indianans” no more: federal government to call us “Hoosiers”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The name Hoosiers is officially on the books in the new federal government style…

Holcomb’s Hanover roots celebrated by college’s choir at his inauguration

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover College Choir sang their support for fellow Hanover Panther, Gov.…

Nation

Donnelly to introduce legislation to protect U.S. jobs

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Brian Reed started working at Rexnord, an industrial supplier 24…

The misfortunes of the vice presidents from Indiana

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has produced five vice presidents, but history shows that…

Pence speaks out after DNC email hack

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence, who is running alongside Donald Trump as the…

Commentary

Commentary: Santa Claus gets lost on the road

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Only Nixon could go to China. Or so the saying…

Commentary: It’s not about Trump

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – I get why more than four dozen Democrats in Congress…

Commentary: The man can’t help himself

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Why? Why does he have to do this? As Americans…