Elections

Spartz sworn in as senator after Kenley’s retirement

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Victoria Spartz became the state’s newest senator Wednesday after being sworn in to fill Sen. Luke Kenley’s…

State Treasurer Mitchell to run again in 2018

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After serving three years as state treasurer, Republican Kelly Mitchell is running for re-election next year. “I…

Rally-goers say gerrymandering hurts democracy

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For 30 years, Edna Parkinson has supported the Republican Party as a fiscal conservative who was…

Republicans pushing hard to unseat Donnelly

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One of the most hotly contested Senate races in the nation is taking place here in…

Issues

Lack of reliable internet leaves rural Hoosiers in the dark

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In southeastern Indiana in the middle of miles of cornfields is a long stretch of road…

Neighbors may be alerted before CAFO expansion

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If a mega farm wants to build or expand in the future, it may soon have…

Airbnb proposal on hold

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Proposed legislation to control how local communities can regulate Airbnbs was put on hold Wednesday by…

Limited budgets force parks to survive on user fees

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At least once a week Daniel May, a pastor at Church on the Rock in Dillsboro,…

People

First Lady and friends adjust to life in political spotlight

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — She’s a jack of all trades — an artist, a firearms instructor,…

Holcomb sends bikers out in style for charity ride

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When he has a chance to support his favorite cause, veterans, while…

State employees honored for 35 plus years of service

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State employees from 38 different departments are being praised for their decades…

Quick reads

Holcomb sends bikers out in style for charity ride

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When he has a chance to support his favorite cause, veterans, while…

State employees honored for 35 plus years of service

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State employees from 38 different departments are being praised for their decades…

Spartz sworn in as senator after Kenley’s retirement

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Victoria Spartz became the state’s newest senator Wednesday after being sworn in to…

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: A game of political limbo

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A senior member of the Republican caucus in the U.S.…

Commentary: Someone told a funny

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No one milks a bad joke quite like Indiana Rep.…

Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com If you spend any time at on Facebook you might have seen…