Elections
Commentary: ‘Off-year’ elections and lawmakers as kings

Commentary: ‘Off-year’ elections and lawmakers as kings

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Politicians and pundits have a name for the races going on this year. They call them…

Evan Bayh says gubernatorial run is ‘unlikely’

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Evan Bayh says it’s “unlikely” he will run for governor again, although he won’t finalize…

Secretary of state, county officials cleans up voter rolls

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials have identified more than 700,000 voter records in Indiana that either need to be updated…

Indiana Libertarians nab four national party offices

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four members of the Indiana Libertarian Party have been chosen to serve in national party offices.…

Issues

Indiana gets NCLB waiver; feds will still monitor teacher evaluations

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Education has extended Indiana’s waiver of some rules imposed by the controversial…

Teachers call for delay on evaluations, school grades based on new ISTEP test

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s largest teachers union wants to push pause on plans to tie next year’s school…

Work share program debated by study committee

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Business leaders split Wednesday on their support of a proposed work share program that would let…

Attorneys face tough questions about gay marriage at appeals court

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State attorneys from Indiana and Wisconsin faced a barrage of questions Tuesday about adoption and raising…

Quick reads

Indiana to work with other states on aligning education, workforce needs

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of 14 states that will participate in a National Governor’s…

Local fire fighters receive grants

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The DNR Division of Forestry divvied out more than $194,000 in grants…

License branches closed for Labor Day

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – License branches will be closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 in observance of…

People

Eric Turner to lose leadership post over financial disclosure issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Embattled Rep. Eric Turner will lose his leadership post during the next…

Mourdock steps down with just months left in term as treasurer

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock – a controversial political figure who lost a…

Braun to take over DWD, current commissioner not going anywhere

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has named a state legislator to take over at…

Nation

Conflicting court rulings could impact Indiana health care subsidies

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether…

Americans struggle to name First Amendment freedoms

By Kate Winkle SFHWire WASHINGTON – Americans have failed their 2014 civics test: 29 percent of them can’t name…

Video & story: Long says constitutional convention could come in 2015

Mount Vernon Assembly wraps up at the Statehouse from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com…

Commentary

Commentary: Spare me the economic patriotism

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Although I gave up most fast food 25 pounds and seven waist…

Commentary: ‘Off-year’ elections and lawmakers as kings

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Politicians and pundits have a name for the races going…

Analysis: Mourdock decision is disappointing

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock twice asked voters to send him…

Video

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 20, 2014

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 20, 2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Reporters Seth Morin and Jacob Rund…

Video & story: Lawmakers consider impact of disease on deer hunting, farming operations

Committee discusses what chronic wasting disease could do to Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob…

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 19, 2014

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 19, 2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…