Elections

House Committee weighs extending voting hours

By Haley Carney and Haley Pritchett TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Hoosiers would get more time to vote after work under a bill debated Thursday…

Chamber of Commerce endorses Holcomb’s re-election

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has officially announced its support for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb in his bid for…

Second state lawmaker announces that he’s retiring next year

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—House Speaker Brian Bosma isn’t the only state lawmaker retiring at the end of the 2020 legislative session;…

Lawmaker wants to lower the age to run for the General Assembly

By Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana legislator wants to lower the age required to seek a state office to encourage more young…

Issues

GOP rejects bid by Democrats to give teachers pay bonus now

By Taylor Dixon TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee on Thursday rejected the latest Democrat attempts to give teachers a one-time pay…

Bill to raise smoking age undergoes small changes in House

By Victoria Ratliff TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bill to raise the smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21 underwent minor changes on the…

Driving, misdemeanor and cancer screening bills considered by House committees

By LaMonte Richardson and Jesse Crebbe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Lawmakers heard testimony and had discussion Wednesday on legislation affecting drunk driving suspensions, misdemeanor arrests…

House, Senate bills to prevent surprise medical charges get support of health providers

By Annah Elliott and Zach Roberts TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Doctors, businesses and medical consultants turned out Wednesday in support of legislation that would bar…

People

Hoosier Action brings HOPE to Indiana Statehouse

By Haley Carney TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Hoosier Action, a community organization advocating for rural and small town Indiana, gathered…

Children celebrate the holiday at the Statehouse

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 400 children from three Indiana elementary schools got a taste of the Christmas…

Holcomb names new adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard

Holcomb names new adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has selected Col. R. Dale Lyles as the new adjutant general of…

Quick reads

Homeless bill heads to Senate

By Joshua Hansel TheStateHouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana Senate committee approved a measure on Thursday that would require…

Short documentaries about rural and urban life will premiere in Indiana in 2020

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Films exploring urban and rural identities in Indiana today will premiere in early 2020 at…

Holcomb names Homeland Security leader to defense development position

Holcomb names Homeland Security leader to defense development position

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has named the executive director of the state’s Department of Homeland…

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: Franklin College steps forward through the rubble

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The email came in like a missile. It said that…

Commentary: Give this moment its due

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The solemn moment has come. Now we must hope that…

Commentary: A trial without witnesses is not a trial

By Michael Leppert MichaelLeppert.com “Going through the motions” is an idiom that describes political functions these…

Video

Out of Office: The hidden history of Central State Hospital

All Pro Dad and state kick off foster care and adoption campaign

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com     INDIANAPOLIS — All Pro Dad and Indiana Department of Child…

Protecting their passion

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