Elections

Social media played a big role in connecting candidates with voters

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— In the 2008 election, President Barack Obama used the relatively new Facebook and Twitter to create personalized…

Millions raised and spent to sway Indiana voters in 2020 election

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— In a year when candidates spent enormous sums on competitive races, overall spending in statewide contests was…

Indiana’s electors cast votes for Trump-Pence

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s 11 presidential electors made it official Monday and cast their votes for the winners of the presidential…

Indiana attorneys general support lawsuits challenging Biden’s election

By Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general is continuing to push the U.S. Supreme Court to review lawsuits that seek to…

Issues

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites prepares safe programs into spring

By Alexa Shrake TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is hosting several events throughout February and April after adapting to…

Department of Child Services 2019 fatality report shows slight decrease in deaths

By Bekah Eaker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Child Services reported 61 deaths in 2019 due to caregiver maltreatment, slightly below the…

Indiana pre-abortion ultrasound law goes into effect after four-year wait

By Kyra Howard TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana now requires women wanting an abortion to get an ultrasound 18 hours before the procedure, part of…

Hoosiers play the waiting game for COVID-19 vaccines while new virus strain is detected in Indiana

By Sydney Byerly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Hoosiers age 65 to 70 will have to wait for more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be…

People

Colleen Steffen becomes next editor of TheStatehouseFile.com

Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The new year will bring a new executive editor to TheStatehouseFile.com, the award-winning news…

Governor honors Reginald Jones with Sachem Award

Governor honors Reginald Jones with Sachem Award

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Reginald O. Jones Sr., a Hoosier businessman, community leader and mentor, is the state’s newest recipient…

Longtime Republican state senator steps down before election

By LaMonte Richardson Jr. TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s longest serving Republican state senator announced Tuesday he would retire…

Quick reads

Standing committees: Where the work of the legislature really happens

By Kiara T. Calloway TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Much of the manpower behind every new law comes from a legislative committee. …

Lawmakers say Indiana popcorn *butter* than all other snacks

By Kyra Howard  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana is known for its corn—but did you know Indiana is second in the…

Colleen Steffen becomes next editor of TheStatehouseFile.com

Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The new year will bring a new executive editor to TheStatehouseFile.com, the award-winning news…

Nation

Commentary: The words hanging over my head as a young reporter on Inauguration Day

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—One of the first lessons our Statehouse File reporters learn is they…

Attorney General Hill joins national lawsuit against Google

By Sydney Byerly  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is joining a lawsuit that claims Google…

Indiana politicians, citizens, comment on storming of U.S. Capitol

“The violence and destruction taking place at the U.S. Capitol must stop and it must stop…

Commentary

Commentary: Requiem for a teacher

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The day I learned Dick Graham had died I had a long talk…

Commentary: Joe Biden meets the moment

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Joe Biden had work to do with his inaugural address. Important work. Most…

Commentary: When I look at her, I see America

By Michael LeppertTheStatehouseFile.com Amanda Gorman stole the show at the inauguration on Wednesday. After she read…

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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