Elections

Common Cause Indiana calls for lawmakers to reform election laws

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—With issues seen around the state on Election Day from polls that opened late to ballots that took…

House Republicans hang on to supermajority status

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Republicans will maintain their supermajority status in the Indiana General Assembly after votes were finally tallied in Porter County…

Democrats, despite election losses, say they are hopeful

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats had a big setback on Election Day in U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s lopsided loss to…

Indiana Democrats make progress, but fail to offset Republican supermajorities

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans will maintain their supermajority in both chambers of the Indiana Statehouse, leaving their Democratic counterparts…

Issues

Business and health leaders call for lawmakers to triple cigarette tax

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A coalition of business and health professionals launched a campaign Thursday calling for Indiana lawmakers to…

State sues opioid drug maker to recoup addiction costs

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana has joined the legion of states suing opioid maker Purdue Pharma for promoting the drug while downplaying…

State promotes programs to reduce infant and mother mortality

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS—For too many Indiana parents, the delight of a child’s birth is followed by the overwhelming grief of…

Indiana’s schools show improvement in 2017-18

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Nearly one in four Indiana schools showed improvement in the 2017-18 academic year over the prior year, the…

People

Jobs initiative transforming Indianapolis neighborhood

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, toured a historically troubled Indianapolis neighborhood Monday…

Fifth Indy Do Day kicks off with high hopes of volunteer turnout

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Rotary Club of Indianapolis used the backdrop of Gleaners Food Bank…

Bosma names new chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, announced his selection of Noelle Sykes to…

Quick reads

October revenues down, but year-to-date tax collections up

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s general fund revenues in October were down nearly 3 percent from the December 2017…

Indiana may have a fourth port

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that Indiana may be gaining a fourth port. The Ports…

Hoosiers approve constitutional amendment to restrict legislature spending

By Erica Irish  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents voted a resounding “yes” to a constitutional amendment that requires…

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 nightmare for democracy’

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com In 2000, I had a front-row seat to the presidential debacle…

Commentary: Make Mine Marvel

 By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org   Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows I…

Commentary: Stan Lee, a born teacher

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Stan Lee wrote just for me. At least, that’s the…

Video

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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Indiana’s new sex education law

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