Elections

Effort to track absentee ballots rejected by Senate

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A Senate committee Thursday rejected an amendment that would have required tracking numbers on all absentee ballots as…

Election committee reviews new regulations for absentee ballot counting, more

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would update how Indiana administers elections to protect voting rights and to better validate…

Advocates push lawmakers to enact redistricting reforms

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Advocates for redistricting reform said time is running out for Indiana to enact changes that will put…

Senate rejects making it easier for minor parties to get on ballot

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— The Senate voted no on equality for minor political parties in Indiana on Thursday. Senate Bill 571,…

Issues

Attorney General Hill fires back at disciplinary commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill, facing the potential loss of his license to practice law and his job…

Questions on gender identity complicate hate crimes issue

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The already-contentious debate over including a comprehensive list in the hate crimes bill just got more…

School safety debate focused on mental health provisions in bill

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The main opposition of a catch-all school safety House bill is focused on a public school’s…

Self-defense bill would expand “Stand Your Ground” law

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Legislation that would expand Indiana’s “Stand Your Law” to cover civil lawsuits would lead to more deaths of…

People

GOP lawmakers want to make it tougher to change gender on driver’s license

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the vote count on the amendment. It is 9-4,…

Newly designed exhibit celebrates 30th anniversary of the Eiteljorg

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “I often ask if Mr. Eiteljorg would be happy, and I think…

Legislators feed the state

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Members of the Indiana House of Representative helped to feed hungry Hoosiers on…

Quick reads

House committee approves bill to allow guns in churches with schools on site

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A House committee passed legislation on Tuesday that permits those with an active…

Governor names business leaders to teacher pay commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has named a group of business and community leaders to the volunteer…

Special committee approves government reduction bill, adds critical amendment

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A House Select Committee on Government Reduction approved a measure to reduce government regulations…

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: The enemy in the mirror

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Years ago — first in a forward to the…

Commentary: Curtis Hill gets his wish

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill first found himself accused…

Commentary: The old lions’ lesson for today

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The surviving old lions paid tribute to the fallen one.…

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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