Elections

Superintendent bill needs major changes to survive in the Senate

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House bill which would make the state school chief position appointed needs “substantial changes” before…

Supporters for redistricting reform continue to fight despite the halt in committee

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Bill 1014 may have failed this year, but supporters say their fight for redistricting reform…

Lawmakers hold redistricting bill days before committee deadline

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A bill to establish an independent redistricting commission drew dozens of supporters to the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday.…

Speaker’s bill would eliminate state superintendent position

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House version of a bill to remove the superintendent of public instruction position from Indiana…

Issues

Community providers trained on overdose reversal medication

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the community made their way to the Indianapolis Police Department for a training day…

Amendments offered to state budget see little success

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFIle.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Several amendments were offered on Thursday to the state’s two-year budget, but only one saw positive…

Statehouse Chambers don’t agree on pre-K funding

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Appropriations Committee is calling for less pre-kindergarten spending than the plans proposed by both…

Holcomb’s first law: Providing transportation options for students with disabilities

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed his first bill into law, surrounded by Special Olympians Thursday. House…

People

The Statehouse goes to the dogs — and cats

By Nicole Hernandez, Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After a long day of making tough decisions, researching legislation and…

Q&A: Meet Sen. Blake Doriot, from land surveyor to lawmaker

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — For Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Goshen, it is not uncommon…

Q&A: Meet Sen. Andy Zay, father and small-business owner

By Adrianna Pitrelli and Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected…

Quick reads

Holcomb’s first law: Providing transportation options for students with disabilities

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed his first bill into law, surrounded by…

Old growth forest legislation dies in committee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Activists who supported legislation protecting old growth trees in Indiana are saddened…

Easier access to Cannabidiol advances to Senate

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would create easier access to Cannabidiol, also known as…

Nation

Indiana attorney general supports Trump’s recommendation for empty Supreme Court seat

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill urged the state’s two senators…

Indiana’s senators meet with Supreme Court nominee

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, met with…

Hill announces support for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced his support for U.S. Supreme…

Commentary

Commentary: Tough guys picking fights with school children

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Trump administration says its decision to roll back rights…

Commentary: Indiana at the center of Supreme Court campaign

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — I invite you to take a little trip with me…

Commentary: The president is not the boss anymore

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Every parent feels a little pressure when it comes to raising their…