Elections

Senate committee Oks shooting teachers with pellet guns in training drills

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Teachers may soon have the option to be shot with pellet guns during active shooter training. The Senate…

Absentee ballot bill on its way to governor’s desk, changes deadline in 2019 elections

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—House lawmakers sat divided Wednesday when the majority party backed a bill to change absentee mail-in ballot deadlines,…

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…

Issues

ACLU challenging state over abortion law

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s newest anti-abortion legislation is facing a legal challenge in federal court, less than a day…

Democrats say smoking taxes, mental health among lost chances in 2019 session

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lapses in state budget priorities and the enactment of a “lukewarm” bias crimes law topped Indiana…

Budget finalized in last hours of legislative session, Democrats say Indiana deserves more

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Edging into the late evening Wednesday and ending in party-line votes, lawmakers approved Indiana’s next two-year budget, totaling…

Gambling expansion bill heading to governor

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The controversial gambling expansion bill is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb after it passed…

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

Foster care advocates set up helpline for parents

Foster care advocates set up helpline for parents

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Advocates for foster and adoptive parents on Tuesday unveiled a conflict resolution toll-free phone…

School safety bill would allow information sharing with law enforcement

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Legislation that was heard by a Senate committee Tuesday would allow more cooperation…

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…

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: Legislative report card—incomplete

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–It was supposed to be a celebratory moment. The Republican fiscal…

Commentary: Trump missed his civics lesson

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – For a guy who was completely “exonerated” by Special Counsel…

Commentary: The NRA and the art of the lift

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – One of the biggest con games around comes to Indiana…

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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