Elections
Connie Lawson, Indiana’s top election official, announces resignation

Connie Lawson, Indiana’s top election official, announces resignation

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Monday she will resign as the state’s top election official, citing a…

Debates about voting poised to continue after 2020 raises questions about election access

Debates about voting poised to continue after 2020 raises questions about election access

By Erica Irish  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana lawmakers continued Thursday to debate how to best hold state elections after a presidential election cycle coincided…

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…

Issues
Bill to punish schools and public libraries for distributing “harmful material” to minors withdrawn by Senate author

Bill to punish schools and public libraries for distributing “harmful material” to minors withdrawn by Senate author

By Hope Shrum TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Bill 288, a bill that would punish schools and public libraries for sharing “harmful material” with minors,…

Gov. Eric Holcomb extends executive order for another 30 days

By Alexa Shrake TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—During the weekly COVID-19 update Wednesday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he is extending the state’s emergency order, which…

Senate passes bill jeopardizing the future of IndyGo bus projects

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana Senate bill that would jeopardize funding for the expansion of the IndyGo public transit system will…

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for racism training

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for racism training

By Alexa Shrake TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A press conference by the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Tuesday called for mandatory implicit bias and racism training…

People

Q&A: New legislator from Greenwood area is focusing on education

Q&A: New legislator from Greenwood area is focusing on education

By Zen Stripling TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Newly elected Indiana state Rep. Michelle Davis, a Republican representing the Greenwood area, is…

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…

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

Senators call for more support for mental health and addiction assistance

By Hope Shrum TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bipartisan group of U.S. senators including Todd Young of Indiana has…

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg confirmed as transportation secretary

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Hoosier Pete Buttigieg has been confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation,…

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…

Commentary

Commentary: Guns, history and fiction

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Sometimes history tries to teach us a lesson. The Indiana House of Representatives…

Commentary: Lessons from the city

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com ST. LOUIS, Missouri—Forty years ago, I rolled into this old river city to…

Commentary: Lawmakers behaving badly, again

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Something about Black people speaking their minds scares the heck out of conservatives…

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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