Elections

Buchanan fills Senate seat vacated by Brandt Hershman

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The newest member of the Indiana Senate was sworn in on Monday, almost six weeks after…

Updated voter website offers new features, access

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana voters will now have more access to features such as ballot previews and election night results…

Redistricting reform bill passes Senate

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would create standards to draw state and federal legislative district boundaries across Indiana passed…

Senators kill amendments to redistricting bill

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senators shot down two amendments to a bill that would have clarified who has oversight in…

Issues

Human sexuality bill raises concerns about parental rights, impact on LGBTQ students

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– A Fort Wayne high school student told a House committee that she was surprised to find…

Industrial hemp might be the crop of Indiana’s future

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers are continuing to advance a bill that would allow Hoosier farmers to market hemp and…

One in seven baby umbilical cords tested positive for opiates, study finds

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has a higher number of babies’ umbilical cords testing positive for opiates than the national…

Sunday sales, CO2 testing bills pass out of House committees

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation to approve Sunday alcohol sales is moving swiftly through the Indiana General Assembly as one version of the…

People

Mother makes plea to include disabled children in silver alert updates

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In 2016, Jennifer Dawson said her worst fears as a parent came…

Indiana native and ‘The Voice’ runner-up recognized

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All eyes of the Indiana House were on 16-year-old Addison Agen Thursday…

Fourth grade lobbyist pushes for state bug

By John Ward TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fourth grader Kayla Xu has been lobbying for years to make the…

Quick reads

Bathroom bill opens new doors as it passes in the Senate

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate passed legislation Thursday to ensure that people with medical…

Indiana native and ‘The Voice’ runner-up recognized

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All eyes of the Indiana House were on 16-year-old Addison Agen Thursday…

Candidate filing for primary election begins Jan. 10

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — It’s that time of the year again—election season. On Wednesday, candidates may begin…

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: Guns and our nightmare that won’t end

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Words fail. The sights and stories from Parkland, Florida, have…

Commentary: Mediocrity plus ‘pure evil’ is a deadly combination in Parkland

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com It has been one of those weeks, like so many other weeks…

Commentary: David Long’s closed-door legacy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When David Long announced his retirement as president pro tempore…

Video

Video: National FFA Convention takes over Indy

Video: Gov. Eric Holcomb sends bikers out in style

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Video: State employees honored for 35 plus years of service