Elections

Senate committee votes to appoint, not elect state’s chief educator

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has moved one step closer to making the superintendent for public instruction an appointed rather…

Will Gov. Holcomb prove to be an effective leader?

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers generally like Gov. Eric Holcomb more than they liked his predecessor Mike Pence, but the…

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…

Issues

Making the difficult transition from home to assisted living easier

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com​ FRANKLIN, Ind. – Rick Mosbaugh has been a fan of the Pacers since he was young — back…

Statehouse Market kicks off summer season

  By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Food truck season is upon us once again. Thursday marked opening day for the Statehouse…

Wet May not expected to stop Memorial Day fun at Indiana State Parks

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a soggy May, all DNR campgrounds and cabins at state parks, state reservoirs and state…

Summer study committee to take a closer look at alcohol laws

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Unworkable, unpredictable and unreasonable is how Speaker of the House Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, described Indiana’s alcohol…

People

Indiana School for the Blind leaves its mark on the state, nation

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of series tracking how money and resources…

Nominate a hard working senior citizen for the Golden Hoosier Award

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award, one…

Daughter’s death by suicide spurs mother to action

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lana Swoape, a single mom of three kids, was perhaps closest to…

Quick reads

Planned Parenthood files suit against new abortion legislation

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed a lawsuit Thursday against new…

Students urged to bike to school

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier schools and parents are encouraged to help students walk or bike…

Indy kicks off 500 festivities with mascot race

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – To start the greatest month in the city of Indianapolis, kids and…

Nation

Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana…

Business coalition: Federal tax could raise prices 20 percent

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­­­­­­ — A coalition of business owners is concerned that a proposed…

Bomb threat sends Indiana mom seeking help from Ivanka Trump

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Less than 48 hours is all it took for a…

Commentary

Commenatary: Mike Pence, he’s not throwing away his shot

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Ambition. That’s what Hamilton: An American Musical is really all about. It’s the story…

Commentary: Terrorism at its roots

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Children. They attacked children. They murdered children. The suicide bomber…

Commentary: Pence at Notre Dame, the way it’s supposed to work

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence is a big boy. The current vice president…