Elections

New lawmakers bring controversy, diversity to General Assembly on Organization Day

By Taylor WootenTheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Thirteen new House members and three new senators were sworn in on Organization Day Tuesday — including…

Senate Democrats want redistricting reform in 2021

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Democrats in the Indiana Senate are proposing reform to the process lawmakers follow when they redraw legislative district…

Attorney General Hill joins push to challenge Pennsylvania mail-in ballots

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Curtis Hill will add Indiana to a list of states questioning the legitimacy of mail-in…

Democrats select new leader in Indiana Senate

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, is counting on a strong relationship with Senate Republicans to address…

Issues

Environmental conference goes virtual in 2020

By Thomas SamuelTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Hoosier Environmental Council’s 13th annual event, Greening the Statehouse 2020, has gone virtual in this year of COVID-19 with…

Holcomb names Notre Dame leader as state’s first inclusion officer

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named Notre Dame University’s public affairs director as Indiana’s first-ever chief equity, inclusion and opportunity…

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high as cases continue to climb

By Taylor Wooten TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The state is seeing alarming numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations just a week from Thanksgiving, and…

Holcomb names Katie Jenner as secretary of education

By Taylor Wooten TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named his senior education advisor, Katie Jenner, as the state’s first appointed secretary…

People

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…

Longtime Republican state senator steps down before election

By LaMonte Richardson Jr. TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s longest serving Republican state senator announced Tuesday he would retire…

Former House Speaker Brian Bosma steps down after 34 years

By Hope Shrum TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma will leave the Indiana House after…

Quick reads

FSSA announces pilot programs designed to treat Hoosiers in the justice system

Staff reportFSSATheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction announced a series of…

Indiana joins anti-trust lawsuit against Google

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana attorney general’s office has joined 10 other Republican attorneys general and the U.S. Department…

Department of Defense invests in hypersonic technology at Crane

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana will be the home of the U.S. Department of Defense’s new Joint Hypersonics Transition Office…

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: Thanksgiving, hard times and hard lessons

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – This Thanksgiving will be a strange one. Most Thanksgivings, my wife,…

Commentary: My dog loves water but hates the rain

By Michael LeppertMichaelLeppert.com There are two things that were a part of my wife’s childhood that…

Commentary: Hard to say which is the bigger threat

By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, the universe sends a message. That’s what happened when the…

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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