Elections

Secretary of state candidates battle over voting issues

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Beth White is banking that Hoosiers are ready for a change as she fights to…

Three men vie to represent Indiana’s 9th congressional disrict

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Todd Young, a Republican, is defending his 9th District seat against two challengers: Democrat Bill Bailey and Libertarian Mike…

9th District: Young credits family, setbacks for political successes

9th District: Young credits family, setbacks for political successes

By Garrett Day TheStatehouseFile.com U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, says an early setback helped set him on the path to success…

9th District: Bailey advocates term limits, breaks for college students

By Garrett Day and Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than 40 years ago, Bill Bailey – the Democratic candidate for Indiana’s…

Issues

Arkansas, other states experiment with Medicaid options

By Christine Vestal Stateline.org Less than a year after low-income Arkansans started receiving health coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s controversial Medicaid…

How the safety net cuts poverty rates across the country

By Jake Grovum Stateline.org Without Social Security, the poverty rate among senior citizens in the U.S. would be more than 50 percent;…

Steele seeks death penalty option in decapitation cases

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state senator said Monday he’s pursuing legislation to ensure that anyone convicted of beheading a…

Feds extend pre-K funding deadline but Pence still says no

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he still won’t apply for up to $80 million in preschool…

Quick reads

State settles with drug maker Organon over Medicaid fraud charges

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana attorney general’s office has recovered more than $181,000 for the Indiana…

States settle with AT&T Mobility over unauthorized charges; refunds available for customers

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 460,000 Hoosier will receive refunds from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized…

Pence administration seeks applicants for technical curriculum grants

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANANPOLIS – State education officials are seeking applicants for grants for what’s called the Innovative…

People

Long-time National Guard leader to retire next spring

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Adjutant General Martin Umbarger will retire in May after 45 years of…

Anesthesiologist will be state’s new health commissioner

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a new doc in charge at the Indiana State Department of Health.…

New lawmaker sworn in to District 83 seat; Rep. Heuer moves on to lobby group

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Christopher Judy will serve what’s left of the House District 83…

Nation

Conflicting court rulings could impact Indiana health care subsidies

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether…

Americans struggle to name First Amendment freedoms

By Kate Winkle SFHWire WASHINGTON – Americans have failed their 2014 civics test: 29 percent of them can’t name…

Video & story: Long says constitutional convention could come in 2015

Mount Vernon Assembly wraps up at the Statehouse from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com…

Commentary

Commentary: Don’t bet on big bucks in IPS election

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Could a backlash be in the offing for the lavishly funded candidates…

Commentary: When right and right collide

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – My grandfather gave me some great counsel. “Most reasonable people…

Commentary: Yard signs, guns and more political ironies

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The teacher told me about a time he’d gotten his…

Video

6 things to know about Indiana’s new scooter law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers who drive scooters and mopeds will face…

9th District candidates agree Congress is problem, disagree how to solve it

Indiana 9th Congressional District forum at Franklin College from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com…

Video & story: Gay marriage now legal in Indiana, high court opts not to review lower court decision

Gay marriage now legal in Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer & Lesley Weidenbener…