Quick reads
Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate saw a slight increase in the month of December – the first time…

Indiana communities receive funding for blighted homes

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — 10 communities will receive additional funding to help eliminate blighted and abandoned homes. The awards total approximately…

Half a million in grants available for pre-K programs

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com      INDIANAPOLIS – More than $500,000 in grants will be provided to help support Indiana’s first publicly…

Essay contest honors historical female Hoosiers

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com      INDIANAPOLIS – Students in fifth through ninth grade have a chance to visit the Indiana Statehouse as a…

Governor’s letter urges Congress to reform corporate tax code, repeal medical device tax

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky,…

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs names new state women’s veteran coordinator

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs has named Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Laura McKee as its new state…

Issues

Undocumented immigrants could get in-state tuition under bill moving to Senate

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday would allow unauthorized immigrant students living in Indiana…

Bill would strip state superintendent as chair of Board of Ed

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee moved legislation Thursday that would strip the elected state superintendent of her position…

Lawmakers raise money for cancer research with Suits & Sneakers Day

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republicans and Democrats finally found an issue they could agree on – raising money for…

Committee moves bill to strip state superintendent of responsibilities

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com      INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would shift significant education responsibilities from the elected state superintendent to…

Elections

Redistricting issue headed to a study committee

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers don’t seem ready to trust their redistricting work to an independent…

Lawson seeks funding for voting programs

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In a presentation to the House Ways and Means Committee, Secretary of…

Pence calls bill to let him run for prez, governor a ‘distraction’

By Adam Lee TheStatehousFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that a bill meant to allow him…

People

Women’s veterans bill moves to House for consideration

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that requires the director of veterans’ affairs to designate a…

Video & story: Committee passes new ethics rules for House

Lawmakers respond to ethics scandals by enacting a reform from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS…

Behning drops lobbying plan that raised ethics questions

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis – House Education Chairman Robert Behning has backed off plans to lobby in…

Nation

Donnelly’s military suicide legislation signed into law

Staff reporter TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama has signed a provision authored by Indiana Sen.…

Pence considers suit to stop Obama immigration policies

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday the state will consider…

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…

Commentary

Commentary: For Pence’s pride, feds swallow theirs

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence can rail against those despotic bureaucrats in Washington to…

Commentary: Not Pravda, just a screw-up

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence’s friends say he bristles at comparisons with his…

Commentary: #Just IN, a tempest in a teaspoon

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I was in downtown Chicago Monday playing attorney and while I was…

Video

Video & story: Committee considers whether ‘Merry Christmas bill’ is necessary

Smith says protection is needed for holiday symbols on Vimeo. By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –…

Videos: Gov. Pence talks about HIP 2.0 and others react to the federal approval

Hoosiers can start enrolling in HIP 2.0 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.   Lawmakers praise HIP 2.0…

Video & story: Committee passes new ethics rules for House

Lawmakers respond to ethics scandals by enacting a reform from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Adam Lee…