Elections

Zoeller joins Waltz, Houchin in 9th district GOP fight

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Monday publicly joined a crowded field of Republicans seeking what…

Ritz raises far less than Gregg, Pence in governor’s race

By Max Bomber TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg raised more money than any other gubernatorial candidate the first half of the…

Todd Young officially enters Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Rep. Todd Young announced officially Sunday that he will run for U.S. Senate – crowding…

Holcomb raises $200,000 in what campaign calls ‘grassroots’ effort

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Eric Holcomb raised more than $200,000 for his Senate campaign during this year’s second quarter…

Issues

IPS upping pay to help attract and retain quality teachers

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Educators in the Indianapolis Public School district are receiving their first significant pay hike in five…

Pence creates a task force to address the state’s growing drug abuse epidemic

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced the creation of a drug task force Tuesday to address the state’s growing…

Fishers Metropolitan Airport awarded a federal grant for upgrades

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers is preparing to upgrade a runway and install taxiway lighting thanks…

Cloud service provider prepares to move headquarters to Indy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A global cloud services provider and leader in enterprise crowdsourcing is preparing to make Indianapolis home to…

People

Pence appoints dozens to state boards, commissions

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has made appointments to the following boards and commissions. Business…

BMV names new director program management

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced Monday that its new director of program…

Former Democratic lawmaker Wayne Townsend dies at 89

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former state lawmaker Wayne Townsend – who was the Democratic nominee for…

Quick reads

ACLU says law prohibiting pictures of election ballots is unconstitutional

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state concerning a new law…

Pence to head to Japan next month on jobs mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is preparing for a second trip to Japan to strengthen…

Pence extends sympathies to the family of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is offering his sympathy to the family of racecar driver…

Nation

Robert Hall announces bid for 9th congressional district seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bloomington resident Robert Hall officially announced his bid to be the Republican…

Young locking in fundraising advantage for U.S. Senate race

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several other familiar Republican names have joined Al Hubbard and…

U.S. Senate race on level playing field

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat could divide…

Commentary

Commentary: Tyranny as close as the county courthouse

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When John F. Kennedy campaigned for president in 1960, he…

Commentary: Jared Fogle’s story serves as wake-up call

By Greg Zoeller Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The arrest of one of Indiana’s celebrities forces us to…

Commentary: Back to school

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org (In the interest of full disclosure, I teach at both Ivy Tech…

Video

Video: Gov. Pence leads ride to honor fallen officers, survivors

Gov. Mike Pence leads Cops Cycling for Survivors ride. from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…

Video & story: Pence says he’s ready for election fight, says faith must coexist with changing culture

pence seeks reelection 6-18-2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov.…