Elections

New app makes registering to vote easy on the go

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be able to register to vote via smart phone this election after the release…

Rep. Turner to resign from legislature – if he’s reelected in November

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Embattled state Rep. Eric Turner said Friday he will step down from the General Assembly if…

Bayh: I will not be a candidate for governor in 2016

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Evan Bayh made it official Friday – he won’t be running for governor in 2016. Last month,…

Money pours into state elections across US as stakes rise

By Jeffrey Stinson Stateline.org Money is pouring into statehouse elections this year at a potentially record-breaking rate, as the stakes for political…

Issues

Tax caps having greatest impact for owners of rental property, farms

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The owners of rental homes and apartments are among the property owners that are helped most…

Colts join effort to fight prescription drug abuse among teens

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – High schools across the state have the chance to win $5,000 and a pep rally from…

Seven more counties to participate in juvenile detention program

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFle.com INDIANAPOLIS – Seven new counties across the state will partner with the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which offers…

Coalition announces legislative agenda aimed at public fraud

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A group of officials representing local, state and federal governments will push a series of legislative…

Quick reads

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…

State to restore West Boggs Lake in Southern Indiana

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One of Indiana’s popular fishing sites in Loogootee will undergo a restoration…

Pence orders flags to half-staff for 9/11

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has directed flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of…

People

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…

Pence names Huston to IURC, makes other appointments

Staff report TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has appointed a top official in the state health department…

Eric Turner to lose leadership post over financial disclosure issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Embattled Rep. Eric Turner will lose his leadership post during the next…

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: Elegy for an odd place

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Every building has its stories. The first time I entered…

Analysis: Feds owe state, Hoosiers an answer about HIP 2.0

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The groups gathered last week at the Statehouse represented an…

Commentary: Eric Turner as a parable for our times

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Prostitution of the public trust, perversion of the Gospel message, prioritizing money…

Video

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 20, 2014

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 20, 2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Reporters Seth Morin and Jacob Rund…

Video & story: Lawmakers consider impact of disease on deer hunting, farming operations

Committee discusses what chronic wasting disease could do to Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob…

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 19, 2014

Statehouse Daily Roundup Aug. 19, 2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…