Quick reads

Holcomb to announce Senate plans on Thursday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Longtime GOP aid Eric Holcomb is expected to announce Thursday that he will run for U.S. Senate…

Pence picks … any team from Indiana!

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence says he’s filling out five Final Four brackets this year – one for each…

Former Notre Dame president dies at age 97

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, the 15th president of the University of Notre Dame, passed away in South…

State tax revenue fails to meet January projections

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana tax revenue in January fell significantly below projections – surpassing anticipated amounts in only two major…

Bill to require civics test for high school students passes committee

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students could be required to pass a national civics test in order to graduate high…

State launches foreign-language website for economic development

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state has launched a multi-language website aimed at enticing international businesses to consider Indiana for investment…

Issues

Unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent in February

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate ticked down to 5.9 percent in February, the result in part of…

Live dealers would be postponed under proposed change to gambling bill

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Racetrack casinos would have to wait until 2021 to get live dealers at table games under…

Yoder wants more changes before vaping bill ready for vote

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation to regulate the liquids used in vaping and e-cigarettes took a step back on Thursday…

Video & story: Pence orders limited needle exchange to stem Scott County HIV outbreak

Scott County has the green light to administer a needle exchange program from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –…

People

Rep. Harris to be remembered at calling and services on Friday, Saturday

Rep. Harris to be remembered at calling and services on Friday, Saturday

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Arrangements have been announced for the funeral of Rep. Earl Harris, D-East…

Coats: Time has come to pass ‘demanding’ job to someone else

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will not seek reelection in 2016 – a…

Rep. Earl Harris dies after extended illness

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic Rep. Earl Harris of East Chicago, who served in the Indiana…

Elections

Video & story: Holcomb becomes first official candidate in 2016 Senate race

Holcomb announces he will seek US Senate seat from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –…

Coats: Time has come to pass ‘demanding’ job to someone else

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will not seek reelection in 2016 – a…

Jeff Cardwell to be new GOP chairman; Berry resigns

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tim Berry is out as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and…

Nation

Video & story: Obama touts community college in Indy with plans Hoosier leaders don’t want

Pres. Obama speaks in Indiana about higher education from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com…

Donnelly’s military suicide legislation signed into law

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

Commentary

Analysis: Coats’ decision makes 2016 election more fun

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Republican Sen. Dan Coats announced this week that he…

Commentary: Dan Coats walks away

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Dan Coats bristled. It was nearly a quarter century ago,…

Commentary: Indiana, a state that works? Hardly

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives pushed through…

Video

Video & story: Holcomb becomes first official candidate in 2016 Senate race

Holcomb announces he will seek US Senate seat from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com…

Video & story: Pence orders limited needle exchange to stem Scott County HIV outbreak

Scott County has the green light to administer a needle exchange program from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…

Video: State launches campaign to protect highway workers

New Signs Revealed To Help With Worker, Driver Safety from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.…