Elections

Senate rejects making it easier for minor parties to get on ballot

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDAINAPOLIS— The Senate voted no on equality for minor political parties in Indiana on Thursday. Senate Bill 571,…

House rejects Democrat efforts to give voters more time to get absentee ballots

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Democrats in the Indiana House tried and failed in their efforts to assure that Hoosiers have more time…

Election Commission says Bosma did not violate campaign finance laws

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Election Commission says House Speaker Brian Bosma did not violate state laws when he…

Legislators almost out of time to end gerrymandering, says Indiana coalition

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Standing shoulder-to-shoulder before the Senate Elections Committee, members of the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting urged…

Issues

Senate rejects making it easier for minor parties to get on ballot

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDAINAPOLIS— The Senate voted no on equality for minor political parties in Indiana on Thursday. Senate Bill 571,…

House Republicans block Democrat efforts to deny funding to schools that discriminate

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans defeated a Democrat lawmaker’s effort to take away state funding from nonpublic schools that…

One year after Parkland, Indiana lawmakers pass bill to promote mental health in schools

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — On the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,…

Commentary: Legislature sends valentine to township government

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–In 1935, an Indiana commission proposed streamlining government. It went nowhere. Not until 2007 was there another…

People

Garrett, Shelbyville basketball great, deserves more acclaim

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Jackie Robinson of college basketball fought back against the racial slurs lobbed at…

New tourism director takes over in January

New tourism director takes over in January

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has named an Orange County economic development leader to run Indiana’s…

Holiday season kicks off with songs, story and First Dog Henry

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The south atrium of the Statehouse echoed with holiday cheer Thursday as children from…

Quick reads

House committee approves bill to allow guns in churches with schools on site

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A House committee passed legislation on Tuesday that permits those with an active…

Governor names business leaders to teacher pay commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has named a group of business and community leaders to the volunteer…

Special committee approves government reduction bill, adds critical amendment

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A House Select Committee on Government Reduction approved a measure to reduce government regulations…

Nation

VP’s sister-in-law on life since the election

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Since casting a vote to nominate her brother-in-law to become…

Hoosier lawmakers offer condolences after Las Vegas shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of the lives lost…

Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax…

Commentary

Commentary: A slow learner’s guide to national emergencies

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – These folks don’t learn. Maybe they can’t. Both houses of…

Commentary: What was all that Valentine nonsense about, anyway?

By Michael Leppert MichaelLeppert.com I despise the Hallmark holidays. You know the ones.  They are the…

Commentary: Legislature sends valentine to township government

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–In 1935, an Indiana commission proposed streamlining government. It went nowhere.…

Video

All Pro Dad and state kick off foster care and adoption campaign

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com     INDIANAPOLIS — All Pro Dad and Indiana Department of Child…

Protecting their passion

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Indiana’s new sex education law

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