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Attempt to stiffen state’s open door law stalls

By Sandie Love The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A committee in the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday took testimony on and debated a measure that would stiffen penalties for public officials who defy Indiana’s open door law. The House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, though, put off a vote on House Bill 1093. The bill’s […]

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Child support bill moves to full Senate

By Krista Chittum The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would change Indiana law so that parents don’t have to pay child support after a child turns 19 passed a Senate committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 18 moved out of the Senate Correction, Criminal, and Civil Matters Committee on 7-2 vote. The bill would require […]

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Rapid transit bill gets hearing in House committee

By Krista Chittum The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—The House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would bring rapid transit to Central Indiana. House Bill 1073 would double the number of buses and routes and add public railroad transportation by the year 2021 in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. The bill follows the […]

Enough of the age of snark

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Enough of the age of snark

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—When Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker announced he was leaving his post, his opposite number didn’t exactly give him a gold watch and a pat on the back. Before the ink had dried on Parker’s resignation letter, Indiana Republican Party Chair Eric Holcomb issued the following statement: “Muchof […]

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Daniels should let Democrats have their look

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels hasn’t made a habit of taking my advice, but I’m going to offer it anyway. He should let Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly have the independent audit they want so they can find out why $320 million sat in the state’s coffers undetected […]

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