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Hoosier foods featured at new pavilion

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair is often known for its sugary and greasy treats. Fair food like cotton candy, ice cream, burgers and anything deep-fried are popular for Hoosier fairgoers year after year. But just outside the rows of typical fair venders that line the streets lies the […]

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Hundreds turn out for governor’s ride

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com  Gov. Mitch Daniels led hundreds of motorcycles Friday morning on his 8th annual motorcycle ride. Those motorcycles filled Robert D. Orr Plaza for a motorcycle ride lead by the governor. Suzukis, BMWs and, of course, Harley-Davidsons were all well represented. James Powell of Gospath, Ind. said the ride offered a chance […]

Lawsuit settlement helps low-income Hoosiers pay energy bills

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is beefing up funding for a program that helps low-income Hoosiers pay their heating bills thanks to its share of a major national lawsuit’s settlement. A new law will have the state spend about $4 million per year over the next eight years out of the […]

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Newt 2012 Announces Indiana State Chairman

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File Indianapolis- Rex Early, prominent political and business leader and author has been named Indiana State Chairman for Newt 2012. Early is the owner of Carlisle Insurance and served as the Republican State Chairman. He has helped  many republicans get into office and has several accomplishments which include: serving in […]

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Planned Parenthood offers free STD testing during April

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS- During April, Planned Parenthood of Indiana will be offering free sexually-transmitted disease screenings at 19 of its health centers as part of the “Get Yourself Tested” campaign and National STD Awareness Month. These 19 centers will have free screenings available for gonorrhea and chlamydia:  Avon, Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, […]

Gun lobby touchy about its grab at a Senate seat

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Gun lobby touchy about its grab at a Senate seat

By John Krull The Statehouse File   INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rifle Association got its feelings hurt. Not long ago, Chris Cox, the gun group’s chief lobbyist, invited Indiana journalists to a conference call so he could announce that the NRA was endorsing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in his primary campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. […]

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Daniels signs illegal entry bill

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov Mitch Daniels signed a bill into law Tuesday that gives Hoosiers the right to use force against police officers who are entering their homes unlawfully. Senate Enrolled Act 1 is state lawmakers’ reaction to a controversial decision last year by the Indiana Supreme Court that stripped […]

Smoking ban moves to full Senate

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate took testimony Wednesday on a statewide smoking ban before voting, 8-2, to move the bill to the full Senate. The bill could move to second reading on Monday. Gov. Mitch Daniels has said he is willing to approve a smoking bill. Most people who […]


Sandwiches from Jasper and Indianapolis face off in Super 46 contest

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced Friday that sandwiches from the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper and Rock Cola 50s Café in Indianapolis are the finalists in the Super 46 Sandwich contest. The contest began Jan. 3 as a promotional tool to highlight 46 restaurants in the […]

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Indiana Supreme Court to consider House fining dispute

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — A dispute over the Republican speaker of the Indiana House’s ability to collect fines from Democrats who boycott the chamber is headed to the Indiana Supreme Court. See the Indiana Supreme Court’s decision to take up the Indiana House fining case. Click here. The court decided to […]