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Analysis: Daniels made the right court pick

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Analysis: Daniels made the right court pick

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday he appointed Tippecanoe County Superior Court Judge Loretta Rush to the Indiana Supreme Court not because she was a woman but because she was the best candidate for the job. I believe him. And still, the appointment is an important one for Indiana. There […]

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Commentary: Mourdock campaign is struggling under pressure

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As this election year heads into its final stages, the pressure on campaigns and candidates mounts with every passing day. Some candidates and campaigns handle the pressure well. Some flail. It appears that Republican Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is one of those who flail. In recent days, […]

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Commentary: Is the latest illegal immigration fight even legal?

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Commentary: Is the latest illegal immigration fight even legal?

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org  The nice thing about having a law degree is that it actually does come in handy every once in a while – especially when you are reading legal briefs filed by Indiana state senators who are asking a federal court to allow them to intervene and defend the state’s illegal immigration […]

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Commentary: Attorney general – not senators – takes true conservative view in immigration battle

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The decision by three conservative Indiana state senators to ask a federal court to allow them to argue in favor of an anti-immigration law they authored – undercutting the state’s attorney general – raises an interesting question. What does it mean to be a conservative these days? […]

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Guest column: AG has clear conscience in handling immigration case

By Greg Zoeller Indiana attorney general In today’s politically charged environment where accusations are leveled against a person’s character purely for political gain, the unique role of the Indiana attorney general makes the AG an easy target. I have been proud to serve the people of Indiana as their elected attorney general, the lawyer for […]

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Analysis: State, nation face tough calls on future transportation funding

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As states across the nation have struggled to deal with tight transportation budgets, Indiana has been blessed with cash to fund many of the road and bridge projects on its priority list. But those days will soon be ending and public officials – and probably the public at large […]

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Commentary: Perspective too often depends on partisan leanings

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s funny how partisanship determines perspective. Consider this situation: The country is in the middle of a campaign in which an incumbent president seeks re-election. Four years ago, that president won a big, historic victory by promoting a positive message. He succeeded a profoundly unpopular predecessor whom he and […]

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Commentary: Shall we serve on Sunday?

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org  INDIANAPOLIS – Now that we are past Labor Day and the political campaigns are now in full swing, you will be inundated with commercials, mailers, news coverage of speeches – the whole nine yards. And I have to give all three major candidates for governor credit. They are rolling out policy […]

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Commentary: A look at the road not taken

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Commentary: A look at the road not taken

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Now that the national political conventions have come and the presidential campaign season is about to reach its top gear, at least two Hoosiers have to be watching the race with mixed emotions. Hoosier Republicans Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence both got attention as potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates. […]

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Analysis: State shouldn’t be too quick to reject or implement work share

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democrats are calling on Gov. Mitch Daniels to implement an unemployment initiative called “work share,” even though the Republican’s administration already has dismissed the idea. Work share is a program meant to save jobs for employees who mightier otherwise be laid off, although it has plenty of critics. […]

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