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Indiana Democrats hold hope for the party’s future

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Elizabeth Hyde departed from Indianapolis for Philadelphia in late July, she headed to the Democratic National Convention with a mission. The 26-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter represented Indiana as a delegate at the convention. With tensions high between Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters, Hyde wanted to do what she […]

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Record voter turnout in 2016

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Of Indiana’s 4.8 million registered voters, 58 percent cast a ballot in the November general election. According to a report from the Secretary of State’s office, that makes 2016 a record setting year with 2,807,676 Hoosiers casting a ballot, more than in 2008 and 2012. The report, however, said this […]

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Significant turnover brings wave of new lawmakers

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Organization Day has arrived at the Statehouse and newly-elected lawmakers are settling into their new roles. “A lot of new faces. A lot of new energy. Diverse group from all parts of the state,” Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said. “We’re lucky to have a talented […]

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Former Daniels chief to serve same role for Holcomb

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb added Earl Goode to his future administration Monday. Goode, who is currently the co-chair of Holcomb’s transition team, will serve as his chief of staff come Jan. 9. Goode served as Mitch Daniels’ chief of staff for over six years. He was also president for several GTE Telephone […]

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Statehouse 101: New lawmakers learn the basics at orientation

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With a little over a month before the General Assembly is in session, the freshmen are in town for orientation. “There’s a tremendous amount of information today and tomorrow that we’re receiving,” said Ryan Hatfield, a Democrat who will represent Evansville in 2017. The two-day new legislator orientation Tuesday […]

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Commentary: The biggest winners and losers

Commentary: The biggest winners and losers

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org So now that we’ve had a week to digest the election results, it’s time to pick the winners and losers of 2016. This list is not all inclusive and you are free to add anyone you think we should have. Winners Mike Pence, vice president-elect Rumors of Mike Pence’s political demise were […]

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Pence to remain governor as he transitions to VP

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice president-elect Mike Pence said he will not resign as governor of Indiana as he takes on additional roles within the new presidential administration. Pence is working with Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb to create a smooth transition of power. He joined Holcomb Monday at the Statehouse for a cabinet meeting […]

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Pence celebrates Veterans Day with Hoosiers in Indiana

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com EDINBURGH, Ind. — Just days after being named vice president-elect, Gov. Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana and visited Camp Atterbury to celebrate Veterans Day Friday. Joined by members of the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Pence met with Hoosier veterans from across the […]

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Governor-elect Holcomb builds his administration

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Holcomb administration is now hiring. Next Level Indiana Inc., the non-profit transition board for Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb, launched a website Friday to accept resumes. NextLevelIndiana.com will also share information related to the transition and activities related to the inauguration. “We encourage any and all aspiring public servants who […]

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After Republican sweep, both parties prepare for work

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One day after the Trump train roared through Indiana, both Republicans and Democrats in Indiana are assessing the impact. “What an unexpected night,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said. In the national spotlight, Gov. Mike Pence became the country’s vice president-elect. In the statewide election, Republicans swept by winning […]

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