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Sen. Karen Tallian announces campaign for attorney general

By Lacey Watt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Saying that Indiana’s attorney general should be an advocate for Hoosiers, Democratic state Sen. Karen Tallian announced Wednesday that she is jumping into the race. Tallian, of Ogden Dunes in the northwest corner of the state, took a shot at the current attorney general, Curtis Hill, saying that “he has not […]

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Karlee Macer says no to a run for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—One potential Democratic candidate for governor is already out just as the race is getting started. Rep. Karlee Macer of Indianapolis released a statement Tuesday saying, “While I stand ready to roll my sleeves up and show our state what it means to be a Democrat, I will not be doing so […]

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Health consultant picked to complete Rep. Mahan’s term

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS- Healthcare consultant Ann Vermilion will fill in the remainder of State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s term in the legislature. A Republican caucus chose the former Marion General Hospital administrative director Tuesday over Steve Henderson and John Lancaster. Mahan, R-Hartford City, had endorsed Vermilion to succeed him in the General Assembly. He […]

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Sen. Randy Head retires from Senate

Sen. Randy Head retires from Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- After more than 10 years in the Indiana Senate, Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, announced Monday he is resigning Aug. 12 to take a new position as chief deputy prosecutor in Pulaski County.  “I have worked on a lot of different issues during my service, authoring more than 70 bills that became […]

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Paper trails for electronic voting equipment approved by Election Commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Election Commission on Monday approved the state’s first voter electronic voting system with a verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), which will allow voters to confirm that their votes have been correctly recorded. Direct record electronic machines are currently used in almost half the counties of Indiana. With these machines, there […]

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Candidates bash Trump, propose programs to create more equality

By Janet Williams and Haley Carney TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Democratic presidential candidates who appeared before the National Urban League’s convention Friday morning all addressed, in one way or another, the issue of inequality and the impact on people of color. But the proposals that got the loudest response and applause came when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of […]

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Democratic presidential hopefuls target inequality at Urban League convention

By Abrahm Hurt and Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Five Democratic candidates for president agreed on one thing Thursday as they addressed the National Urban League convention in Indianapolis: there are still inequalities across the country that a new president must fix. In separate addresses, followed by questions from the league’s president, Marc H. Morial, each of […]

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Buttigieg targets his generation in his return to Indiana

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Pete Buttigieg, South Bend mayor and a Democratic candidate for president, told a cheering crowd of young Democrats Thursday that Republicans have misled his generation. “To come of age in the 21st century is to see virtually every major prediction and policy advanced by the Republican Party in your adult lifetime […]

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Young Democrats discuss improving voting rights

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Identification hurdles, poorly-trained poll workers and missing power cords for voting machines are just a few of the problems people face when trying to vote in the United States. “In Georgia last year, we had a polling place at Morehouse College, which is a HBCU (historically black college and university) and […]

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Pelosi and Buttigieg highlight convention of young Democrats

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—For a state with Republican supermajorities in the state House and Senate, Indiana doesn’t seem like the top choice to host a convention of young Democrats. Yet, Indianapolis will be hosting the 2019 Young Democrats National Convention, which begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday. One of the reasons why it’s an […]

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