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Common Cause Indiana calls for lawmakers to reform election laws

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—With issues seen around the state on Election Day from polls that opened late to ballots that took days to count, lawmakers are being urged to seek ways to improve the state’s election laws when they convene in January. “I think the experience in Indiana in those counties that had problems […]

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House Republicans hang on to supermajority status

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Republicans will maintain their supermajority status in the Indiana General Assembly after votes were finally tallied in Porter County where state Rep. Ed Soliday, of Valparaiso, defeated his Democratic challenger. The final count showed Soliday edging out Democrat Frank Szczepanski by just under 2,000 votes and giving House Republicans 67 seats, leaving […]

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Democrats, despite election losses, say they are hopeful

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats had a big setback on Election Day in U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s lopsided loss to Republican challenger Mike Braun by a 51 to 44 percent margin. But with the 2018 election season now history, the Indiana Democratic Party is now looking to the future and its leader is […]

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Indiana Democrats make progress, but fail to offset Republican supermajorities

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans will maintain their supermajority in both chambers of the Indiana Statehouse, leaving their Democratic counterparts to determine next steps and reorganize their efforts for the 2019 legislative session. But that doesn’t mean Democratic efforts were useless. Perhaps the most significant Democratic win of the evening was for 29th […]

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Donnelly loses re-election bid to Braun

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—What has been called the nation’s nastiest and costliest Senate race is over, and Republican Mike Braun will take incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly’s place in the United States Senate. Donnelly conceded to Braun in Indiana’s high-stakes Senate race around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after trailing behind his Republican challenger as soon as […]

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U.S. House Republicans win Indiana voters despite strong challenges from Democrats

By Erica Irish  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s congressional delegation will remain largely unchanged, with seven Republicans and two Democrats winning Tuesday. Incumbent Rep. Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana’s 9th Congressional District won out in a heated campaign against Democratic challenger Liz Watson, allowing him to hold his seat in Congress for a second term. He ended […]

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Hoosiers approve constitutional amendment to restrict legislature spending

By Erica Irish  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents voted a resounding “yes” to a constitutional amendment that requires lawmakers to pass balanced budgets. A count reported by the Associated Press shows more than 72 percent of Hoosiers approved the measure Tuesday, which appeared as the first question on statewide ballots.  For every biennial budget period, […]

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Republicans remain in control of Indiana state government

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans once again swept control of Indiana’s statewide elected offices Tuesday by wide margins. Incumbents Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and Auditor Tera Klutz will all serve the state until 2022. In a race that focused on election security and ballot access, Lawson won about 60 […]

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Crowded ballot includes balanced budget amendment

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The race for the U.S. Senate may be dominating most election coverage, but Hoosiers will have a proposed state constitutional amendment to consider as well as candidates for other federal and state offices when they vote Tuesday. That constitutional amendment, which calls for a balanced budget, is either necessary for Indiana’s […]

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9th Congressional District a long shot for Democrats

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s 9th Congressional District is a mix of a conservative rural majority and a small progressive population attempting to drive a blue wave forward during the 2018 midterm elections. The district extends from the lower part of Johnson County through the southern tip of the state on the border with Louisville, […]

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