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Hupfer named new Republican Party chairman

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Republican Party State Central Committee unanimously picked Kyle Hupfer Wednesday to serve as state chairman. Gov. Eric Holcomb recommended Hupfner for the job. Traditionally governors select a party chair to work with. “Chairman Hupfer will be a focused and passionate advocate for Republican candidates at every level of […]

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Legislators under fire after Facebook posts

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A sister rally of Women’s March on Washington took place on Saturday, drawing in thousands, and a meme posted by an Indiana state senator is drawing more attention. Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, shared a meme that read, “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle […]

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Purdue research students surprised by inauguration turnout

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com  WASHINGTON – A group of Purdue University students traveled to Washington D.C. to observe and study the inauguration and the women’s march. To their surprise, the findings did not line up with their expectations. “I think they really enjoyed seeing history being made,” Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science at […]

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Indianapolis women’s rally draws thousands

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Terri Siler heard about the Women’s March on Washington, she was determined to bring it to Indiana. Siler said she thought she would be lucky to have 1,000 people come to push back against President Donald Trump and his agenda, but admitted she was wrong. Instead, thousands flooded […]

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Pence sworn in as vice president

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people filled the nation’s capital to witness the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including many Hoosiers. Sarah King, of Indianapolis, traveled to Washington, D.C. to be present for her fourth presidential inauguration. She said the atmosphere of inauguration day is why she plans to attend every four […]

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Indiana Chamber submits list of repeal requests to Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With a Hoosier connection to the White House, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is leveraging their Indiana ties. The chamber submitted a list of regulations they want repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration, because they argue they are “detrimental” to Hoosier businesses. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar […]

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Donnelly greets Hoosiers attending inauguration

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON —U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly greeted more than 300 Hoosiers as they made their way to the nation’s capital to pick up their inauguration tickets Thursday. Those who picked up their tickets were invited to mingle over coffee with Donnelly and his staff. Donnelly said he hosted the event to show […]

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Pence’s high school band prepares for inauguration performance

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 200 members of the Columbus North marching band and color guard are in the nation’s capital to march in a parade only 8,000 students from across the country can say they performed in. “When I realized we could have an opportunity like this, I was just so surprised […]

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Hoosier lawmakers pack their bags for presidential inauguration

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Washington, D.C. will be the social hubbub for Hoosiers Friday. “I thought, well, how many times are you speaker of the house and you have a friend who gets inaugurated as vice president? Maybe we should go,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said. Bosma said he plans to be […]

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Holcomb sworn in as Indiana’s new governor

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After being sworn in, the governor took time to reflect on Indiana’s past and the successes of its pioneers. On Monday, in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Gov. Eric Holcomb was inaugurated along with other statewide officeholders. “We are the pioneers who will take our […]

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