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Glenda Ritz drops out of race for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the race for governor. Ritz made the announcement Friday evening. “Now is not the right time for me to run for governor,” Ritz said in a statement. “Under my leadership, I have brought the discussion of public education into the public discourse […]

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Pence suits up with hundreds of motorcyclists in 11th annual Ride with the Governor

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of motorcyclists suited up and hit the road Friday. “There’s something about being on a motorcycle travelling the highways and by-ways and back roads of Indiana that really feels like freedom and Hoosiers cherish their freedom,” Gov. Mike Pence said. “So what better way to affirm our commitment […]

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Jim Schellinger appointed as IEDC President

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence appointed Democrat Jim Schellinger to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday afternoon. “We need to come together as a state,” said Pence during the press conference. Schellinger– a South Bend native– currently serves as the CEO of CSO Architects, which is a design firm for civic, […]

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U.S. Senate race on level playing field

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat could divide the GOP between its two most important constituencies – social conservatives and business-minded Republicans. But experts and political observers say whoever wins will be a strong candidate to take on the likely Democratic nominee, Baron Hill. “We have three […]

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Nashville, Rushville become first certified broadband-ready communities

By Max Bomber TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Nashville and Rushville are the first communities certified broadband ready under a program the General Assembly approved last spring. The designation is meant to show the communities are ripe for broadband investment and have taken steps to eliminate regulatory barriers. “Businesses have one more reason to invest in Indiana,” Gov. […]

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Gov. Pence appoints new judge to the Indiana Court of Appeals

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence appointed a new judge to the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday. Judge Robert Altice, currently the Marion County Superior Court judge, was appointed to take the second district spot in the Indiana Court of Appeals. “I really look forward to serving the public at this […]

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Rally goers call for the end of gerrymandering

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thursday, members of the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting held a rally to call for the end of gerrymandering in the state. On the birthday of the grandfather of gerrymandering, Elbridge Gerry, the coalition spoke out against it. “If Hoosiers want good government, we’ve got to start with redistricting […]

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OMB to change directors later this month

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OMB to change directors later this month

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Office of Management and Budget Director Chris Atkins is on his way out and Micah Vincent is in. Gov. Mike Pence accepted Atkins’ resignation as he prepares to join Mainstreet as its senior vice president for corporate strategy and analytics. Atkins will wrap up duties for the state at the […]

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New law: Fire academies to provide uniform training

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Firefighters often risk their lives to save others but a new law expands the opportunity for more unified training, with the intent of creating safer situations for both the victims and the rescuers. The General Assembly knew the law as House Bill 1182. The bill authored by Rep. Randy […]

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A new director is appointed to the Indiana Gaming Commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new leader is at the helm of Indiana Gaming Commission. Gov. Mike Pence announced on Friday that Sara Gonso Tait will take over as the Executive Director of the commission. Her appointment is effective beginning Monday. Tait’s new position became available when current leader Ernest Yelton announced his retirement. […]

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