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Gov. Mike Pence filed an appeal with FEMA for disaster assistance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence filed an appeal Wednesday for federal disaster assistance for government and non-profit organizations in 19 Indiana counties that sustained significant damage during storms in June and July. The storms occurred between June 7 and July 20. At least 10 deaths and more than $11 million in damage […]

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Longtime state Rep. Bill Crawford dies

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Rep. William (Bill) Crawford, D-Indianapolis, a 40-year veteran of the Indiana General Assembly, died Friday at the age of 79. “To the end, Bill faced death with dignity and courage,” Crawford’s wife and children said in a statement. “He fought the good fight in sickness as he did in […]

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State to appeal FEMA’s denial of assistance to 19 counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state plans to appeal the denial of federal assistance for 19 counties that sustained damage from severe storms and flooding between June 19 and July 29. Gov. Mike Pence sought assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the request was denied Monday. Pence has ordered the Indiana Department […]

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Former Sen. Beverly Gard appointed to redistricting committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Pro Tem David Long announced Tuesday his appointment of former Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, to serve on the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. “Beverly Gard is a seasoned veteran of the legislative process who has served our state in many capacities throughout her long and distinguished career. Her […]

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Sen. Karen Tallian drops out of race for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, dropped out of the 2016 race for governor Monday. “I will continue to build on my decade of experience as a state senator, fighting to ensure equal rights, well-paying jobs, and quality education for all Hoosiers,” said Tallian in a statement. “I want to extend my heartfelt […]

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Budget Committee takes up the issue of heightened security

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The State Budget Committee discussed an $873,000 proposal Friday to replace several doors at the Statehouse and other government buildings. The new turnstile doors would be located at several entrances and only allow one person through at a time. John Hill, the governor’s chief of staff for public safety, […]

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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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