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VP’s sister-in-law on life since the election

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Since casting a vote to nominate her brother-in-law to become the Republican vice presidential candidate in July 2016, Denise Pence has been nothing but proud. “It was just a moment in time you never forget,” she said. Months before Vice President Mike Pence became part of the Trump team, […]

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Hoosier lawmakers offer condolences after Las Vegas shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of the lives lost in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed the flags to be lowered until sunset on Friday. More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured during Jason Aldean’s show at a […]

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Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax reform plan, and he showed Hoosiers how it would help them. A small business owner who wants lower corporation taxes so he can hire more people. “When he cuts taxes on corporations, my business will be better out because […]

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VP Pence calls on Sen. Donnelly to vote ‘yes’ to tax cut

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  ANDERSON, Ind. —With a desire to cut taxes by the end of the year, Vice President Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana Friday for his first of three expected trips in the next month — but this time he targeted Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. “Sen. Donnelly, we need your […]

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McLinn family champions national ‘Right to Try’ legislation

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­­– Jordan McLinn is an eight-year-old boy with a disease with no known cure. His condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the body form producing a protein that the muscles need to work properly called dystrophin. Without the protein, the muscles become damaged and […]

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How Indiana’s senators voted on Tuesday’s health care motion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate Tuesday to move the debate surrounding health care forward. Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young voted to advance to floor debate while Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly voted against. In a statement after the vote, Young said he will work […]

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Senators look to fill USDA leadership roles

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s senators are accepting applications to fill two state-level leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “These leadership positions are vital in supporting Hoosier farmers and communities across rural Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Todd Young said in a statement. “We want to do our part to ensure Indiana remains a […]

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Pence to speak at Ten Point Coalition’s annual luncheon

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence will head home to the Hoosier state next month as a guest at the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition’s annual luncheon and reception. The faith-based coalition, known for its work in combatting gun violence in Indianapolis, announced Pence’s appearance Monday on its website. The luncheon is […]

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‘American hero’ McCain gains support from Hoosiers in his cancer battle

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier leaders are sharing encouraging words with U.S. Sen. John McCain following his brain cancer diagnosis. McCain is known as a tough fighter, both in politics and during his time spent as a POW in Vietnam. U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, who represents Indiana’s 6th District as a Republican, said McCain […]

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Hendrickson latest Hoosier leader to join Trump administration

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump is pulling yet another Hoosier out of Indiana and into Washington, D.C. Brandye Hendrickson, current Indiana State Personnel Department director, has been chosen to take on the role of deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Her last day serving in Indiana will be Friday. “I am […]

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