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Video: Female lawmakers talk about their role in the legislature

Female legislators talk about being a woman in the Indiana General Assembly from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Video: Female lawmakers talk about their role in t… Video & story: House passes gambling bill; Se… Video & story: Senate defeats constitutional … Dermody: Sunday sales bill is dead

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Former Sen. Landske remembered as ‘true public servant’

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former state Sen. Sue Landske, 77, has died following a battle with cancer. The Republican from Cedar Lake chose not to seek reelection last year, saying at the time that she had to do what was “best for my health and best for the Hoosiers that I serve in Northwest […]

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Former Notre Dame president dies at age 97

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, the 15th president of the University of Notre Dame, passed away in South Bend on Thursday night at the age of 97. Hesburgh holds the title of Indiana’s longest serving university president, having led Notre Dame for 35 years. Hesburgh guided the university from 1952 to […]

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Top Democrats: We need a Pence challenger ASAP

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – ‪Indiana Democrats still haven’t found a candidate to challenge Gov. Mike Pence in 2016 – and some of the party’s leaders are frustrated about it.‪ The most likely contenders, including 2012 nominee John Gregg and former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, have been tepid so far, signaling their interest in […]

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Democrat fine after collapse in committee

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Steve Stemler, D-Jeffersonville, was alert and recovering Monday morning after collapsing briefly in the House Ways & Means Committee at the Indiana Statehouse. Stemler had been suffering flu-like symptoms and feeling light headed when he got up from the committee to leave. He appeared to pass out before […]

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House approves ethics bill requiring more financial disclosure

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housed passed ethics legislation Monday that would require lawmakers to be more transparent about their finances and strengthen laws meant to keep elected officials from using state resources for political gain. House Bill 1002 – which is now headed to the Senate – is a reaction in […]

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Ethics bill moves to full House for consideration

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee passed a bill Tuesday that House Speaker Brian Bosma said will help “safeguard the public trust.” Authored by Bosma, R-Indianapolis and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, House Bill 1002 is intended to offer more transparency to Hoosiers and limit conflicts of interest among lawmakers. […]

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Women’s veterans bill moves to House for consideration

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that requires the director of veterans’ affairs to designate a coordinator for the Hoosier women veterans program passed the full Senate unanimously. Senate Bill 424 authored by Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, would change the language in the current state law from saying that the office “may” appoint the […]

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Video & story: Committee passes new ethics rules for House

Lawmakers respond to ethics scandals by enacting a reform from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday approved new rules that require lawmakers to be more transparent about their financial ties. The rules are also meant to prevent conflict of interest problems like one that occurred last […]

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Behning drops lobbying plan that raised ethics questions

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis – House Education Chairman Robert Behning has backed off plans to lobby in another state for a student-testing company that does business in Indiana. In a letter to the House Ethics Committee, the Indianapolis Republican said, “My proposed client and I have agreed that it is mutually beneficial for us […]

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