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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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Behning tests new commitment to ethics

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The new ethics bill and rules proposed by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, are already being put to the test – even before implementation. And while Bosma said the system is working, he said he remains “uncomfortable” with the situation. The Indianapolis Star has reported that House Education Committee […]

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Veterans, military day to take place Tuesday at Statehouse

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Current and former service members will gather Tuesday at the Statehouse for the first ever Military and Veteran Legislative Day. The event will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rep. John Bartlett, D–Indianapolis, helped organize the event and is interested in making it happen annually during the legislative session. “In […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Erin Houchin, focused on bringing broadband to rural areas and spurring economic growth

By Caitlin Soard TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Meet Sen. Erin Houchin Age: 38 Hometown: Salem Party: Republican Occupation: Primarily a senator, also does consulting and is a stay-at-home mom INDIANAPOLIS —Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, a former staff member […]

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Governor’s letter urges Congress to reform corporate tax code, repeal medical device tax

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, Gov. Mike Pence encouraged both chambers to reform the corporate tax code and repeal the medical device tax entirely. In 2014, Pence signed legislation into law to reduce Indiana’s state corporate tax rate […]

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Live tweets add a little zing to Pence address

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If the live feed of the governor’s State of the State address was too dry to swallow, viewers had a fiery alternative in the live tweets offered by a handful of Hoosiers. The Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus and House Republican Caucus relinquished hold of their twitter reigns and allowed a few […]

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Photo gallery: Pence delivers third State of State address

In his third State of the State address, Gov. Mike Pence called for a balanced budget amendment that he says will protect Indiana from a possible economic downturn and will show Hoosiers their tax dollars are being spent wisely. Read the story here. [Show as slideshow] You may also like Guest column: Indiana Sunday liquor […]

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Pence calls for balanced budget amendment, federal HIP 2.0 approval in third State of the State address

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In his third State of the State address, Gov. Mike Pence called for a balanced budget amendment that he says will protect Indiana from a possible economic downturn and will show Hoosiers their tax dollars are being spent wisely. The proposed amendment – authored by Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck […]

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Presidential talk may bring new audience for Pence address on Tuesday

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The content and structure of Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address on Tuesday is likely to be similar to years’ past. The audience may not be. With a cloud of speculation surrounding Pence and the “will-he-or-won’t-he” debate on a possible presidential run, the Republican needs to be […]

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King gets new term at election division; Yakym to judicial commission

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has reappointed Brad King as co-director of the Election Division within the Secretary of State’s office and named Rudy Yakym III of Granger to the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission. King has served as the election division’s co-director since February 2002. He will serve a four-year term through 2018. Yakym […]

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