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Ivy Tech names new regional leaders

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has announced a new chancellor and president of two regions for the college. The college named Chris Lowery chancellor of the Columbus and Southeast regions – which include the Batesville, Lawrenceburg, and Madison campuses ­– and Chad Bolser as the new president of the college’s […]

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Nominating group narrows list to eight candidates for IURC top spot

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A nominating committee has announced the names of eight people who will be interviewed as candidates for the position of commissioner at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The candidates to be interviewed are: James L. Adams Marline R. Breece Karen E. Caswelch Carole Sparks Drake Eric M. Hand Robert L. […]

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Hogsett to step down as US attorney; speculation begins about Indy mayoral run

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced his resignation from the post Monday after serving four years as prosecutor for the federal court’s Southern District of Indiana. “It has been an honor to serve in this office for the last four years because I have had the privilege to do so […]

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Bennett to pay $5,000 to settle political ethics violations

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The State Ethics Commission unanimously approved a $5,000 settlement between former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and the state on Thursday. The settlement came after Inspector General David Thomas presented his report saying that Bennett violated the state ethics code by using state time and resources for his […]

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Woodruff gets OK to negotiate for job; questions remain about taking it

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ethics officials approved a procedure Thursday that is meant to prevent conflicts of interest as a leading Indiana Department of Transportation official continues employment talks with an engineering firm whose contracts he’s played a role in reviewing. But the chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission said that the […]

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Sen. Banks to take leave for deployment to Afghanistan

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Jim Banks announced Tuesday plans to take a leave of absence from the state’s General Assembly to deploy to Afghanistan in his role as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Banks’ deployment will last almost eight months, beginning Sept. 5, and will cause him to miss […]

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Pence picks Indianapolis business leader as Sachem

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence named Indianapolis business and community leader Pershing Edwin MacAllister as the 2014 recipient of the Sachem Award – an award given to Hoosiers who have shown great moral character. “P.E. MacAllister embodies the character, industriousness and generosity that is the essence of the Sachem Award,” Pence […]

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Springer leaves governor’s office; returns to Ice Miller

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Marilee Springer resigned as Gov. Mike Pence’s deputy chief of staff on Monday. Springer has been a member of Pence’s staff since his first day in office and he said that she served with “exceptional professionalism and integrity.” “I am profoundly grateful for the personal commitment that Marilee made […]

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Pence names physician to serve as FSSA secretary

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence named Dr. John Wernert to serve as the secretary of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, the first medical doctor in the history of the agency to serve in this role. In addition, Pence named former FSSA Secretary Michael Gargano as the agency’s new deputy […]

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Terre Haute woman takes Battles’ place in House

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – New Rep. Bionca Gambill of Terre Haute was sworn into office Tuesday after precinct committee officials from the 45th district appointed her to fill the empty House seat. The Democrat said she plans to focus on three things: stronger schools, a stronger middle class, and stronger cities and towns. […]

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