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Holcomb nominated to replace Lt. Gov. Ellspermann

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is out and Eric Holcomb is in. Gov. Mike Pence announced today he has asked Holcomb to join his administration, but denied policy disagreements with Ellspermann are to blame. “No, it did not play a role in making this decision. Did we ever have policy […]

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Newly revealed Abraham Lincoln artifact: “The rail splitter’s rail splitter”

Christina Ramey The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum unveiled a previously unknown artifact that connects Abraham Lincoln to his life in Indiana. The museum Tuesday displayed his bench mallet, “the rail splitter’s rail splitter.” “The tool that we have, was lost to history up until now. And it was made and used by […]

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Franklin College grad wins Super Bowl commercial contest

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Travis Braun, a Franklin College graduate, produced and wrote the winning video for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl $1 million competition that left viewers howling at their TVs. “Jacob Chase, the co-creator, and I – the first thing we want to do is pay back all the cast […]

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Remembering Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s life of adventure & patriotism

By Max Bomber, Halie Solea TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Born November 7, 1917, former Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb lived a life full of excitement and adventure. He authored three novels that documented his journey from a small town in Jennings County to serving Hoosiers in the top ranks of state government. “A remarkable man who lived an […]

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Flags at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing. Gov. Mike Pence ordered the flags should be flown at half-staff for seven days from his death Thursday. “Gov. Ed Whitcomb was a great man whose life of courage, service and adventure inspired generations of Hoosiers and […]

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Rogers’ final bill passes with applause: “There’s no one better”

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, presented her final bill before the Senate, she received a standing ovation. “Her dedication to her community, to the people that she serves, there’s no one better,” said Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, “and I just want to thank you for all your years of […]

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First biannual Civility in Government Awards presented

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The first winners of the biannual Civility in Government Awards are said to embody politeness, good communication and emotional control. Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly created the award to showcase the civility of senators and representatives of both parties during their tenure. “ARMIGA is a […]

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Tailor made just for you and the governor

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – After 111 years of experience, Leon Tailoring Company specializes in dressing the common worker to politicians and top businesses executives. “When I moved to Indianapolis to study law, I bought my first suit at Leon’s Tailoring and it’s still one of my favorites,” said Gov. Mike Pence. The […]

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Statehouse Chiropractor of the Day makes no bones about it

Alexis Weidner TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- After a long day of committee and legislative meetings, sometimes even state legislators need their backs popped. Twice a week a chiropractor with the Indiana State Chiropractors Association volunteers their services. “It gives us an opportunity to communicate with legislatures on issues that are a concern for us,” said Michael Phelps, […]

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Bicentennial exhibit honors artist who helped put Brown County on the map

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is celebrating the Indiana bicentennial with an exhibition showcasing the work of Gustave Baumann, a German-born artist who made his mark on Brown County’s art colony. “He’s an important member of the first generation of the Brown County art colony. He’s widely admired in Indiana, […]

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