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Sen. Richard Bray says he will not seek reelection

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, state Sen. Richard Bray, R-Martinsville, announced he will not seek re-election. Bray, who represents District 37, has served in the Indiana Senate since 1992. “Under the leadership of my Senate colleagues, our caucus has done an incredible amount of good for Hoosiers across Indiana and […]

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Democrat Rep. Dave Cheatham won’t seek reelection

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Democrat Rep. Dave Cheatham won’t seek reelection

By Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Dave Cheatham, D-North Vernon, announced Monday that he will not run for re-election for a fourth consecutive term. Though Cheatham considered running earlier, he eventually opted against it and named political tension as a reason for his decision. Cheatham, who represents Indiana’s 69th district, has served […]

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Video: Doorkeepers – Men of power at the Statehouse

Check out our news story about the doorkeepers. Click here to read. The doorkeepers. They are the people who control access to the Indiana House and Senate. they determine which members of the public, which lobbyists and which protestors seek lawmakers. And they love their jobs. Watch and see why:   Doorkeepers: Men of power […]

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Doorkeepers serve vital role at the General Assembly

By Krista Chittum The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – They are men with power. They speak daily to state representatives and senators. They decide who to let into the House and Senate chambers and who to keep out. They are the only thing standing between you and the chamber floors. They are doorkeepers and they are […]

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Chief justice delivers final, emotional address

By Sandie Love The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Chief Justice Randall Shepard gave his final State of the Judiciary speech Wednesday, highlighting the court’s most recent achievements and recognizing colleagues that brought him near tears. The beginning of Shepard’s speech refers to the courts of Indiana as once being like a “collection of Lone Rangers” […]

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One union member collects nearly 17,600 signatures from folks opposing RTW

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels received 1,700 pages of signatures Wednesday from people across Indiana who oppose right-to-work legislation — less than 24 hours after the governor endorsed the measure in his final State of the State Address. Winchester retiree Fred Davis, 69, who collected signatures online over the […]

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Video: Rep. Sheila Klinker’s shoes help define her style

Rep. Sheila Klinker, D-Lafayette, is not only known at the Indiana General Assembly for her unwavering dedication to Purdue University and her Tippecanoe County district but also for her a fascinating collection of shoes. Here’s Rep. Klinker talking about her shoes and why she has so many.   Indiana Rep. Sheila Klinker: on her shoe […]

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State of the State: Daniels uses final address to make case for RTW

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — In his final State of the State Address, Gov. Mitch Daniels laid out his case for why right to work would be good for Indiana even though it is such a divisive issue. “Because economic opportunity, and building America’s best home for jobs, is the central goal […]

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Zoeller asks Ind. Supreme Court to take up Charlie White case

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to rule on whether Republican Charlie White was eligible to run for Secretary of State – without the case going first to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Zoeller is appealing a decision by a Marion Circuit […]

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Ruhl to leave OMB post; Horst to take over duties

By Sandie Love The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – One of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ longest serving aids – Office of Management and Budget Director Chris Ruhl – will leave his position to take a job at Ivy Tech Community College. Gov. Mitch Daniels announced that State Budget Director Adam Horst will take over Ruhl’s duties, while […]

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