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AAA predicts Labor Day to be the busiest holiday on the roads since 2008

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – AAA Indiana is predicting Labor Day weekend to be the busiest holiday on the roads since 2008 and state police are on patrol. The company expects 35.5 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from their home this weekend. AAA attributes the increased traffic to lower gas prices. Indiana […]

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ACLU says law prohibiting pictures of election ballots is unconstitutional

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state concerning a new law that prohibits people from taking pictures of their election ballots and also prohibits the posting of those pictures to social media sites. The ACLU filed the suit Thursday and said the law violates the First Amendment. Senate […]

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Pence to head to Japan next month on jobs mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is preparing for a second trip to Japan to strengthen the business ties between the country and the U.S. “Indiana’s bond with Japan goes back nearly 100 years and with more than 46,000 Hoosiers employed by Japanese businesses across the state, we once again head to Japan […]

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Pence extends sympathies to the family of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is offering his sympathy to the family of racecar driver Justin Wilson. “Like every race fan in Indiana, our hearts were saddened to learn of the loss of one of IndyCar’s most popular drivers, Justin Wilson,” said Pence in a statement. “Justin Wilson was a courageous driver […]

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Pence announces disaster loans made available to 27 flood-damaged counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Residents in 27 counties will have an opportunity to apply for low-interest disaster loans to help them get back on their feet after flooding caused extensive damage in some parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday the loans were made available by the U.S. Small […]

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Jeff Moon serving as BMV’s new CFO

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has a new Chief Financial Officer at the helm. Kent Abernathy, commissioner of the Indiana BMV announced on Tuesday that Jeff Moon was named the new CFO. Moon started work with the BMV on Monday. Moon comes to the BMV from Adayana Inc. where he […]

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Gov. Pence suffers “minor complications” from hernia surgery

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is making a recovery after undergoing his second surgery in less than a week. After the recommendation of his physician, Pence underwent non-emergency outpatient surgery at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital on Monday to address minor complications associated with his hernia surgery performed on Friday. Pence was released […]

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Democrat John Dickerson to join race for Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Dickerson will announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana. Dickerson will make the announcement Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Shapiro’s Delicatessen in downtown Indianapolis. Dickerson will be just the second Democrat vying for the seat. Baron Hill announced his […]

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Gov. Pence recovering at home after outpatient surgery

Staff Report TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After undergoing outpatient surgery Friday morning, Gov. Mike Pence is now out of surgery and resting at home. Pence underwent surgery to repair a hernia at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital under a general anesthetic. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., he temporarily transferred executive branch duties to Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann per […]

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Dept. of Insurance calls on parents to check on policies for college students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — College students around the state are packing up and heading to campuses and the Indiana Department of Insurance is urging Hoosier parents to check for possible needed changes to insurance policies. “Parents should check their homeowner policy to ensure their college-bound children’s possessions are covered when they make the move […]

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