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A day in the life of a Butler University intern from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Samantha Pierson, Kori Steer and Jack Messer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About 80 percent of Butler students do some form of career related activities before they graduate. Read more: Colleges make hands-on learning opportunities part of curriculum They can be [...]
Statehouse memorial for Gov. Otis Bowen from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the National Guard and the Indianapolis State Police stood on either side of former Gov. Otis Bowen’s memorial at the Statehouse on Wednesday and Thursday. The man known as Doc Bowen died Saturday. Bowen’s official portrait and [...]
The American Public Transportation Association is hosting its annual bus conference in Indianapolis this week and local officials are using the event to promote their mass transit initiative. Brittany Muncy of TheStatehouseFile.com has the story. Indy Mayor Ballard mass transit effort – 5-6-2013 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.
By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation set to be signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday will make money available to schools to hire resource officers – specially trained staff whose jobs are about far more than keeping students safe from outside threats. The officers – which a few schools already have [...]
By Chase Howell and Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Leppert lined up at football practice, ready to make the big hit. He always went full speed, putting all his effort into making his “opponent” pay for stepping onto the field. This time, though, would be different. Jack lunged at the lineman across from him [...]
Indiana lawmakers say the 2013 session had better tone from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In the last hours before adjournment – as tired lawmakers debated a budget and voucher expansion and a controversial utility measure – it might be easy to assume that this had been just another in a [...]
By Alex Swenson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The organization that regulates high school sports will decide next week whether to let some homeschooled students participate in high school athletics. The move by the Indiana High School Athletic Association comes two years after the issue bubbled up at the Indiana General Assembly, where lawmakers considered but never [...]
Democrats in the House and Senate elected new leaders this year. Here’s what they have to say about their new posts with just a month left in the legislative session.
Lobbyists in the hallway at the Indiana Statehouse have created “no tie Thursdays” as a way to create a more casual atmosphere as they try to influence lawmakers. Organizer Mike O’Brien says the “fun” lobbyists go casual unless they’re appearing at one of the legislature’s “big boy” committees including House Ways & Means and Senate [...]
By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence pitched his controversial tax cut to lawmakers in his first State of the State speech Tuesday night, saying it would help create jobs and provide relief for Indiana families. The 10 percent income tax cut – which would take $521 million out of state revenue [...]