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Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

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Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The writer had a complaint. “Why don’t you ever write about Democrats? Why are you always picking on Republicans?” a self-identified conservative Republican said in an email. Those are fair questions. There are a couple of answers. The first is that it’s hard to make a case that Democrats […]

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First Dog Henry dishes on life in the residence, social media popularity

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With a bowtie around his neck, grey floppy ears and a cute beard, First Dog Henry Holcomb prances through the Hoosier State — tail wagging and tongue panting. The 6-year-old Miniature Schnauzer is often seen tagging along with his mom, First Lady Janet Holcomb, at events or hanging out […]

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Nurse, doctor shortage worries health care providers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will need nearly 900 more doctors in the next 13 years, but at the current rate, getting doctors to the Hoosier State feels nearly impossible for some healthcare professionals. “I have positions open daily and I could fill those positions today and they’d be reopened by the end […]

Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

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Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  Imagine working in an industry where bribery and extortion are just how you conduct your everyday business. You want something from a colleague who won’t listen to your point of view? Just offer him or her a bribe. When your boss or colleague wants you to do something you might not […]

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Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax reform plan, and he showed Hoosiers how it would help them. A small business owner who wants lower corporation taxes so he can hire more people. “When he cuts taxes on corporations, my business will be better out because […]

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Free admission to state parks Saturday to encourage volunteer efforts

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can enjoy free admission to all state parks and forestry sites in Indiana Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. “It’s a day to celebrate the public lands around the nation, to approach people to use outdoor recreation, celebrate conservation, and for us state parks in Indiana […]

Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

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Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wile E. Coyote himself could not have done a better job. Republicans in Congress have failed, yet again, to ensnare the legislative Road Runner known as the Affordable Care Act – or “Obamacare.” In fact, they didn’t just fail. They ran to the spot where former President Barack Obama’s […]

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Republicans pushing hard to unseat Donnelly

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One of the most hotly contested Senate races in the nation is taking place here in the Hoosier state and no matter what happens in 2018, at least two current members of Congress will be unemployed. “If Republicans want to keep their majority [in the Senate], they have to […]

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Hoosiers call for laws to make voting easier

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — National Voter Registration Day was Tuesday, and some Hoosiers spent it asking lawmakers to change voting laws to make registering and casting ballots easier. The Interim Study Committee on Elections met to talk about voter participation and election results following the 2016 election. Last year, more than two million Hoosiers […]

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Indiana courts to be all digital as soon as 2018

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court justices envision a future where accessing most court records can be as easy as opening a laptop. E-filing is expected to be used by every county in Indiana by the end of next year or by the beginning of 2019. According to the Indiana Supreme Court’s […]

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