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Lawmakers honored for public safety work

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council has recognized state Rep. B. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, and Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, for their work in getting a felony DNA law enacted. Bauer and Houchin received the Legislative Excellence Awards for their work on the bill in the 2017 legislative session which requires […]

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Republicans Senate candidates will hold first joint forum

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Republican candidates competing to run against Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly will make their joint first election-year public appearance on Jan. 13. Hundreds of grassroots Republican activists will meet in Indianapolis as part of a two-day training event for local Republican Party leaders, candidates and volunteers. Each U.S. senate candidate […]

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Rep. Kathy Richardson will not seek re-election

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After 25 years of service in the Indiana General Assembly, Rep. Kathy Richardson announced Wednesday that she will not seek re-election. “I have been honored and humbled to serve the communities I love in the 29th district,” the Noblesville Republican said. “We have accomplished a great deal that has […]

Commentary: Senate love for sale

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Commentary: Senate love for sale

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican National Committee’s decision once again to start funding Alabama U.S. Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore calls to mind an old story attributed to George Bernard Shaw. The Irish playwright found himself locked in a dinner-table discussion with a woman who asserted there were certain […]

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5 times Henry Holcomb’s beard was better than Santa’s

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Who’s got a beard that’s long and white? Must be Santa Claus, right? Yes, Santa has one of the most iconic long, white beards of all time, but there’s a new man in town: First Dog Henry Holcomb. With a hint of grey in his long, white beard, the […]

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Students, first lady decorate Statehouse Christmas trees

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —’Twas three weeks before Christmas when students sat on the floor, ready to fill the Statehouse with Christmas decor. They listened to the first lady, her friends and First Dog Henry, while patiently hoping Santa would come down a chimney.   “We have gathered here at the Statehouse for our […]

Commentary: Flynn and the force Trump can’t resist

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Commentary: Flynn and the force Trump can’t resist

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – This is how a dam crumbles. A crack widens to a hole, which then becomes a break and then the accumulating pressure brings the whole thing down. This seems to be what’s happening within President Donald Trump’s White House now. The steady, unrelenting pressure brought by Special Counsel Robert […]

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Support for cold beer sales falls short

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Alcohol Code Revision Commission voted 8-7 in favor of cold beer sales on Friday, but that wasn’t good enough. The committee, which has been reviewing the state’s alcohol laws since late summer, needed a majority of the 17 members or nine votes. Because two members were absent the […]

Commentary: Oops is not a strategy

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Commentary: Oops is not a strategy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The tax “reform” measure conjured up by Republicans in the U.S. Senate took a tumble. A $1 trillion tumble. That’s how much an independent analysis said the bill would add to the deficit if it becomes law. That’s even if the measure achieves the rosy-scenario growth targets its GOP […]

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2,500 rape exam kits never processed statewide

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com More than 2,500 rape kits from potentially viable cases currently sit unprocessed in police and sheriff evidence rooms across Indiana, a review of the untested kits has revealed. The statewide county-by-county count of the number of untested rape kits took place over the summer and early fall through the combined […]

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