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Commentary: Time to share Mike Pence’s microphone

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Commentary: Time to share Mike Pence’s microphone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s spring again and, once more, the commencement season is upon us. This means that there are fresh opportunities for repression on college campuses. The latest episode of trying to shut down free speech comes from a strange place, Indiana’s own Taylor University. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled […]

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Hundreds gather at Statehouse to remember former Sen. Birch Bayh

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers said goodbye Wednesday to a senator, but also a father. Hundreds packed the Indiana Statehouse to say farewell to former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who died March 14 at age 91. His son Evan Bayh, who served as Indiana’s governor before following his father’s footsteps to the Senate, […]

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Lawmaker sought ethics opinion ahead of controversial gambling bill vote

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Ahead of the final vote on a complex gambling bill at the end of the legislative session, a Republican lawmaker called on House leadership to vet his work outside the Statehouse for any conflicts of interest. On April 23, Rep. Jerry Torr, R-Carmel, sent a letter to the House […]