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Commentary: My top 10 of 2016

Commentary: My top 10 of 2016

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Well, as tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 state stories of 2016.  Of course most of this occurs in the shadow of President-Elect Donald’s Trump’s victory, so with that said, here we go… Voters Turn Down Our IPS’ BS.  – Democrats and more traditional establishment Republicans […]

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Holcomb and Gregg ‘neck and neck’ in Monmouth poll

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Monmouth poll released Wednesday revealed that it’s anyone’s race when it comes to Hoosiers choosing their next governor. Republican nominee Eric Holcomb and Democratic contender John Gregg are separated by only a point, well within the poll’s 4.9 point margin for error. The Monmouth poll is the first non-partisan […]

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Gregg stops by Johnson County Fair to spread message

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. —Now that his Republican rival has withdrawn from the race for Indiana governor, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg has the campaign trail all to himself – that is until a new opponent is named. In an attempt to appeal to all parties, Gregg is making stops in all areas […]

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John Gregg announces running mate

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg announced Wednesday he has selected Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) as his running mate. “I have always liked to surround myself with smart, capable people – people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, people who aren’t afraid to push back, roll up their […]

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Video: After crushing defeat, Ted Cruz bows out of Republican presidential race


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Commentary: Teacher scholarships bill bi-partisan success story

By House Speaker Brian Bosma TheStatehouseFile.com Teachers are one of Indiana’s most critical resources, touching the lives of thousands of students and shaping the future of our state. Unfortunately, we know from recent teacher licensing data that fewer and fewer Hoosiers are choosing the teaching profession. This session we seized the opportunity to incentivize the […]

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2016 House & Senate Broll


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Senate chamber starts with a bang

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The sound of the gavel kicked off the 2016 legislative session in the Senate chamber Tuesday. Most of the business dealing with the bills for this session will start off Wednesday at 9 a.m. None of the Senators took part in speaking for or against any bills that were […]

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Bauer brings back measure to collect DNA

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, filed a bill during Organization Day Tuesday to require the collection of a DNA sample from people arrested on felony charges. “This is an important, crime-fighting measure that will help to bring to justice people who have committed violent crimes, like murder and rape,” Bauer said […]

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Commentary: Trump the entertainer draws converts and devotees

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – There are two notable differences between seeing a Donald Trump rally on a television screen and seeing a Donald Trump rally from the front row, a mere ten feet away from the Republican presidential front-runner himself: 1) He has many more wrinkles than what the camera captures, and; […]

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