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U.S. Supreme Court keeps Obamacare subsidies in place in Indiana, elsewhere

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 160,000 Hoosiers will keep their Obamacare health insurance subsidies under a ruling Thursday from the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court upheld a decision by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax breaks to citizens who buy insurance through local health exchanges – even if those marketplaces […]

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Pence: Indiana won’t comply with Clean Power Act unless significant changes are made

  By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama that said Indiana couldn’t afford to comply with the Clean Power Act. Pence said the act was “ill-conceived and poorly constructed.” Pence also said unless the final rule significantly changes the act, the state will not comply. He […]

Commentary: Barack Obama, Senate Republicans and cartoon foreign policy

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Commentary: Barack Obama, Senate Republicans and cartoon foreign policy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So, this is the way Republicans in the Congress choose to show Americans they’re ready to lead. First, they ask a foreign leader – without clearing it with the White House – to address them and dictate America’s foreign policy to our legislative body. Then 47 Republican U.S. senators […]

Commentary: Obama, community college and the wrong question

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Commentary: Obama, community college and the wrong question

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama came to Indiana the other day to push his plan for two years of “free” community college. Much of the discussion so far about the president’s plan has focused on the use of the word “free” – more on that in a moment – but Hoosier […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Obama comes to town, budget talks & more

Hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener talk about the week’s news in Indiana’s capitol, including President Obama’s trip to tout his community college plan and budget discussions that include legislative leaders saying no to the governor’s prison expansion plans. You may also like Democrats want more info, documents in canceled st… Commentary: RFRA, chestnut horses […]

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Webcast: The president visits town, mayors and utilities battle, and more

Anchors Jess Seabolt and Adam Lee provide the week’s Statehouse news: TheStatehouseFile TV – Episode 5 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like BMV names new director program management U.S. Supreme Court keeps Obamacare subsidies in pl… Pence: Indiana won’t comply with Clean Power… Video & story: Pence says he’s ready fo…

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Video & story: Obama touts community college in Indy with plans Hoosier leaders don’t want

Pres. Obama speaks in Indiana about higher education from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama pitched his plan for two free years of community college to a raucous crowd of students and Democratic officials during a Friday stop on Ivy Tech Community College’s campus – even as Republicans insist […]

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Photo gallery: President Obama visits Ivy Tech in Indy

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Commentary: Schools get love, not lucre

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Commentary: Schools get love, not lucre

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com  Both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mike Pence are putting education front and center at the moment, but neither is taking on what’s central to the challenge. The president wants free college for all who qualify – and idea whose time has come, or would have come, if there weren’t so […]

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Commentary: ‘Free’ college? Not so fast

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I have been teaching college for more than a decade, so when President Barack Obama recently announced his plan for free tuition at community college you would have thought I would have been excited. Technically, as someone who is a strong believer in higher education, I should be all on board. […]

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