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By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels requested federal assistance on Thursday for six Southern Indiana counties hit hard Friday by severe storms and tornadoes. Daniels asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties, where 13 people died and hundreds of […]
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By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Election Commission voted 3-1 on Friday to take Republican Jim Wallace off the ballot, clearing Rep. Mike Pence to run unopposed in the GOP primary for governor. But the bipartisan commission voted unanimously to keep GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the Indiana primary and […]
By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – When President Barack Obama and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels delivered the State of the Union and the Republican response Tuesday night, Americans got a taste of what might have been. For a time, until Daniels – citing concerns for family privacy – decided not to run for […]
By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday night that President Barack Obama did not tell the whole truth about the state of the country in his State of the Union Address. Obama said “the state of our union is getting stronger,” citing the creation of three million jobs in the last […]
By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Republican leaders in Washington announced Thursday that Gov. Mitch Daniels would give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. Both the State of the Union and Daniels’ response are scheduled for next Tuesday. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Daniels’ experience in “fostering […]
By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Federal officials have dealt a blow to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ efforts to push more Hoosiers toward high-deductible, consumer-driven insurance plans that he says will reduce health care costs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notified the state Sunday that it will not waive a provision […]