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Wallace files to run for governor despite petition questions

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Jim Wallace filed paperwork Friday with the Secretary of State’s office to make his candidacy for governor official, despite questions about whether he collected enough valid voter signatures. Candidates for governor are required to collect the signatures of 4,500 registered voters, and that number must be […]

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Podcast: Legislative news for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

In today’s daily podcast, hear about the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate making their campaigns’ official and listen to a snippet of Sen. Richard Lugar’s new commercial. Also, hear whether the Indiana Supreme Court will take up the Charlie White case. Check back daily for our news summary.

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Lugar launches commercial as Senate candidates make campaigns official

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Republicans running for U.S. Senate filed signatures Tuesday with the Indiana Election Division, making their candidacy for the GOP Senate primary official. Meanwhile, the incumbent – Sen. Richard Lugar – launched a television ad attacking President Barack Obama for his decision not to approve a controversial […]

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Commentary: Right-to-work battle will continue at least through November elections

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The first of the three acts in the bloody drama that is the right-to-work battle in the Indiana General Assembly is almost over. It hasn’t been pretty. The House of Representatives voted largely on party lines to approve right to work, which would make it illegal to […]


Federal judge rules against state ban of robo-calls

A federal court has ruled that Indiana can’t enforce a state ban on most political calls that use automated dialers and recorded messages, despite an earlier Indiana Supreme Court decision that upheld the law.