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Commentary: Controlling the debate

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Commentary: Controlling the debate

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together. The portrait of the conservative game plan that has begun to come together isn’t exactly a picture of self-government at its finest. Consider the news from the Indiana General Assembly last week.  Word slipped out that Eric […]

Commentary: Mercantilism I … Is it local? Is it logical?

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Commentary: Mercantilism I … Is it local? Is it logical?

By Maryann O. Keating Indiana Policy Review This is one of two Indiana Policy Review articles addressing various government-driven strategies using incentives and disincentives in attempts to enrich a particular region. Look for Part 2 on Tuesday. In Northern Indiana, a few things remain for which politicians cannot claim credit: amber waves of grain in […]

Commentary: Partisanship drives some lawmakers back home

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Commentary: Partisanship drives some lawmakers back home

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The news that many members of the Indiana House of Representatives won’t run for re-election made me think of my grandfather and a friend of his. The House first. Now that the filing deadline has passed, we know that 19 members of the House – nearly 20 […]

Commentary: Leaders make good decisions in religious battles

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Commentary: Leaders make good decisions in religious battles

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – For a moment, we may have a cease-fire in the religious wars. Within days, the president of the United States and the speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives took steps back from looming fights over what some strange allies called battles for “religious liberty.” President Barack […]

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Commentary: Is Mike Wherry the next Secretary of State?

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz The Statehouse File As the Indiana Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether Charlie White or Vop Osili should have been Secretary of State, allow me to throw another name into the mix: Mike Wherry. He the Libertarian who ran for the job and could quite possibly be Indiana’s next Secretary of […]

Commentary: Soundbites reveal much about gubernatorial campaigns

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Commentary: Soundbites reveal much about gubernatorial campaigns

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence did the duel of photo ops and sound bites last week as they formally filed to run for governor this year. Pence – flanked by 92 volunteers, one from each of Indiana’s 92 counties – came to the Indiana secretary […]

Commentary: Presidential primary could affect Indiana’s Senate race

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Commentary: Presidential primary could affect Indiana’s Senate race

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – For years, voting in Indiana’s presidential primary was about as exciting as taking an afternoon nap. Like a nap, casting your ballot after the contest for the nomination had been decided might make you feel better, but it didn’t make your pulse race. Then came 2008. For […]

Commentary: When the cure hurts more than the disease

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Commentary: When the cure hurts more than the disease

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Just before the members of the Indiana General Assembly got kicked out of their hotel rooms so the Super Bowl crowds could move in, an interesting bill moved out of the House. I’m using the word “interesting” because it is the mildest adjective I can think of. […]

The legislative “half-time report”

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The legislative “half-time report”

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz The Statehouse File As happy as I was for Indianapolis to successfully host Super Bowl 46, I really wasn’t all that excited about the game. Not so much because the Chicago Bears didn’t make it, but because I am more of a baseball fan. I can get excited about the Chicago White […]

Commentary: Politics of desperation

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Commentary: Politics of desperation

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – So, the sometimes silly, often senseless and always sad story of Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White’s struggle to hold onto his office seems to be near an end.  In the wee hours of the Saturday morning before the Super Bowl, a jury in Hamilton County found […]