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30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

Commentary: Trump and Comey, a beginning, not an end

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Commentary: Trump and Comey, a beginning, not an end

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The trouble is serious. Context matters. And the trouble isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Those were three primary takeaways from former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the U.S. Senate Thursday. Minutes after Comey finished his open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, I talked, over […]

Commentary: All we really need to know we learned in kindergarten

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Commentary: All we really need to know we learned in kindergarten

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Rep. David Orentlicher, D-Indianapolis, has a bold idea about how we can remove much of the vitriol and dysfunction from our political culture. He says having two presidents, one from each political party, would serve us better. Orentlicher and I talk over the air about this idea, […]

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Drake wins recount in 8th District Democratic primary

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — The campaign season for the November election is more than halfway over, but for Democrat Ron Drake, it has just begun. The Indiana Recount Commission finalized the results in the Democratic primary for the 8th Congressional District and officially announced Drake as the winner Friday. “The recount was […]

Commentary: The founders, a tough act to follow

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Commentary: The founders, a tough act to follow

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four of the best legal and political minds in Indiana sit locked in a conversation about an unexplored way to alter the U.S. Constitution. With me in a radio studio are state Attorney General Greg Zoeller, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard and former state Rep. (and […]