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2014 General Assembly: A graphic breakdown

Hover over legislative seats to get information about individual lawmakers. Information updated as of Jan. 7, 2014. Information as of Jan. 3, 2014

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Democrat Beth White to run for Democratic nomination for SOS

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Marion County Clerk Beth White said Monday that she will seek the Democratic nomination for secretary of state in 2014. White, who is in her second term as clerk, said her role as chief election officer for the nation’s 13th largest city is experience that qualifies her to be […]

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Pence appoints Democrat Gordon Henry to state ed board

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has named Democrat Gordon Hendry to serve on the State Board of Education, which is facing difficult decisions about curriculum standards and school grades. Hendry is first vice president of CB Richard Ellis group, where he serves as Midwest regional leader of the company’s public institutions […]

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Democrats for school reform release report card

By Sandie Love TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats for Education Reform in Indiana has released a report card that scores lawmakers based on their votes and other action on legislation backed by the group. The assessment gives each legislator a grade based on bills considered in the 2013 session, which ended in April. They included legislation […]

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State’s high court stays out of legislative fine dispute, doesn’t order refunds

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it was inappropriate to intervene in a legislative dispute about the collection of fines levied on Democrats after their walkouts in 2011 and 2012. The decision means the state auditor won’t have to repay Democrats for fines withheld from their expense checks. […]

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Democrats fail to convince GOP to change voucher legislation

By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democrats tried but failed to amend a bill to expand the state’s private school voucher program as majority Republicans beat back their efforts time after time. House Bill 1003 would make more students eligible for the two-year-old program, which uses public money to pay private school tuition for […]

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Sen. Donnelly announces he now supports same-sex marriage

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly announced on Friday that he now supports “marriage equality for all,” switching a position against same-sex unions that he had reiterated last year when he ran for office. Donnelly becomes one of the last Senate Democrats to announce his support for same-sex marriage. Donnelly said […]

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Republicans reject Democratic amendments on abortion bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans in the Indiana House rejected a proposal Monday that would have required doctors’ offices to meet stricter standards for their buildings and operations if they administer abortion-inducing drugs. The standards would have been the same as those required by Senate Bill 371 for clinics that use RU-486 and […]

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Video: New Democratic leaders talk about the session so far

Democrats in the House and Senate elected new leaders this year. Here’s what they have to say about their new posts with just a month left in the legislative session.  

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Democrats call for Medicaid expansions under federal health care law

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Indiana lawmakers prepare to debate how they’ll implement the federal health care law, Democratic leaders on Friday called for the state to expand its Medicaid program. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said the governors of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois are moving forward with plans to implement […]

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