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Significant turnover brings wave of new lawmakers

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Organization Day has arrived at the Statehouse and newly-elected lawmakers are settling into their new roles. “A lot of new faces. A lot of new energy. Diverse group from all parts of the state,” Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said. “We’re lucky to have a talented […]

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Donna Harris takes over her late husband’s House seat

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Donna Harris, the wife of long-time lawmaker Earl Harris, was sworn in on Monday to replace her husband as state representative. Rep. Donna Harris, D-East Chicago, was chosen by a caucus of Democratic Party leaders in her district to finish her husband’s term, which ends in 2016. Rep. Earl […]