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Modern Indiana love stories are beautiful, but expensive

By Chelsea Howell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On November 22, 1956, high school sweethearts by the name of Marvin Sweeney and Valerie Jordan walked down the aisle and made one of the biggest commitments of their young lives to each other. Marvin, a recent Purdue University graduate, was nervous, but excited. For more than four years, […]

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The fight to stop brain drain in Indiana

By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is in jeopardy of losing population and aging as an effect of brain drain, but state leaders are determined to keep Indiana’s young and brightest from leaving the state. “Brain drain is when we have younger generations that—because of better opportunities or other issues in their lives—they stay […]

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Pence strikes out at Gregg as they race to the campaign trail

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence said he looks forward to vigorous debates on the campaign trail during the kick off of three-day the “Start Your Engines” statewide tour. He and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb started the tour Wednesday at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway. “Every election comes down to […]

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Major Salesforce expansion tied to RFRA fix

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Salesforce, one of the top technology employers in the state, plans to add 800 jobs in Indianapolis by 2021. The company also plans to move into Chase Tower and rename it Salesforce Tower. “I want to say to the Salesforce of today and tomorrow across central Indiana—this is really […]

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Sanders joins Indiana in outrage surrounding Carrier cutting jobs

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and several other political leaders on the Statehouse steps Friday to rally against the loss of working-class jobs. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies are known for […]

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Bobby Knight endorses Trump for president

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The crowd of nearly 5,000 went wild as former Indiana University men’s basketball coach Bobby Knight took the stage alongside GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Knight called Trump a year ago, telling him he should run for president. On Wednesday night in the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State […]

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Q&A: Meet Denny Worman, running for the fifth time for state representative

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — For the fifth time, Republican Denny Worman is running for state representative of […]

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Q&A: Meet Scott Willis, running for Hamilton County Senate seat

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com   Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  CARMEL, Ind. — Scott Willis is challenging incumbent Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Carmel, in the May […]

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Q&A: Meet Casey Cox, state representative running for re-election

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — The House District 85 incumbent, Rep. Casey Cox, is running for re-election. Cox, […]

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Cruz tells Indiana Republicans why he’s the man for the presidency

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Indiana Republicans that if elected, he plans to increase and keep jobs in America. Cruz, the guest speaker at the annual Indiana Republican Spring Dinner Thursday, mainly spoke about jobs and the role the federal government plays. “You want to […]

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