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Fourth grade lobbyist pushes for state bug

By John Ward TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fourth grader Kayla Xu has been lobbying for years to make the firefly Indiana’s state bug. On Tuesday, she got a little closer to her goal. As she sat in the Indiana House listening to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address, she heard the state’s highest elected […]

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Legislature to hear kids’ request for the firefly to become the state insect

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — This session lawmakers are showing children in Indiana that their voices are heard. In January, students traveled from Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette to the Statehouse to share with lawmakers their presentation about why the Say’s Firefly should be the state insect. The firefly is named after Thomas […]

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Video: Students chase fireflies to state capitol


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Students hope to catch firefly bill at the Statehouse

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A second grade class project is giving students a life lesson in politics. Kayla Xu, 8, was gathering information about Indiana to complete her assignment on the state last year when one fact would not stop bugging her: Indiana is one of the only states in the country […]