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Hoosier mom receives help from Habitat for Humanity, lawmakers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One single mother from Indianapolis never expected that the bones of a home would be built on the Statehouse lawn, by Hoosier lawmakers – just for her.   Eight years ago, Ebony Duffy applied for housing help through Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income families build […]

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Bills become law after Senate, House override Pence vetoes

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two bills are now law after the Senate joined the House in voting to override former Gov. Mike Pence’s vetoes on the bills Tuesday. In Indiana, a governor’s veto can be overridden if a constitutional majority of both chambers—51 representatives, 26 senators—vote to do so. Both bills passed in […]

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House overrides two of Pence’s vetoes

By Nicole Hernandez, Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The House dismantled part of former Gov. Mike Pence’s legacy Thursday when they decided to override two of his vetoes. Pence vetoed both bills in 2016 following events that captured national attention. Rules limiting state environmental department’s power House Bill 1082 would have prevented the standards and […]

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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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Statehouse to become Habitat for Humanity construction zone

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — This spring lawmakers will set aside legislation and instead pick up hammers to build a Habitat for Humanity house on the Statehouse lawn. “Homeownership is still truly the American dream,” Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, said, “but it still continues to elude far too many Hoosiers.” In March legislators from […]

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2016 House & Senate Broll

 

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Homeowner fears losing house if bill isn’t passed

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman is advocating for a program that would help struggling homeowners pay property taxes in revitalized neighborhoods. “I want to put a face to a person that this bill will serve,” said Peggy Gamlin, 65. Gamlin is referring to House Bill 1026, a bill that would allow […]

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Indiana House Majority Leader resigns

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Majority Leader Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, resigned from his position in the Indiana General Assembly Tuesday as reports that a sexually explicit video sent from his cell phone surfaced. McMillin sent a text message to people on his contact list last week saying that his cell phone had been stolen […]

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Hoosier lawmakers respond to Boehner’s decision to step down

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of Indiana’s congressional delegation responded Friday to the news that Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, would be resigning both as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and his seat in Congress by thanking him for his service and his friendship. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, in some ways set the […]

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Dreams of a new stadium in downtown Indy still alive

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly three years ago a new phenomenon swept through Indiana: Soccer Fever – and it hasn’t slowed down. The Indy Eleven soccer club launched on Jan. 16, 2013 as part of the North American Soccer League and kicked off their legacy in the 2014 season. The team calls IUPUI’s […]

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