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Purdue research students surprised by inauguration turnout

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com  WASHINGTON – A group of Purdue University students traveled to Washington D.C. to observe and study the inauguration and the women’s march. To their surprise, the findings did not line up with their expectations. “I think they really enjoyed seeing history being made,” Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science at […]

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Pence sworn in as vice president

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people filled the nation’s capital to witness the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including many Hoosiers. Sarah King, of Indianapolis, traveled to Washington, D.C. to be present for her fourth presidential inauguration. She said the atmosphere of inauguration day is why she plans to attend every four […]

Commentary: Trump’s inaugural, echoes of an unquiet past

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Commentary: Trump’s inaugural, echoes of an unquiet past

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address, voices from the stormy American past spoke with his tongue. When the new president talked about “elites” who have ruled too long and benefited themselves while the people have suffered, he echoed Huey Long, the firebrand who ruled Louisiana as governor […]

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Donnelly greets Hoosiers attending inauguration

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON —U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly greeted more than 300 Hoosiers as they made their way to the nation’s capital to pick up their inauguration tickets Thursday. Those who picked up their tickets were invited to mingle over coffee with Donnelly and his staff. Donnelly said he hosted the event to show […]

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Pence’s high school band prepares for inauguration performance

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 200 members of the Columbus North marching band and color guard are in the nation’s capital to march in a parade only 8,000 students from across the country can say they performed in. “When I realized we could have an opportunity like this, I was just so surprised […]

Commentary: It’s not about Trump

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Commentary: It’s not about Trump

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – I get why more than four dozen Democrats in Congress want to skip President-elect Trump’s inauguration this week. He’s denigrated just about everything they stand for as he bullied his way through the campaign and this transition period. He’s mocked the disabled, defended despots and demeaned women. And then, […]

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Hoosier lawmakers pack their bags for presidential inauguration

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Washington, D.C. will be the social hubbub for Hoosiers Friday. “I thought, well, how many times are you speaker of the house and you have a friend who gets inaugurated as vice president? Maybe we should go,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said. Bosma said he plans to be […]

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Holcomb sworn in as Indiana’s new governor

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After being sworn in, the governor took time to reflect on Indiana’s past and the successes of its pioneers. On Monday, in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Gov. Eric Holcomb was inaugurated along with other statewide officeholders. “We are the pioneers who will take our […]

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Newly-selected auditor sworn into office

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tera Klutz’s life changed only a week ago when Gov. Eric Holcomb announced she would become Indiana’s new auditor.  Klutz, the now-former Allen County auditor, was sworn into office Monday and fills the role being vacated by Suzanne Crouch who was elected to serve as lieutenant governor. “Tera Klutz, […]

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Holcomb’s Hanover roots celebrated by college’s choir at his inauguration

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover College Choir sang their support for fellow Hanover Panther, Gov. Eric Holcomb, during his inauguration Monday. The choir performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds before the swearing-in ceremony for the state’s 51st governor.  Privately before the event, the choir […]

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