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New senator brings her experiences to General Assembly

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Victoria Spartz is an accountant, farmer, small business owner, teacher, immigrant, and now the Republican state legislator from Noblesville with a belief in the value of freedom. Spartz, 40, is one of Indiana’s newest state senators after being appointed last January to serve the remaining three years of […]

Commentary: Christmas and the gift of pandering

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Commentary: Christmas and the gift of pandering

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether Indiana’s lawmakers are deluded or whether they just slept through their high school civics classes. Clearly, though, many of them just don’t understand the workings of American government and law – or they choose to pretend that they don’t understand. Perhaps the best […]

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Meet Sen. Rodric Bray, continuing a family tradition

By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. INDIANAPOLIS – New to the Statehouse but not to politics, Sen. Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, takes his place in the Indiana Senate in the same seat his father sat in a year ago. […]

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Meet Sen. Michael Crider, bringing experience to the Indiana Senate

By Brittany Muncy TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. INDIANAPOLIS- Republican Sen. Michael Crider, R Greenfield, is ready to begin his first term in the General Assembly after taking over for long time senator Beverly Gard. Crider will represent the newly […]

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Becky Skillman makes final appearance in Indiana Senate

By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senators said a final goodbye to Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman on Thursday as she appeared on the rostrum for the last time after serving in the Senate for a dozen years and being the lieutenant governor for eight. Skillman’s position made her president of the Senate, although she could […]

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Democrats announce caucus to replace Simpson

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party has called a caucus to replace State Sen. Vi Simpson of Ellettsville, who was formally nominated on Saturday to be the party’s candidate for lieutenant governor. The caucus for Indiana State Senate District 40 will take place at 7 p.m. June 28  in the […]