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Elected officials from Indiana, Connecticut bet on women’s final game

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With bragging rights up for grabs, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced a friendly wager on the outcome of Tuesday’s NCAA Women’s Basketball national championship game between the University of Connecticut and the University of Notre Dame. In the event of an Irish win, […]

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Indiana senators say yes to budget, debt deal; House members split votes

By Jessica Wray SHFWire WASHINGTON – Indiana’s two U.S. senators voted Wednesday night for a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit but the state’s House delegation split its votes. Congressional leaders came up with the stop-gap measure that would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and raise the […]

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Indiana lawmakers say bipartisan talks necessary to end government shutdown

By Jessica Wray SHFWire WASHINGTON – A Republican congressman from Indiana says the partial government shutdown that took effect on Tuesday is a prelude to a bigger battle coming in two weeks. “I’m excited about that fight as well. I’ll take any reasonable bill to fight against a bloated, out-of-control government,” U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th District, […]

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Pence urges repeal of medical device tax

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence wrote a letter Monday urging members of the U.S. Senate to vote to repeal the medical device tax that is helping to finance Obamacare. Pence told lawmakers that companies affected by the tax employ 20,000 Hoosiers. “The medical device tax is especially problematic for Indiana […]

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Thousands of soldiers converge on Muscatatuck for disaster training

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – More than 5,000 service members from all branches of the United States military are at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center for the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest test of the military’s response to a disaster. They have been there since July 31, participating in the annual Exercise Vibrant […]

Donnelly backs bill to streamline project approval

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, is pushing passage of the Federal Permitting Improvement Act to try to smooth the process by which major infrastructure projects receive federal agency approval to proceed. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. Claire McCaskin, D-Missouri, is meant to streamline […]

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Donnelly to sponsor job-seeker workshops in August

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly announced Monday that his office will host Job Seeker Workshops next month in Gary, Sellersburg and Indianapolis that are designed to help Hoosiers who are looking for work. The events will take Aug. 12-16. “The top issues I hear as I travel our great state is […]

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Donnelly bill would help guard members get jobs

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – National Guard members would have a better chance of getting federal jobs under that Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, and two other lawmakers have introduced in congress. The Military Reserve Jobs Act – co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT – is designed to give members […]

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Commentary: Donnelly shows good government equals good politics

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Last week, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly demonstrated a concept I have come to label as “enlightened self-interest.” That means you do the right thing not only because it is the right thing to do, but you also get a benefit out of it. In Donnelly’s case it was coming out (pardon […]

Commentary: Donnelly shows good government equals good politics

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Commentary: Donnelly shows good government equals good politics

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Last week, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., demonstrated a concept I have come to label as “enlightened self-interest.”  That means you do the right thing not only because it is the right thing to do, but you also get a benefit out of it.  In Donnelly’s case, it was coming out […]

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