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County judge will attend the State of the Union as Donnelly’s guest

By Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When President Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union next week, Floyd County Judge Maria Granger will be in the audience. Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, invited Granger to honor her work as an advocate for veterans. “My invitation to the State of the Union says boldly that […]

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Indiana flags fly at half-staff to honor California shooting victims

‪Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com ‪INDIANAPOLIS – A day after the latest mass shooting tragedy, the nation – Hoosiers included – are looking for ways to support the victims in San Bernardino, California. ‪Gov. Mike Pence has directed flags around the state at businesses and residences to be flown at half-staff. ‪The flags are to remain lowered […]

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Congress passes National Defense Authorization Act

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The National Defense Authorization Act, authored by Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, is on its way to the desk of President Barack Obama. Congress passed the bill, which would provide improved mental health care for military personnel and their families, Wednesday. “At a time when our nation faces significant challenges with […]

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Fishers Metropolitan Airport awarded a federal grant for upgrades

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers is preparing to upgrade a runway and install taxiway lighting thanks to a grant of more than $2.6 million. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the airport as a recipient on Monday. “Investing in our infrastructure, including our airports, is important to supporting business and […]

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History project aims to preserve stories from our nation’s veterans

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly announced Monday that his office will host a Veterans History Project event to collect the stories of our nation’s heroes. The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the military by recording […]

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Sen. Donnelly requests updates on INSPECT program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly addressed his support of INSPECT, Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), in a letter to Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday. Donnelly requested a briefing on the INSPECT program in an effort to work with Pence to better respond to ongoing prescription drug abuse challenges in Indiana. […]

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Donnelly’s military mental health legislation moves forward

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s proposal to provide more mental health options for active military servicemen is on its way to the full Senate. The Service Member and Veteran Mental Health Care Package – also referred to as “Care Package” – is a component of the National Defense Authorization Act […]

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Congress considers a bill to curb drug abuse

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin in Indiana has been re-introduced in Congress. Sen. Joe Donelly, D-Indiana, said he is resurrecting the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention, Education and Enforcement Act because abuse of opioids and heroin continues to rise nationwide. “Sadly, prescription […]

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Letter to the editor: Krull’s attack of Sen. Delph unfair

To the editor: It is always entertaining when liberal elites attack Christian Statesman.  John Krull, the former head of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, has developed a fetish for my state Sen. Mike Delph.  Truth be told Krull is mad that he was disinvited to moderate a 2014 Jewish Community Relations Council candidates’ forum in Indianapolis […]

Commentary:  Mike Delph and Joe Donnelly’s Christmas wish

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Commentary: Mike Delph and Joe Donnelly’s Christmas wish

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Dear Santa, Here I am again, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana. I hesitate to write you again because I know Christmas is a long way away and because you have been so generous to me already. In 2012, when I was running for my Senate seat, you whispered in […]

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