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Rally-goers say gerrymandering hurts democracy

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For 30 years, Edna Parkinson has supported the Republican Party as a fiscal conservative who was pro-life and believed in limited government. Yet despite her staunch Republican background, Parkinson said she does not like seeing a large majority of right-leaning lawmakers in the House and Senate. “To me, not […]

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Hoosiers call for laws to make voting easier

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — National Voter Registration Day was Tuesday, and some Hoosiers spent it asking lawmakers to change voting laws to make registering and casting ballots easier. The Interim Study Committee on Elections met to talk about voter participation and election results following the 2016 election. Last year, more than two million Hoosiers […]

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Supporters for redistricting reform continue to fight despite the halt in committee

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Bill 1014 may have failed this year, but supporters say their fight for redistricting reform in Indiana isn’t over. The House Elections and Apportionment Committee heard testimony on a bill to establish an independent redistricting commission, but the chairman, Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, did not to call for […]

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Lawmakers hold redistricting bill days before committee deadline

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A bill to establish an independent redistricting commission drew dozens of supporters to the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday. Hoosiers from organizations such as Common Cause and the League of Women Voters testified in support of House Bill 1014 before the House Elections and Apportionment Committee. The bill’s author, Rep. Jerry Torr, […]

Commentary: Congress, ‘Survivor’ in reverse

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Commentary: Congress, ‘Survivor’ in reverse

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – A long time ago, the late conservative pundit William F. Buckley Jr. ran a quixotic campaign for mayor of New York. Buckley ran, he said, to make a point and to create a platform for his conservative principles, not because he really wanted to hold the office. When […]

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Ethics bill moves to full House for consideration

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee passed a bill Tuesday that House Speaker Brian Bosma said will help “safeguard the public trust.” Authored by Bosma, R-Indianapolis and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, House Bill 1002 is intended to offer more transparency to Hoosiers and limit conflicts of interest among lawmakers. […]

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House set to take up ethics rules

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The full House is set to vote on new rules that are meant to reduce conflicts of interest and require lawmakers to be more transparent about their finances. The House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee unanimously passed the proposal on last week, sending it to the House for ratification. […]