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Analysis: Mourdock decision is disappointing

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock twice asked voters to send him to the capitol to watch over the state’s investment portfolio. In the end, though, Mourdock was more interested in his own. The Republican resigned his office on Friday – four months before his second term was to expire. He […]

Analysis: 7th Circuit take on gay marriage could be important in larger debate

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Analysis: 7th Circuit take on gay marriage could be important in larger debate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Does it even matter? That’s the question I’ve been mulling as attorneys prepare to argue the constitutionality of Indiana’s law banning same sex marriage before a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. After all, two other federal appeals courts have already ruled on the […]

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Analysis: Pence’s university budget cuts could pose problems for lawmakers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Universities were among the hardest hit state-funded entities during the so-called Great Recession. Or maybe it’s fairer to give that designation to college students, who faced higher tuition and fees as lawmakers pulled back on funding their schools. But in the last couple of years, lawmakers have been trying […]

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Analysis: New chief justice makes court more representative for women

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state will have its first female chief justice later this month when Loretta Rush takes over for Brent Dickson, who is stepping down from the position. A nominating panel picked Rush over three colleagues last week to serve as the state’s top judge. The panel’s members were adamant […]

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Analysis: Attorney General is tied by law to defend state statutes

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been in the news a lot lately with high profile cases involving marriage and health care – and that’s raised questions about his responsibility to represent the state. The attorney general’s office – which is created by state law, not the Indiana Constitution […]

Analysis: Marriages left in limbo tough for all involved

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Analysis: Marriages left in limbo tough for all involved

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Regardless of where you stand on the issue of same sex marriage, this week’s legal proceedings can’t have been wholly satisfying. And at least in the short term, the rulings raise as many questions as they answer. Just days after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on […]

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Analysis: Voucher report raises important state funding questions

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly half the kids who used state-funded vouchers to attend private school last year never tried the public system first. That startling fact was part of a new report released last week by the Indiana Department of Education. It comes just a few years after the voucher program first […]

Analysis: Amendment effort needs Democrats to be successful

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Analysis: Amendment effort needs Democrats to be successful

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A preliminary meeting meant to plan for a constitutional convention wrapped up Friday at the Indiana Statehouse with plans for another gathering in December and a convention as soon as 2015. Leaders acknowledged there are still plenty of details to work out before the states could come together to […]

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Analysis: History lesson is pure Mourdock

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock – the Republican who fell into trouble two years ago with comments about rape and pregnancy – stepped back into a bit of controversy on Saturday with a speech that compared the direction of the U.S. to Nazi Germany. But just like he did in […]

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Analysis: 2012 wins give Democrats hope for this and future elections

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Andre Carson looked across a sea of Democrats at the party’s state convention on Saturday and issued a challenge: Take back the Indiana Statehouse. Maybe not this year, he acknowledged to some cautious applause from the crowd. It might take a little time, what with the Republicans […]

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