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Nominate a hard working senior citizen for the Golden Hoosier Award

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award, one of the highest honors given to Indiana senior citizens. The annual award began in 2008 and honors Indiana senior citizens who are the unsung heroes of their community. “What an honor it is to recognize senior Hoosiers […]

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Agriculture, economy up for debate between lieutenant governor candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Agricultural and rural issues took center stage at the Indiana State Fair Tuesday afternoon as the two candidates for lieutenant governor participated in a fairly friendly debate. Nearly two hundred people were in attendance for what may be the only lieutenant governor debate between Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, and […]

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Crouch joins the GOP ticket as lieutenant governor

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Auditor Suzanne Crouch pointed out one major difference in the dynamic between the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates and their running mates. “We’re taller,” Crouch, who is 5 feet and 11 inches tall, joked. The Indiana Republican State Committee voted Monday to officially make Crouch the party’s candidate for […]

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Indiana GOP nominates candidates for attorney general, superintendent of public instruction

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosier Republicans gathered at the Indiana GOP State Convention Saturday to nominate the Republican candidates for state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor. Prior to finalizing the nominations, delegates also voted on the 2016 Indiana GOP Platform. After a push in the state Republican […]

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Eric Holcomb is Indiana’s new lieutenant governor

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Eric Holcomb was sworn in Thursday as Indiana’s new lieutenant governor. “The responsibilities of the office I will assume today, now reach into all 92 counties and extend, in fact, far beyond our state borders and our nation’s borders,” said Holcomb during the swearing-in ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence nominated […]

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Ellspermann resigns from her position as lieutenant governor

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sue Ellspermann struck the gavel one final time in the Senate Wednesday. Her resignation as the lieutenant governor took effect at 5 p.m. Both the Senate and the House honored Ellspermann, who is stepping down to pursue the chance to become the president of Ivy Tech Community College. “Yes, […]

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Lugar, Hamilton talk political civility at lieutenant governor’s conference

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two distinguished former lawmakers – one Democrat and one Republican – spoke out Wednesday about civility among elected officials. Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar took part in a panel to discuss their experience working with members of the opposing party and the need […]

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Former Democratic legislator goes to work for Ellspermann

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former legislator Peggy Welch, a Democrat, accepted a nomination from Republican Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on Monday to become her director of intergovernmental relations. Welch assumes office July 7 and will serve as the lieutenant governor’s liaison to city, town and county elected officials. She will serve as a […]

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Lieutenant governor candidates face off over infrastructure, taxes and farm issues

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The three candidates for lieutenant governor put infrastructure, taxes and drought relief at the forefront of the conversation at a debate at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday. AgrIInsitute – an Indiana-based nonprofit – hosted the debate, in which leading agricultural journalists asked the candidates a variety of […]