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Holcomb nominated to replace Lt. Gov. Ellspermann

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is out and Eric Holcomb is in. Gov. Mike Pence announced today he has asked Holcomb to join his administration, but denied policy disagreements with Ellspermann are to blame. “No, it did not play a role in making this decision. Did we ever have policy […]

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Newly revealed Abraham Lincoln artifact: “The rail splitter’s rail splitter”

Christina Ramey The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum unveiled a previously unknown artifact that connects Abraham Lincoln to his life in Indiana. The museum Tuesday displayed his bench mallet, “the rail splitter’s rail splitter.” “The tool that we have, was lost to history up until now. And it was made and used by […]

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Indiana’s first confirmed case of the Zika virus identified in Grant County

By Jasmine Otam, Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the first Zika virus infection in a non-pregnant Indiana resident. “The Indiana State Department of Health has been working very aggressively with heath care providers across the state to make sure that they have resources and information to deal with […]

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Remembering Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s life of adventure & patriotism

By Max Bomber, Halie Solea TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Born November 7, 1917, former Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb lived a life full of excitement and adventure. He authored three novels that documented his journey from a small town in Jennings County to serving Hoosiers in the top ranks of state government. “A remarkable man who lived an […]

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Flags at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing. Gov. Mike Pence ordered the flags should be flown at half-staff for seven days from his death Thursday. “Gov. Ed Whitcomb was a great man whose life of courage, service and adventure inspired generations of Hoosiers and […]

Commentary: Gov. Pence and the backward k

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Commentary: Gov. Pence and the backward k

By Michael Leppert http://www.contrariana.com Henry Chadwick, an English born historian and creator of baseball’s box score, used the letter “K” to denote a strikeout in the scorebook because it was the last letter in “struck” as in “struck out.”  He often used the last letter in a word because it was often more memorable, and […]

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Senate unanimously advances Pence’s road plan

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­ ‑ Gov. Mike Pence’s road funding plan unanimously passed the Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 333 would transfer funds from the state reserve fund to the state highway fund, if the reserves are more than 11.5 percent at the end of the state fiscal year. “I think this is a win […]

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Pence, Gregg file for the 2016 election

  By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Both candidates for governor in the 2016 race filed to have their names officially placed on the ballot Wednesday. Republican Gov. Mike Pence dropped off a box full of petitions at the Secretary of State’s office. “The last three years of our life has been the greatest privilege,” said Pence, […]

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Indiana Toll Road to see $200 million in improvements

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The toll road in northern Indiana will see $200 million worth of road repairs this year. Gov. Mike Pence joined the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company Tuesday to announce the project called 80/90 PUSH, or Pavement Upgrade for a Superior Highway. The project will take about two years to complete and […]

Commentary: John Gregg, Mike Pence and a locked steering wheel

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Commentary: John Gregg, Mike Pence and a locked steering wheel

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A quiet drumbeat regarding Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg has started. Republican campaign operatives – who are nervous not just about Mike Pence’s political wounds, but also about the governor’s seeming determination to both inflict and reopen those wounds himself – have started a whispering campaign about Gregg’s “evolution” […]

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