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Trump, state incentives part of plan to save Carrier jobs

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After running a campaign focused on keeping jobs in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump toured the Carrier Corp. facility where he helped save at least 1,000 jobs and promised more business deals to come. “My dad started 44 years ago. He still works here,” said Dawn Kinnard, who […]

Commentary: The White House whine cellar

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Commentary: The White House whine cellar

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some years ago, an editor asked several people, me among them, to write for a newspaper’s blog. The editor assured us they would monitor the comments section on the blog so that no one said anything disrespectful or hurtful about us. I laughed and told him not to worry […]

Commentary: Smoke, mirrors and sleight of hand

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Commentary: Smoke, mirrors and sleight of hand

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Most magic tricks work off the same principle. Misdirection. The magician distracts the audience with a flurry of motion in a place in which not much of consequence is happening so that the audience isn’t looking in the place where the real action takes place. We, the audience, are […]

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2016 ISTEP scores lower than 2015

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After legislators voted to prevent the low 2015 ISTEP scores from negatively affecting educators, the overall 2016 scores for grades three through eight are lower than before. The 2016 test was the second year with the more rigorous standards. The 2015 scores serve as a baseline, according to the […]

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Pence to remain governor as he transitions to VP

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice president-elect Mike Pence said he will not resign as governor of Indiana as he takes on additional roles within the new presidential administration. Pence is working with Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb to create a smooth transition of power. He joined Holcomb Monday at the Statehouse for a cabinet meeting […]

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Pence celebrates Veterans Day with Hoosiers in Indiana

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com EDINBURGH, Ind. — Just days after being named vice president-elect, Gov. Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana and visited Camp Atterbury to celebrate Veterans Day Friday. Joined by members of the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Pence met with Hoosier veterans from across the […]

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After Republican sweep, both parties prepare for work

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One day after the Trump train roared through Indiana, both Republicans and Democrats in Indiana are assessing the impact. “What an unexpected night,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said. In the national spotlight, Gov. Mike Pence became the country’s vice president-elect. In the statewide election, Republicans swept by winning […]

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Despite short campaign Holcomb wins governor’s race

By Derreck Stahly and Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Eric Holcomb walked off the stage after his victory speech, Hoosier supporters chanted, “Eric, Eric, Eric.” In just 100 days, Holcomb managed to rally enough support to pull off a huge come-from-behind victory. Holcomb was thrown into the governor’s race in mid-July when Gov. Mike […]

Commentary: When the votes come in

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Commentary: When the votes come in

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After all that work, there’s nothing to do but wait. As the election results roll in, the faithful from both parties gather – the Republicans at the JW Marriott in downtown Indy, the Democrats at the Convention Center a few hundred yards away. The Democrats have their big-screen TV […]

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Hoosier Homecoming brings people of all ages

By Shelby Mullis and Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bicentennial Commission had one goal in mind for the Hoosier Homecoming: bring the family together, eat good food and reminisce on Indiana’s history. And they did just that. Generations of Hoosiers gathered outside the Statehouse Saturday to celebrate the founding of the state 200 […]

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