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Superintendent of public instruction may become appointed position

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The elected position of the Superintendent of Public Instruction could soon be off Indiana ballots. Senate Bill 179, authored by Sen. James Buck, R-Kokomo, looks to make the job a governor-appointed position. “Senate Bill 179 is not a new subject, it’s been around that I’m aware of for about […]

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Thousands donate to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has seen a huge surge of donations since November and they’re thanking Vice President Mike Pence. The controversy began last year when Pence signed a bill into law that prohibits women getting an abortion on the basis of ethnicity, sex or disability. The […]

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Pence sworn in as vice president

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people filled the nation’s capital to witness the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including many Hoosiers. Sarah King, of Indianapolis, traveled to Washington, D.C. to be present for her fourth presidential inauguration. She said the atmosphere of inauguration day is why she plans to attend every four […]

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Indiana Chamber submits list of repeal requests to Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With a Hoosier connection to the White House, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is leveraging their Indiana ties. The chamber submitted a list of regulations they want repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration, because they argue they are “detrimental” to Hoosier businesses. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar […]

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Pence’s high school band prepares for inauguration performance

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 200 members of the Columbus North marching band and color guard are in the nation’s capital to march in a parade only 8,000 students from across the country can say they performed in. “When I realized we could have an opportunity like this, I was just so surprised […]

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Hoosier lawmakers pack their bags for presidential inauguration

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Washington, D.C. will be the social hubbub for Hoosiers Friday. “I thought, well, how many times are you speaker of the house and you have a friend who gets inaugurated as vice president? Maybe we should go,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said. Bosma said he plans to be […]

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The misfortunes of the vice presidents from Indiana

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has produced five vice presidents, but history shows that they didn’t have the best of luck once in office. “I just want to give Mike Pence an advanced warning that sometimes Hoosiers and the vice presidency do not go well together,” said Ray Boomhower, senior editor of the […]

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Holcomb sworn in as Indiana’s new governor

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After being sworn in, the governor took time to reflect on Indiana’s past and the successes of its pioneers. On Monday, in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Gov. Eric Holcomb was inaugurated along with other statewide officeholders. “We are the pioneers who will take our […]

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Holcomb’s Hanover roots celebrated by college’s choir at his inauguration

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover College Choir sang their support for fellow Hanover Panther, Gov. Eric Holcomb, during his inauguration Monday. The choir performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds before the swearing-in ceremony for the state’s 51st governor.  Privately before the event, the choir […]

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Leaders have high hopes for Holcomb’s next four years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday morning, party leaders urged newly-inaugurated Gov. Eric Holcomb to carry the legacy and Democrats urged him to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors. In his final day in Indiana, former governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the inauguration and welcomed his former lieutenant governor into […]