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Commentary: Donald Trump and a lost gentleman’s art

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Commentary: Donald Trump and a lost gentleman’s art

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Elton John said it best. “Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” he sang several decades ago, but it still seems true. As the depressing saga of President Donald Trump’s pointless feud with the widow of a fallen solider and the congresswoman who is close to the soldier’s family […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. John Ruckelshaus, ready to work across the aisle

By Quinn Fitzgerald and Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS ­­— Sen. John Ruckelshaus, R-Indianapolis, is a familiar face to the Statehouse. He served as a state representative from 1990 […]

Commentary: A few words could say a lot right now

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Commentary: A few words could say a lot right now

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The messages conveyed the same thing. Fear. I was on the radio, talking about how people were feeling in these anxious first days of a new presidency. A woman named Sarah called in. British by birth, she married an American man. They came here to help family members deal […]

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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 […]

Commentary: Holcomb’s sure-footed climb

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Commentary: Holcomb’s sure-footed climb

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – The late speaker of the California State Assembly Jesse Unruh, the epitome of an old-school politician, had a great expression. “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, take their money and then vote against them you’ve got no business being up here,” said […]

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Governor-elect Holcomb builds his administration

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Holcomb administration is now hiring. Next Level Indiana Inc., the non-profit transition board for Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb, launched a website Friday to accept resumes. NextLevelIndiana.com will also share information related to the transition and activities related to the inauguration. “We encourage any and all aspiring public servants who […]

Commentary: Holcomb, the best man for the job

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Commentary: Holcomb, the best man for the job

By Robert Vane TheStatehouseFile.com The news that Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was leaving the administration of Gov. Mike Pence came as a surprise to many. Clearly, they had formed a strong partnership. The immediate question became—who’s strong enough and savvy enough to fill her shoes? Quite frankly, the possibilities for drama regarding a replacement seemed […]

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Commentary: Mitch Daniels, away from the tumult

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Leaving politics appears to agree with Mitch Daniels. Whether this is good for Indiana or America is another question altogether. On the day Daniels and I talk, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders bounce back and forth between […]

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Franklin College grad is growing a new business after working with former Gov. Daniels

By Jay Siskin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — From Greenwood, to Franklin, to Uzbekistan, to a job in the governor’s office, there’s no doubt Franklin College alumnus Brad Rateike is going places. So just what does a guy who has done so many things do now? Something brand new, of course. Rateike’s current gig is founder and […]

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Changes being made to licensure exam following educator frustration

TheStatehouseFile.com By Shelby Mullis and Hank Nuwer  FRANKLIN, Indiana – Franklin Community High School science teacher William Travis Miles is a five-year classroom veteran, previously teaching biology at Shelbyville and Beech Grove high schools. In 2014, Miles applied for an earth science position at FCHS. The corporation requested an emergency permit be issued to Miles because the vacancy was a top […]

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