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Poll finds majority of Hoosiers support looser alcohol laws

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fight over Indiana’s alcohol laws continued Monday when the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association revealed results of a poll indicating most Hoosiers favor looser alcohol laws. Between May 8-11 pollster Fabrizio, Lee & Associates surveyed 600 Hoosiers. The survey asked people their opinions on various alcohol related topics such as […]

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Young on Bayh race: “My message hasn’t changed”

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young said he will continue his campaign efforts as usual, despite a recent poll from Democratic-sponsored Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group* reporting a 21-point lead for Democrat Evan Bayh. Bayh declared his run against Young for the U.S. Senate seat last week, two days after Democrat Baron […]

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State releases primary voting numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Friday 38 percent of Indiana’s registered voters showed up at polling stations in the May 3 primary election. “When Hoosiers are excited about candidates, it drives turnout,” Lawson said in a statement. “When you compare the turnout numbers for this year and 2008, […]

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Survey finds majority support for making LGBT discrimination illegal

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 60 percent of Hoosiers support making it illegal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Indiana, according to a new survey. Indiana Competes, a coalition of more than 350 Indiana Businesses that support the addition of equal protections in the civil rights code, released […]

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Video & story: Pence says he’s ready for election fight, says faith must coexist with changing culture

pence seeks reelection 6-18-2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence said in a speech to launch his reelection bid Thursday that Hoosiers won’t “tolerate discrimination against anyone.” But Pence said the state’s gay rights debate can’t be about “winners and losers.” “We should protect freedom,” Pence said. […]

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Poll shows Pence vulnerable on education, gay rights issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana voters favor ousting Gov. Mike Pence from office in the 2016 election, primarily over his handling of education and gay rights issues, according to a new poll first obtained by TheStatehouseFile.com. Poll: Voters ready for new governor | Create infographics A majority of voters also say they want to add […]

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Webcast: Pence’s approval ratings fall, the construction wage is repealed and revenue is down

TheStatehouseFile.com webcast for April 17, 2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Anchors Olivia Covington and Michael Icenogle bring us the week’s news from the Indiana Statehouse.

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5 reasons Indiana may be one of the last states to OK marijuana

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Even though a Ball State survey finds 52 percent of Hoosiers support making marijuana a regulated substance, Indiana may be one of the last states to legalize it. Twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana around the nation, while Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have legalized it for recreational use. […]

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4 reasons millennial voters are interesting – and matter

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Turns out, the 26 percent of 18-29 year olds who plan to vote in next week’s midterms and the presidential election in 2016 do have opinions – contrary to commonly held beliefs. In fact, their political views are so important, they are considered by the institute’s director, Maggie Williams, […]

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New poll: Hoosiers split on same sex marriage amendment

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Opponents of a proposal to use the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage released a poll Tuesday that shows two-thirds of Hoosiers are uncomfortable with the proposal as well – although fewer say they would actually vote against it. By a 64 percent to 34 percent margin, respondents said […]

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