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Young outraises but Bayh has more cash available

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In the race for the state’s open Senate seat, Republican Todd Young raised more money than his opponent in the 3rd Quarter, but Democrat Evan Bayh has more cash on hand. Young has raised $3.36 million for his campaign in addition to raising $1 million for the Indiana Republican Party. His […]

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Governor’s debate inspires students to engage in politics

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Turning 18 years old brings with it many new freedoms with one of the most powerful being the ability to vote. However, many young adults don’t vote. Tuesday’s governor’s debate aimed to change that. Democrat John Gregg, Libertarian Rex Bell and Republican Eric Holcomb debate education issues at Lawrence […]

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Race for governor considered a toss-up by Cook Political Report

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race between the Democrat candidate, former House Speaker John Gregg, and the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, has been placed in the “toss-up” category, according to the Cook Political Report. Analysts at the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, expect the race to be competitive because of […]

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Taylor’s new strategy for proposing hate crime legislation

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For the fifth time, Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, will try to get a hate crime law on the books in Indiana. During the 2017 legislative session, he wants to add the hate crime provision to another proposed piece of legislation that is designed to protect police officers. A hate […]

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Holcomb chooses Crouch as running mate

By Jackson Hughes and Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS –Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Republican gubernatorial candidate, announced Friday he has selected State Auditor Suzanne Crouch to be his running mate for November’s election. “I wanted someone who had an understanding of the whole state of Indiana, and a heart for the people who have made Indiana […]

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Holcomb to fill Pence’s spot on gubernatorial ticket

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The 22-member state central committee met Tuesday and selected Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb to replace Gov. Mike Pence on the Republican gubernatorial ballot. “Today we stand united and give our full support to Eric as we race toward victor in November,” Chairman of the Republican Party, Jeff Cardwell, said. […]

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Hoosiers asking if Pence would accept Trump’s offer for VP position

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has eight days to announce his vice presidential running mate if he wants Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to assume the position. Now, Hoosiers are questioning whether Pence would accept Trump’s invitation for the vacant spot, if offered. At a campaign stop at Greek’s Pizzeria […]

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Judge considers temporarily stopping Indiana’s new abortion law

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt says she will rule on whether she’ll temporarily halt key portions of the state’s controversial abortion law before July 1—the date it is set to go into effect. The legislation, also known as the Dignity for the Unborn Law, would prohibit pregnant women […]

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John Gregg announces running mate

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg announced Wednesday he has selected Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) as his running mate. “I have always liked to surround myself with smart, capable people – people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, people who aren’t afraid to push back, roll up their […]

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Commentary: Time for Indiana to pass a tougher hate-crime law

By Rep. Greg Porter and David Sklar Special to TheStatehouseFile.com It has been a bittersweet year. Even as we extended civil rights and equality to millions of Americans and thousands of Hoosiers, we also witnessed the tragic shootings at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, of the newscaster and cameraman in Moneta, Virginia, and most […]

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