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Rallygoers call for new district lines

By Abrahm Hurt       TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Advocates for redistricting reform gathered to commemorate the birthday of “the father of gerrymandering”, former Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. About 100 people showed up on the steps of the south lawn at the Statehouse Monday for the rally, many carrying handmade posters in support of drawing new district lines […]

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CASA volunteers rally for children still waiting

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS — About 6,000 children are waiting for someone to volunteer and become their court appointed special advocate. Several hundred volunteers, lawmakers and judicial staff members rallied at the Statehouse Monday to help raise awareness for the state’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, program. “The really unique thing about CASA […]

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Advocates rally for medical marijuana at Statehouse

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Advocates for the medical use of marijuana rallied at the Statehouse Thursday, offering testimony from people who said their lives were transformed for the better by the use of cannabis oil. “There are an awful a lot of vets out there that are suffering from PTSD, this drug has […]

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Pence on the ticket? Trump says ‘Who the hell knows?’

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com WESTFIELD, Ind. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump left Hoosiers and the rest of the country wondering who will be his running mate after he didn’t announce a decision at his campaign rally in Indiana Tuesday night. Pence kicks off the rally The governor took the stage to welcome Trump […]

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Sanders joins Indiana in outrage surrounding Carrier cutting jobs

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and several other political leaders on the Statehouse steps Friday to rally against the loss of working-class jobs. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies are known for […]

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Trump’s visit to Indiana in photos

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Trump to visit Indianapolis Wednesday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will visit Indianapolis Wednesday. The campaign has announced plans for a rally at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion. Doors open at noon. Tickets are available on Trump’s website. Trump isn’t the only candidate for the Republican […]

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Commentary: Trump the entertainer draws converts and devotees

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – There are two notable differences between seeing a Donald Trump rally on a television screen and seeing a Donald Trump rally from the front row, a mere ten feet away from the Republican presidential front-runner himself: 1) He has many more wrinkles than what the camera captures, and; […]

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Union workers fill Statehouse lawn to protest proposed common construction repeal

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than a thousand Hoosier workers and contractors showed up to the Statehouse lawn on Monday waving signs urging lawmakers to not to repeal the state’s common construction wage law. House Bill 1019 would eliminate a system that lets local boards set wages for contractors who work on projects […]

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Video: Public transit supporters push for more money

Transit supporters ask for more funding in the budget from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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