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Bill to create database of property meth production history on hold

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill intended to protect home buyers from purchasing property previously used for methamphetamine production ran into some issues regarding its wording during a House committee meeting Tuesday. The Government and Regulatory Reform committee held House Bill 1141, authored by Republican Rep. Wendy McNamara of Mount Vernon, until a […]

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Chris Christie’s bridge over troubled waters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Christie is in trouble. It’s probably not legal trouble that will most bedevil the New Jersey governor – a Republican who ran to a landslide victory in a Democratic state just a few months ago – in the scandal surrounding his administration’s efforts to disrupt traffic to settle […]

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2014 General Assembly: A graphic breakdown

Hover over legislative seats to get information about individual lawmakers. Information updated as of Jan. 7, 2014. Information as of Jan. 3, 2014

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GOP officials Robertson and Seat move on to new jobs

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The executive director of the Indiana Republican Party has left the state to work for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder while its former spokesman has joined a prominent Indianapolis-based strategy firm. Kyle Robertson’s last day as the party’s executive director was Nov. 30. “We are not surprised that Gov. Snyder […]

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Rep. Todd Young to give weekly GOP address

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday for the second time this year. Young first delivered the GOP speech in July alongside Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ariz. When he gives the response on Saturday, it will be the seventh time this year that […]

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Commentary: GOP distracted from places opposition would be useful

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Obama should send Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and other tea party hardliners a thank you note. If Cruz and his fellow travelers hadn’t pushed to shut down the federal government for more than two weeks and also dabbled with the idea of having the United States default on […]

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Bill Davis resigns House seat to take state post

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Rep. Bill Davis of Portland is leaving the Indiana House of Representatives but not state government. Davis, who has represented District 33 in the House for nine years, will now serve as the director of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, an agency created in 2005 to […]

Commentary: Right-wingers appear to have learned little from failed stand

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Commentary: Right-wingers appear to have learned little from failed stand

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Abraham Lincoln once told a story about a man who had been tarred and feathered and rode out of town on a rail. “If it weren’t for the honor of it, I’d rather have walked,” the man said. In the aftermath of the slow-motion train wreck that was the […]

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Commentary: Republicans must find opportunity in shutdown failure

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com In the wake of the current federal government shutdown the Republican Party’s favorable rating has fallen to 28 percent, down 10 points in the last month. This is the lowest favorable rating ever registered by Gallup, the world’s premier public opinion and market research company, since they started asking Americans about […]

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Commentary: Republicans alienate some of their own with shutdown

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The guy wasn’t happy. We were standing on the sideline of our sons’ youth football game. He said that his boy had been scheduled to take a school trip to Washington, D.C., during the coming week. “But they had to cancel the trip because of the government shutdown,” he […]

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