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Republican budget spends more on schools, changes how dollars are distributed

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House Republicans released their first draft of the state’s next two-year budget Monday, which included more than $16 billion in K-12 education funding – a 4.7 percent increase from the previous biennium and significantly more than suggested by Gov. Mike Pence. K-12 education comprises 52 percent of […]

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GOP plan would help teachers buy school supplies

By Garrett Day TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the Indiana House Republican Caucus gets its way in the 2015 session, Hoosier teachers could soon receive extra money to spend on classroom supplies. The proposed tax credit – part of the House Republicans’ legislative agenda – doesn’t yet have a price tag. But a tax credit could […]

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Analysis: Democrats have big legislative hole to climb out of

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So what’s the importance of a few more legislative seats when you already have a supermajority? The future. When Republicans added two more seats to their already huge majority in the House last Tuesday and three more to their huge majority in the Senate, they didn’t gain any real […]

Commentary: A tale of two GOPs

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Commentary: A tale of two GOPs

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org A couple weeks ago I spent time hanging out with Indiana Democrats in Indianapolis as they nominated their candidates for statewide office for the 2014 election. This past week it was the Republicans’ turn in Fort Wayne. Now I know some of you are expecting me to write nothing but flowery […]

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Video: Daily roundup for June 9, 2014

The daily Statehouse roundup for June 9 from reporters Jess Seabolt and Alec Gray: Daily Statehouse roundup – 6-9-2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Bathroom guidelines for transgender students leave… Studebaker Factory converted into hub as a part of… Pence strikes out at Gregg as they race to the cam… New website […]

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Republicans to pick treasurer nominee, marriage language at convention in Fort Wayne

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With at least 2,000 people expected to attend, the Indiana Republican Convention is going to have “a new view and energy,” said state Chairman Tim Berry. The convention will be outside of Indianapolis this year and Berry said that Fort Wayne is “rolling out the welcome mat” for the […]

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Lugar series is accepting applications from GOP women

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Women from the around the state are invited to apply for the 2014-2015 class of The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. The program provides training, experience, skills and mentors to women interested in public service and helps them to build a political network. In its 25th […]

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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 You may also like Democrats announce delegate allocation for nationa… African Americans for Hillary launches Commentary: Roads not built and roads not traveled Commentary: Poverty and politics

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