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Commentary: Democrats, Republicans switch jerseys

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Commentary: Democrats, Republicans switch jerseys

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Let the battle begin. This year’s presidential election will be an odd fight – and possibly one of historic proportions. The Democratic and Republican national conventions made clear that a strange kind of inversion has taken place, as if the two parties had swapped uniforms. I’ve been covering politics […]

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Carson joins House sit-in, demanding vote on gun control measures

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joined Democrats in Washington as they staged a sit-in to protest to push for movement on gun control. “My colleagues & I have had enough,” Carson posted on Twitter Wednesday. “We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun […]

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Indiana GOP nominates candidates for attorney general, superintendent of public instruction

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosier Republicans gathered at the Indiana GOP State Convention Saturday to nominate the Republican candidates for state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor. Prior to finalizing the nominations, delegates also voted on the 2016 Indiana GOP Platform. After a push in the state Republican […]

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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 Straight-ticket voting change could surprise voter… New investigation into possible voter registration… Hoosier Homecoming brings people of all ages Trump says ‘I disagree’ with Pence on …

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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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