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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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Lobbyist love: Davey and Heather Neal’s Statehouse romance

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Davey Neal met Heather Willis on his first day on the job. It was the summer of 2001. He was fresh out of college. A Wabash graduate. He was getting the grand tour of Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy’s office where he’d be working. He got introduced to […]

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Indianapolis women’s rally draws thousands

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Terri Siler heard about the Women’s March on Washington, she was determined to bring it to Indiana. Siler said she thought she would be lucky to have 1,000 people come to push back against President Donald Trump and his agenda, but admitted she was wrong. Instead, thousands flooded […]

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Tour guide brings life to Statehouse history

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A quiet group of high school volleyball players took in their surroundings as their tour guide, Jim Johnson, introduced a few facts about the historic Indiana Statehouse.   “There’s a lot of weddings here,” Johnson, 72, said. “Did you know you could get married here at the Statehouse?”  A […]


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Photos: Statehouse under a blanket of snow

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Lawmaking comes alive during Statehouse tours

By Nicole Hernandez and Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The classroom grew to include the entire Statehouse Wednesday for third grade students from Stony Creek Elementary School. “We came because we are reading about law,” said JT, third grader from Stony Creek. Daily tours give visitors to the Statehouse the history of the building and […]

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Statehouse romance: Weddings inside Indiana’s center for politics

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The historical details, the luminous stained glass windows and the grand pillars are eye openers in the Statehouse rotunda for engaged couples, wedding planners and photographers. The Statehouse has become such a popular spot for brides that organizers suggest weddings be booked a year in advance. “There is so much […]

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Rotunda lights up during annual tree lighting ceremony at Statehouse

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 300 students filled the Statehouse Friday to help with the annual tree lighting ceremony with Gov. Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence. “The experiences and memories we create year after year during this annual holiday tradition are ones which the governor and I have come to cherish,” […]

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Crawford memorial service to include Statehouse viewing

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Hoosiers and lawmakers will start to say their goodbyes to former state Rep. Bill Crawford, D-Indianapolis, Thursday. Crawford’s former colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly will receive Crawford’s casket at the north doors of the Statehouse at 9:30 a.m. His body then will lie in state the Statehouse rotunda from […]

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