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Leaders envision the state’s next 100 years

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With less than 100 days until Indiana celebrates its 200th birthday on December 11, Hoosier leaders are looking ahead to the future of Indiana with a new project. The Bicentennial Visioning Project is a book containing 50 ideas from more than 110 thought-leaders and subject-matter experts. The goal is […]

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Former Lt. Gov. Ellspermann named as Ivy Tech’s new president

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The board of Indiana’s community college system announced Wednesday the appointment of former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann as Ivy Tech’s new president. Ellspermann, who resigned from Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s administration in March after a reported rift between them, was viewed as the top candidate to replace the school’s […]

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Eric Holcomb is Indiana’s new lieutenant governor

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Eric Holcomb was sworn in Thursday as Indiana’s new lieutenant governor. “The responsibilities of the office I will assume today, now reach into all 92 counties and extend, in fact, far beyond our state borders and our nation’s borders,” said Holcomb during the swearing-in ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence nominated […]

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Ellspermann resigns from her position as lieutenant governor

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sue Ellspermann struck the gavel one final time in the Senate Wednesday. Her resignation as the lieutenant governor took effect at 5 p.m. Both the Senate and the House honored Ellspermann, who is stepping down to pursue the chance to become the president of Ivy Tech Community College. “Yes, […]

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Lt. Gov. Ellspermann delivers resignation letter

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann delivered her resignation letter to Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana legislators Monday. “It is with a conflicted heart that I share my resignation effective Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5 p.m.,” she wrote. Ellspermann announced on Feb. 9 that she would step down while she pursued […]

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Ellspermann to leave office on March 2

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will resign early next month as Eric Holcomb prepares to step in. Gov. Mike Pence’s office confirmed Ellspermann’s resignation will be effective on March 2 at 5 p.m. The confirmation process for Holcomb is scheduled for the next day. Pence previously denied policy disagreements with Ellspermann […]

Commentary: Details are not the devil

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Commentary: Details are not the devil

By Michael Leppert http://contrariana.com Governing requires attention to detail. It has been a rough stretch in Indiana regarding the details, and frankly, I am outraged by it. The screw-ups all belong to Republicans due to their near exclusive control of state government.  But when I pointed out yet another faux pas this week, I was […]

Commentary: Indiana politics and the Three Stooges

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Commentary: Indiana politics and the Three Stooges

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An old joke says that politics is show business for ugly people. Here in Indiana, politics is a cross between a soap opera and a situation comedy, all ham-handed dialogue, Machiavelli-as-a-moron maneuverings and logic-defying plot twists – and performed by people who aren’t often mistaken for George Clooney or […]

Commentary: The bright side getaway

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Commentary: The bright side getaway

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com Historically, successful politicians have been skilled at making the electorate feel good, proud, or optimistic about things.  The recent fear based campaigns notwithstanding, it is conventional campaigning that dictates this as a rule.  If it is possible for a candidate to avoid “going negative,” do it.  If you are an incumbent […]

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Lt. Gov. candidate for president of Ivy Tech

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Gov. Mike Pence is “strongly” encouraging Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann to consider a job outside the Indiana Statehouse. Pence spokespeople say an Ivy Tech board member approached Ellsperman during the summer about applying for the president’s position at Ivy Tech Community College. “Governor Pence believes Lt. Governor Ellspermann is uniquely […]

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