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Preschool politics makes for strange bedfellows

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate Republicans stood by their decision to gut Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposal for a preschool voucher program, even as Senate Democrats repeatedly tried Monday to piece it back together.

February 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Indiana House approves revised marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The battle over the marriage amendment, which so far has dominated the 2014 legislative session, now shifts to the Senate after the House voted 57-40 Tuesday to keep its revised amendment alive.

January 28, 2014 5:30 pm Related

For Illinois senators, an odd public friendship

CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.

December 20, 2013 11:51 pm
Donnelly worked across party lines to help reopen government

Donnelly worked across party lines to help reopen government

INDIANAPOLIS | While the "no surrender" stance of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the limelight during the 16-day federal government shutdown, a Hoosier senator worked behind the scenes and across party lines to get the government reopened and paying its bills on time.

October 20, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.

April 27, 2013 4:30 pm Related

Senate unanimously approves plan for state career council

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate followed in the footsteps of the House on Thursday by unanimously approving a measure intended to reduce gaps in skills and opportunities faced by unemployed Hoosiers.

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Legislature embracing cooperation over conflict at midpoint of session

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time since 2010, the Indiana General Assembly has made it to the midpoint of its annual session without a walkout, boycott or protest shutting down the business of the legislature.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
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January 24, 2013 12:00 am
House Republicans shoot down Democrats' middle class amendment

House Republicans shoot down Democrats' middle class amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats discovered Thursday the Republican supermajority will hang together in the name of party unity even if it means ignoring the needs of middle class families. 

January 17, 2013 5:00 pm Related
Brown picked to lead region's legislative delegation

Brown picked to lead region's legislative delegation

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation has elected state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, as their leader for the 2013 session.

January 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Pence promotes businesses, two-parent families in first executive orders

Pence promotes businesses, two-parent families in first executive orders

INDIANAPOLIS | Seeking to make Indiana more business- and family-friendly, Gov. Mike Pence signed executive orders Monday blocking the creation of new state regulations on businesses and requiring certain agency rules implementing state law include a "family impact statement."

January 14, 2013 2:27 pm Photos

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Will Democrats, GOP work together at the General Assembly?

INDIANAPOLIS | Depending on which political party you prefer, it may be the best of times or the worst of times when the Indiana General Assembly begins its four-month session Monday afternoon.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
Donnelly takes oath to represent Indiana in U.S. Senate

Donnelly takes oath to represent Indiana in U.S. Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | Demonstrating the bipartisanship he's promised will define his tenure in office, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., was sworn in Thursday with two of Indiana's former U.S. senators — Republican Dick Lugar and Democrat Evan Bayh — standing beside him.

January 03, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Lugar era ends after 36 years in Senate

Lugar era ends after 36 years in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time in a generation, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., will not be seated at his desk in the ornate Senate chamber when a new Congress convenes on Thursday.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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November 29, 2012 12:00 am
New state superintendent looks past party labels for good ideas

New state superintendent looks past party labels for good ideas

INDIANAPOLIS | Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Misreading electorate likely cost Mourdock Senate victory

Misreading electorate likely cost Mourdock Senate victory

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Richard Mourdock has never changed who he is or what he believes for the sake of higher office, and likely never will.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
GOP House, Senate majorities feeling super

GOP House, Senate majorities feeling super

INDIANAPOLIS | There's nothing they can't do.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Indiana representatives elected to lead House Democrats

Northwest Indiana representatives elected to lead House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have chosen two Northwest Indiana representatives to lead their caucus against a supermajority of House Republicans during the 2013 legislative session.

November 08, 2012 4:54 pm Photos

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Senate candidates differ on right course for America's future

INDIANAPOLIS | It is widely believed that the U.S. Senate is a broken institution, trapped by its own rules into requiring 60 out of 100 votes to take any action.

October 20, 2012 7:10 pm
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