Book educates and entertains about structure and function of Indiana government

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Bar Foundation have collaborated to publish the 40th edition of the “Here is Your Indiana Government” book.     By Dwight Adams The Indiana Citizen February 23, 2024 Most anyone living in Indiana quickly learns of the two U.S. presidents who came from the Hoosier state: William Henry […]

ICC story: GOP backs voting by mail, yet turns to courts to restrict it in battleground states

(Photo/ This story was published by the Indiana Capital Chronicle, a Free Press Indiana partner. By Zachary Roth States Newsroom February 23, 2024 Fearing that Democrats hold a crucial edge in ballots cast before Election Day, national Republicans are working to convince their voters to take advantage of mail and early voting this year. “We […]

Krull commentary: Todd Rokita protests too much

By John Krull February 21, 2024 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has the most curious notions of law and justice and right and wrong. While he talks about these things constantly, it’s obvious he has no idea what they mean. Nor does he seem to think that they apply to him. That much has […]

Redistricting deadline bill sails through Indiana House, amendment for nonpartisan process fails

(Photo/Xain Ballenger of The Statehouse File) By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen February 21, 2024 Despite an earlier unsuccessful attempt to insert language that would have pushed Indiana toward a nonpartisan redistricting process, Senate Bill 135, which extends the deadline for municipalities and school corporations to redraw their election maps, passed the Indiana House on […]

ICC story: Attorney General discipline targeted in amendment

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has been publicly reprimanded for misconduct by the Indiana Supreme Court and is under a second investigation by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. This story was published by the Indiana Capital Chronicle, a Free Press Indiana Partner By Niki Kelly Indiana Capital Chronicle February 19, 2024 The Senate Elections […]

Rust asks Indiana Supreme Court for quick relief from stay so he can be on GOP primary ballot

(Photo/ By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen February 16, 2024 Within hours of the Indiana Supreme Court issuing a stay that allows the Indiana Republican Party to keep egg farmer John Rust off the 2024 primary ballot, Rust filed a motion asking the justices for relief from their order so he can run in the […]

Bill to extend redistricting deadline, prevent more lawsuits, clears House panel

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen February 15, 2024 Indiana municipalities and school corporations that failed to redraw their district maps following the 2020 U.S. Census could be getting a little reprieve as Senate Bill 135 continues to steamroll through the Statehouse. Fueling the bill’s progress is a desire to protect local governmental units from […]

Lucas responds to gun-flash controversy by offering safety course to teens

Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, said his Statehouse colleagues have been supportive of him since he created a national controversy by flashing his handgun to a group of high school students. (Photo/Eddie Drews at The By Kyra Howard February 13, 2024 After reading The Statehouse File’s latest followup article about his viral gun flash video, Rep. […]

ICC story: Indiana high court weighs Rust’s challenge to appear on primary ballot in U.S. Senate race

The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in the case involving Indiana businessman John Rust’s attempt to get on the Republican ballot. (Photo/Xain Ballenger at This story was published by the Indiana Capital Chronicle, a Free Press Indiana partner. By Casey Smith Indiana Capital Chronicle February 12, 2024 Whether U.S. Senate hopeful John […]

AG Rokita digs in on the ‘Eyes on Education’ portal amid growing opposition

(Photo/ By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen February 11, 2024 Since it was launched Feb. 5, the Eyes on Education webpage has courted controversy but Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office – which developed and displays the webpage on its official state government website – said more submissions will be posted in the future and […]