Indiana

Takeaways From May 8 Primaries | 05-11-2018

Primary elections were held in four states - Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia - on May 8 and, as FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver pointed out , both Democrats and Republicans managed to “mostly avoid self-inflicted damage.”...

Politics in Brief - March 19 2018 | 03-16-2018

VOTING SYSTEM OVERHAUL BILL ADVANCING IN GA: GEORGIA’s Senate has passed a bill ( SB 403 ) requiring the state to overhaul its voting system before the 2020 presidential election. Georgia is one of only five states that use electronic voting...

Some States Act on Gun Control | 01-19-2018

Although there appears to be broad public support for some gun control measures , federal action on any of them seems unlikely in the current political climate. “The possibility of evidence-based firearm laws has become so politically toxic...

Politics in Brief - November 6 2017 | 11-03-2017

TX HOUSE SPEAKER WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION: After five terms as speaker of the TEXAS House, Rep. Joe Straus announced last month that he would not be running for re-election next year. Straus has repeatedly been criticized this year by fellow Republicans...

Politics In Brief - February 15 2016 | 02-12-2016

IN Lt. Gov. Steps Down INDIANA Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann (R) announced last week she will not join Gov. Mike Pence (R) in his bid for re-election, and will instead resign her office this month in preparation for becoming president of the Hoosier State’s...

IN Considering ‘Drastic’ Environmental Measure | 02-04-2016

For at least the fifth year in a row, Indiana Rep. David Wolkins (R) is backing a measure that an editorial in The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne referred to as “one of the worst legislative bills being considered once again this session.”...

Politics In Brief - December 14 2015 | 12-11-2015

National Effort to Lower Voting Age A national campaign to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 to spur civic engagement by younger Americans kicked off last week. Vote16USA is backed by a nonpartisan group based in NEW YORK called Generation Citizen...