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The search for the food desert solution

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosiers don’t have a way to go get healthy food, but lawmakers are working to bring healthy food to them instead. “We are really excited about hopefully bringing more food to more people living in urban and rural areas,” Sen. John Ruckelshaus, R-Indianapolis, said following Wednesday’s Interim […]

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Upstart tech company to create more than 250 new jobs

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — A year ago Brent Oakley’s idea for a business was just taking shape. Now he expects to create 250 more tech jobs in central Indiana by 2020. Fuzic, founded in 2016 in Fishers, provides location-based businesses with a way to create music playlists and audio announcements with a […]

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Hoosier lawmakers offer condolences after Las Vegas shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of the lives lost in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed the flags to be lowered until sunset on Friday. More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured during Jason Aldean’s show at a […]

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First Dog Henry dishes on life in the residence, social media popularity

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With a bowtie around his neck, grey floppy ears and a cute beard, First Dog Henry Holcomb prances through the Hoosier State — tail wagging and tongue panting. The 6-year-old Miniature Schnauzer is often seen tagging along with his mom, First Lady Janet Holcomb, at events or hanging out […]

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Nurse, doctor shortage worries health care providers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will need nearly 900 more doctors in the next 13 years, but at the current rate, getting doctors to the Hoosier State feels nearly impossible for some healthcare professionals. “I have positions open daily and I could fill those positions today and they’d be reopened by the end […]

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Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax reform plan, and he showed Hoosiers how it would help them. A small business owner who wants lower corporation taxes so he can hire more people. “When he cuts taxes on corporations, my business will be better out because […]

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Free admission to state parks Saturday to encourage volunteer efforts

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can enjoy free admission to all state parks and forestry sites in Indiana Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. “It’s a day to celebrate the public lands around the nation, to approach people to use outdoor recreation, celebrate conservation, and for us state parks in Indiana […]

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Indiana courts to be all digital as soon as 2018

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court justices envision a future where accessing most court records can be as easy as opening a laptop. E-filing is expected to be used by every county in Indiana by the end of next year or by the beginning of 2019. According to the Indiana Supreme Court’s […]

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Sen. Doug Eckerty to leave the General Assembly

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Doug Eckerty will not seek reelection in 2018.   “Serving my constituents of Madison, Delaware and Henry counties for the past seven years has been both a rewarding and humbling experience,” Eckerty said in a statement. Eckerty will finish his term. In his announcement, the Yorktown Republican did not […]

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VP Pence calls on Sen. Donnelly to vote ‘yes’ to tax cut

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  ANDERSON, Ind. —With a desire to cut taxes by the end of the year, Vice President Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana Friday for his first of three expected trips in the next month — but this time he targeted Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. “Sen. Donnelly, we need your […]