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Drug commission echoes governor’s anti-marijuana position

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse voted overwhelmingly Thursday to oppose efforts to decriminalize marijuana for medical or recreational use. The 11-3 vote, with two abstentions, was taken at the commission’s regular meeting, echoing Gov. Eric Holcomb’s opposition to legislative efforts to relax Indiana’s marijuana laws. “I think […]

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Indiana job growth strong in 2017

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Government officials, including Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda, which they said delivered job growth to the state. “I applaud the governor for bringing an aggressive and well-thought-out agenda to the table. The Senate continues […]

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Holcomb focuses on job training as he unveils 2018 agenda

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With 92,000 vacant jobs across Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb Wednesday rolled out a 2018 agenda that placed workforce development at the top. “This year we are going to be focused on people,” Holcomb said. “For Indiana to remain ranked No. 1 in 2017 and beyond, we have to make […]

Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that Fred Payne will be the next commissioner at the Department of Workforce Development. “Fred is the right pick to take our state’s workforce development agency to the next level,” Holcomb said in a statement. “His corporate experience at Honda has given him a clear […]

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GOP Senate primary campaign heats up

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Another of the six GOP candidates in the race to replace Sen. Joe Donnelly launched his first campaign ad six months ahead of the primary election, saying he’s “tired of watching Congress do nothing.” Mike Braun, a former Republican state representative from Jasper, debuted his first commercial Tuesday as […]

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U.S. Attorney General heard how Indy faith group fights violent crime

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up on the west side of Indianapolis, Darryl Jones could either be found on the streets getting into trouble or in jail. “Once upon a time, I was one of these kids, never doing the right things,” Jones said. “So I want to help.” Jones can still be […]

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Indiana Dunes heading for a change in name only

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one step closer to being called Indiana Dunes National Park. “Designating the dunes as a national park would give the area the recognition it deserves, attracting more visitors and helping further grow the economy in northwest Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, said in […]

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I-65/I-465 bridge work nearing completion

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite cold weather and rain, construction on the I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 has been completed and is now open to traffic. “Weather always impacts construction whether we’re talking spring rains or now where we’re getting into the November rains,” said Nathan Riggs, media relations director for the Indiana […]

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Health Department leads push for diabetes awareness

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, which is why the Indiana State Department of Health is encouraging Hoosiers to take precautions against the deadly disease during November, National Diabetes Month. “Diabetes is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness, but there are ways you can prevent or delay […]

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Survey of educators shows support for cursive writing

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cursive writing may no longer be a skill of the past if state Sen. Jean Leising’s bill to mandate that dying art in Indiana schools gets a hearing in the House of Representatives. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, […]