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Immigrant rights advocates march from Garfield Park to Statehouse

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Adrian Gutierrez works at a restaurant on the east side of Indianapolis Monday through Friday. But on Thursday, he didn’t go to work. Instead, he marched four miles from Garfield Park to the Statehouse steps as part of a nationwide movement known as “A Day Without Immigrants.” While holding […]

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Student journalists protection bill passes committee unanimously

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If a bill that would protect student journalists and their media advisors from censorship by school administrators had been in law 13 years ago, one Hoosier teacher might not have lost his job. Chad Tuley served as the student newspaper advisor for the Franklin Central High School student paper […]

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Lawmakers hold redistricting bill days before committee deadline

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A bill to establish an independent redistricting commission drew dozens of supporters to the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday. Hoosiers from organizations such as Common Cause and the League of Women Voters testified in support of House Bill 1014 before the House Elections and Apportionment Committee. The bill’s author, Rep. Jerry Torr, […]

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Terre Haute casino bill dies after split vote

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow a new casino to open in Terre Haute was killed in committee after a split vote Wednesday. Half of the public policy committee voted against the bill, splitting the vote 5-5. Bills need a majority vote to advance out of committee. Senate Bill 354 […]

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Road funding bill moves forward

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House is moving forward with a road funding bill that would raise gas taxes by 10 cents per gallon and allow for future tolling of the state’s highways. Tuesday, the House considered amendments to House Bill 1002, which would raise $700 million in additional funds for infrastructure […]

Commentary: It’s not about Trump

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Commentary: It’s not about Trump

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – I get why more than four dozen Democrats in Congress want to skip President-elect Trump’s inauguration this week. He’s denigrated just about everything they stand for as he bullied his way through the campaign and this transition period. He’s mocked the disabled, defended despots and demeaned women. And then, […]