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Holcomb ceremonially signs pre-K expansion legislation

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With 15 preschoolers surrounding him, Gov. Eric Holcomb praised leaders for progress on both sides of the aisle during the last legislative session before ceremonially signing a bill that expands access to pre-K. “This most recent session that we came out of has been heralded as one of the […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Mental illness education program for law enforcement may expand

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Amy Brinkley thinks her brother’s death could have been prevented. Her 30-year-old brother Paul suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. In his mid-20s, Paul endured […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Ethnic course could be the start of a brighter future

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — This fall students at Indiana high schools will have the opportunity to take a class about ethnic and racial studies with the goal of educating youth […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New law could help more grandparents receive visitation rights

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Melba Sutliff’s heart is broken. She misses having her grandson come over and visit. Sutliff lost the right to see her grandson. Her former son-in-law and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Unstaffed markets offer healthier options at the office

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in front of the micro market in her office building, Laurann Rodriguez looks through the options. She browses four refrigerated sections of sandwiches, fruit and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: More opportunities to register to vote at the BMV

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute,­ argues Indiana has a problem with voter turnout. For the 2014 midterm election, Indiana had the lowest voter turnout or among […]

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Donnelly at Dems baseball practice when shooting occurred at GOP field

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly had just walked off the baseball field and was getting ready for batting practice when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said, “Oh my God.” Donnelly and other Democrats were practicing in D.C. for a charity baseball game against Republicans when they heard of an attack on […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool aims to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are searching for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it […]

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Goff named to the state Supreme Court

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named Christopher Goff as the 110th member of the Indiana Supreme Court. “Judge Goff’s superb personal and professional qualities are evident to everyone who meets him,” Holcomb said during Monday’s announcement. “He has a profound respect for the Constitution and the rights and principles embodied […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: War memorials in disrepair to be impacted by new law

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The Cass County Memorial Center is a shell of what it once was. The building, built in the early 1860s as a mansion and turned into […]

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