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Bill to regulate ride-sharing services heads to full House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For-profit ride-sharing services and traditional taxi cab companies would be required to do background checks on all drivers under legislation approved Tuesday by a House committee. House Bill 1090 means companies like Uber – which offers an app to connect riders with largely part-time drivers who use their own […]

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Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate saw a slight increase in the month of December – the first time in two months the number has fluctuated. During October and November, the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent, but an influx of private sector job seekers bumped the percentage to 5.8, […]

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Measure to constitutionally protect hunting, fishing moves to full Senate

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Hoosiers’ right to hunt and fish is one step closer to becoming etched in the state’s constitution. The same proposed constitutional amendment passed the General Assembly last year. But because the resolution would change the constitution, it must pass two, separately-elected legislatures. Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, author of […]

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Pence seeks money for bicentennial projects, programs

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Bicentennial Commission requested an additional $32.85 million – including a significant jump in general fund-operating dollars – to pay for Indiana’s 200th anniversary celebration, as outlined in Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed budget. Overall, the proposed bicentennial projects and events exceed $56 million – a number the House Ways […]

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Video & story: First lady visits moms, babies at Indiana Women’s Prison

First Lady visits Indiana State Women’s Prison on Vimeo. By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to protect the bond children have with their mothers, the Indiana Women’s Prison has taken steps to continue that bond while mothers are incarcerated. First Lady Karen Pence visited the Indiana Women’s Prison on Wednesday to get […]

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Video: Why the Indiana Constitution sits in the Statehouse rotunda

Why the Indiana Constitution is displayed in the Statehouse rotunda Video by Adrianna Pitrelli, TheStatehouseFile.com You may also like Measure to constitutionally protect hunting, fishi… Video & story: Black lawmakers call for Medic… Webcast: Energy conservation legislation, a civics… Video & story: First lady visits moms, babies…

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Tour guides reveal 7 unusual things about the Statehouse

By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The people who know the most about the Statehouse are not necessarily the ones elected to serve there. Instead, they are the handful of tour guides who take thousands of visitors every year from one corner of the Statehouse to the other. So to find out a few little-known […]

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Video & story: State survives first wintry mess

Snows slows morning commute from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police and more than 600 trucks and snow plows were hard at work Tuesday morning insuring the roads were safe for Hoosiers to travel. Gov. Mike Pence said he is pleased with the morning’s snow response efforts of the […]

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Pence adds torch relay to Indiana Bicentennial celebration

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will host a torch relay across the state as part of Indiana’s 200th birthday celebration in 2016. Gov. Mike Pence announced the relay Thursday during Statehood Day and he called it a “signature event” for the state’s bicentennial. “You know the torch is a very important symbol for […]

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Photo gallery: Kids gather at Statehouse for Statehood Day

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