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Ceremony held to honor fallen Hoosiers workers

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehosueFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — At a special ceremony at the Statehouse Thursday, families mourned the loss of loved ones who died while at work. “This year we are honoring the lives of 171 Hoosiers tragically killed on the job,” said Brett Voorhies, president of the Indiana State AFL-CIO. Local union leaders, coworkers and […]

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Appointments made to the panel tasked with replacing ISTEP

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz both announced their appointments to the ISTEP Review Panel. A state law that passed this year ends ISTEP after the 2017 school year. The legislature has tasked a review panel with developing alternatives to ISTEP.  […]

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Hoosiers encouraged to walk or bike to school on May 4

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Community service organizations are encouraging Hoosiers walk or bike to school and work on May 4 to promote healthy transportation options. Indiana Safe Routes to School Partnership and Health by Design want schools and parents to participate in the National Bike to School Day. Last year, more than 45 schools […]

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Robotics kits offered to elementary schools to encourage STEM education

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A first of its kind robotics program will give elementary school students in Indiana a hands-on education. The new program will give schools across the state the opportunity to receive free robotics kits. Fourth and fifth grade students will then be able to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics […]

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Pence executive order creates Executive Council on Cybersecurity

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence issued an executive order Wednesday to create the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity to prevent, respond to and recover from all types of cyber security issues, including attacks. The Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity will be made up of 23 members from various public and private organizations […]

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Study committee takes a look at Indiana immigration laws

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Study committee takes a look at Indiana immigration laws

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate study committee Tuesday started their six-month long look into the impact of costs and benefits of immigration to Indiana. “We not only have a right to know who is in our country, and for what purpose, we have a duty to know, to protect ourselves, our families […]

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What to do if you didn’t pay your taxes this year

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The April 18 deadline to pay income tax has come and gone, but taxpayers who missed the deadline aren’t off the hook. The Indiana Department of Revenue said Hoosiers still should file their individual income tax returns and pay any tax owed to minimize penalties and interest charges. Even if […]

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Nominations open for environmental excellence award

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Nominations are open for Hoosiers who positively impact the environment. “Indiana businesses have demonstrated that determination and ingenuity can benefit the environment while boosting the bottom line,” Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Carol S. Comer said in a statement. IDEM, the state agency that implements federal and state environmental regulations, […]

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Hoosiers asked to check vaccination records before going to university events

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Since at least 50 mumps cases have been confirmed at four Indiana universities, state health officials are reminding Hoosiers to check their vaccination records before attending university events. “College campuses can be breeding grounds for illness because students are in frequent close contact in dorms and at social events,” State […]

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Drivers reminded to be safe as highway construction kicks off

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the highway construction season kicks off this week, the Indiana Department of Transportation wants to put a spotlight on driver and worker safety during national Work Zone Awareness Week. INDOT is investing more than $850 million on more than 770 construction projects scheduled to begin this year across the […]

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