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Pence: State remains right-to-work state, despite court ruling

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Friday that Indiana continues to be a right-to-work state, even though a Lake County Circuit Court judge has refused to stay a ruling declaring the state’s right-to-work law unconstitutional. On Thursday, Circuit Judge George Paras – who issued the ruling last month deeming Indiana’s right-to-work […]

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Lawmakers move forward with plans to monitor State Board of Accounts

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s independent auditing agency will soon receive more legislative oversight. A subcommittee of the Indiana Legislative Council met this week to determine the goals and best practices of a new Audit Committee, which is meant to operate as a type of peer-review system for the State Board of […]

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Young issues another marriage ruling; decision stayed pending appeals court action

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge that previously declared the state’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional has now ruled in a separate case that Indiana must recognize gay marriages performed in other states. But the decision Thursday from U.S. District Judge Richard Young has no immediate effect. The Evansville-based judge stayed his […]

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Video & story: Lawmakers consider impact of disease on deer hunting, farming operations

Committee discusses what chronic wasting disease could do to Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State lawmakers heard nearly five hours of testimony from more than 25 individuals Tuesday as part of a study to determine how Indiana should regulate deer farming and whether to legalize fenced hunting. The Interim […]

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Hoosier Lottery sets revenue record, falls short of goal

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The company running the Hoosier Lottery came up just short of its revenue goals for 2014 – but made a record amount of money at the same time. GTECH – a private management company that took over the Hoosier Lottery’s day-to-day operations in 2012 – had an estimated $250 […]

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Rush makes Hoosier history

Chief Justice Loretta Rush makes Hoosier history from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Justice Loretta Rush made history Monday by being sworn in as Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court – the fist woman to hold the position in the state’s history. Rush is taking the place of Brent Dickson, […]

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Even with increase in private sector jobs, Indiana’s unemployment rate levels off

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s July unemployment rate remained the same as last month’s, even with the addition of roughly 10,000 private sector jobs. The rate has remained at 5.9 percent since June, and is slightly below the national average of 6.2 percent. Even with the gains in private sector jobs, the unemployment rate […]

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Attorney General urges Hoosiers to register for Do Not Call list

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –After a recent increase in reported phone scams, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to sign up for the state’s Do Not Call list. Complaints have surged recently against telephone credit scams – also known as “Rachel Calls” – which claim to offer lower interest rates and various […]

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Funding cuts continue for higher education

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Pence administration will continue to make funding cuts to state agencies and universities to pad Indiana’s reserves so the state can function through another potential economic slump, a key official told lawmakers Thursday. State Budget Director Brian Bailey said the public universities could eventually receive all the money […]

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Federal judge to hear arguments in state Obamacare case in October

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge has set oral arguments for Oct. 9 in a case that could strip Hoosiers of their ability to get federal subsidies for health insurance. Southern District Judge William T. Lawrence ruled late Tuesday that Indiana and 39 school districts can largely move forward with a case […]

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