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German companies pledge to create Hoosier jobs

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will gain 100 new jobs after Gov. Mike Pence signed agreements with three German companies this week. “After traveling across Germany this week, I feel a rush of excitement for the future of Indiana,” Pence said. “Germany appreciates the uniquely Hoosier talent of developing and building the products […]

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Pence says Germans, Hoosiers share common goals, values

By Ally Marlow TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence told an audience of business and government leaders gathered Wednesday in Berlin that the mutual values and goals of Germany and Indiana will allow an already stable relationship to keep flourishing and help everyone reach prosperity. “In America we speak of life, liberty, and the pursuit […]

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Non-waiver grad rate moves up slightly, overall rate steady

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Graduation rates remained relatively unchanged from 2012 to 2013 but the state’s top educator said she still sees signs of progress. The Indiana Department of Education released 2013 graduation rate data Wednesday that showed a graduation rate statewide of 88.7 percent. However, the data also showed that the state’s […]

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30 organizations to receive Early Childhood Education grants

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDINAPOLIS – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration awarded 30 organizations from 15 different Indiana counties Early Childhood Education Matching Grants on Wednesday. The program will help provide quality early education for low-income children in Indiana. “This is an important step toward increased school readiness and academic success for low […]

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Study shows large pay gap between CEO’s and employees

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A report released today by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations highlighted the disparity in wages between top corporate executives and the rest of their workers. The report showed how corporate executives in Indiana earned 99 times more than workers in 2013 and 261 times more […]

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Draft of K-12 standards set to go to Education Roundtable

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com This story has since changed – please see the updated version at http://thestatehousefile.com/education-roundtable-consider-draft-k-12-academic-standards/15761/ INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials have released draft academic standards for grades K-12 that combine elements of Common Core, previous Indiana guidelines and recommendations from outside organizations. The proposed standards – available online at http://www.in.gov/sboe/2505.htm – will be considered by […]

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Pence’s first day in Germany includes visits with service members

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence visited Ramstein Air Base on Monday, the first stop on his jobs and economic development tour in Germany. Pence said he was honored to visit the base, which serves as headquarters of U.S. Air Forces Europe and home to the 86th Airlift Wing. He and first lady Karen […]

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Pence to leave for German trade mission

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence, first lady Karen Pence and other state officials will be visiting Germany for a one-week trade mission starting Saturday to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. “As the third largest foreign source of Hoosier jobs, Germany plays a pivotal role in our Hoosier economy,” said Pence. […]

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Federal judge grants same-sex marriage status to one couple – for now

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young ruled Thursday that a same-sex couple’s marriage is legal – at least temporarily. The case, Baskin v. Bogan, addressed end-of-life issues facing a lesbian couple from southern Indiana. Plaintiffs Nikole Quasney and Amy Sandler, represented by the law firm Lambda Legal, requested the […]

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States pursue tax cuts as recovery takes hold

By Elaine Povich Stateline.org Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton use crutches at his first public appearance at the state Capitol in St. Paul, since undergoing hip surgery. He was there to press for tax cuts, as many other governors are doing. Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped […]

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