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State ends fiscal year with highest reserves in history

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Auditor Suzanne Crouch detailed the state’s financial footing following the close of the 2016 fiscal year and said Indiana ended with the most reserves in history. “Hoosiers deserve to know their hard-earned dollars are being spent in a responsible manner,” said Holcomb in […]

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Race to replace Pence heats up at the convention

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Officially, the Indiana Republican Party will select Gov. Mike Pence’s replacement on the ballot next week, but unofficially, the race is being discussed at the national convention. The majority of the committee that will select the next Republican candidate for governor attended the Republican National Convention this week, where […]

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Republican party declares pornography a public health crisis

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  CLEVELAND — A new edition to the Republican party platform includes a declaration that viewing pornography is damaging to the viewer’s health. “The internet must not become a safe haven for predators,” the platform reads. “Pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public crisis that is destroying […]

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Scammers take no break between tax seasons

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to stay vigilant when it comes to identifying IRS scams and impersonation. Despite the end of tax season, the AG Office said consumers are still targeted. “The IRS impersonation scam is now the most common scam targeting Hoosiers,” said Attorney General […]

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Stay safe and reduce costs as temps rise

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Higher temperatures across the state can lead to serious health complications and higher electric bills. While Hoosiers cannot control the weather, residents can take steps to stay safe and better manage electricity use and its cost. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief […]

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Digital analytics show Pence dominating the online political conversation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — In an online political shift, Gov. Mike Pence has been leading the digital discussion since the big announcement that he’d be Donald Trump’s running mate. “The conversation went from around Donald Trump—which is what we had seen from over a year—to Gov. Pence,” Michael Venet, an account executive for a […]

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Young seeks Hoosier support for “Pay for Results Act”

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young met with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana executives Tuesday to promote a bill he said will save taxpayer money and deliver aid to America’s most vulnerable citizens. The Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in June, […]

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The Children’s Museum encourages kids to get moving

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Families can expect to see big changes coming to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – and the changes are intended to excite Hoosier kids about an active and healthy lifestyle. The Children’s Museum unveiled plans June 29 to build a $35 million outdoor and indoor sports experience. The 7.5 […]

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Indiana company changes its brand, celebrates expansion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana-based TinderBox announced plans Monday to rebrand as Octiv and create more than 200 high-wage jobs over the next five years. The company, which currently employs 68 associates including 60 in Indiana, is known for its work in sales productivity and efficiency. Executives debuted the new brand Monday with a goal […]

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Indiana lawmakers share in grief after terrorism attack in France

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Every year, France’s Bastille Day is a day of celebration commemorating a major event in the French Revolution. This year’s event, however, was marred by tragedy. 84 people are confirmed dead, according to CNN, and many more were injured after a truck drove into a crowd of people celebrating […]

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