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Unemployment rate inches down to 5.8

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The rate of unemployed Hoosiers dropped slightly in August bringing the state’s unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. The drop continues an overall trend and is 0.2 percentage points lower than the national average. “Indiana’s unemployment rate has decreased 1.7 percent over the past year, while the labor force has […]

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Domestic violence shelters get money, more could be on the way

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state criminal justice board approved $1.9 million in state grants for domestic violence programs across Indiana on Friday – but left another $1.1 million unspent for now as demands for services spike. The grants mean that 42 organizations will receive the same amount of state money as they […]

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Gun permit system to go online – only

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers seeking a gun permit will no longer be able to apply using paper after a new electronic system goes online Oct. 1. The system – available at the Indiana State Police website at in.gov/isp – will also give those with existing gun permits new options for renewals and […]

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Domestic violence groups say Pence administration plans to cut funding

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are at odds over funding for prevention and shelters. The nonprofit group claims the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute – with Pence’s approval – is proposing to cut $1.25 million from domestic violence programs. But representatives of the governor and […]

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State to spend $1.3 million on campaign to reduce infant mortality

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state will spend $1.3 million on a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing Indiana’s rate of infant deaths, which is among the highest in the nation. A combination of television, radio, online, transit and other ads will launch next month with messages meant to encourage breastfeeding and prenatal […]

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30 counties to be reimbursed for snow storm costs

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than a million dollars in federal grants will be awarded to 30 Indiana counties to help pay for damages, debris removal and other expenses caused by the January 5-9 storm. “Dollars are beginning to flow to replenish local and state government,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement […]

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State tax receipts don’t meet projections in August

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts fell 1.4 percent below projections in August but revenues remain ahead of last year’s totals. The Indiana State Budget Agency released its monthly report on revenue collection for the state’s main checking account on Wednesday. It showed tax receipts for the month were $974.9 million, which […]

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Photo gallery: Memorial for fallen officers

Gov. Mike Pence spoke Tuesday at Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service, which took place outside the Indiana Statehouse.

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State spends millions to launch high-tech data hub, analyze information

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence unveiled a new technology center Tuesday that cost the state nearly $340,000 to create and will be used to monitor real-time data as part of an effort to identify and solve state problems. But the cost of the Management & Performance Hub headquartered in the space […]

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Zoeller, other AGs seek federal help in protecting consumers from unwanted calls

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Nearly 40 state and territorial attorneys general have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting that phone companies be able to take extra steps to protect customers from unwanted calls or phone scams. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed the official comments – co-sponsored by Missouri Attorney General […]

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