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Bill to ban taxes on Internet access moves to full House

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana took another step toward becoming the first state to prohibit taxes on Internet access after a bill that would implement a permanent ban passed the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously. Senate Bill 80 might be largely meaningless. The federal Tax Freedom Act has put a moratorium on […]

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Video & story: Democrats call for investigation into BMV problems

Indiana BMV under fire once again from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Top Democrats are calling for an investigation into whether Bureau of Motor Vehicles officials knew they were overcharging customers in violation of state law and chose not to act. State Democratic Chairman John Zody demanded an investigation by the […]

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Casino bill moves forward in Senate; headed to Appropriations Committee for changes

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill meant to bolster the casino gambling industry cleared a key hurdle Wednesday when it passed a Senate committee that last year refused to vote on similar legislation. House Bill 1540 now heads to another Senate committee that will consider its impact on the state budget. But even […]

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Pence requests $15 million for 100 caseworkers over two years

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has asked lawmakers for $15 million in additional funding over the next two years to hire 100 more caseworkers and 17 supervisors for the Department of Child Services. The additional staff should bring the agency in line with caseload guidelines in state law, according to a […]

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Indiana could take Internet taxation issue into its own hands

By Alec Gray & Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could soon become the first state to prohibit taxes on Internet access – a move supporters say is necessary given an unstable environment in the nation’s capitol. But with technology changing quickly, a ban could eventually mean less state revenue. The federal Internet Tax Freedom […]

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Video: Public transit supporters push for more money

Transit supporters ask for more funding in the budget from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Live dealers would be postponed under proposed cha… Video & story: Holcomb becomes first official… Video: State launches campaign to protect highway … Gov. Pence signs right-to-try bill into law

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Kenley: Slower-than-expected tax revenue warrants cautious spending plan

Sen. Luke Kenley shares his thoughts about writing the budget from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate’s budget architect said he might be a bit more restrained with spending in his version of the next two-year budget because the state has not been meeting its revenue projections for the current […]

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Tax revenue down 1 percent for fiscal year so far

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts fell just below predictions in February, raising concern among key lawmakers who are writing the next two-year budget. For the first eight months of Fiscal Year 2015, revenue is down 1 percent – or about $91 million. Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, said the news […]

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Senate approves balanced budget amendment

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers would be required to pass balanced budgets – something they generally do now – under a proposed constitutional amendment the Senate moved on Tuesday. Senate Joint Resolution 19 – authored by Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek – would prohibit state budget appropriations from exceeding state revenues. However, the restriction […]

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$32.4 billion budget bill moves to Senate on party-line vote

    By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a $31.5 billion, two-year budget Tuesday that boosts funding for K-12 education and spends more on domestic violence programs, community corrections, tourism and mass transit. The bill passed 68-29 largely on party lines, with minority Democrats complaining that the plan cuts funding to urban […]

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