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Candidates for governor discuss pre-K, infrastructure

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All three candidates for governor met Tuesday to discuss issues facing Indiana, including expanding pre-K, improving the state’s infrastructure and the effect of civic leadership. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute hosted the gubernatorial forum after gathering data about what Hoosiers want from the next governor. The data, complied […]

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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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30 laws in 30 days: New law expected to decrease farmland property taxes

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Maloney has farmed all his life. As a fourth-generation farmer, Maloney has never had another job. His 2,800 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat in Brownsburg, Indiana, have been around since 1861, and Maloney said he hopes they’ll be around for much longer. But the state hasn’t made […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Phone companies forced to pay 911 fee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – A new state law aims to clear up confusion over who is responsible for paying a 911 fee when it comes to low-income families who […]

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What to do if you didn’t pay your taxes this year

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The April 18 deadline to pay income tax has come and gone, but taxpayers who missed the deadline aren’t off the hook. The Indiana Department of Revenue said Hoosiers still should file their individual income tax returns and pay any tax owed to minimize penalties and interest charges. Even if […]

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Fewer fees and less time spent at the BMV with new law

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  GREENWOOD, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence said drivers can expect a decrease in fees and less paper work at their local BMV within the next year. “I am incredibly proud of having the best front office Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the United States of America,” said Gov. Mike Pence before […]

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Legislation aims to prevent scam artists from targeting distressed homeowners

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana government officials hope legislation passed this session will prevent property owners from falling victim to tax sale fraud. “Since our economy has improved over the last few years, it is all too easy to forget that there are still people that are struggling to maintain their homes,” Attorney […]

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House passes funding for roads, regional cities

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation for road improvements that would also fund a key piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s agenda passed the House Wednesday, but not by a large margin. An amended version of Senate Bill 333 passed the House 57-35 Thursday. The bill includes the House’s road funding plan, which would raise […]

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Indiana joins lawsuit against Affordable Care Act fee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is one of six states to join a lawsuit against a multimillion-dollar fee connected to the Affordable Care Act. The states argue the Health Insurance Providers Fee, which state governments must to pay the federal government in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, violates the Constitution and several statutes. […]

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