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30 Laws in 30 Days: New law could help more grandparents receive visitation rights

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Melba Sutliff’s heart is broken. She misses having her grandson come over and visit. Sutliff lost the right to see her grandson. Her former son-in-law and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool aims to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are searching for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it […]

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Goff named to the state Supreme Court

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named Christopher Goff as the 110th member of the Indiana Supreme Court. “Judge Goff’s superb personal and professional qualities are evident to everyone who meets him,” Holcomb said during Monday’s announcement. “He has a profound respect for the Constitution and the rights and principles embodied […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: State will soon require a license for massage therapy

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Therapeutic Massage School Instructor Jael Sailor hopes a new law will help cut down on sex trafficking at massage parlors in the state. House Enrolled Act […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: More paroled sex offenders to have GPS anklets for life

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Detectives called him a master manipulator. But Joseph Anderson’s scheming came to an end when a man called the Department of Child Services to report […]

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Do Indiana laws criminalize HIV-positive Hoosiers?

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Travis Spoor sits in the Kosciusko County Jail, accused, again, of failing to tell his sexual partner that he is HIV-positive. The 37-year-old is facing malicious mischief charges in three counties for leaving his partners exposed to the disease without their knowledge. He faces up to two and a […]

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State Supreme Court celebrates career of retiring colleague

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After 26 years of service on the state’s highest court, Robert Rucker officially retires as a Supreme Court justice later this week. The state Supreme Court chamber was filled with laughter as friends and colleagues shared stories about Rucker. They held a retirement ceremony Monday to celebrate his service […]

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How a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling strengthens gun shop protections

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When walking into Beech Grove Firearms on the city’s southeast side, barrels stand ready, pointing through the glass cases. The guns, attached to wood pegs so they lay upright and have handwritten price tags hanging off, are both powerful and somehow homey in numbers. The shop is standard, with […]

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Pharmacies that supply execution drugs will be kept secret

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Buried in the state’s massive 168-page budget bill is a provision that keeps secret the names of the pharmaceutical companies that would supply the drugs in Indiana’s lethal injection executions. Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to sign the state’s $32 billion biennial budget this week with the provision on […]

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Holcomb plans to sign law banning “ban the box” legislation

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Even as Gov. Eric Holcomb is banning the box for applicants for employment with the executive branch, he said he plans to sign into law legislation that stops local municipalities from taking similar action. Banning the box refers to laws that bar employers from asking potential employees about past […]

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