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Sanders joins Indiana in outrage surrounding Carrier cutting jobs

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and several other political leaders on the Statehouse steps Friday to rally against the loss of working-class jobs. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies are known for […]

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Ceremony held to honor fallen Hoosiers workers

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehosueFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — At a special ceremony at the Statehouse Thursday, families mourned the loss of loved ones who died while at work. “This year we are honoring the lives of 171 Hoosiers tragically killed on the job,” said Brett Voorhies, president of the Indiana State AFL-CIO. Local union leaders, coworkers and […]

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Solar energy will soon light up southwest Indiana

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Duke Energy and the U.S. Navy will partner to make Indiana’s power supply more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Leaders from both organizations announced plans Wednesday for 70,000 solar panels to be built on a 145-acre plot of land at the southwest Indiana base, Naval Support Activity Crane. The panels […]

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Two companies to add more than 600 Hoosier jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday proved to be a big day in the Hoosier state as two companies announced plans to open facilities across Indiana. Knight Transportation and Indiana Composites will add nearly 650 new jobs to the state by 2021. Knight Transportation to open new center Knight Transportation will open a new Regional Operations Service […]

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Automotive supplier to bring up to 80 new jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An automotive supplier is expanding its operations in northeast Indiana, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2020. Continental Structural Plastics plans to invest $33.5 million to expand business and construct a new 130,000-square-foot facility near its current facility in Huntington. The Michigan-based company employs more than 350 people in Indiana. “CSP’s […]

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Farmers to receive property tax relief

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Tractors parked outside the Statehouse Friday as farmers joined the governor for a ceremonial signing of bills designed to help Indiana’s agricultural economy. The governor’s office said Senate Bill 238 will help make local soil and water conservation districts more impactful when it comes to watersheds and areas of conservation. SB 308 […]

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Is RFRA in the rearview?

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Despite the national attention surrounding the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act during last year’s the NCAA men’s Final Four, many visitors during this year’s women’s tournament felt comfortable in the city. Nearly 30,000 people came to Indianapolis for the tournament, including Steven Van Fleet who traveled from Connecticut to see […]

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Regional Cities Initiative funding to support more than 100 projects

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence ceremonially signed legislation Tuesday providing funding for a program designed to foster regional growth in Indiana. Pence signed House Bill 1001, which is also the state’s short-term road funding plan, at the Signature School’s Robert L. Koch II Science Center in Evansville. “Through the Indiana Regional Cities […]

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Shelbyville to become the new home for an agriculture equipment company

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A leading agriculture company’s relocation to Indiana is expected to create up to 101 new jobs by 2021. Krone North America, announced its plans Thursday to relocate its headquarters from Memphis, Tennessee to Shelbyville, Indiana in 2017. The company’s innovative hay and forage product line includes items such as mowers, […]

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Carrier employees line the streets in protest

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Carrier employees lined the streets outside the company’s facility—shouting, holding up signs and waving American flags. “USA! USA!” the protestors chanted as cars drove by honking their horns. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies […]

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