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Definition of “cosmetology” debated

By Jay Siskin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill changing the definition of “cosmetology” set off a debate Tuesday about employment and job security for barbers and beauticians. House Bill 1172, authored by Rep. Donna Schaibley, R-Carmel, requires the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners to adopt rules in regards to the minimum amount of […]

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Bill to reduce food deserts cruises to the Senate

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would bring fresh and unprocessed foods to food deserts is moving forward in the legislature. “This bill is designed to find an efficient way to get fresh and unprocessed food in areas where there is poor access to these people,” said the bill’s author Sen. Randy Head, […]

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Bill restricts local governments from creating alternative employer schedules

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –A bill introduced into legislation could prohibit local governments from enacting ordinances surrounding employer schedules for private businesses. “I just want to make certain there’s not multiple codes out there,” author Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, stated. “That if we do anything, we do it at state level and so everybody […]

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100 new jobs coming to Johnson County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – By 2019, Franklin will see 100 new jobs at a building materials supplier, 84 Lumber Company. “We are proud to welcome 84 Lumber to the Hoosier state, where companies can grow and create new jobs with confidence,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. 84 Lumber, founded in Pennsylvania, will […]

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Pence reveals legislative agenda with no mention of LGBT rights

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence plans to pursue jobs, roads, education and health care in 2016, but his legislative agenda does not include his stance on LGBT civil rights. “Our agenda prioritizes funding for state and local roads, ensures that schools and teacher salaries are not negatively impacted by the transition […]

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$50 Million Construction Project For I-465/I-69 Interchange

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drivers on the northeast side will see more construction in the coming years with the goal of easing traffic long term. Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday announced plans for a $50 million construction project to the I-465/I-69 interchange. The project will reconfigure the interchange used by more than 165,000 drivers […]

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State employees eligible for raises in 2016

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State employees could see a boost in pay next year. Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday state employees who meet expectations will receive a 3 percent raise. Employees who exceed expectations will receive a 4 percent raise.  Those who are considered outstanding will receive a 6 percent raise. In a […]

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Pence and 17 companies announce 600 new jobs for Hoosier state

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Gov. Mike Pence along with 17 companies across the state announced Thursday that more than 600 jobs will be coming to Indiana. “These 17 different companies all represent investment in communities in Indiana that will create jobs that in some cases twice the state average,” Pence said. “We have a […]

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Improvements planned for SR 37 in Hamilton County beginning in 2018

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Road 37 in Hamilton County between 126th Street and 146th Street is getting a $124 million facelift. “Modern infrastructure is key to building the types of communities that invite investment and job growth,” said Gov. Mike Pence in a statement. “As communities like Fishers and Noblesville continue to grow […]

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Fourth section of I-69 expansion now open

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The rubber is meeting the road on a brand new section of I-69, which opened in Greene and Monroe counties Wednesday morning. “Hoosiers know that roads mean jobs, and this new interstate section is a key component to the economic vitality and development of southwest Indiana,” Pence said in a […]

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