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EMS workers would be eligible for death benefits under bill

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana lawmaker is pushing a bill that would make EMS providers eligible for death benefits if they die as a direct result of injury or illness while performing their duties. Rep. Karlee Macer, D-Indianapolis, presented House Bill 1080 to the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee on […]

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Bill to regulate ride-sharing services heads to full House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For-profit ride-sharing services and traditional taxi cab companies would be required to do background checks on all drivers under legislation approved Tuesday by a House committee. House Bill 1090 means companies like Uber – which offers an app to connect riders with largely part-time drivers who use their own […]

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Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

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Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate saw a slight increase in the month of December – the first time in two months the number has fluctuated. During October and November, the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent, but an influx of private sector job seekers bumped the percentage to 5.8, […]

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Bill would let companies withhold money from paychecks for uniforms, other expenses

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that lets companies pull money out of employee paychecks for uninforms, education and other expenses could receive a vote next week in the House Judiciary Committee. House Bill 1469, authored by Rep. David Ober, R- Albion, also says that employers who fail too pay their staff on […]

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Pence pitches Indiana in ad to NY audience before Colts game

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence will pitch the state to job creators Sunday with a 30-second ad set to run in New York before the AFC Championship football game between the Colts and New England Patriots. The Indiana Economic Development Foundation purchased the ads using private funds, said the agency’s spokeswoman […]

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House committee passes bill to create college internship program

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to create new incentives for college graduates to stay in Indiana is headed to the full House for consideration. House Bill 1054 passed the Education Committee unanimously Thursday after an amendment that reduced the amount an individual school could receive under the program. The bill creates a […]

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Pence meets with Israeli prime minister, declines one-on-one with Palestinian leader

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence kicked off the economic development portion of his trip to Israel on Monday with a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pence met the Israeli leader at his office in Jerusalem after spending Christmas in the city with his family, a trip paid for by the nonprofit […]

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Indiana unemployment rate holds at 5.7 percent

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Due in part to an increase in private sector jobs, Indiana’s unemployment rate held steady during the month of November. At 5.7 percent, the November unemployment in the state was 1.2 percentage points less than during the same time last year and exactly the same as in October of […]

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Pence makes end-of-year jobs announcements, touts 23,000+ job commitments for 2014

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and executives from 16 companies announced new investments Thursday that are expected to bring 2,153 jobs to Indiana within what state officials are calling “the next few years.” But actually, some of those jobs won’t be created until 2023. Still, Pence lauded the deals – which […]

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Retailers renew push for Sunday alcohol sales

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jeri Ford studied the wine selection Tuesday in an aisle of a downtown Marsh grocery, a few feet away from where retailing heavyweights had minutes before announced a renewed push for Sunday carryout sales of alcohol in Indiana. Ford is one of the 52 percent of Hoosiers – according […]

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