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Tax-free accounts help Hoosiers with disabilities save

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers with disabilities now can save money without risking the loss of their state and federal benefits. The INvestABLE Indiana savings plan offers seven investment plans that will allow disabled individuals and their family members to contribute funds to a tax-free ABLE account. “Although special needs trusts were already […]

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New plan to aid laid off Carrier workers

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Laid off Carrier workers will soon have access to financial support and more opportunities to be hired under a new plan unveiled Wednesday. “By utilizing the $1.2 million dollars in tax incentives that were returned to the city from Carrier and their parent company, United Technologies, this approach will both help […]

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Tech company founded by former Purdue students to add 100 jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A startup that provides technology for computer science classrooms plans to create new jobs in Indianapolis. Mimir announced Thursday that it will expand operations in Indiana to support the company’s growth. The education software is used at more than 80 universities, including University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, University of […]

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State job applicants no longer required to initially reveal criminal history

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana will no longer ask executive branch job candidates if they have a criminal history on initial employment applications. Gov. Eric Holcomb made the change by issuing an executive order Thursday. “This executive order will give Hoosiers with criminal records a second chance by helping them […]

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Community leaders seek faster solutions to state’s economic issues

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders are searching for ways to improve the retention of skilled Hoosier workers. At a forum hosted by the Indiana Chamber Wednesday, business, nonprofit and policy leaders discussed the “Indiana Vision 2025” report card which compares Indiana to the rest of the country based on 62 economic metrics. Tom […]

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Indianapolis small marketing business to add new jobs

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A marketing agency that focuses on helping small businesses grow is creating more jobs for Hoosiers. Well Done Marketing currently has 25 full-time employees in Indiana and plans to hire 10 more by 2021. The high-wage positions will include account executives, and public relations and digital specialists. Indiana has […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Gas tax hike funding massive highway construction program

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 27th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be seeing more highway construction and better roads in the coming years, but they’ll also be seeing the price at the pump rise. Gov. […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Veterans and spouses to receive preference for employment, training

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 26th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — The state is using a new law to thank veterans for their service by giving service members and their spouses preferential treatment for employment and training. […]

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30 laws in 30 days: State cleans up definition of pyramid scheme and toughens penalty

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — The state is beefing up the possible fine for an illegal pyramid scheme violation from the current fine of $500 to $10,000. The new law goes into […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Unstaffed markets offer healthier options at the office

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in front of the micro market in her office building, Laurann Rodriguez looks through the options. She browses four refrigerated sections of sandwiches, fruit and […]

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