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Solar bill officially signed into law

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers looking to invest in solar panels will now receive significantly less money for the extra energy generated by their rooftop panels.. Senate Enrolled Act 309 landed on Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk last week after passing both the Senate and House. He signed the legislation into law Tuesday. “I support […]

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New tech company to bring 2,000 jobs to the state

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indian tech company is bringing its first of four expected technology and innovation hubs to Indianapolis, and adding as many as 2,000 jobs in the state by 2021. Infosys specializes in consulting, technology and next-generation services. The company also offers a variety of technological products, including data and […]

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Hoosiers petition Holcomb to veto solar energy bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Phil Teague joined several fellow solar energy entrepreneurs outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office Monday, urging him to veto a bill that would change the future of Indiana’s solar industry. Accompanied by Reggie Henderson, vice president of Telamon Energy Solutions, and Jesse Kharbanda, executive director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, […]

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Hoosier tech leaders urge Holcomb to veto solar bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– More than a dozen technology and finance CEOs from across the state signed a letter urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto a controversial solar energy bill. Signatures ranged from founders of ExactTarget and LifeOmic, to company presidents and CEOs from Omicron Biochemicals Inc., Octiv and Salesvue. Donald E. Brown, […]

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House road funding plan more popular than Senate version

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several Hoosier lobbyists took advantage of what may have been their last chance to voice their support and concerns with the state’s proposed road funding plan Monday. Significant gaps remain between the Senate and House versions of the 10-year plan to upgrade the state’s highways and infrastructure. They have two […]

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Solar bill advances to governor to sign or veto

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial bill that would reduce reimbursement rates for rooftop solar users passed its last hurdle in the General Assembly and now advances to the governor for his signature. Senate Bill 309 passed the Senate floor for the final time with a 37-11 vote Monday. Author Sen. Brandt Hershman, […]

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House and Senate have big differences on budget bill to resolve

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers still have sharp disagreements over taxes and education funding to resolve within the next two weeks before presenting a final biennial budget to Gov. Eric Holcomb. The Senate version of the biennial budget passed the Senate Thursday 39-9. The $32.1 billion budget slashes the House’s proposed $1 cigarette tax […]

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Fiercely debated solar bill passes through the House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would eventually reduce the reimbursements solar panel users receive for the extra energy they generate passed the Indiana House Tuesday. Senate Bill 309, a controversial energy bill that addresses net metering, a billing mechanism that credits individuals who generate more solar power than they need back […]

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INDOT encourages safe driving through highway work zones

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation has launched its annual Work Zone Awareness campaign with the theme, “Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.” Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed April 3-7 as Work Zone Awareness Week across Indiana. The weeklong campaign is intended to focus attention on both motorist and worker […]

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Both sides make sacrifices on solar energy bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers who invest in solar energy and big utilities that hold the energy industry’s reins will each have to make sacrifices with the version of the solar bill that passed out of a House committee Wednesday. Committee chairman, Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, said he found virtue on both sides […]

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