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Terre Haute casino bill dies after split vote

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow a new casino to open in Terre Haute was killed in committee after a split vote Wednesday. Half of the public policy committee voted against the bill, splitting the vote 5-5. Bills need a majority vote to advance out of committee. Senate Bill 354 […]

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Sales tax proposed for out-of-state merchants

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Out-of-state retailers who do business in Indiana will be required to collect a tax from their customers making online purchases from them. Senate Bill 545 passed the Senate by a 42-1 vote, with only Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, dissenting. Specifically, the bill requires retail merchants outside of Indiana to […]

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Rexnord petition asks governor to help save jobs

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rexnord employees met at the Statehouse Thursday to turn in a petition to Gov. Eric Holcomb in hopes of trying to keep jobs in the city. Employee Gary Canter has worked with Rexnord for about eight years and hopes the petition will change his life. “This is my second […]

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Tesla bill moves forward after compromise

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers reached a compromise that will keep Tesla Motors in the Indiana auto industry. The legislation in its original form would have prevented auto manufacturers from selling directly to the public. Tesla owners came out in full force to testify against the legislation, because Tesla Motors sells its electric […]

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Hoosier veteran finds community in local food initiative

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After returning from serving as a surgical nurse in the Air Force, veteran Sara Creech’s life didn’t get any easier. “I had a lot of problems with PTSD and reintegrating,” she said. “It was very isolating at that time.” Then after about five years at home, her husband died from […]

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Bill to raise state officer salaries heads to summer study committee

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —A bill that would have raised the governor’s and other statewide office holders’ annual salary by nearly $30,000 by 2021 is on its way to a summer study committee. Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, said he originally filed Senate Bill 60 without Gov. Eric Holcomb’s knowledge because it was not intended […]

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Tesla bill gets hearing Wednesday

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would prohibit auto manufacturers from selling directly to the public will get its first committee hearing on Wednesday. House Bill 1592 is similar to legislation proposed last year by Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, that would have compelled manufacturers to sell their vehicles through a dealership. “For […]

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Indianapolis neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment projects

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­— Mayor Joe Hogsett and other community leaders revealed a new incentive Tuesday that targets redeveloping at-risk Indianapolis communities with the hope of changing lives. The federal government has awarded Indianapolis $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits. Hogsett said the money will be used to spur job growth and […]

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Governor, statewide officeholders could be in for a raise

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Circuit court judges in Marion County make nearly $30,000 more a year than the governor of Indiana. Sen. Randall Head, R-Logansport, wants to change that and give the governor and some other state officials a raise. “I think the salaries are so low that we drive away talent from […]

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Veterans, legislators join forces for special day

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For three years, retired U.S. Army Col. James Leonard has worked with Rep. John Bartlett, D-Indianapolis, to fill the Statehouse with Hoosier veterans for one day during the legislative session. “We’ve got about 48,000 veterans that reside in Indiana, and we’re about the fourth largest in terms of deployment […]

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