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Bill looks at cutting funds for IndyGo, potentially leaving some students without a ride to school

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—While the future of IndyGo projects is up for debate in the Indiana General Assembly, students are starting to rely more on public transportation to get to school. IndyGo partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools in 2019 to provide all high school students an IndyGo MyPass, which gives students free access to […]

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Graphics: How to reach Indiana lawmakers

By Sydney Byerly TheStatehouseFile.com Sydney Byerly is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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Senate passes bill jeopardizing the future of IndyGo bus projects

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana Senate bill that would jeopardize funding for the expansion of the IndyGo public transit system will now face review in the Indiana House. Senate Bill 141 passed 32-17 in the Senate Tuesday amid an ongoing debate. The bill would withhold funding from the IndyGo bus system that could prevent […]

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IndyGo transit system sees future threatened in Senate

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IndyGo transit system sees future threatened in Senate

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com A bill that would limit funding for Indianapolis’ IndyGo transit system passed a Senate committee Thursday and will now go to the full Senate for further consideration. Senate Bill 141 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee in a 7-5 vote. The vote was originally tied, 6-6, when Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, changed […]

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Law passes giving landlords more power in tenant relationships

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Law passes giving landlords more power in tenant relationships

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana House voted to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill barring local governments from regulating dealings between landlords and their tenants Wednesday afternoon. The override of Senate Enrolled Act 148 passed by a 67-32 vote and clears the way for the motion to become law. The bill was […]

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House bill requires middle schools to start teaching civics

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bill that will require Indiana middle schools to include one semester of civics education was approved by the House Education Committee Wednesday and will now go to the House for consideration. HB 1384, authored by Rep. Anthony Cook, R-Cicero, creates the Indiana Civic Education Commission, a task force that will […]

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Indiana Senate overrides governor veto on landlord-tenant bill

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Senate voted to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of 2020 legislation that limited local governments’ authority to regulate dealings between tenants and landlords. This could be the first time Holcomb has a veto undone if the Indiana House also votes to override. Holcomb vetoed Senate Enrolled Act 148 in […]

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911 operators lauded as unsung heroes of 2020

By Tabby Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—“911. Where is your emergency?” is the first question someone hears after dialing for emergency help. From there, a telecommunicator, as they are called, will do everything in their power to understand the situation so they can get help to the person.  Although they are often forgotten until needed, without the […]

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Unlawful assembly bill faces pushback—and likely death in committee

Sen. James Tomes, R-Wadesville, and Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield, are promoting an 18-page bill that could impose steep punishments on protestors charged with rioting and police officers for negligence, including barring them from government jobs and some public assistance.

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Multifaceted criminal justice reform legislation moves to House vote

By Taylor Wooten TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A complex police reform bill with bipartisan support passed unanimously in a House committee Tuesday. House Bill 1006 creates mandatory de-escalation training, expands officer decertification, prohibits the use of chokeholds in most situations and requires a more open exchange of information on the employment history of police officers. The bill was […]

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