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Judge blocks portions of state’s new abortion law

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has blocked provisions in a new abortion law that would make it harder for a girl under 18 to have an abortion without telling her parents. Under current Indiana law, anyone under 18 must have the consent of a parent, legal guardian or custodian to get an […]

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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Helping victims split from abuser’s cellphone plan

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 30th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — For parents of teenagers, the ability to track their child’s location via cellphone can be a powerful tool that increases the dependent’s safety. But when those […]

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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

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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: Making advanced courses more available to rural, urban schools

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 28th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana students will soon have more access to advanced courses not offered at their school, but at a price. Under House Enrolled Act 1007, the Indiana […]

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Holcomb ceremonially signs pre-K expansion legislation

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With 15 preschoolers surrounding him, Gov. Eric Holcomb praised leaders for progress on both sides of the aisle during the last legislative session before ceremonially signing a bill that expands access to pre-K. “This most recent session that we came out of has been heralded as one of the […]

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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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