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Lawmakers to consider illegal entry issues

By Shelby Salazar The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are divided about whether a measure that would allow people to use force to prevent police officers from illegally entering their homes will become law. Senate Bill 1 is a response to an Indiana Supreme Court decision last year in Barnes v. State. The court ruled […]

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Democrats say they will return to House

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democrats say they are going to the House floor at 1:30 p.m. Monday, providing House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, the quorum the chamber needs to conduct business. The move would end – at least for now – Democrats’ boycott over right-to-work legislation that they say would hurt unions and working Hoosiers. […]

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Democrats push new work share program as alternative to right to work

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats are proposing what they hope could be an alternative to the right-to-work legislation that has divided the Indiana House of Representatives for the past two years. They say work share – an unemployment insurance program allowed by federal rules and in use by nearly half of […]

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Opponents, supporters debate merits of right-to-work

Right to work debate to the Indiana Statehouse – Jan 6, 2012 from The Statehouse File on Vimeo. By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial right-to-work measure took its first step Friday to becoming a law when it won the approval of a state Senate committee. The vote came after nearly five […]

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Bauer: Boycott can’t last indefinitely

By Alec Gray and Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The third-ranking Democrat in the Indiana House gave up his leadership post Friday and left most of his colleagues behind as he returned to the chamber willing to work on controversial labor legislation. The move by Rep. Dale Grubb, D-Covington, was the latest and […]

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State of the State preview: Mitch Daniels

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Mitch Daniels has told people he intends to use every day of his eight years in office. Legislators said they think his final State of the State address on Tuesday will affirm that. “I don’t think he intends to be a lame duck governor,” said Sen. Richard Bray, […]

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Lawmakers consider capping child support at age 19

By Krista Chittum The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana General Assembly soon will take up a measure that would require parents to pay child support only until age 19. State law currently requires parents to pay support until their children are 21. Senate Bill 18 would make an exception for educational payments beyond the age of […]

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Students may have to take non-traditional classes to graduate

Students may have to take non-traditional classes to graduate

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Students would have to complete a course outside the traditional classroom before graduating from high school, if state schools chief Tony Bennett gets his way. Bennett, Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction, is urging the Indiana General Assembly to require the state’s high schools to have students take […]

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Video: One-on-One with Sen. Jean Leising on cursive writing

Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, has introduced legislation that would require schools to teach cursive writing. The bill is a reaction to the Indiana Board of Education’s decision to remove cursive writing from the state’s standards. Here’s what Leising had to say about her bill: 1-on-1: Sen. Jean Leising on cursive writing from The Statehouse File […]

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NFL players issue statement criticizing Indiana’s right-to-work legislation

NFL Player Union statement against right-to-work: As NFL players, we know our success on the field comes from working together as a team. We’re not just a team of football players—we’re also the fans at games and at home, the employees who work the concession stands and the kids who wear the jerseys of our […]

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