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Lawmakers to return amid controversy over new security measures

By Samm Quinn and Timothy Cox The Statehouse File Key upcoming hearings Thursday: 9 a.m. – Senate Corrections, Criminal & Civil Matters, Room 130 – SB 4, human trafficking 11 a.m. – House Government & Regulatory Reform, Room 156B – HB 1005, nepotism and conflicts of interest On adjournment of the House – House Ways […]

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Skillman recommends local government changes

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File Hear our radio report on Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman’s announcement. Click here to listen. INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman proposed changes Tuesday that include letting Hoosiers vote to exceed property caps to give local governments more money to operate. The recommendation was part of a larger report Skillman, […]

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Circuit court judge to rule on Charlie White’s future

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS–A Marion County circuit court judge will decide Wednesday morning if Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White can stay in office while White appeals a ruling that he was ineligible to run for office. Judge Louis Rosenberg heard arguments Tuesday from White’s lawyers and attorneys for the Indiana Democratic […]

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Supporters, opponents of right-to-work use television and radio ads to win support

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are preparing to return to the Statehouse this week to debate a controversial right-to-work proposal as an ad war heats up over the issue. A coalition of unions led by the Indiana AFL-CIO on Monday launched radio and television commercials Monday, just two days before the […]

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Q&A: Mitch Daniels promotes agenda, says 8 years will be enough

By Timothy Cox and Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels acknowledged his agenda for the 2012 session of the General Assembly may not be as sweeping as past years when he pushed for the privatization of the state’s toll road, implementation of daylight saving time and property tax caps. But in […]

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Indiana Supreme Court upholds state’s robo-call law

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s highest court said Thursday that a law that bans some automated calls with recorded messages does not violate the free speech clause of the Indiana Constitution and can be enforced. Click here to read the Indiana Supreme Court’s robo-call decision. But the law remains under […]

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For one student, a private school voucher represents new opportunities

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Dayana Vazquez-Buquer was excelling at Greenwood High School and had no interest in transferring elsewhere when her mom first mentioned a new state voucher program meant for families like hers. The vivacious 16-year-old balked. Her friends were at Greenwood. Her grades were good. And as she prepared […]

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Daniels announces 365 new jobs for Central Indiana

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS –  Two Indiana businesses say they intend to create 365 new jobs between now and 2015, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced. Stratosphere Quality, LLC, a Fishers-based company that provides inspection services to other firms, and Archway Technology Partners, Inc., a financial software provider with a location in Indianapolis, announced […]

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State accepts applicants for Supreme Court vacancy

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A judicial nominating committee is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the five-member Indiana Supreme Court that will be created when Chief Justice Randall Shepard retires in March. Applications are due Jan. 27. Indiana attorneys who have been members of the bar for 10 years or have […]

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Smoking ban part of Daniels’ agenda

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a speech Friday that he will push for a smoking ban during the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly and that he supports fast-tracking the bill so it’s law before the Super Bowl. “I think the time has come for a statewide smoking […]

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