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Indiana’s use of renewable energy up over past decade

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers are using significantly more energy from renewable sources – including biofuels and wind – than they were just 10 years ago, a Purdue University expert told lawmakers Tuesday. But the total amount of energy coming from those sources in the state remains small and less than the national […]

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Zoeller, other AGs seek federal help in protecting consumers from unwanted calls

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Nearly 40 state and territorial attorneys general have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting that phone companies be able to take extra steps to protect customers from unwanted calls or phone scams. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed the official comments – co-sponsored by Missouri Attorney General […]

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Attorney General urges Hoosiers to register for Do Not Call list

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –After a recent increase in reported phone scams, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to sign up for the state’s Do Not Call list. Complaints have surged recently against telephone credit scams – also known as “Rachel Calls” – which claim to offer lower interest rates and various […]

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Secretary of State expands financial literacy program

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Secretary of State Connie Lawson launched a program Wednesday that expands on the state’s already existing financial literacy program. Indiana MoneyWise – formerly known as Indiana Investment Watch – focuses on improving Hoosiers’ financial literacy and protecting investors from scams. The newly enhanced program will expand its focus and […]

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Concerns raised over possible tax hike for electric cars

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and Rep. Cherrish Pryor, D-Indianapolis, both voiced concerns about a potential rate increase proposed by Indianapolis Power and Light that could help fund some of the start up costs for the BlueIndy project. The request for a 44 cent, per month, per […]

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30 Laws: Hoosiers will get more privacy protection under new laws

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Police will soon have to get a warrant when attempting to access an individual’s cell phone or when obtaining information using a drone. House Bills 1009 and 1394 – which take effect July 1 – are meant to protect Hoosier privacy and establish limits on what law enforcement officials […]

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30 Laws: State tightens up do-not-call list

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On July 1, a new law goes into effect that will prohibit a telephone solicitor from helping another person in violating the Do Not Call law or the autodialer law. Bryan Corbin, public information officer for Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, said some companies have intentionally tried to evade the […]

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Text-to-911 now available in some counties for Verizon customers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers will now be able to text 911 for help and be connected to their local emergency centers – although the service is not yet available in all areas or through all mobile carriers. State officials say the new 911 texting service will be especially helpful for […]

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State revamps website, mobile app

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration announced Wednesday the release of the IN.gov and IN.gov iOS app. The new site is targeted towards mobile users and lets users personalize content through my.IN.gov. Location Navigation consists of a more intuitive design to make it easier to find agencies. The site contains seven […]

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Ohio, Indiana officials explore drone opportunities

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana and Ohio politicians have joined together to try to expand on the states’ opportunities with unmanned aerial vehicles. Although Federal Aviation Administration officials rejected the states’ proposal to become an official drone test site, Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, spent Monday and Tuesday […]

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