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Ivy Tech creates new partnership with Trine; students can get 4-year degree for less

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and the private Trine University will allow students to spend the first three years of college at Ivy Tech, which is traditionally only a two-year school, and earn a bachelor’s degree for less than $20,000. Radio report A partnership between two Indiana […]

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New law alerts public when police officer attacked or killed

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report Starting July 1, Hoosiers can expect a new system that alerts them when a law enforcement officer is hurt or killed in an attack. TheStatehouseFile.com’s Alec Gray reports: INDIANAPOLIS – The state will soon have a new alert system to let the public know when a police officer has […]

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Podcast: Statehouse news for the week ending May 10

The governor vetoes his first bills. The fairgrounds coliseum gets a new tenant. And former Governor Otis Bowen dies at 95. Those are your Statehouse headlines for the week ending May 10. Listen below for all the details:

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Podcast: Statehouse news for the week ending April 5

The Senate gives the governor a taste of his tax cut. The House passes a bill to regulate medical abortions. And Central Indiana loses a mass transit plan. Those are your Statehouse headlines for the week ending April 5. Listen as Lesley Weidenbener for TheStatehouseFile.com describes the week’s events.

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Podcast: Statehouse news for the week ending March 22

The House strips live dealers and inland casinos from a gambling bill, a Senate committee approves mass transit for Central Indiana. And state Superintendent Glenda Ritz tells budget writers in the Senate that schools need their help. Those are the top Statehouse headlines for the week ending in March 22. Listen as Darian Eswine and other […]

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House’s top Democrat says Republican infighting leaves state ‘directionless’

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said Friday that the House Republicans are divided, which creates what he calls a “policy paralysis.” That “paralysis” stems from Gov. Mike Pence’s proposal to cut income taxes by 10 percent. The tea party group Americans for Prosperity has been running television and radio […]

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Ritz tells senators that schools need more money

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report State Superintendent Glenda Ritz tells budget writers in the Senate that schools need their help. Lesley Weidenbener of TheStatehouseFile.com reports. INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Glenda Ritz told Senate budget writers in the Senate that schools need their help. In testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Ritz said she appreciates […]

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House strips live dealers, inland casinos from gambling bill

Radio report The Public Policy Committee overhauled a gambling bill in a meeting Wednesday. Natavia Howell of TheStatehouseFile.com reports. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee on Wednesday overhauled a casino industry bill by stripping out provisions that some considered to be expansions of gambling and reinstating funding guarantees for local communities. Members […]

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Legislation would give flexibility to state’s highest achieving schools

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report Lawmakers are considering a bill that would benefit school corporations that have at least a 90 percent graduation rate and have at least 85 percent passing ISTEP. TheStatehouseFile.com’s Tim Grimes reports: INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers in the House Education Committee postponed a vote Tuesday on a bill that would benefit […]

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Works Council bill keeps moving through legislature

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report A bipartisan bill meant to bolster the state’s workforce development has passed a Senate committee. Lesley Weidenbener of TheStatehouseFile.com has the story. INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee unanimously passed legislation that’s meant to bolster the state’s economy with a new council charged with aligning workforce training efforts. House Bill […]

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