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Bill would create bilingual certification for high school students

By Levi Lotz TheStatethouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students could soon be rewarded based on their ability to speak multiple languages. The Senate Education and Career Development Committee heard discussion Wednesday concerning Senate Bill 267, which would allow high school students to be recognized by the state for a proficiency in two or more languages. The […]

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Committee delays vote on controversial fenced hunting bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee could vote on a bill next week that would allow fenced deer hunting preserves to be officially legalized and regulated in Indiana. After a 10-year battle between the preserves and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, House Bill 1453 would eliminate the limbo in which the preserves currently […]

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Bill to shift reading test to 2nd grade moves to full Senate

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would move Indiana’s third grade reading test, IREAD-3, to the second grade is one step closer to becoming law. Senate Bill 169 is now heading to the full senate for consideration after it unanimously passed the Senate Education and Career Development Committee on Wednesday. The bill, […]

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INDOT officials say they need more cash to keep up

Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation told the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday it simply needs more money. INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning and Chief Financial Officer Dan Brassard discussed the department’s direction for the next two years and it will be focusing on its priorities. This year, INDOT will […]

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Bill aims to help kids who’ve been trafficked into sex trade

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Parents of missing children could receive additional help if a bill passed unanimously Wednesday by the House Family, Children, and Human Affairs Committee becomes law. House Bill 1216, authored by Rep. Randy Truitt, R- West Lafayette, would require the Indiana State Police superintendent to create a pamphlet to be […]

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Video & story: Veterans visit Statehouse for Military and Legislative Day

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 people filled the Statehouse on Tuesday for Indiana’s inaugural Military and Legislative Day. Prior to the Gov. Mike Pence’s speech, many veterans testified at meetings, including the Veteran Affairs and Military Committee. Senate Bill 298, authored by Sen. Amanda Banks, R-Columbia City, would allow private employers […]

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Video & story: Committee postpones vote on bill to require civics test for graduation

Students may have to take civics exam to graduate on Vimeo. By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Only half of U.S. adults can name all three branches of government, according to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute – and state Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola, finds that troubling. To help combat the issue, Wesco authored House Bill 1296, […]

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Video & story: Rush focuses first address on modernizing court operations

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The first female chief justice in Indiana’s history, Loretta Rush, delivered the 2015 State of the Judiciary address Wednesday, focusing on modernizing court operations with a new cross-county filing system. Rush rounded out last year’s successes and outlined her initiatives for the upcoming year, including a statewide electronic filing […]

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Bill would extend statute of limitation in rape cases

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana lawmaker is pushing a bill that would increase the statute of limitations from five to 10 years in rape cases when an offender confesses or is identified. The bill is part of a package outlined Wednesday by five Central Indiana senators who are concerned about crime in […]

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Democrats pan Pence proposal for balanced budget amendment

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, called the governor’s plan for a balanced budget constitutional amendment “a solution in search of a problem.” Just minutes after Republican Gov. Mike Pence finished his third State of the State address, Pelath and other Democrats all but dismissed his idea. “We’ve […]

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