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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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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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Radio: Bill would put annual cap on cold medicine purchases

The Indiana House could vote this week on legislation that adds more restrictions to the purchase of some cold medicines. Lesley Weidenbener of TheStatehouseFile.com reports:    

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Bill would protect seniors from exploitation

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report Lawmakers are considering whether to give the attorney general more power to protect seniors from family members who are taking advantage of them for financial gain. Lesley Weidenbener of TheStatehouseFile.com has the story. INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are considering whether to give the attorney general more power to protect seniors […]

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Senate gets to work on budget; Kenley worries over Medicaid spending

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report Senate Appropriations chairman Luke Kenley says the waters surrounding a ten percent income tax cut are murky. TheStatehouseFile dot com’s Tim Grimes reports: INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate started work Thursday on the state’s next two-year spending plan but the chamber’s chief budget writer said too many questions remain unanswered to […]

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