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Ex-FSSA employee sentenced to prison for fraud

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Robert Edwards, 37, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison by a federal judge on Thursday after pleading guilty to defrauding government programs while employed as a caseworker for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Edwards and an alleged co-defendant would […]

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Brent Dickson to serve as state’s chief justice

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Brent Dickson, the longest serving member of the Indiana Supreme Court, is now its chief justice, a position in which he will serve no longer than about four years. Dickson, who faces a mandatory retirement from the five-member court in July 2016 when he turns 75, said […]

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Hershman will take over as Senate majority floor leader

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, announced Monday that he has appointed Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, to serve as the new majority floor leader, a key position in the caucus and the highest post appointed by the Long. Hershman, who will continue to serve as […]

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Daniels honors Ian Rolland with Sachem award

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Daniels honors Ian Rolland with Sachem award

By Tim Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels on Wednesday honored former Fort Wayne executive and civic leader Ian Rolland with the state’s Sachem Award, which the governor created to be the state’s top honor. Rolland graduated from DePauw University in 1955 and served as chairman and CEO of Lincoln National Corporation, […]

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Governor names new head of workforce development

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday named Scott Sanders to serve as the new commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, an agency that oversees unemployment insurance and job training programs. Sanders, a senior manager in the agency since 2006, will replace Mark Everson, who is leaving state […]

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Pete Miller to be sworn in as state senator

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Pete Miller of Avon will become Indiana’s newest state senator on Tuesday when he is sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker. Miller replaces Connie Lawson, who left the Senate when Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed her secretary of state. Miller won on the seventh ballot […]

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Justice Sullivan to leave Indiana Supreme Court to become law school faculty

Gov. Mitch Daniels will get his third high-court appointment By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. will leave the Indiana Supreme Court and take a position on the faculty of Indiana University’s law school, a move that will give Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels his third appointment to the five-member court. […]

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Daniels names Mark Massa to Indiana Supreme Court

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed his former chief counsel – Mark Massa – to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court and replace retiring Chief Justice Randall Shepard. Massa, 51, who clerked for Shepard and has served as a deputy state and federal prosecutor, will not serve as […]

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Colleagues, officials honor outgoing Indiana chief justice

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Emmanuel High School Aires sang “What a Wonderful World” Monday outside the Indiana Supreme Court chamber as attorneys, judges and public officials gathered to honor state Chief Justice Randall Shepard. Shepard will retire next week after a quarter century on the state’s highest court and Monday’s […]

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Senate honors Lt. Gov. Skillman for two decades of service to chamber

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers honored Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman on Friday, her last day presiding over the Senate as its president, barring a special session. Skillman has served as president of the Senate for eight years, a job that requires her to preside over the chamber’s debates and votes. She […]

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