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Indiana Bicentennial Train is moving to a new home for the next several years

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— All aboard the Indiana Bicentennial Train! The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Fair Commission announced Thursday that the train, will move to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the next several years in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday in 2016. For five years the train exhibit will reside on […]

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Ivy Tech eases application process for dual credit high school students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College launched an online application process for one of the college’s largest student groups Monday. Students participating in Ivy Tech’s high school-based dual credit program will now be able to complete the process online in an easier process. The process will also be able to be completed […]

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New appointments to the governor’s office announced

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced on Friday that Danielle McGrath is taking on duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff in the governor’s office. McGrath will oversee the executive branch agency and legislative matter for the governor. Also on Friday, Pence announced Brady Brookes has been named his Legislative Director to […]

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Commission seeks nominations for women’s awards

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state commission is seeking nominations for the Indiana Torchbearer Awards, which honor women who are leaders in breaking down barriers to women’s full participation in society. “These women are lasting legacies for us all by overcoming immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion,” said Kristin Svyantek Garvey, executive director […]

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Ellspermann and group spend the first day in China on trade mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and five members of the delegation traveled from Shanghai to Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejuang Providence. Hangzhou is a sister-city to Indianapolis. On the first day, when the group arrived they were met by Zhejuang officials for a boat tour around West Lake, the province’s premiere […]

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Former Gov. Mitch Daniels to testify on Thursday before Senate committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will testify Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He will be discussing the need for quicker and more cost-effective approaches to infrastructure improvement projects. He will also talk about the benefits of public-private partnerships and regulatory efficiency when approving and […]

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Artists wanted for Bicentennial Plaza project

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANANPOLIS – Calling all Hoosier artists! The Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) and Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) are looking for two of the state’s most talented artists to help create works of art for the planned Bicentennial Plaza. The two artists or two teams of artists will create two, site-specific works to […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for people to “come together in peace”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, issued a statement about the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on behalf of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus. The shooting late Wednesday evening claimed the lives of nine people partaking in a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. “We find […]

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Work on Soldiers and Sailors Monument near completion

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Work on Soldiers and Sailors Monument near completion

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the circle will be back in commission by July 1, according to officials. If you have been around Monument Circle in downtown Indy recently, you may have noticed some scaffolding around the monument. Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission, Gen. Stewart Goodwin, […]

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Zoeller: FCC should pass new rules about robocalls

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants Hoosiers to urge the Federal Communications Commission to approve new rules concerning automated sales calls, otherwise known as “robocalls.” One of the changes in the proposed rule change would allow phone carriers to implement call-blocking technologies to screen robocalls before they reach an individual’s phone. […]

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