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Holcomb to announce Senate plans on Thursday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Longtime GOP aid Eric Holcomb is expected to announce Thursday that he will run for U.S. Senate to replace retiring Republican Dan Coats in 2016. Holcomb resigned Wednesday from his post as chief of Coats’ state operations and scheduled a noon press conference to announce whether he’ll run. In addition […]

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Pence picks … any team from Indiana!

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence says he’s filling out five Final Four brackets this year – one for each of the Indiana teams that made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Valparaiso, Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue universities are scheduled to play their first games on Thursday or Friday. But Pence wouldn’t say […]

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Former Notre Dame president dies at age 97

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, the 15th president of the University of Notre Dame, passed away in South Bend on Thursday night at the age of 97. Hesburgh holds the title of Indiana’s longest serving university president, having led Notre Dame for 35 years. Hesburgh guided the university from 1952 to […]

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State tax revenue fails to meet January projections

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana tax revenue in January fell significantly below projections – surpassing anticipated amounts in only two major categories. The state took in $1.36 billion in general fund revenue during January. That’s $63.5 million less than estimates predicted but $32.5 million more than January 2014, a month in which snow and […]

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Bill to require civics test for high school students passes committee

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students could be required to pass a national civics test in order to graduate high school if a bill that passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday becomes law. Senate Bill 269, authored by Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, requires students to take the same test administrated to immigrants […]

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State launches foreign-language website for economic development

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state has launched a multi-language website aimed at enticing international businesses to consider Indiana for investment and job creation. InvestIndiana.com is “a conversation starter,” said Indiana Commerce Secretary Victor Smith. “Indiana and international businesses both speak the same language, and that’s a language of growth and opportunity,” Smith said […]

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Indiana receives $21.5 million from court settlement

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will receive $21.5 million after reaching a settlement stemming from the 2008 recession. The settlement involves Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a credit rating agency that is the recipient of a number of state and federal complaints concerning dishonesty to its investors. The complaints manifested into lawsuits […]

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Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

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Unemployment rate increases slightly in December

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate saw a slight increase in the month of December – the first time in two months the number has fluctuated. During October and November, the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent, but an influx of private sector job seekers bumped the percentage to 5.8, […]

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Indiana communities receive funding for blighted homes

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — 10 communities will receive additional funding to help eliminate blighted and abandoned homes. The awards total approximately $4.3 million in an effort to decrease foreclosures. Kokomo (Howard County) and Richmond (Wayne County) will get the highest awards – $1.8 and $1.3 million in funding, respectively. Areas of the state receiving […]

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Half a million in grants available for pre-K programs

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com      INDIANAPOLIS – More than $500,000 in grants will be provided to help support Indiana’s first publicly funded pre-kindergarten program, which the governor has dubbed On My Way Pre-K. Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning are partnering with Early Learning Indiana to provide the grants that are meant […]

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