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Presidential campaign event schedule for Friday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Four days away from the Indiana primary and the presidential candidates are campaigning in full force. Chelsea Clinton will be at the Hillary for Indiana Office on the north side of Indianapolis to encourage supporters and volunteers to get out the vote. She’s scheduled to speak at 3:15 p.m. at […]

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Presidential campaign event schedule for Thursday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The presidential campaigns are spanning out from central Indiana to spend time with voters in the corners of the state Thursday. Donald Trump will visit the southwestern Indiana and hold a rally in Evansville. Doors open at the Old National Events Plaza at 10:30. The rally is scheduled to begin […]

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Presidential campaigns in full swing with several visits Tuesday, Wednesday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — We’re still a week away from the Indiana primary, but candidates are wasting no time with campaign stops. After several events over the last few days, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has scheduled another rally for Tuesday evening. Tuesday’s rally will be at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown at 7 […]

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Drivers reminded to be safe as highway construction kicks off

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the highway construction season kicks off this week, the Indiana Department of Transportation wants to put a spotlight on driver and worker safety during national Work Zone Awareness Week. INDOT is investing more than $850 million on more than 770 construction projects scheduled to begin this year across the […]

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Farmers to receive property tax relief

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Tractors parked outside the Statehouse Friday as farmers joined the governor for a ceremonial signing of bills designed to help Indiana’s agricultural economy. The governor’s office said Senate Bill 238 will help make local soil and water conservation districts more impactful when it comes to watersheds and areas of conservation. SB 308 […]

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Registry tracking child abuse convicts to be available by 2017

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders hope to improve child safety with the creation of “Kirk’s Law.” Gov. Mike Pence ceremonially signed the legislation, mandating the creation of a child abuse registry, in Goshen Wednesday. The law is named after 19-month-old Kirk Coleman. Prosecutors said the toddler died while under the supervision of his daycare. […]

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Golden Hoosier Award nominees now being accepted

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana leaders are looking for senior citizen who have dedicated their lives to their communities through service. Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Golden Hoosier Award. The annual award began in 2008 and honors […]

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SR 37 recommended to connect I-69 to Indianapolis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Using State Road 37 between Martinsville and Indianapolis to build I-69 is the “logical choice,” according to transportation officials. “This route offers the strongest opportunities for economic growth, most significant safety improvements, and greatest reduction in congestion of all route alternatives evaluated,” Brandye Hendrickson, the Indiana Department of Transportation commissioner, […]

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Historical society exhibit provides a map to the past

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society is giving Hoosiers a glimpse into what the state looked like before Google Maps and smartphones. The historical society is showcasing an exhibit that features maps of Indiana from the 1500s to the 1900s. The archives presented are also featured in the book “Mapping Indiana: […]

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Vanity license plates return, but with limitations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Hoosier drivers will now have more of a say in what goes on their license plate after the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced they are bringing back the Personal License Plate Program. “I am pleased that we are able to return this very popular program to the public,” Kent Abernathy, […]

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