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State settles with drug maker Organon over Medicaid fraud charges

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana attorney general’s office has recovered more than $181,000 for the Indiana Medicaid program by joining with other states and the federal government in a fraud settlement with the drug manufacturer Organon. The combined settlement – which resulted two whistleblower lawsuits – resolves allegations that Organon underpaid rebates to […]

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States settle with AT&T Mobility over unauthorized charges; refunds available for customers

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 460,000 Hoosier will receive refunds from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges the company placed on cell phone bills. The allegations for “mobile cramming” arose after customers complained about charges – usually for $9.99 per month – for “premium” text messages that involved horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores. […]

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Pence administration seeks applicants for technical curriculum grants

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANANPOLIS – State education officials are seeking applicants for grants for what’s called the Innovative Career and Technical Education curriculums. About $1.3 million in grant funds are available from the Indiana Works Councils and the Center for Education & Career Innovation. The grants are designed to encourage innovative and collaborative career and […]

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State to restore West Boggs Lake in Southern Indiana

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One of Indiana’s popular fishing sites in Loogootee will undergo a restoration that is not only expected to revive the lake’s fishing conditions but also energize the lake’s contribution to the local economy. A once popular site for bluegill and bass fishing, West Boggs Lake brought in anglers from […]

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Pence orders flags to half-staff for 9/11

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has directed flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of Patriot Day, which memorializes the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Flags should be lowered at sunrise and remain at half-staff until sunset on Thursday. Pence has also asked businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to […]

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Schools get money to fund field trips to state parks

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1,500 elementary, middle and high school students in Indiana could learn more about the outdoors this school year under a grant program that supports field trips to state parks and reservoirs. More than 20 schools will receive money for transportation costs, program fees and classroom supplies related to […]

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Indiana to work with other states on aligning education, workforce needs

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of 14 states that will participate in a National Governor’s Association projected aimed at aligning education and workforce training systems to meet local economic needs. As part of the program, Indiana will receive grants and opportunities to further learn about issues from state colleagues and national experts. […]

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Local fire fighters receive grants

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The DNR Division of Forestry divvied out more than $194,000 in grants to rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 Indiana counties. The Volunteer Fire Assistance grants – made available through the USDA Forest Service – were provided to recipients that met requirements for population density, acres of public, […]

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License branches closed for Labor Day

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – License branches will be closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All license branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 2. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, visit mybmv.com.

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Veterans invited to share their stories for national project

INDIANAPOLIS – Veterans can have their stories memorialized as part of the Veterans History Project during an event Aug. 25 in Fishers. U.S. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, will host the program from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hamilton East Public Library. The Veterans History Project is […]

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