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State November revenues up from last year, but below projections

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Revenue figures for November released Friday show that Indiana’s general fund brought in slightly more than $1 billion in November. Big as that number sounds, it was 4.5 percent below projections. But, the revenue total was nearly 13 percent more than what the state collected in November 2013. Individual income […]

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Governor’s residence opens for more tours in December

Staff report TheStsatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will have more opportunities in December to visit the Indiana Governor’s Residence and see the home’s holiday decorations. “This season, we encourage all Hoosiers to consider visiting the residence and hope they will leave inspired to spread the holiday spirit to others around our state,” first lady Karen Pence […]

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Wreath is part of new traditions for Statehouse Christmas celebration

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The first sign that Christmas at the Statehouse would be a little different this year came last week when workers hoisted an enormous wreath up into the rotunda, suspended under the stained glass by wires from balconies on either side. That’s the spot under which a 25-foot tree typically […]

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First lady’s foundation to benefit food pantry group

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A group that represents food banks across Indiana will be the recipient of this year’s major grant from the First Lady’s Charitable Foundation. The grant will be awarded at the First Lady’s Luncheon next April. “With the holidays right around the corner, now is as critical time as ever to […]

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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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