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The Statehouse goes to the dogs — and cats

By Nicole Hernandez, Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After a long day of making tough decisions, researching legislation and working with constituents, there’s always one creature happy to see a lawmaker — their pet. From the new first dog to a chinchilla, get to know some of the Statehouse pets. Gov. Eric Holcomb The governor’s Schnauzer, […]

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Indiana Historical Society brings to life forgotten Hoosier history

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A new exhibit being introduced at the Indiana Historical Society next week is recreating a forgotten part of Hoosier history. The story begins in 1943 when about 3,000 Italian prisoners of war were captured in North Africa and brought to the United States by ship. The prisoners were later transported […]

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Community providers trained on overdose reversal medication

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the community made their way to the Indianapolis Police Department for a training day on how to administer Narcan, a medication that counteracts the effects of an overdose from opioids such as Oxycontin or heroin. The rise in overdoses over the past several years has prompted officials […]

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Amendments offered to state budget see little success

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFIle.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Several amendments were offered on Thursday to the state’s two-year budget, but only one saw positive results. The successful amendment, offered by Rep. Lloyd Arnold, R-Leavenworth, would allow state conservation officers to be under the same pay raise system as other state police officers. “Initially their raises were going […]

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Statehouse Chambers don’t agree on pre-K funding

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Appropriations Committee is calling for less pre-kindergarten spending than the plans proposed by both the Indiana House and Gov. Eric Holcomb. The committee Thursday altered Senate Bill 276 to include a $3 million increase to the On My Way Pre-K pilot program, which sends low-income children to […]

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Holcomb’s first law: Providing transportation options for students with disabilities

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed his first bill into law, surrounded by Special Olympians Thursday. House Bill 1507 allows Special Olympics groups to rent school buses for the kids to travel to their events. “This bill moved to my desk quickly with bipartisan support, because it is a common-sense, […]

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Superintendent bill needs major changes to survive in the Senate

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House bill which would make the state school chief position appointed needs “substantial changes” before the Senate will hear it, according to Sen. Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne. The bill authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, would eliminate the superintendent’s position and replace it with a […]

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Commentary: Indiana at the center of Supreme Court campaign

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — I invite you to take a little trip with me through the byzantine world of campaign finance as it is now playing out in Indiana. This trip starts at the Indiana Statehouse where, on Wednesday, Attorney General Curtis Hill held a press conference urging the state’s two senators to […]

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Levementum brings new technology jobs to Indianapolis

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A new tech company expanding to Indianapolis next month is expected to bring dozens of new high paying jobs to Hoosiers. Levementum is an Arizona-based tech based company that teaches its employees how to use different digital tools, like Salesforce, so they are able to help their partners better […]

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Indiana attorney general supports Trump’s recommendation for empty Supreme Court seat

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill urged the state’s two senators to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination to fill the empty U.S. Supreme Court seat. Hill’s press conference Wednesday was one of 11 organized by the Judicial Crisis Network held across the nation in states with vulnerable Democratic senators up […]

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