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Skillman recommends local government changes

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File Hear our radio report on Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman’s announcement. Click here to listen. INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman proposed changes Tuesday that include letting Hoosiers vote to exceed property caps to give local governments more money to operate. The recommendation was part of a larger report Skillman, […]

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Supporters, opponents of right-to-work use television and radio ads to win support

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are preparing to return to the Statehouse this week to debate a controversial right-to-work proposal as an ad war heats up over the issue. A coalition of unions led by the Indiana AFL-CIO on Monday launched radio and television commercials Monday, just two days before the […]

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Q&A: Mitch Daniels promotes agenda, says 8 years will be enough

By Timothy Cox and Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels acknowledged his agenda for the 2012 session of the General Assembly may not be as sweeping as past years when he pushed for the privatization of the state’s toll road, implementation of daylight saving time and property tax caps. But in […]

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Indiana Supreme Court upholds state’s robo-call law

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s highest court said Thursday that a law that bans some automated calls with recorded messages does not violate the free speech clause of the Indiana Constitution and can be enforced. Click here to read the Indiana Supreme Court’s robo-call decision. But the law remains under […]

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Daniels to work and play Super Bowl weekend

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels and state job creation officials will tackle Super Bowl weekend by entertaining corporate executives with the potential to bring more jobs to the state – but the governor has purchased his own ticket for the game. Daniels said the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will […]

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For one student, a private school voucher represents new opportunities

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Dayana Vazquez-Buquer was excelling at Greenwood High School and had no interest in transferring elsewhere when her mom first mentioned a new state voucher program meant for families like hers. The vivacious 16-year-old balked. Her friends were at Greenwood. Her grades were good. And as she prepared […]

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Commentary: Gingrich’s politically divided America

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Newt Gingrich sat in his office, his feet pushing against the coffee table in front of him as he tilted back in a straight-backed chair. As he talked, Gingrich smiled like a kid who was getting away with something.  Sometimes, he pushed the coffee table too hard and it […]

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Home heating help slashed by $1 billion nationwide

By Pamela M. Prah Stateline Staff Writer Just in time for the cold weather and holiday season, states have learned that Congress cut $1.2 billion from a program to provide heating and cooling assistance to low-income families. The large spending bill that Congress approved this month for 2012 contained about $3.5 billion for the Low […]

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Judge rules White was ineligible; Osili should be secretary of state

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A Marion Circuit Court judge has ruled that Secretary of State Charlie White, a Republican, was not eligible to be a candidate in last year’s election, and therefore his Democratic opponent, Vop Osili should be awarded the office. Judge Louis Rosenberg said that White was not legally […]

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Daniels announces 365 new jobs for Central Indiana

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS –  Two Indiana businesses say they intend to create 365 new jobs between now and 2015, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced. Stratosphere Quality, LLC, a Fishers-based company that provides inspection services to other firms, and Archway Technology Partners, Inc., a financial software provider with a location in Indianapolis, announced […]

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