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Holcomb weighs controversial cold beer, abortion, solar bills

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb got almost everything he wanted from the 2017 legislation session but now he’s faced with the decision on whether to sign the two most controversial bills of the session. Holcomb held a news conference Tuesday to talk about his legislative successes, including doubling the money for […]

Convenience store owners happy with no cigarette tax hike

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— A convenience store executive is relieved that the Indiana General Assembly rejected a $1 a pack tax on cigarettes that would have hurt business at his company’s chain of stores. But the failure to raise the cigarette tax was a missed opportunity to reduce smoking rates in Indiana, the American […]

Hoosier tech leaders urge Holcomb to veto solar bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– More than a dozen technology and finance CEOs from across the state signed a letter urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto a controversial solar energy bill. Signatures ranged from founders of ExactTarget and LifeOmic, to company presidents and CEOs from Omicron Biochemicals Inc., Octiv and Salsvue. Donald E. Brown, […]

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Minors now required to wear helmets on ATVs

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that will now require minors to wear helmets while operating off-road vehicles like ATVs. House Bill 1200 will require everyone under the age of 18, both drivers and passengers, to wear a helmet. This law is also applied while operating on […]

What died in the 2017 legislative session

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The battles on hate crimes and minimum wage were just two hot topics in the legislature this session that failed to gain traction. While lawmakers focused their attention on key issues involving the budget and road funding, more than 200 bills died, including a few that were no newcomers […]

Holcomb says no to charging public for access to records

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a measure Monday — his first as governor —that would allow state and local public agencies to charge up to $20 an hour for public records searches. House Enrolled Act 1523 would have enacted these fees when government officials spent more than two hours searching […]

Video: Indy celebrates downtown workers with workforce week

Video: Senators push for mental heath support for law enforcement

Video: Indiana State Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Pacers History

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Get an up close look at iconic Pacers jerseys, trophies in new exhibit

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— The Pacers’s blue collar, gold swagger is now on display at the Indiana State Museum. In a new, free exhibit, the museum is telling the story about the Pacers organization from the beginning to present day. “2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Pacers franchise and they reached out to […]

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