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Another House member calls it quits after current term

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Clyde Kersey has joined a growing list of lawmakers who have decided to retire from the Indiana General Assembly. The Terre Haute Democrat, who has served in the legislature since 1996, announced Friday that he will not seek re-election next year. “Serving in the Indiana General Assembly has […]

Commentary: Todd Rokita’s Christmas courage

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Commentary: Todd Rokita’s Christmas courage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, has decided to man the barricades in the war on Christmas. In a bold, bold move, Rokita, flanked by his family, summons up the courage to confront “the liberal elites” and champions of “political correctness” by wishing everyone a merry Christmas in a digital […]

Commentary: This is what real tax reform looks like

Commentary: This is what real tax reform looks like

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  Republicans in Congress are about to begin negotiations on tax reform, and as someone who considers himself a practical, moderate conservative, they’re getting it all wrong. Now don’t misunderstand me, I am a big fan of cutting corporate tax rates. I firmly believe, and the data is out there to show, […]

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Holcomb adds paid parental leave for executive branch employees

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning in January employees of the state’s executive branch will be allowed to take up to four weeks of paid leave to spend time with a newborn or newly adopted child. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order this week providing for the paid leave as part of efforts to […]

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Online software company announces expansion, new jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A company that develops online training software announced Thursday that it is expanding its Indianapolis headquarters and will more than double its staffing by 2020. Executives of Lessonly joined Gov. Eric Holcomb in announcing plans to add 102 new high-wage jobs. “Entrepreneurs are finding success here and propelling Indiana to […]

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Holcomb highlights success of 2017 legislative session, previews 2018

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on legislators to focus on Hoosiers during the 2018 legislative session if they want to take Indiana to the “next level.” Holcomb took a moment to reminisce on the previous year’s successes and look ahead to the future in his first appearance as governor […]

Commentary: Stars fell on Alabama

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Commentary: Stars fell on Alabama

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When Doug Jones defeated Judge Roy Moore down in Alabama, Democrats picked up a seat in the U.S. Senate and Republicans dodged a bullet. Because the cheers from most Democrats and progressives were so loud, they drowned out the sighs of relief many Republicans and conservatives exhaled when Moore […]

Commentary: How houses become homes

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Commentary: How houses become homes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – History matters. Place matters. People matter. Those are the lessons I glean from chatting with three couples who have built lives and raised families in historic Herron-Morton Place neighborhood. We’re talking as part of a documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. […]

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State revenue collections come in below forecast

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com Indiana’s year-to-date revenue collections of nearly $5.8 billion have come in nearly $150 million below what was forecast by the State Budget Agency last spring. The agency on Monday issued its revenue report for November, which found that although actual collections for the current fiscal year are below forecast, they are above […]

Commentary: Franken shouldn’t take the fall alone

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Commentary: Franken shouldn’t take the fall alone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Two kinds of pressure prompted U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, to do the right thing and resign. The first, not surprisingly, was political. Democrats now have pushed two powerful and prominent members of their own party – Franken and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan – to resign their offices […]

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