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Video: Airbnb-style rental bill resurrected in Indiana House


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Taste of Hoosier Hospitality showcases Indiana food scene

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Dani Council enjoyed watching from behind her tray of steaming Angus meatballs in a smoky marinara sauce as legislators and the media in the Indiana Statehouse sampled her food Wednesday. Council, sales manager of Charblue in downtown Indianapolis, saw the annual Taste of Hoosier Hospitality as a great way […]

Video: Local restaurants show off most popular treats at Statehouse

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Road funding debate continues, heads to House

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — After weeks of listening to Hoosier opinions across the state, Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, and other GOP legislators continue to push a gas tax hike as a solution for funding Indiana’s roads and infrastructure. The House Ways and Means committee passed Soliday’s bill Wednesday 14-9. It now goes to […]

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Emotions ride high during Statehouse discussion of abortion reversal procedure

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill being considered by the Indiana House may force doctors to tell patients who receive an abortion-inducing drug that they might be able to reverse the procedure. House Bill 1128, authored by Rep. Ron Bacon, R-Chandler, would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides […]

Video: Task force would develop plan to connect Indiana bike trails


Commentary: Pence, DeVos and alternate realities

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Commentary: Pence, DeVos and alternate realities

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Billionaire Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. secretary of education, just gave Vice President Mike Pence his Gloria Swanson/“Sunset Boulevard” moment: “America, I’m ready for my close-up.” Pence, a former governor and congressman from Indiana, cast the deciding vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm DeVos. Pence’s vote was the […]

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Bill would shorten length of opioid prescriptions

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Patients who are in need of pain medication may soon find their doctor can only prescribe them for a shorter period of time. Senate Bill 226, authored by Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, would limit the amount of time a physician can prescribe opioids to minors and first-time adult users […]

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Task force would develop plan to connect bike trails

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new bicycle task force could improve the quality of life for residents of Indiana while also bringing tourists and new businesses into the city, according to lawmakers. House Bill 1174 would create a task force to figure out how to connect existing bike trails. “Everybody can get out, […]