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Road funding bill moves forward

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House is moving forward with a road funding bill that would raise gas taxes by 10 cents per gallon and allow for future tolling of the state’s highways. Tuesday, the House considered amendments to House Bill 1002, which would raise $700 million in additional funds for infrastructure […]

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Hunger issue highlighted at Statehouse food bank festival

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­– With a goal of generating more funding and creating greater awareness, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry set up a festival in the Statehouse Tuesday to help explain who they are, what they do and how they are working to address hunger. One in six Hoosiers is food insecure, said Executive Director for […]

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Airbnb-styled rentals bill moves to the Senate

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would limit how much control local municipalities would have in restricting Airbnb-style rentals passed through the House Tuesday in a 53-40 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate. The proposed legislation has raised questions as to who should exercise control over new rental platforms – […]

Video: Amendment would create study of carrying without a license

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Indiana’s senators meet with Supreme Court nominee

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, met with President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch earlier this week. Young, in a press release, said he and Gorsuch agreed that, “it is not the job of the judge to override the decisions of ‘we the people’, […]

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Coalition delivers valentines to lawmakers

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Members of the Indiana Reproductive Justice Coalition gave out over 2,000 valentines to lawmakers Tuesday to raise awareness for some the bills they support and oppose dealing with reproductive health and food security. Elizabeth Prout, a mother and member of Indiana Reproductive Justice Coalition helped pass out valentines and […]

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Speaker’s bill would eliminate state superintendent position

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House version of a bill to remove the superintendent of public instruction position from Indiana ballots passed another hurdle Tuesday. House Bill 1005, authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, would eliminate the position of the superintendent of public instruction following the 2020 election, which is also the […]

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Amendment would create study of carrying without a license

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow domestic violence victims a temporary carry permit passed out of committee with a controversial amendment Tuesday. House Bill 1071 would allow a domestic violence victim to carry a gun without a permit for 60 days, but Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, proposed an amendment for […]

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Bills become law after Senate, House override Pence vetoes

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two bills are now law after the Senate joined the House in voting to override former Gov. Mike Pence’s vetoes on the bills Tuesday. In Indiana, a governor’s veto can be overridden if a constitutional majority of both chambers—51 representatives, 26 senators—vote to do so. Both bills passed in […]

Commentary: The selling of the Supreme Court 2017

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Commentary: The selling of the Supreme Court 2017

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com You have probably seen the television ads—a man on a journey from poor, hard-working youth to successful adult at the top of his professional. He’s a man of integrity, standing up for what’s right. He’s a family man with solid American values. Yes, who could possibly not want to see Neil […]

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