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Levementum brings new technology jobs to Indianapolis

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A new tech company expanding to Indianapolis next month is expected to bring dozens of new high paying jobs to Hoosiers. Levementum is an Arizona-based tech based company that teaches its employees how to use different digital tools, like Salesforce, so they are able to help their partners better […]

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Indiana attorney general supports Trump’s recommendation for empty Supreme Court seat

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill urged the state’s two senators to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination to fill the empty U.S. Supreme Court seat. Hill’s press conference Wednesday was one of 11 organized by the Judicial Crisis Network held across the nation in states with vulnerable Democratic senators up […]

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Abortion bill focuses on strengthening parental rights

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Judiciary committee passed a bill Wednesday that would strengthen the rights of parents whose child wants to get an abortion. Current Indiana law requires that an unemancipated minor to have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion. However, the adult accompanying the minor […]

Video: Supporters are disappointed redistricting bill didn’t pass committee

Commentary: Either way, a waste of time and money

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Commentary: Either way, a waste of time and money

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So many people want to edit the Founding Fathers. They seem to think that they could have done a better job with the Constitution of the United States than those bozos James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin and George Washington did. Perhaps this need to revise America’s founding document […]

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Telemedicine law adjusted

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly is working on a bill that cleans-up governing language regarding telemedicine, a way for medical professionals to collect medical diagnosis and treatment through technological resources such as Skype. Previous Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, signed a bill into law involving telemedicine practice standards last year. House […]

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Vaping bill revamped after ruling

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate’s overhaul of the state’s vaping regulations has undergone a complete transformation.    “At the very end of January, the Federal District Court issued an opinion which had caused us to start over entirely and then recraft this bill,” Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, said. From the beginning of […]

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Supporters for redistricting reform continue to fight despite the halt in committee

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Bill 1014 may have failed this year, but supporters say their fight for redistricting reform in Indiana isn’t over. The House Elections and Apportionment Committee heard testimony on a bill to establish an independent redistricting commission, but the chairman, Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, did not to call for […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Blake Doriot, from land surveyor to lawmaker

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — For Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Goshen, it is not uncommon for people to mispronounce his name. Doriot joked that his name is pronounced that his name is correctly pronounced like the Oreo cookie. After a few legislators talked to him, including previous senator of his district, Carlin […]