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Video: Suits and sneakers raise cancer awareness

Suits and sneakers raise cancer awareness

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – On a regular day at the Statehouse, Rep. Shelia Klinker, D-Lafayette, wears professional shoes but Tuesday, she could be seen walking the halls in blue sneakers with red and white stripes. That’s because it was Suits and Sneakers Day where lawmakers and government employees are encouraged to wear tennis […]

Video: Legislative Services Agency celebrates 50 years

Commentary: With gerrymandered districts, your voice might not count

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Commentary: With gerrymandered districts, your voice might not count

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  Some citizens from the Fifth Congressional District recently dropped in on their representative, Susan Brooks, at her Carmel office to talk with her about what’s been happening in Washington. Brooks, who is serving her third term in Congress, wasn’t there, but her staff divided them into two groups and listened to […]

Commentary: Student press bill teaches responsibility

Commentary: Student press bill teaches responsibility

By Diana Hadley, Stephen Key and Adam Maksl Special to TheStatehouseFile.com With the role and the performance of journalists coming under question nationally, Hoosiers should support legislation that will improve the educational experience for high school and collegiate students learning the responsibilities of journalism in a democratic society. The Hoosier State Press Association, Indiana Collegiate […]

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Statewide emergency contact database proposed

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation moving through the General Assembly would create a statewide emergency contact database that would enable Hoosiers to be more quickly notified of a family member’s death or serious injury in the case of a road accident. House Bill 1084 would let anyone with a BMV-issued card submit two […]

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Rules for roundabouts move forward in Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Roundabouts are becoming more common at Indiana intersections, but there is still a question about whether residents know how to navigate them. The Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee heard testimony Tuesday about House Bill 1039 that deals with the safety of roundabouts. HB 1039 would require a driver to yield […]