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What’s a service animal? Nobody knows

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The broadness of service dog regulations is letting some Hoosiers have their uncertified loyal companion with them at all times.  The misuse of emotional support animals and service dogs is a problem facing the state, and even the country. The misrepresentation of service dogs has led to many untrained […]

Video: Shelters could receive more spay, nueter funding

Video: Tax proposal in Washington concerns Hoosier businesses

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Business coalition: Federal tax could raise prices 20 percent

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­­­­­­ — A coalition of business owners is concerned that a proposed tax could force them to raise prices. The group, called Americans for Affordable Products, is asking the state’s congressional delegation to oppose the border adjustment tax being discussed by House Republicans. The tax would penalize American companies that import […]


Funding for spay and neuter services moves forward in House

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Board of Animal Health may soon be able to provide grants to veterinarians and local shelters to provide spay and neuter services. Under current law, all facilities that rescue or are an animal shelter must spay and neuter the animals before adopting them out. The only exception is […]

Commentary: How curiosity can save the cat

Commentary: How curiosity can save the cat

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com This column is not about cats. I promise you. I will never write a column about cats. I am a dog person. However, I am fascinated with the old saying: “curiosity killed the cat.” I can recall my grandma saying those words to me long ago. Judging by our cat population, […]

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FAFSA college financial aid deadline extended to April 15

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is extending the Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline for college students to April 15 because of issues with one of the application’s tools. The extension comes after recent issues with a federal data retrieval tool that complicated the process for students and families attempting to submit […]