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House road funding plan more popular than Senate version

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several Hoosier lobbyists took advantage of what may have been their last chance to voice their support and concerns with the state’s proposed road funding plan Monday. Significant gaps remain between the Senate and House versions of the 10-year plan to upgrade the state’s highways and infrastructure. They have two […]

Solar bill advances to governor to sign or veto

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial bill that would reduce reimbursement rates for rooftop solar users passed its last hurdle in the General Assembly and now advances to the governor for his signature. Senate Bill 309 passed the Senate floor for the final time with a 37-11 vote Monday. Author Sen. Brandt Hershman, […]

Streaming child pornography added to Indiana law

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation modernizing the state’s child pornography laws is heading to the governor’s desk for his signature. House Bill 1091 updates the current law to make it illegal to stream or access any photos or videos that shows a child under the age of 18. Such a violation would be […]

Driver’s license bill for foster children on its way to the governor

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that will allow foster children to obtain a driver’s license is on its way to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 366 would allow foster children between the ages of 16 and 18 to get a license and insurance after going through court a review by the juvenile […]

Commentary: Joe Donnelly and the vanishing center

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Commentary: Joe Donnelly and the vanishing center

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As America moved toward its Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s great rival Stephen A. Douglas once said he could have traveled all the way from Washington, D.C., to Chicago guided by the light of his own burning effigies. Douglas had angered both Northerners and Southerners by attempting to paper over […]