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What died in the 2017 legislative session

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The battles on hate crimes and minimum wage were just two hot topics in the legislature this session that failed to gain traction. While lawmakers focused their attention on key issues involving the budget and road funding, more than 200 bills died, including a few that were no newcomers […]

Holcomb says no to charging public for access to records

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a measure Monday — his first as governor —that would allow state and local public agencies to charge up to $20 an hour for public records searches. House Enrolled Act 1523 would have enacted these fees when government officials spent more than two hours searching […]

Video: Indy celebrates downtown workers with workforce week

Video: Senators push for mental heath support for law enforcement

Video: Indiana State Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Pacers History

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Get an up close look at iconic Pacers jerseys, trophies in new exhibit

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— The Pacers’s blue collar, gold swagger is now on display at the Indiana State Museum. In a new, free exhibit, the museum is telling the story about the Pacers organization from the beginning to present day. “2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Pacers franchise and they reached out to […]

Donnelly and Young team up to treat mental health issues in law enforcement

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Police officers put their lives on the line every day to help protect their communities but often the public forgets that behind the badge, they are human beings, too. From homicides to rape cases, police officers witness crimes and atrocities that nobody wants to see. That is why post traumatic […]

Commentary: Colleges, universities and the combat between truth and error

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Commentary: Colleges, universities and the combat between truth and error

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thomas Jefferson said it best. “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it,” Jefferson wrote to […]