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Crowdfunding campaign dedicated to food justice

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A crowdfunding campaign sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will bring a new community space dedicated to food justice and resident empowerment to Indianapolis. “Access to quality, fresh foods is a necessity for communities throughout our state,” Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a statement. The crowdfunding […]

Commentary: Tide will come here, too

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Commentary: Tide will come here, too

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, Matt Lauer and, perhaps, Garrison Keillor are the latest to be washed away by an historic tidal shift. The now former host of NBC’s “Today” and the former host of public broadcasting’s “Prairie Home Companion” likely won’t be the last to go. Not much is known, as I […]

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Governor echoes need for workforce development

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than a million people in Indiana alone have unfinished high school and college diplomas, an issue Gov. Eric Holcomb is tackling head on. “We have 350,000 Hoosiers who are 18-to-64 years old who don’t have a high school diploma,” Holcomb said. “Prime working age Hoosiers who don’t have […]

Commentary: Hoosiers for Life need to get one

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Commentary: Hoosiers for Life need to get one

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz indypolitics.org I learned a long time ago; there’s no money in being a sizable anal cavity. (You can figure out the translation.) If I want to get someone to go along with an idea I’m trying to sell, mainly if it’s one they may not agree with, I try to meet them […]

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Long-time lawmaker Charlie Brown won’t run again

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — After holding a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives for more than 35 years, Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election. His political career, however, isn’t over. He said he will seek local office in Lake County. “As a state legislator representing Gary, Hobart, Lake […]

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Produce available to food pantries through Gleaners partnership

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana made an extra delivery of apples, potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes to the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County for Giving Tuesday. “We’re very pleased to kick off a new round of produce distribution in Johnson County,” said John Elliot, president and CEO of […]

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Reversing teacher shortage a priority for Indiana’s top educator

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana ranks among the lowest states for teacher recruitment and retention, a fact Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction knows well. “The teacher shortage is real,” said Jennifer McCormick, who was superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools before her election last year. “As a department we can only do so much. […]

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Indiana House Democrats elect new leader

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new voice with a southern drawl will lead the House Democrats in the 2018 legislative session. “I’m speechless and [the caucus] laughed at me and said, ‘You’ve never been speechless,’” said Rep. Terry Goodin after being elected as the new leader of Democrats in the Indiana House of […]

Commentary: This issue should reside in a trash heap

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Commentary: This issue should reside in a trash heap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s long march into idiocy continues. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, has decided that raising the issue of the residency of U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, will give him an edge in the mud-wrestling match the two have going on to become the next GOP candidate for Indiana’s U.S. […]

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Revenue Department warns Hoosiers to watch data

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The time to file taxes is just around the corner, and the Indiana Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service teamed up to host National Tax Security Awareness Week. “National Tax Security Awareness Week offers the Department of Revenue an opportunity to better educate our Hoosier taxpayers on how […]

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