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Commentary: Gerrymandering affects the big issues of our day

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Commentary: Gerrymandering affects the big issues of our day

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com Gerrymandering matters. It is not an arcane word describing some confusing political exercise. Nor is it describing something that affects only politicians and their acolytes. It matters because it has a direct impact on the biggest news stories on the day – tax cuts, sexual harassment, health care, defense and […]

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Festival of Trees kicks off holiday season

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Festively decorated trees, all as different as snowflakes, are covering the halls of the Indiana Historical Society as they kick of the holiday season with the annual Festival of Trees. “It’s very magical, especially if you see it through the eyes of children,” said Tom Borman, the Historical Society’s […]

Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

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Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s wrong regardless of who does it. Groping a woman against her will or without her knowledge is wrong whether a Republican or a Democrat does it. The same goes for pressuring her to have sex if she doesn’t want to or trying to force oneself on her. It […]

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Senate Democrats push redistricting reform, raising minimum wage in 2018

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Creating redistricting reform, passing hate crime legislation and raising the minimum wage are the Senate Democrats top priorities for the 2018 legislative session. “We’ve accomplished some things in the General Assembly, but we’ve dropped the ball on several important issues,” said Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson.” Lanane and […]

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New device eliminates the pain of opioid withdrawal

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a neurological device that could help those suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. “This is something, I think, will revolutionize the country in the way of addiction and the epidemic in our world,” said Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis. The NSS-2 BRIDGE, was […]

Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

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Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, will be sent to Puerto Rico Dec. 8 to assist with the recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria. Delph, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, will be gone for a minimum of 31 days, so he is likely to miss the start of […]

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Indiana rolls out new app to reduce infant mortality

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than 600 babies in Indiana died before the age of 1 in 2015, and the Indiana State Department of Health hopes its new app will decrease the rate of infant mortality. The app, rolled out Wednesday at the Labor of Love infant mortality summit, is called Liv, and gives […]

Commentary: Still a fight for love and glory

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Commentary: Still a fight for love and glory

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The actress Lauren Bacall once affectionately called her husband Humphrey Bogart “the ugliest handsome man you’ve ever seen.” As I sit in a movie theater watching a special 75th anniversary screening of the Bogart classic “Casablanca,” I realize how apt Bacall’s description was. In many ways, Bogart was the […]

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Sunday alcohol sales gains support

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —The Alcohol Code Revision Commission agreed Tuesday that Indiana lawmakers should allow alcohol sales on Sunday, but will wait until next month to work out the details in proposed legislation. “Sixty-eight percent of people in Indiana want cold beer to be sold in convenient stores and grocery stores,” Sen. Phil […]

State revenues come in lower than April forecast

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com Indiana has fewer dollars pouring into the general fund than state officials estimated when they made their forecast in April, with the biggest decline in corporate income tax collections.  The State  Budget Agency reported Monday that year-to-date general fund collections totaled almost $4.8 billion, or 2.5 percent less than what was the […]

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