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Senate Republicans file redistricting reform bill

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two state Senate Republicans are introducing legislation to create a commission of lawmakers and the public to draw legislative district boundaries following the 2020 census. John Ruckelshaus, of Indianapolis, and Mike Bohacek, of Michiana Shores, said Monday that they are responding to strong demand from their constituents to create […]

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Revenue shortfall expected to continue through two-year budget cycle

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will see about $394 million less in its biennial revenue collections than projected in April 2017. But the House Ways and Means Committee chairman said he isn’t worried because the state has a surplus and the reserves needed to “make adjustments as we need.” “Indiana will have a […]

Commentary: One more casualty in the war on knowledge

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Commentary: One more casualty in the war on knowledge

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – That whirring sound you hear is the founding fathers spinning in their graves. The news that sent Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Ben Franklin and George Washington all awhirl came from President Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services. The Washington Post reports that HHS doesn’t want […]