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DCS evaluation, redistricting reform dominate legislature

By Shelby Mullis and Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he will name a special legislative council Thursday—the second day of the legislative session—to undertake a review of the Indiana Department of Child Services. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration called for a review of the agency last month after former DCS […]

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Senate bill would expand use of baby boxes

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, wants to expand the availability of “baby boxes” that would allow an individual to anonymously surrender an infant. Senate Bill 123 would expand availability of newborn safety incubators, commonly referred to as baby boxes. There are currently two in Indiana and the proposed legislation would […]

Commentary: Why discipline matters

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Commentary: Why discipline matters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republicans have plans. And Indiana Democrats have concerns. That was the big takeaway from interviews I did with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (a Republican), Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, and House Democratic […]