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Cursive writing bill passes Senate committee

By Amari Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­— One Indiana senator is making a repeated attempt to include cursive writing in the state’s school curriculum and won the support of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee. Senate Bill 8, authored by Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, passed 9-0 and would require school corporations and charter schools to […]

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House approves additional funding to meet public school growth

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—When more than 6,000 extra students showed up in Indiana’s public schools, there wasn’t enough money in local school budgets to handle them. Wednesday, the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee addressed that funding shortfall by approving House Bill 1001, which would allow the state to transfer up to $25 million […]

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Senate OKs Sunday alcohol sales, House bill pending

By Tanner Nicholson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sunday alcohol sales may soon be in Indiana’s future after the Senate Public Policy committee Wednesday passed a bill 9-0 to permit sales at select stores across the state. Senate Bill 1, authored by Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, would permit packaged liquor, grocery, convenience and drug stores to sell […]

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CASA and opioid crisis focus of the State of the Judiciary

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush used her State of the Judiciary address to focus attention on the toll of the opioid crisis on Hoosier children. In her fourth State of the Judiciary address Wednesday, Rush touched on issues revolving around the opioid epidemic, children in need of child […]

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Holcomb’s State of the State Address sparks positive reactions

By Bryan Wells and Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com Hoosiers who attended Gov. Eric Holcomb’s second State of the State address gave the speech positive reviews. Eva Kor was one of Holcomb’s special guests. Kor is a Holocaust survivor and the 2017 recipient of the Sachem Award, one of Indiana’s highest honors. Most of her family died […]