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Bathroom bill opens new doors as it passes in the Senate

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate passed legislation Thursday to ensure that people with medical conditions can use employee restrooms when public ones are not available. Senate Bill 137 passed with a vote of 34-15. Supporters of the bill say that having this assurance for people with diseases such as irritable bowel […]

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Speaker applauds legislators for K-12 support bill

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers in the House passed a “top priority” measure to provide additional funding to K-12 schools Thursday. Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, celebrated House Bill 1001’s passage as a victory for House Republicans. “Our top priority for the House Republicans passed unanimously today with House Bill 1001, fully-funding local public […]

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Senate bill would require locks on prescription bottles

By Claire Castillo TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Teenagers are two times more likely to access pills out of their parents medicine cabinets than they are to go to the streets to get illegal drugs. “Pilfering is the number one way that teenagers initiate drug abuse in our country today,” Amy Levander, chair of Krieg Devault said. […]

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New initiative aims to prepare, propel Democratic women into public service

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers, mayors and business leaders are joining forces to train Indiana’s next generation of Democratic female leaders. Hoosier Women Forward, a group comprised of more than 20 statewide leaders, aims to prepare Democratic women for a future leadership position in office, the community or business. The group announced its […]

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January recognized as Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–When Erica Frazier discovered her cervical cancer was incurable in 2015, the things that typically seemed important to a normal 32-year-old were put in the background. Frazier was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012, and through her battle she became an advocate for cervical cancer awareness and prevention. “Having cervical […]