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Commentary: A duty, not a witch hunt

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Commentary: A duty, not a witch hunt

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At least we will know more. This is how we should look at the investigations launched by the U.S. House of Representatives into the affairs of President Donald Trump. Once the investigations are over, we will know some things that we don’t know now. We will find out the […]

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Senate committee reviews bill to appoint state’s top education office in 2021

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A former Indiana state superintendent of public instruction is urging lawmakers to require that appointed education chiefs have some firsthand experience in the K-12 school system. The discussion started when Suellen Reed, who held the state’s top education office from 1993 until 2009, testified on a proposal to move […]

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Legislators feed the state

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Members of the Indiana House of Representative helped to feed hungry Hoosiers on Wednesday, filling backpacks with donated snacks and other food items that will be distributed to children in need. Wednesday’s effort was part of a partnership that state representatives formed in January with the Salvation Army, starting a […]

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Parents of children killed at school bus stop urge House members to enact tougher law

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The parents of three children killed at a school bus stop last fall made a trip to the Statehouse Wednesday to urge members of a House committee to increase the penalty for drivers who fail to stop when a bus is loading children. “One of the importance of this legislation is […]

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Tech companies want Indiana to pass a comprehensive hate crimes law

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana technology companies said they are still taking hits from the fight over the 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and they don’t want to experience the same impact with the hate crimes issue. The Indiana Technology and Innovation Association is an organization made up of more than 100 technology […]