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Advocates push lawmakers to enact redistricting reforms

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Advocates for redistricting reform said time is running out for Indiana to enact changes that will put voters ahead of political advantage. Bills that would enact their top priority – an independent nonpartisan commission to draw legislative and congressional boundaries – have already died this session, as they have in […]

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Commentary: The redistricting blues, once more with feeling

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A bill to create an independent commission to draw political boundaries walks into the Statehouse and dies. Year after year after year. If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again with the same results, the good government advocates who have […]

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Department of Child Services plans to wait for federal funds as state budget advances

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The top officers of the Indiana Department of Child Services told lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday that the agency plans to wait to accept new federal funding as it continues to correct an array of internal problems. DCS Director Terry Stigdon testified alongside Leah Raider, the department’s […]

Commentary: A father’s plea for LGBTQ understanding

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Commentary: A father’s plea for LGBTQ understanding

By Greg Weaver gregoryeweaver@gmail.com INDIANAPOLIS—When my adult son decided to move back to our home state of Indiana, I was overjoyed. I feared the state wouldn’t be as welcoming. A little more than three years ago, my son Adam came out as gay. And Indiana government hasn’t exactly built a reputation that embraces the LGBTQ […]