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Commentary: Birch Bayh, as the rain fell

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Commentary: Birch Bayh, as the rain fell

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Birch Bayh chuckled. I rode in a car with him during the waning days of the 1990 Indiana secretary of state race. I was covering Democrat Joe Hogsett in the last stages of what would be an upset campaign against the heavily favored Republican candidate, Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut. […]

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Winners and losers: Blame game dominates K-12 school funding debate

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee called to review the state’s proposed budget for public school districts left lawmakers, educators, parents, and other community stakeholders unsure of where to place the blame for newly uncovered shortfalls. “Unfortunately, this most recent formula creates two winners and losers in the biennium budget,” said Jeff […]

Commentary: If you give a Trump a cookie

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Commentary: If you give a Trump a cookie

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Todd Young, one of two Republicans serving Indiana in the U.S. Senate, has tried to stake out territory as an independent-minded statesman. On his Twitter feed, Young said this week that “Hoosiers can always rely on me to examine every issue closely, to listen to their concerns, […]

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Indiana House passes abortion law

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana House voted 69-25 Thursday for a bill that restricts health care providers from performing or assisting an abortion on grounds on any ethical, moral or religious objections. Senate Bill 201, authored by Sen. Liz Brown, R-Fort Wayne, adds nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists to current law which says physicians […]