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Gary senator seeks Democratic nomination for governor

By Lacey Watt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gary Sen. Eddie Melton is the first Democrat to announce that he’s seeking his party’s nomination to challenge Gov. Eric Holcomb in 2020. Melton is expected to announce his foray into the race in his hometown before a group of teachers, parents and others in the community on Tuesday […]

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Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation aims to protect vulnerable Hoosiers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Secretary of State Connie Lawson has partnered with other experts in fraud prevention to create IN-CASE, or the Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation, to protect seniors against those who would exploit them. IN-CASE began four years ago when the senior medical patrol director of the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging […]

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Mexico trade tariffs could harm Hoosier businesses and consumers

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–The leader of one of the state’s largest business organizations warns that a trade war with Mexico would be costly for Indiana consumers and industry alike. “A 5% tariff would essentially raise taxes on Hoosiers by $226 million a year,” Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, […]