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Bill protecting prayer in schools moves forward

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that makes sure school corporations don’t discriminate against students for their religious expression and allows students to pray during school hours advanced Tuesday. House Bill 1024 passed the Education Committee 10-2 a little more than an hour before the deadline for bills to advance out of committee. […]

Commentary: War is on sense, not Christmas

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Commentary: War is on sense, not Christmas

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Many of the good folks of Knightstown, Indiana, are in a lather. They’re upset because the town has had to pull down a cross that sat atop an evergreen in the town square. Every year, the tree is decorated for the holidays. This year, a Knightstown resident sought the […]

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Pence’s appeal fails, has to decide what’s next in Syrian refugee dispute

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is waiting for the state to make its next move. Monday a federal appeals court upheld a previous judge’s preliminary injunction, effectively blocking Gov. Mike Pence’s attempt to stop Syrian refugees from resettling in Indiana. That, however, does not mean the legal […]

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood files suit challenging new ultrasound requirements

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new state law that changes the requirements of timing an ultrasound before an abortion is going under the microscope. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a suit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) challenging the constitutionality of the law that took effect July […]

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ACLU files lawsuit over Facebook censorship on behalf of Beech Grove residents

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two Beech Grove residents are suing the City of Beech Grove for removing residents’ posts from the city’s Facebook pages and blocking them from posting future comments. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Kymberly Quick and Deborah Mays-Miller. Both Quick and Mays-Miller […]

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Vanity license plates return, but with limitations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Hoosier drivers will now have more of a say in what goes on their license plate after the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced they are bringing back the Personal License Plate Program. “I am pleased that we are able to return this very popular program to the public,” Kent Abernathy, […]

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State appeals ruling blocking aid to Syrian refugees

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Pence administration has officially filed an appeal in a ruling blocking a ban on aid to Syrian refugees. In November, Gov. Mike Pence directed all state agencies to suspend taking in Syrian refugees until “proper security measures” had been met to prevent terrorists from sneaking into the state. “The […]

Commentary: Decisions, costs and Mike Pence

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Commentary: Decisions, costs and Mike Pence

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – All decisions have costs. That’s what makes them decisions. Bad decisions, though, carry the highest costs. Some costs for bad decisions can be easily calculated. Just a couple of days ago, a federal judge struck down Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s ban on Syrian refugees. The judge’s ruling was as […]

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Pence to appeal after court blocks ban on Syrian refugee aid

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A judge ruled Monday the State of Indiana cannot stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees. In November, Gov. Mike Pence directed all state agencies to suspend taking in Syrian refugees until “proper security measures” had been met to prevent terrorists from sneaking into the state. The American Civil Liberties Union […]

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Lawsuit over child protection worker’s caseload dismissed

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Marion County court Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state claiming a child protection case manager’s caseload was illegal. State law prohibits caseworkers from taking on more than 17 children at a time. The lawsuit, filed in July last year, said Mary Price had 43 children under her supervision […]

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