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More funds needed to help elderly, committee told

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Karen Richards is almost 65-years-old and she often sees people her age taken advantage of by both family members and strangers. “I feel passionate about this because we need to protect these people, and more serious problems will occur if a change isn’t made,” she told the Interim Study […]

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Public health emergency declared in Allen County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A public health emergency has been declared in Allen County, allowing the county health department to establish a syringe exchange program in an effort to stop the spread of hepatitis C. The increase in hepatitis C cases puts county residents at risk for other diseases spread through intravenous drug use, […]

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Q&A: Meet Denny Worman, running for the fifth time for state representative

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — For the fifth time, Republican Denny Worman is running for state representative of […]

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Senate passes crime fighting pilot legislation

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that creates a crime fighting pilot project that would benefit Marion, Lake and Allen counties. The bill moves to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 551, authored by Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Greenwood, would increase the amount of on-duty officers in the three […]