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Commission to study “baby boxes”

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – By the start of next year the General Assembly will have a better idea of how to better care for Hoosier children – especially those at risk of being hurt or abandoned by their parents. Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1016, authored by Rep. Casey Cox, R-Fort Wayne, […]

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Democrat John Gregg announces candidacy for governor

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg has officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 race for governor. Gregg, 60, made the announcement via email to supporters at 1 p.m. on Thursday. “Under Mike Pence Indiana has been given a bad name,” said Gregg in the email. “His sole focus seems to be […]

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Colts QB surprises the General Assembly with a visit

Andrew Luck visits the Statehouse from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers at the Statehouse are still fangirling after a visit from an Indianapolis sports superstar on Tuesday. Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck was on hand to promote a program known as Change the Play – but that didn’t stop him from […]

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Fenced hunting bill dies in Senate – again

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For the second year in a row, a bill to set restrictions and regulations for fenced hunting operations has been stopped in its tracks on the Senate floor. On Tuesday, senators voted 27-23 against House Bill 1453 – a bill that would have legalized and regulated an industry that […]

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Republican leaders head back into caucus

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The waiting game continues as House and Senate members head back into caucus at 5 p.m. today to iron out language meant to clarify the Religious Freedom Restoration act. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, met behind closed doors for more […]

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Hackers shut down Indiana Right to Life’s website

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Backlash over the recently signed and highly controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act might be to blame after hackers shut down Indiana Right to Life’s website. Hackers put the organization’s site offline Tuesday evening. Someone claiming responsibility for the move posted it on Twitter with the hashtag #Offline — […]

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Supporters encourage lawmakers to make a seal available for bilingual graduates

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Students proficient in two or more languages may have an opportunity to add a seal to their high school transcripts – a move supporters say will give them an edge when it comes to higher education and the job market. A House committee heard testimony on Senate Bill […]

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Requests for repeal of RFRA flow in to lawmakers

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders and organizations continue to call on state lawmakers to take action on the intensely controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard held a news conference Monday afternoon where he called on lawmakers to repeal or add specific language to Senate Bill 101 to protect LGBT Hoosiers. […]

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Gov. Pence signs right-to-try bill into law

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Terminally ill patients who have run out of FDA-approved options can now turn to treatments and medicines in the testing phase. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1065, more commonly known as a right-to-try bill, into law on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R- […]

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Bills to train inmates for jobs after incarceration moves forward

By Aubrey Helms                                                                                                         […]

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