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Bill could make investing in solar energy less desirable for Hoosiers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS – Three years ago, Phil Teague made the decision to quit his job, relocate from California to Indiana, and build his own solar business in hopes that the state’s clean energy market might flourish. To his delight, it did. “The thought process was if we started in Indiana and became […]

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DNA swabs for felony arrests passes Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­ – The Indiana Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would require every person arrested on a felony charge to provide a DNA sample. Senate Bill 322, which was approved 36-13, makes it mandatory that the arrestee submit to a mouth swab to provide the DNA sample. The DNA […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Traffic tickets in apartment complex parking lots

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Starting July 1, law enforcement officers will be allowed to issue tickets in apartment complexes for traffic violations such as speeding, driving on the wrong […]

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Argument breaks out over odd amendment

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate crushed an amendment about a state historic site Thursday. House Bill 1246 deals with various natural resources matters and the debate intensified when Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Greenwood, proposed an amendment to establish a First State Capital Commission that would employ five people at the Corydon Capitol State […]

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Becker fails to alter bill restricting a woman’s reasons to have an abortion

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An attempt to change an abortion bill and shift responsibility to the state to help provide services for disabled children failed in the Senate Monday. Senate Bill 313 would prevent women from having an abortion if the decision is only based on gender or disabilities. “The bill requires that […]

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Senate Republicans release 2016 agenda without LGBT rights

  By Amanda Creech and Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A day after we learned Gov. Mike Pence’s agenda, the Senate Republican caucus released its 2016 legislative agenda also without including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights. “This is a group effort and we don’t have consensus on the LGBT bill and understandably so, it’s […]

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$418 million proposal aims to provide immediate funds for road improvement

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A key piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s legislative agenda aims to provide $418 million to local governments for road and bridge improvements, construction or other needs. “Putting close to half a billion dollars into local communities around this state in an immediate fashion, and to help them with […]

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Pence supports bill providing funding for local roads

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If you’re a worn out strip of pavement in the state of Indiana, you’re probably having a good week. Gov. Mike Pence announced his support Thursday for legislation filed by Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, to immediately provide $418 million to local governments to go toward local transportation infrastructure projects. […]

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Pence signs budget $31 billion, two-year budget bill

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com LEBANON, Ind. – Gov. Mike Pence signed a two-year, $31.3 billion state budget into law on Thursday surrounded by kids at Perry Worth Elementary School in Boone County. The bill means $460 million more for public schools and private school vouchers plus another $20 million in extra funding for charter schools. And […]

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Senate committee passes common construction repeal

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee revamped and then passed a common construction wage bill Tuesday that critics say will drive down worker pay and supporters argue will create more competition within the industry. If House Bill 1019, authored by Rep. Gerald Torr, R-Carmel, becomes law, it would eliminate a system that […]

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