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Recount team declares Gorman winner in Indiana Primary for Senate seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a recount that started shortly after the May primary – the Indiana Recount Commission has determined the original count was spot on. Attorney Sean Gorman was named the winner Thursday in the primary race against Jesse Kharbanda, Hoosier Environmental Council executive director. “It feels good to be officially be […]

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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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Zoeller joins Waltz, Houchin in 9th district GOP fight

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Monday publicly joined a crowded field of Republicans seeking what will be an open in Indiana’s 9th congressional district. State Sens. Erin Houchin of Salem and Brent Waltz of Greenwood already are in the race. “This is definitely going to be a spirited […]

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Analysis: Fun race setting up in 9th District Republican primary

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For a time, when Indiana’s 9th congressional district ran along the Ohio River, all eyes watched in November as close battles kept voters in suspense. That’s when Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel traded the seat back and forth – and before Republican Todd Young knocked Hill off […]

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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 […]

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Bill would reinstate school donations for endowments, grants

By Caitlin Soard TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Education Committee discussed but did not vote Wednesday on legislation to renew a law that expired in 2012, which allowed school districts to give teachers extra funding for programs and supplies. Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Indianapolis, authored Senate Bill 187, which would allow a school corporation to donate […]

Senators consider bill to bolster financial literacy in schools

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Senators consider bill to bolster financial literacy in schools

By Megan Banta and John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four years after passing a law that mandates financial literacy in schools, a Greenwood senator is back with a bill that would put some teeth into it. Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Greenwood, is pushing Senate Bill 418, a proposal that would not only mandate financial literacy for […]