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Analysis: Behning case has lessons for all

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Analysis: Behning case has lessons for all

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ethics questions involving House Education Chairman Bob Behning rose and fell last week in just a matter of days, but the underlying issues shouldn’t go away so quickly. Behning, R-Indianapolis, had proposed to begin lobbying in another state for an education testing company that does business in Indiana and […]

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Behning drops lobbying plan that raised ethics questions

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis – House Education Chairman Robert Behning has backed off plans to lobby in another state for a student-testing company that does business in Indiana. In a letter to the House Ethics Committee, the Indianapolis Republican said, “My proposed client and I have agreed that it is mutually beneficial for us […]

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5 reasons Indiana may be one of the last states to OK marijuana

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Even though a Ball State survey finds 52 percent of Hoosiers support making marijuana a regulated substance, Indiana may be one of the last states to legalize it. Twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana around the nation, while Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have legalized it for recreational use. […]

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Bosma wants legislative ethics office as part of reform agenda

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Republicans are seeking to create a new Office of Legislative Ethics to give lawmakers a place to turn for advice about conflicts of interest and other issues. The proposal announced by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, is part of a larger ethics agenda that has been driven in […]

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DOE wants lawmakers to spend school money differently than Pence

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Department of Education officials presented their two-year budget proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, which included large increases to the Non-English Speakers Fund, textbook relief funding, and tuition support. Deputy State Superintendent Danielle Shockey, along with several high-ranking DOE staff members, called for an […]

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Lawmakers return to the Statehouse to talk budget, education

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Statehouse on Tuesday to begin crafting a two-year state budget that’s likely to spend $30 billion and boost funding for K-12 schools. The House and Senate are expected to convene at 1:30 p.m. but will likely meet only briefly as lawmakers introduce […]

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GOP plan would help teachers buy school supplies

By Garrett Day TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the Indiana House Republican Caucus gets its way in the 2015 session, Hoosier teachers could soon receive extra money to spend on classroom supplies. The proposed tax credit – part of the House Republicans’ legislative agenda – doesn’t yet have a price tag. But a tax credit could […]

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Rep. Turner makes resignation official

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – State Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, has officially resigned his seat in the Indiana House, which leaves local Republicans to choose his successor. Turner – who has faced criticism for lobbying privately for legislation that benefited him and his family – had announced before the election he would resign. But […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Education funding, Sunday sales & other issues for 2015

In this week’s edition of Frankly Speaking, hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener take a look at Organization Day and the issues lawmakers plan to tackle in the 2015 session, including education funding, ethics reform, gambling regulation and Sunday alcohol sales. We also have our weekly Pence Watch and you can listen to Sen. Jim Banks […]

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Analysis: Pelath in good position to lead otherwise powerless minority

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Minority Leader Scott Pelath had a message for the business leaders, reporters and political leaders gathered last week for a preview of the 2015 legislative session. “I’m fine.” The Michigan City Democrat said he appreciated the expressions of concern he’d received from friends and Statehouse observers since Republicans […]

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