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Q&A: Meet Sen. Blake Doriot, from land surveyor to lawmaker

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — For Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Goshen, it is not uncommon for people to mispronounce his name. Doriot joked that his name is pronounced that his name is correctly pronounced like the Oreo cookie. After a few legislators talked to him, including previous senator of his district, Carlin […]

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Pence’s road funding plan cruises to the Senate

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s road funding plan is moving to the full Senate. “One of the things that’s happening in the transportation space is that when trucks and cars become more fuel efficient, the less revenue is coming in from the gas tax,” said Micah Vincent, Director of the Office […]

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Plan to establish school safety requirements moves forward

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Schools could beef up security measures if a bill, which passed out of committee unanimously Tuesday, becomes law. “Our schools need to be safe and we have the technology. We have the means to be able to do that, and so we must do that,” said Superintendent for Southwestern […]

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Support grows for opening adoption records

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow a birth parent to be contacted directly or through an intermediary passed the Senate Thursday. “Melissa Shelton contacted me on this issue. We have worked on this issue for eight years,” said Sen. Michael Delph, R-Carmel, author of Senate Bill 91. “She wanted to […]

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School safety standards and funding proposed

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After violent attacks in the nation in recent years, committee members met Tuesday morning to discuss potential new safety measures for teachers and students. Senate Bill 147, authored by Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish minimum standards and best practices for a […]

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Mandatory cursive curriculum advances but still faces hurdles

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee crossed their t’s and dotted their i’s to make cursive writing mandatory in elementary school curriculum. Senate Bill 73, making cursive mandatory in schools, passed out of the Education and Career Development committee Wednesday with a 6-4 vote. Author, Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, was not […]

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Pence’s plan for fixing roads and bridges advances

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s solution to repair roads and bridge was advanced by the Homeland Security and Transportation Committee Tuesday. “Transportation is a big issue and funding is dominating the discussion,” the bill’s author, Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, said. Senate Bill 333 would transfer funds from the […]

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Senator pushes for mandatory cursive curriculum, again

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, continues the fight to place cursive writing back into the curriculum after the Indiana Department of Education made cursive optional in 2011. Wednesday afternoon, the Education and Career Development committee met to discuss Senate Bill 73. If passed, this bill would add cursive writing back […]

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DCS discusses needs of the state’s foster children

By Max Bomber TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Maltreatment of children in the state’s foster care system has increased 38 percent from April 2013 to April 2015. The Department of Child Services (DCS) describes maltreatment as children with at least one substantial allegation of abuse or neglect when the perpetrator is a foster parent or a staff member. […]

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Senate sends e-liquids bill back to House, legislation is just steps from law

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that places new security requirements on e-liquid producers and bans retailers from selling them to minors. House Bill 1432, authored by Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, defines e-liquid as a substance that is vaporized and inhaled by vapor pens. The bill would […]

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