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Long-time lawmaker Charlie Brown won’t run again

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — After holding a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives for more than 35 years, Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election. His political career, however, isn’t over. He said he will seek local office in Lake County. “As a state legislator representing Gary, Hobart, Lake […]

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Lawmaker proposes to help long-time homeowners in revitalized neighborhoods

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Peggy Gamlin, a senior resident of Riverside, chose to stay in her westside neighborhood even through tough times, but now that the area is being revitalized she doesn’t want to face the possibility of losing her home. “I love my neighborhood,” Gamlin told the Interim Fiscal Study Committee Monday. […]

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Legislation reducing access to police body cam video advances

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill limiting the public’s access to police body camera and dash camera video is advancing to the Senate. House Bill 1019 would allow law enforcement agencies to withhold body camera or dash camera video. Under the legislation, there would be three situations where law enforcement agencies must release […]

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Homeowner fears losing house if bill isn’t passed

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman is advocating for a program that would help struggling homeowners pay property taxes in revitalized neighborhoods. “I want to put a face to a person that this bill will serve,” said Peggy Gamlin, 65. Gamlin is referring to House Bill 1026, a bill that would allow […]

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Crawford memorial service to include Statehouse viewing

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Hoosiers and lawmakers will start to say their goodbyes to former state Rep. Bill Crawford, D-Indianapolis, Thursday. Crawford’s former colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly will receive Crawford’s casket at the north doors of the Statehouse at 9:30 a.m. His body then will lie in state the Statehouse rotunda from […]

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Pryor: Proposed rate hike for car-sharing is ‘corporate welfare’

By Cherrish Pryor Indiana House of Representatives When the name BlueIndy first came on our radar screens, it sure sounded good. Electric cars. Ride sharing. A cleaner environment. Reduced dependence on foreign oil. Improved transit. What’s not to like? Quite a bit, as a matter of fact. The speed and stealth with which the city […]