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Redistricting committee takes a look at Iowa’s process

By Ashley Steeb and Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An emissary from Iowa’s renowned non-partisan approach to legislative redistricting spoke to an Indiana General Assembly study committee Thursday. Ed Cook, the senior legal counsel for Iowa Legislative Services Agency, addressed the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting at the Statehouse. Cook said Iowa’s current redistricting […]

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Committee talks body cameras for Indiana law enforcement

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Interim Study Committee on Government started the discussion Wednesday on the benefits and ramifications of providing the state’s law enforcement with body cameras. Jim Corridan, Indiana state archivist, said putting body cameras on law enforcement in Indiana could be a costly move. He said the oversight committee adopted […]

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Former Sen. Beverly Gard appointed to redistricting committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Pro Tem David Long announced Tuesday his appointment of former Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, to serve on the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. “Beverly Gard is a seasoned veteran of the legislative process who has served our state in many capacities throughout her long and distinguished career. Her […]

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Study reveals lack of data and underreporting make it difficult to stop sexual violence against minors

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new study reveals a shocking number of Hoosier minors will experience sexual assault before they turn 18 and Indiana isn’t equipped to curb the problem thanks to underreporting and a lack of data. “Previous studies have called for creating some process and some repository for aggregating this data […]

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Governor’s balanced budget amendment heads to full House

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed balanced budget amendment passed a House committee on Tuesday after two members were allowed to vote after arriving late. The House Judiciary Committee initially voted 5-5, which would have kept the bill from passing. Because the vote tied, the bill did not fail, but instead […]