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Facebook reminder leads to increase in voter registrations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Facebook’s reminder to register to vote has led to a spike in Indiana registrations. Facebook launched the voter registration reminder Friday and since then 30,000 Hoosiers have signed up online. “Since Facebook launched its online campaign to remind Hoosiers to register to vote, we have seen substantially higher than normal […]

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Voter registration fraud found in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fraudulent voter registration applications have been found in Indiana, according to the secretary of state’s office. A group by the name of the Indiana Voter Registration Project is accused of turning in forged voter registration applications. The secretary of state’s office said the group altered the addresses of voters who […]

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Attorneys, financial planners to offer advice at free event

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can receive free financial and legal advice during an upcoming event hosted by the Secretary of State’s office. Financial planners, attorneys and medical clinicians will be on hand to provide guidance at Straight Answer Saturday. “Many citizens don’t know where to turn when it comes to important questions about […]

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‘One-stop’ online tool adds new features for Hoosier businesses

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier business owners will see changes the next time they visit INBiz, the state’s business one-stop web portal. INBiz, launched in April, includes services from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office that allows business owners to register their business, file key reports and request key corporate documents. Now, owners also can […]

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Film featuring Hoosier victims aims to prevent fraudulent scams

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Genie Bowers, 75, of Linton, has five words to say to the man who left her and nearly 10,000 people across the state in ruins after a 2009 fraudulent scam. “Shame, shame, shame on you.” Bowers and her husband were victims of the Alanar scam, based out of Sullivan […]

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Recounts approved in two primary races

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Some Indiana candidates will have to wait a bit longer to learn whether they’ll be on the ballot for this November’s general election. The Indiana State Recount Commission held a hearing Thursday morning to discuss recount petitions that were filed after the Indiana primary on May 3. Under Indiana […]

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New website designed to streamline starting a new business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders have launched a business website in an effort to streamline the steps for starting a new business. Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson Monday launched INBiz, the first phase of the state’s business one-stop web portal. On INBiz, business owners will be able to complete […]

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Voter registration deadline approaches

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— The voter registration deadline for the primary election is approaching. Registration for voting will close on Monday, April 4. Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson, recently published a website—IndianaCivics.com.  The website is designed to educate students, voters and teachers about state symbols and natural resources. Most of the answers to […]

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“He” replaced with gender-neutral pronouns in statewide office descriptions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana law describing the roles and responsibilities of statewide officeholders will soon use gender-neutral pronouns. The Indiana code currently uses male pronouns, but Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1173 into law Thursday, changing the language. “As a father, I cannot help but think about my daughters when I see references […]

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New Indiana civics website has bigger picture in mind

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can now test their knowledge of Indiana civics with a new website and quiz. “Hoosiers who learn about the importance of voting at a young age are more likely to vote as an adult,” Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said in a statement. “This website works to […]

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