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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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Voter turnout just 12 percent in May primary election

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 88 percent of registered voters in cities neglected their constitutional right to vote in the 2015 municipal primary election. Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Monday that only 327,477 of the nearly 2.7 million Hoosiers who were eligible to vote in the May 5 primary election actually cast […]

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Lawson seeks funding for voting programs

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In a presentation to the House Ways and Means Committee, Secretary of State Connie Lawson requested an increase in funding for the state’s electronic voting system. Lawson said the General Assembly has funded a voter system technical oversight program that is currently administered by the Bowen Center at Ball […]

Video & story: Crouch, Lawson, Mitchell sworn in to statewide office

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Video & story: Crouch, Lawson, Mitchell sworn in to statewide office

Swearing-in ceremony for Indiana officials from TheStatehouseFile.com By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush officially swore in three statewide elected officials on Wednesday at the Statehouse. State Auditor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell all took the oath of office at a ceremony […]

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Appeals court upholds 3 Charlie White convictions, strikes 3 others, leaves sentence unchanged

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court has thrown out three of former Secretary of State Charlie White’s six convictions in a case involving voter fraud but left in place his sentence, which prohibits him from serving in elected office. The Republican was sentenced in 2012 after convictions on six counts that involved […]

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