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Lack of reliable internet leaves rural Hoosiers in the dark

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In southeastern Indiana in the middle of miles of cornfields is a long stretch of road that is home to students, laborers and farmers, but lacks one necessity of the 21st century – access to efficient internet service. “It’s very frustrating not having the internet because it limits what […]

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Wind turbines spur property rights debate

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Some companies and citizens are at odds when it comes to who should have the power to determine where wind turbines are built. “I’ve lived in the same house for 60 years and I like to get to get up and see the sunrise not a bunch of metal […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Problem solving with new access to data

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – When the state made real time data — ranging from health care information to education trends — available, the Indiana State Police were ready to start […]

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Significant changes coming to solar bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee is expected to make significant changes to a solar bill before voting on it Wednesday. Nearly 60 people testified on the controversial bill last week, which could decrease the amount of money credited to rooftop solar generators through net metering. Over the past three months, the […]

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The fight to stop brain drain in Indiana

By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is in jeopardy of losing population and aging as an effect of brain drain, but state leaders are determined to keep Indiana’s young and brightest from leaving the state. “Brain drain is when we have younger generations that—because of better opportunities or other issues in their lives—they stay […]

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Bill loosens rules for combined wineries, distilleries & breweries

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Combined distilleries, microbreweries, and farm wineries are one step closer to selling their alcohol from the same serving area after a bill passed the Indiana House on Tuesday. House Bill 1053, authored by Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, removes a literal wall between a microbrewery, farm winery, and artisan distillery. […]