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Pence strikes out at Gregg as they race to the campaign trail

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence said he looks forward to vigorous debates on the campaign trail during the kick off of three-day the “Start Your Engines” statewide tour. He and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb started the tour Wednesday at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway. “Every election comes down to […]

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Students to gain a better idea of student loan debt

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Colleges and universities now have new tools to help them meet the requirements of the “truth in borrowing” legislation signed into law. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has provided guidance and templates designed to give Hoosier students a clearer picture of where they will stand financially upon graduation. The […]

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College students to get more info about loans, debt

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students going back to college this fall will be greeted by more than just new classes and textbooks. They’ll be getting more information about their student loans as well – all in the name of helping students make better decisions about their debt. Under a law that takes effect […]

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Student loan bill moves to Gov. Pence’s desk for signature

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation passed the Senate on Tuesday that would give students accumulating education debt a clearer picture of exactly what they will owe. The bill now moves to Gov. Mike Pence for approval. House Bill 1042, authored by Rep. Casey Cox, R- Fort Wayne, would require postsecondary educational institutions to […]

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Bill that aims to cut student debt heads to full Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to make students more aware of the debt they’re amassing to pay for college passed the Senate Education Committee unanimously Wednesday and now heads to the full Senate. House Bill 1042 requires that public colleges provide students with an annual report that details a total loan amount […]

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State could nab taxpayer refund checks for private debt under bill

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state could take a taxpayer’s refund check to settle private debt under legislation the House Judiciary Committee debated Monday. House Bill 1358 would apply only when a creditor – which could be a bank, a credit card company, a service provider or other firm – obtains a court […]

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30 Laws: Program seeks to push good students into STEM teaching jobs

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A plan to keep top performing students home in Indiana after they graduate from college passed the General Assembly unanimously but could face trouble next year as lawmakers decide how to fund it. “I think everyone agrees with the concept,” said Rep. Justin Moed, D-Indianapolis, “but it will be […]

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Indiana keeps AAA bond ratings

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday that state government has maintained its AAA credit ratings from all three independent bond agencies, which the helps Indiana borrow at lower rates. Indiana has held AAA ratings – the highest available – with Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch Ratings since April of 2010. […]

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Video & story: Indiana retailers unlikely to pass on credit card fees, despite rules changes

By Monica Harvey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Consumers may be surprised to find that retailers now can pass along their credit card processing fees – although it seems few in Indiana may be inclined to do so. Central Indiana retailers talk about credit card fees on Vimeo. A proposed national settlement between financial companies and retailers […]

Commentary: Both parties are to blame for federal debt

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Commentary: Both parties are to blame for federal debt

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Debt is all the rage right now. As the federal government approaches yet another in its series of escalating dysfunctional debates – this time over the sequester, a series of deep and forced cuts across the board in spending – everyone in government everywhere wants to talk about the […]

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