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By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to carry a gun temporarily without a license passed the Indiana House Tuesday. “This bill allows he or she to use a court order, protection order to use as their license to carry a hand gun for up to 60 […]
By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow domestic violence victims a temporary carry permit passed out of committee with a controversial amendment Tuesday. House Bill 1071 would allow a domestic violence victim to carry a gun without a permit for 60 days, but Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, proposed an amendment for […]
Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Outdated and unused cellphones are giving hope to survivors of domestic violence. From now until the end of the month, first lady Karen Pence is hosting her third annual HopeLine from Verizon phone drive. HopeLine provides new phones equipped with 3,000 minutes to survivors so they can stay in touch with family, […]
Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1,000 phones are being recycled to raise money for new phones that will end up in the hands of domestic violence victims. First Lady Karen Pence made the announcement Friday that Hoosiers came together and dropped off 1,367 used phones. “I’m so thankful for the generosity of state […]
Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced on Wednesday it will be offering Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment and Services/Training/Officers/Prosecutors grants addressing violent crimes against women. The Indiana legislature created the fund in 1992 as a way to support various domestic violence issues, including abuse, neglect and exploitation of victims. The […]
Hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener talk about the week’s news in Indiana’s capitol, including President Obama’s trip to tout his community college plan and budget discussions that include legislative leaders saying no to the governor’s prison expansion plans.
Lawmakers request funding for domestic violence and sexual assault treatments from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Funding for domestic violence treatment and shelters would double over the next two years and rape crisis centers would get new money as well under legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee. The Family, Children […]