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Lawmakers to show off hidden talents at Hoosier Idol

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State legislators are dusting off their dance shoes and warming up their vocal chords in preparation for the fifteenth consecutive Hoosier Idol. Hoosier Idol brings the state’s legislators together and the proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Indiana. An event in the fall also helps fund the organization. The […]

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Protection for prayer in school passes the House

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill designed to protect students’ rights to voluntarily pray during school hours passed the House Monday. Although the House Bill 1024 has several components, in essence, it allows students to express their religious beliefs in homework, artwork, clothing and aloud without fear of discrimination from their peers, teachers […]

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Bill protecting prayer in schools moves forward

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that makes sure school corporations don’t discriminate against students for their religious expression and allows students to pray during school hours advanced Tuesday. House Bill 1024 passed the Education Committee 10-2 a little more than an hour before the deadline for bills to advance out of committee. […]

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House overrides two of Pence’s vetoes

By Nicole Hernandez, Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The House dismantled part of former Gov. Mike Pence’s legacy Thursday when they decided to override two of his vetoes. Pence vetoed both bills in 2016 following events that captured national attention. Rules limiting state environmental department’s power House Bill 1082 would have prevented the standards and […]

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ISTEP replacement bill passes House committee

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to replace the ISTEP exam with a new test called ILEARN passed out of the House Education Committee by a 10-2 margin. Author of House Bill 1003, Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, said he believes ISTEP has been a failure and that it is important to find an […]

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ILEARN could be one step closer to classrooms

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A new test could hit Indiana classrooms in 2018, replacing the current ISTEP test program. ILEARN, which stands for Indiana’s Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network, would take ISTEP’s place, and is what Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, is calling an alternative approach. Through House Bill 1003, authored by Behning, students […]

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DeLaney to introduce gun control legislation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis, wants to propose gun control legislation during the next General Assembly. “Indiana has very, very limited laws on gun safety, and in the case of James Wesley Howell, we utterly, utterly failed to enforce our very weak laws,” DeLaney said during a press conference Tuesday. […]

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Eric Holcomb is Indiana’s new lieutenant governor

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Eric Holcomb was sworn in Thursday as Indiana’s new lieutenant governor. “The responsibilities of the office I will assume today, now reach into all 92 counties and extend, in fact, far beyond our state borders and our nation’s borders,” said Holcomb during the swearing-in ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence nominated […]

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House GOP road plan now includes an income tax cut

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– An amendment to the Republican GOP road-funding bill that would lower the income tax resulted in lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voicing concerns. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee said the amendment would lower the personal income tax by 5 […]

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GOP ensures ISTEP accountability bill advances unchanged

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans defeated amendments to a bill that would prevent 2015 ISTEP scores from negatively influencing Indiana schools’ A-F accountability grades. If a school’s 2015 ISTEP scores are lower than their 2014 scores, Senate Bill 200 would grant a school the higher accountability grade of the two for 2015. […]

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