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Hillary Clinton to visit Indianapolis Sunday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will speak in Indianapolis Sunday to hundreds of mayors from across the country. Clinton is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting at the J.W. Marriott at 4:30 p.m. A press release from the conference said presumptive Republican presidential […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Simplyfing the business application process for veterans

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS­­ — Veterans who want to start a business in Indiana could open their doors faster when a new law goes into effect next month. “Essentially, I wanted to […]

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Eight schools awarded grant money to improve student performance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than $8 million is headed to eight Indiana schools to help them make improvements designed to raise achievement levels in low performing schools. Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction announced the recipients of the federal School Improvement Grants Wednesday. “I am happy to announce the recipients of the […]

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Feds approve Indiana’s NCLB waiver for schools

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Federal officials have granted the state a three-year waiver that frees Indiana schools from some of the requirements of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. The approval comes about 18 months after federal officials had expressed some concerns about the way the state was monitoring troubled schools and […]

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Lawmakers mull earlier unemployment loan payoff, could save firms $300+ million

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state is on track to pay back $2.2 billion in federal unemployment loans in May 2016 – roughly four years earlier than originally projected. And a key lawmaker says that payoff could happen yet this year – a move that would save Hoosier businesses some $327 million in […]

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Guest column: Is federal education aid worth it?

By Craig Ladwig Indiana Policy Review Could Indiana live without 12 percent of its education budget, the $1.2 billion coming from Washington each year? The answer is yes if you trust cost-benefit analysis. The work of an expert in that field, Dr. Maryann O. Keating, writing in the current issue of the quarterly Indiana Policy […]

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Indiana gets federal money for composites programs

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will receive up to $15 million in federal money as part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. Indiana is one of six states chosen to collaborate with the federal Department of Energy in a project to expand research, development, and job creation in composite material technology. […]

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Pence: HIP 2.0 timeline not as important as approval

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he isn’t as concerned that his proposed expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan receives federal approval on his original timeline of Jan. 1 – as long as it is eventually approved in its original format. The Pence administration submitted its request to the U.S. […]

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Indiana joins lawsuit against Obama’s immigration policy

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will join 16 states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s new immigration policies. The suit – spearheaded by Texas – asks a judge to declare the president’s executive order unconstitutional because it’s a policy change that did not receive congressional approval. Pence will use outside attorneys to […]

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Feds say yes to original HIP, discussions continue on HIP 2.0

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Federal officials have given Indiana the OK to extend its Healthy Indiana Plan one more year – but have not yet acted on the state’s request to expand HIP to thousands more Hoosiers. The action by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services means residents now signed up for […]

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