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Commentary: When leaders stay close to home

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Commentary: When leaders stay close to home

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The other day, while I was driving my son to baseball practice, I saw the mayor of Indianapolis walk out to check his mailbox. It was a pleasant day, so Joe Hogsett was dressed in a T-shirt and shorts. Maybe he’d been mowing the lawn before he grabbed the […]

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Record numbers expected at this year’s Gen Con

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – “The best four days in gaming” has returned to Indianapolis for the 14th time, and this year Gen Con expects to break records. “After 13 years of hosting Gen Con, it’s clear that Indy gets Gen Con and Gen Con gets Indy,” Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy, […]

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Will traditional marriage remain a part of the state GOP platform?

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. — A new push in the state Republican Party would drop traditional marriage from the state party platform. The current platform says, “We believe that strong families, based on marriage between a man and a woman, are the foundation of society.” But when the Indiana Republican Party Platform Committee met at […]

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Rolls-Royce announces $600 million in investment plans for Hoosier state

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rolls-Royce executives announced Monday the company plans to pour more than $600 million into its operations in the Hoosier state over the next five years. “Indiana leads the nation in advanced manufacturing, and Rolls-Royce has been an integral part of our state’s industry for the past 100 years,” Gov. Mike […]

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New law: Schools to have more freedom to improve learning environment

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Teachers across the state will have a chance to try to jumpstart innovation at their schools under legislation that will take effect July 1. The new law expands a program that had been limited to Indianapolis Public Schools, which has used the so-called “innovation networks” to try to turn […]

Commentary: Greg Ballard’s third term

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Commentary: Greg Ballard’s third term

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com Greg Ballard doesn’t want a third term as Indianapolis Mayor. Apparently no other Republican wants Ballard’s third term either. And that is a shame and a political folly, because Ballard’s third term is readily available should a competent and qualified Republican step forward to run and govern in Ballard’s mold. Consider, […]

Commentary: It’s a crime, failing at this elementary level

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Commentary: It’s a crime, failing at this elementary level

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Preschool for inner-city children is an idea that’s pretty hard to question. Waiting until the headlines are screaming with crime to propose the idea raises some questions – large ones and larger ones. And no, it’s not partisan cynicism that motivates them. We do need to address a problem of partisan […]

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Indy gets glimpse at electric cars soon coming to city

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Bolloré Group and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard unveiled the 100 percent electric vehicles that soon be on city streets as part of a new car sharing service called BlueIndy. The Bolloré Group is to invest $35 million in the project, which will make Indianapolis the largest electric car […]

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Mass transit bills gets Senate committee approval

By Ryanne Wise TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed a bill Tuesday to let Central Indiana counties raise taxes to pay for a new mass transit system – but not before adding labor and bonding provisions that upset Democrats who had planned to support it. The vote marked the first time a Senate committee […]

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Indy to compete to host Super Bowl in 2018

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Facing into Lucas Oil Stadium with their backs to the Indianapolis skyline, state and local officials said Friday the city will compete to host its second Super Bowl and bring thousands of people and millions of eyes to Indiana’s capitol city. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said officials notified the […]

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