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Wrongly convicted could receive monetary compensation

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would provide monetary compensation to wrongly convicted Hoosiers is advancing. Under House Bill 1062, individuals sentenced for a crime they did not commit could apply to receive a $25,000 compensation for every year they spent in the Department of Corrections. However, the money would be available […]

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LGBT civil rights, transgender bathroom debate goes nowhere in committee

Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers may leave the debate surrounding LGBT civil rights in the hands of the court. The Courts and the Judiciary Interim Study Committee met to hear testimony and study the issue, but ended up not making any recommendations for legislators Tuesday. “I think each and every one of these issues […]

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Harsher punishments for drug dealers moves to the Senate

By Jay Siskin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill creating stricter punishments on convicted drug dealers passed the house on Tuesday. “[House Bill] 1235 is part of the never ending battle on drugs in our state,” said author of the bill Rep. Greg Steuerwald, R-Avon. “It would allow the law to treat the worst defenders differently. […]

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Governor’s balanced budget amendment heads to full House

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed balanced budget amendment passed a House committee on Tuesday after two members were allowed to vote after arriving late. The House Judiciary Committee initially voted 5-5, which would have kept the bill from passing. Because the vote tied, the bill did not fail, but instead […]

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Video & story: Committee approves bill to fund criminal justice programs

Committee approves funding for community-based corrections programs from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee passed a bill on Monday that would provide $50 million annually to be used by local governments for community-based rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders. HB 1006 received support from judges, sheriffs and others throughout the […]

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Behning drops lobbying plan that raised ethics questions

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis – House Education Chairman Robert Behning has backed off plans to lobby in another state for a student-testing company that does business in Indiana. In a letter to the House Ethics Committee, the Indianapolis Republican said, “My proposed client and I have agreed that it is mutually beneficial for us […]