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AG Zoeller and Olympic skater urge kids to say “no” to underage drinking

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner are asking children to say “no” to underage drinking in a new public service announcement (PSA). The PSA will begin airing statewide this month and is part of a national awareness campaign called Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol […]

Guest Commentary: Justice system needs both sides represented in court

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Guest Commentary: Justice system needs both sides represented in court

By Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Several same-sex couples recently filed lawsuits seeking to strike down Indiana’s traditional marriage definition law. As Indiana attorney general, I have been asked why my office is defending the statute in court when some AGs in other states are not defending their states’ traditional marriage laws from similar lawsuits. […]

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State asks feds for help with overseas-based robocalls

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials are urging the federal government to take the problem of robo-calls generated outside of the United State more seriously with a resolution slated to be sent to the Federal Communications Commission. “The resolution calls on the FCC, who is the only entity who can help stop the […]

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States move on e-cigarette as Washington delays

By Jake Grovum Stateline.org Money grab, health concerns, or both? Absent guidance from Washington, states are pressing ahead with their own agendas on electronic cigarettes. In Indiana…  A state law that took effect July 1 bans stores from selling e-cigarettes to minors. Indiana’s statewide smoking ban doesn’t specifically prohibit e-cigarettes. However, some local bans – including […]

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State appeals order that strips Indiana of $63 million in tobacco payments

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state has appealed an arbitration order reducing its tobacco settlement payments by $63 million next year, saying a three-judge panel exceeded its authority and unfairly judged Indiana’s actions. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed the appeal in Marion Superior Court, roughly three months after the arbitration panel said […]

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Appeals court sides with state on auto-dial law but orders constitutional review

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court has ruled that an Indiana law banning most political calls that use automated dialers and recorded messages doesn’t violate federal consumer protection rules. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals sent a case back to a lower court to decide whether the state law violates […]

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Zoeller joins effort to make smart phones more secure

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined colleagues from 30 other states Tuesday in urging smart-phone manufacturers to beef up security features on the devices. One in three thefts involves a mobile device, according to Zoeller’s office. And Consumer Reports says 1.6 million Americans had smart phones stolen last year. So […]

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Judge to decide soon if Ritz can sue board with own attorneys

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A judge could decide as early as Friday whether to dismiss a lawsuit that state Superintendent Glenda Ritz has filed against 10 members of the Board of Education she chairs. Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg said he’d give time for Ritz’s attorneys to file additional arguments in the case […]

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Video & story: Attorney general asks court to dismiss Ritz lawsuit against ed board

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz filed this week against 10 members of the State Board of Education Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz defends lawsuit  Zoeller said the superintendent had no authority to file the suit, […]

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Merritt, Zoeller visit colleges to spread word about Lifeline law

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – Sen. Jim Merritt of Indianapolis and Attorney General Greg Zoeller are traveling to colleges and universities across Indiana to make sure students know about a law meant to help kids who drink to excess and need emergency assistance. In the past two weeks, the pair have taken their […]

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