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Attorney general applauds tobacco’s exclusion from trade deal

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller expressed his relief Monday when he learned a proposed international trade agreement prohibits tobacco companies from abusing arbitration procedures. Negotiators from the United States have concluded their work finalizing the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP is a proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 […]

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Aim of new non-profit is ending and preventing sexual assault

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Wednesday the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, Inc. will replace the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. after having to suspend operations. INCASA suspended operations in June 2014 after financial insolvency. The nonprofit stopped receiving and distributing federal and state grants. “This new entity’s […]

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Numerous communities plan to participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be able to safely get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs this weekend. This Saturday is National Prescription Take-Back Day, which is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The program is designed to encourage people to dispose of old prescription drugs in a way that endangers neither […]

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Zoeller joins Waltz, Houchin in 9th district GOP fight

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Monday publicly joined a crowded field of Republicans seeking what will be an open in Indiana’s 9th congressional district. State Sens. Erin Houchin of Salem and Brent Waltz of Greenwood already are in the race. “This is definitely going to be a spirited […]

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Analysis: Fun race setting up in 9th District Republican primary

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For a time, when Indiana’s 9th congressional district ran along the Ohio River, all eyes watched in November as close battles kept voters in suspense. That’s when Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel traded the seat back and forth – and before Republican Todd Young knocked Hill off […]

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Pence orders investigation of state Planned Parenthood clinics amid uproar over video

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­— Planned Parenthood facilities across the state are going under the microscope. On Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence ordered the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood clinics in cooperation with the attorney general’s office. The move comes after the emergence of a video released by anti-abortion activists who say […]

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State to join suit against EPA’s water rule

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will join a multistate lawsuit against the federal government, accusing the EPA of overreach in its water rule. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Monday that his office will soon join the more than 12 state suit filed June 30 against the Environmental Protection Agency, which challenges as […]

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Zoeller calls on FDA to protect youth from e-cigs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include and prohibit e-cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act to protect youth from the addiction and adverse health effects of nicotine. This plea is a result of growing concern as more Hoosier youths have access to […]

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Zoeller: FCC should pass new rules about robocalls

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants Hoosiers to urge the Federal Communications Commission to approve new rules concerning automated sales calls, otherwise known as “robocalls.” One of the changes in the proposed rule change would allow phone carriers to implement call-blocking technologies to screen robocalls before they reach an individual’s phone. […]

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ISU law enforcement take part in antidote training

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State University campus law enforcement officials are now more prepared to handle overdose emergencies thanks to a training program supported by the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force. The training on Tuesday taught emergency personnel on the ISU campus how to administer heroin/opiate antidote naloxone. Attorney General Greg […]

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