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Guest column: Pence says past session is one to be proud of

By Mike Pence Indiana governor With the close of the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly, Hoosiers can be proud of the many accomplishments that will make Indiana a better place to get a job, raise a family or start a business. Today marks the start of the new fiscal year in our state […]

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Guest column: Pence says budget invests ‘in our future like never before’

By Mike Pence Indiana governor Last December I called upon the Indiana General Assembly to make this an education session, and the results are clear. In this biennial budget, we made historic investments in education at every level from pre-K all the way through our adult high schools, because education will not only help our […]

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Guest column: GOP agenda ‘drastically at odds’ with Hoosiers

By Scott Pelath House Minority Leader When the deadlines imposed by state law brought this year’s session of the Indiana General Assembly to a close on April 29, Hoosiers were more justified than ever in letting loose a huge sigh of relief. These past four months demonstrated what happens when a Republican governor and legislative […]

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Guest column: On ‘tax day,’ how to lower the income tax

By Eric Schansberg Indiana Policy Review We pay taxes every day. But for many people, April 15th represents “Tax Day” — the day when our income tax forms are due. Many people file their 1040’s sooner, particularly when they’re receiving refunds. They have allowed the government to keep too much of their money all year. […]

Guest column: Republicans aren’t fixing what ails schools

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Guest column: Republicans aren’t fixing what ails schools

By Rep Greg Porter State representative The ink had barely dried on the biennial state budget approved by the Indiana House Republican supermajority when it was discovered that the school funding formula that the budget supposedly had “fixed” hadn’t been fixed at all. It turns out that flawed data involving the free and reduced lunch […]

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Guest column: Work share program deserves a legislative shot

By Derek Thomas Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The best way to stimulate the economy is by keeping workers on the job through work sharing. According to Moody’s Analytics, the return is greater than infrastructure investments or tax cuts. A work sharing program – available in 28 states – is a voluntary and cost-equivalent alternative to traditional unemployment insurance that allows […]

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Guest column: The man that makes the magic hat

By Mary Beth Schneider Special to TheStatehouseFile.com My father has a magic hat. And it has this amazing power to transform him out of invisibility. It is the World War II veteran’s cap I bought for him last year to wear while he went with Indy Honor Flight and 69 other veterans to Washington D.C. […]

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Guest column: Indiana Sunday liquor sales, a Burke-Hayek battleground

By Tom Charles Huston Indiana Policy Review Indiana is, I believe, one of only two states that prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. This prohibition offends a number of people: poor planners who have trouble remembering to buy beer on Saturday for their Sunday football parties; national retailers who seek to increase their […]

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Guest column: An open letter to Roger Goodell

By Jim Purucker Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Dear Commissioner Goodell: I write as a lifelong fan of the National Football League, a 25+ year fantasy football player, a season ticket holder, a routine purchaser of NFL licensed products and even a fan who has made travel to away NFL games a cherished annual father/son tradition over […]

Guest column: BMV needs outside audits to restore public trust

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Guest column: BMV needs outside audits to restore public trust

By Rep. Dan Forestal Special to TheStatehouseFile.com In the ongoing efforts of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to convince the public that it is worthy of our confidence, the agency’s worst enemy is itself. Consider the following: In August 2013, BMV officials admitted the agency has been overcharging many drivers for their operators’ licenses […]

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