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Indiana Chamber submits list of repeal requests to Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With a Hoosier connection to the White House, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is leveraging their Indiana ties. The chamber submitted a list of regulations they want repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration, because they argue they are “detrimental” to Hoosier businesses. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Eric Koch, moving from the House to the Senate

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly.   INDIANAPOLIS – After serving 14 years in the House, Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, plans to carry over the skills that he has developed during his time as a representative. Koch, a private practice […]

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HIP 2.0 codified into law

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence Monday signed legislation to codify the Health Indiana Plan into law. “Rooted in consumerism and personal responsibility, Indiana’s HIP 2.0 program is establishing a new health care paradigm that has become a model for other states,” Pence said in a statement. “Hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers have […]

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Rep. Schaibley’s personal push for health care transparency

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — New legislation aimed at making health care cost information more readily available is personal for Rep. Donna Schaibley, R-Carmel. “House Bill 1291 began over my concern of rising health care costs, my strong feeling that health care charges need to be more transparent and my personal experience,” said Schaibley. […]

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Sen. Pat Miller to retire after 2016 session

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After more than three decades of service at the Statehouse, State Sen. Pat Miller, R-Indianapolis, will not seek re-election this fall. “Representing our local community at the Statehouse has been a humbling and fulfilling experience,” said Miller in a statement. “Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved […]

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Pence reveals legislative agenda with no mention of LGBT rights

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence plans to pursue jobs, roads, education and health care in 2016, but his legislative agenda does not include his stance on LGBT civil rights. “Our agenda prioritizes funding for state and local roads, ensures that schools and teacher salaries are not negatively impacted by the transition […]

Commentary: Every year, physically speaking

Commentary: Every year, physically speaking

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com I like going to see the doctor. That wasn’t always the case for me, so I understand people who don’t. It has never been more clear in American public policy how important the annual physical is than it is now. And that is to say it has not been made clear […]

Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of repeal to lure voters

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Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of repeal to lure voters

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans in Indiana and across the nation have a big choice to make: Continue their call to repeal the Affordable Care Act or find a way to work with and improve the existing law. And their decision will impact key races in 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court last week […]

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U.S. Supreme Court keeps Obamacare subsidies in place in Indiana, elsewhere

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 160,000 Hoosiers will keep their Obamacare health insurance subsidies under a ruling Thursday from the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court upheld a decision by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax breaks to citizens who buy insurance through local health exchanges – even if those marketplaces […]

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Madison County becomes second to launch needle exchange under new law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Madison County will launch a needle exchange program to try to stem the spread of Hepatitis C spread through intravenous drug use. State health officials on Tuesday approved the Madison County plan under a law the General Assembly passed just this spring. It’s the first community to use the […]

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