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Pence strikes out at Gregg as they race to the campaign trail

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence said he looks forward to vigorous debates on the campaign trail during the kick off of three-day the “Start Your Engines” statewide tour. He and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb started the tour Wednesday at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway. “Every election comes down to […]

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Software glitch prevents $86 million from depositing into general fund

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – General fund collections for the state would have been $2.3 million more than projected for the month of September – that is if a software glitch hadn’t kept the state from processing about $86 million in incoming revenue. The state’s new software should work like an ATM where it reads […]

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Department of Education announces income guidelines for free and reduced lunch

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the school year ramps for students around the state, the Department of Education has announced the guidelines for free and reduced lunch. It’s part of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs. Students whose families qualify under federal guidelines may receive free or reduced price meals […]

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Commentary: Sedated by the surplus

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com “Sedated, we’re nursing on a poison that never stung…” –Hozier Hozier was in town Thursday night performing a summer, outdoor rock and roll show at The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park. The Irish singer/songwriter mentioned multiple times during his set what a great venue it is. And […]

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Indiana’s income gap widens faster than in most other states

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The income gap between Indiana’s wealthiest families and its poorest widened quickly and significantly in recent years, according to a new report. Indiana’s richest 5 percent of households had average incomes in the late 2000s that were nearly 12 times as large as the bottom 20 percent of households, […]

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Per capita income by county – a map

In 2009, Boone County had Indiana’s highest per capita income at $48,870. Hamilton and Porter counties had the second and third highest incomes. LaGrange County had the lowest per capita income in Indiana at $21,544. Starke and Miami counties were also at the bottom of the list. Here’s how the rest of the state stacked […]