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30 Laws in 30 Days: Problem solving with new access to data

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – When the state made real time data — ranging from health care information to education trends — available, the Indiana State Police were ready to start […]

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Giving state police the ability to dispose of firearms

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State police could soon have procedure for returning or disposing of firearms confiscated for criminal reasons without further court order. Senate Bill 191 passed the House on Wednesday, with a vote of 94-2. State police would be required to hold onto the gun for 180 days and the agency […]

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Amendments offered to state budget see little success

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFIle.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Several amendments were offered on Thursday to the state’s two-year budget, but only one saw positive results. The successful amendment, offered by Rep. Lloyd Arnold, R-Leavenworth, would allow state conservation officers to be under the same pay raise system as other state police officers. “Initially their raises were going […]

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Investigation into voter registration fraud expands

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Police investigation into fraudulent voter application information is larger than originally thought. Hundreds of voters may have had their registrations altered. In August detectives started looking into a group called the Indiana Voter Registration Project and their actions in Marion and Hendricks counties. Now the state police […]

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Voter registration fraud found in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fraudulent voter registration applications have been found in Indiana, according to the secretary of state’s office. A group by the name of the Indiana Voter Registration Project is accused of turning in forged voter registration applications. The secretary of state’s office said the group altered the addresses of voters who […]

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Gregg reveals plan to fight crime, drug epidemic

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A seven-part public safety plan unveiled by Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg Thursday is designed to tackle the state’s drug epidemic and cybercrimes. The “Safe Communities Plan” also lays out his strategies to combat sexual violence against children, reduce recidivism and offer support to state and local law enforcement […]

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Indiana law enforcement helping keep the peace at the Republican convention

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — More than 100 Indiana State Police officers are protecting political leaders, delegates and the thousands of other people in attendance at the Republican National Convention. “We are on the front lines,” said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten when explaining why officers are in Cleveland this week. “We are on […]

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AAA predicts Labor Day to be the busiest holiday on the roads since 2008

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – AAA Indiana is predicting Labor Day weekend to be the busiest holiday on the roads since 2008 and state police are on patrol. The company expects 35.5 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from their home this weekend. AAA attributes the increased traffic to lower gas prices. Indiana […]

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Governor requests nearly $875k to install turnstile doors around Statehouse

Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state budget committee is expected to talk Friday about ramping up security at the Statehouse at a cost of nearly $875,000. Gov. Mike Pence has requested the money from the general fund to install turnstile doors at locations around the Statehouse that currently just require a state-issued swipe card […]

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State Police warn of a hijacked caller-id phone scam

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers about a caller ID scam. Police said in a statement people across the country have reported experiencing caller ID Spoofing as part of a scam. Some of them dialed the caller-id number and Indiana State Police answered and they were able to report the scam. […]

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