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Lack of reliable internet leaves rural Hoosiers in the dark

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In southeastern Indiana in the middle of miles of cornfields is a long stretch of road that is home to students, laborers and farmers, but lacks one necessity of the 21st century – access to efficient internet service. “It’s very frustrating not having the internet because it limits what […]

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Nashville, Rushville become first certified broadband-ready communities

By Max Bomber TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Nashville and Rushville are the first communities certified broadband ready under a program the General Assembly approved last spring. The designation is meant to show the communities are ripe for broadband investment and have taken steps to eliminate regulatory barriers. “Businesses have one more reason to invest in Indiana,” Gov. […]

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Bill to ban taxes on Internet access moves to full House

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana took another step toward becoming the first state to prohibit taxes on Internet access after a bill that would implement a permanent ban passed the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously. Senate Bill 80 might be largely meaningless. The federal Tax Freedom Act has put a moratorium on […]

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Indiana could take Internet taxation issue into its own hands

By Alec Gray & Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could soon become the first state to prohibit taxes on Internet access – a move supporters say is necessary given an unstable environment in the nation’s capitol. But with technology changing quickly, a ban could eventually mean less state revenue. The federal Internet Tax Freedom […]

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Committee passes bill to OK online gambling on horse racing

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Internet gambling is one step closer to becoming a reality in Indiana after a bill meant to allow Hoosiers to place horse racing bets online passed a Senate committee. House Bill 1270 passed the Public Policy Committee on Wednesday, but Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, said the bill is still […]

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Free financial literacy class launched by Ivy Tech and Hoosier Lottery

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Bosma surprised as internet gambling bill races through House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – ‪Indiana may be taking baby steps toward Internet gambling. ‪State lawmakers are advancing a measure that allows Hoosiers to legally place bets on horse racing from their computers or phones. House Bill 1270 doesn’t allow online blackjack or video poker but gamblers could wager on races inside and outside […]

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David Long goes to White House to push for sales tax law, other issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long went to the White House on Thursday with a group of legislative leaders from across the nation to urge a compromise that will avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” and push for a federal law to force online retailers to collect sales taxes. […]