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$418 million proposal aims to provide immediate funds for road improvement

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A key piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s legislative agenda aims to provide $418 million to local governments for road and bridge improvements, construction or other needs. “Putting close to half a billion dollars into local communities around this state in an immediate fashion, and to help them with […]

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Senate committee passes common construction repeal

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee revamped and then passed a common construction wage bill Tuesday that critics say will drive down worker pay and supporters argue will create more competition within the industry. If House Bill 1019, authored by Rep. Gerald Torr, R-Carmel, becomes law, it would eliminate a system that […]

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Senate committee moves education board revamp bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate is pushing forward with its own legislation to overhaul the State Board of Education and demote state Superintendent Glenda Ritz as its chair, even as Democrats decry the move as political. The Republican-controlled Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee passed Senate Bill 1 along party lines, sending […]

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Democrats seek independent review after Daniels administration finds tax mistake

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Key Democrats are seeking an independent audit and investigation into how Gov. Mitch Daniels’ administration could have unknowingly left $320 million in corporate tax receipts sitting in an account as the state was struggling to balance its budget. Listen to Sen. John Broden, D-South Bend, talk about […]