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Commentary: Jud McMillin and your state government at work

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The news that Indiana Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, had resigned from both his leadership position in the state House of Representatives and the House itself raised one overarching question: Where do they find these guys? McMillin’s story seems to be a particularly shabby one. McMillin – the second highest-ranking […]

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Indiana House Majority Leader resigns

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Majority Leader Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, resigned from his position in the Indiana General Assembly Tuesday as reports that a sexually explicit video sent from his cell phone surfaced. McMillin sent a text message to people on his contact list last week saying that his cell phone had been stolen […]

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Move to oust Ritz as ed board chair gets closer to becoming law

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill on Tuesday that gives the State Board of Education the power to elect its chair. Senate Bill 1, authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, would end an arrangement unique to Indiana and Oklahoma, which are the only states in which the elected superintendent of […]

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Governor’s balanced budget amendment heads to full House

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed balanced budget amendment passed a House committee on Tuesday after two members were allowed to vote after arriving late. The House Judiciary Committee initially voted 5-5, which would have kept the bill from passing. Because the vote tied, the bill did not fail, but instead […]

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Video & story: Divisive religious freedom bill passes House largely on party lines

Religious Freedom Bill Passes House, Just Steps From Governors Office from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed the House Monday and needs just one final vote before heading to the governor to be signed into law. Supporters say the bill will provide Indiana courts with […]

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Bill to help casinos, cut cash to local governments passes Ways & Means

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Communities with casinos could lose millions of dollars under changes lawmakers made Thursday to a bill meant to bolster the gambling industry. House Bill 1540 scraps economic agreements between the state’s casinos and their communities that produce more than $100 million in revenue for local governments, community foundations and […]

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House passes bill to oust Ritz as state ed board chair

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Education could be working under a new chair as soon as this summer under a bill that passed the Indiana House largely along party lines Monday. House Bill 1609, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, would remove the elected superintendent of public instruction – now […]

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Bill would strip state superintendent as chair of Board of Ed

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee moved legislation Thursday that would strip the elected state superintendent of her position as chair of the State Board of Education, a move Republicans insist is not political even as every Democrat on the committee voted no. House Bill 1609, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, […]

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Bill to fund 211 referral service headed to the House floor

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A service that helps Hoosiers connect to critical health and safety resources could receive state funding if lawmakers support a bill heading to the House floor. House Bill 1010, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, would appropriate $2 million annually to the 211 phone service. The service is currently […]

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Video & story: Bill would fund 211 social service program

Lawmakers ask for 2-1-1 funding from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Levi Lotz TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If a bill unveiled Thursday by a bipartisan contingent of legislators becomes law, the philanthropic sector – including emergency services such as Indiana 211 – could receive funding from the state. Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, announced during a press conference […]

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