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House bill would hike cigarette taxes by $2 a pack

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is proposing legislation to increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes as well as raising the age at which Hoosiers can buy tobacco products. If passed, House Bill 1380 would raise the state’s cigarette tax by as much as $2 per pack and would […]

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Holcomb’s State of the State Address sparks positive reactions

By Bryan Wells and Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com Hoosiers who attended Gov. Eric Holcomb’s second State of the State address gave the speech positive reviews. Eva Kor was one of Holcomb’s special guests. Kor is a Holocaust survivor and the 2017 recipient of the Sachem Award, one of Indiana’s highest honors. Most of her family died […]

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Direct flight from Indy to Paris to boost business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a victory for Gov. Eric Holcomb and businesses leaders across the state, Indianapolis has secured its first year-round nonstop flight to Europe. Beginning May 24, 2018, Delta Air Lines will fly the from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The flight will be scheduled at […]

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Small school districts put students at a disadvantage, study says

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Students living in small Indiana school districts may be receiving fewer opportunities to succeed than those in larger school districts. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research released findings of a study showing that the size of a school corporation has […]

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Gas tax increase, user fees find support in committee

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers could see an increase in numbers at the gas pump if Rep. Ed Soliday’s, R-Valparaiso, road funding bill is passed. The legislation would raise Indiana gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents and increase vehicle registration fees by $15. It also proposes that the Indiana Department of Transportation […]

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Indiana Chamber submits list of repeal requests to Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With a Hoosier connection to the White House, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is leveraging their Indiana ties. The chamber submitted a list of regulations they want repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration, because they argue they are “detrimental” to Hoosier businesses. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar […]

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Big name endorsements for U.S. Senate candidates

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Candidates on both sides of the aisle in the race for a seat in the U.S. Senate are celebrating endorsements from big Indiana names. The U.S. and Indiana Chambers of Commerce announced Wednesday that they are throwing their support behind Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young in his campaign for the […]