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Analysis: Graduation season has lessons, inspiration for all of us

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Analysis: Graduation season has lessons, inspiration for all of us

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The names may be familiar to especially careful readers. Alec Gray, Jacob Rund, Adam Lee, Olivia Covington, Seth Morin, Hannah Troyer, Ellie Price, Chris Arnold and Emily Metheny. They’ve all been writers, photographers, designers and videographers for TheStatehouseFile.com in just the past year. Their stories have run in newspapers […]

Analysis: RFRA fallout far from over

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Analysis: RFRA fallout far from over

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When the General Assembly’s session ended last month, Gov. Mike Pence and legislative leaders insisted that the controversy over the religious freedom restoration act was over. But the state’s jobs agency must not think so. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is paying $750,000 to a New York public relations […]

Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaign fodder

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Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaign fodder

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It was just hours after the General Assembly adjourned for the year that one Democrat said he planned to run for governor and another said she was thinking about. No surprise. After all, Republican Gov. Mike Pence – who appears poised to seek a second term – gave his […]

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Analysis: Addiction is a societal problem, one that must be tackled

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – There was a time when I looked at addicts as people who made poor choices in their lives and refused to take responsibility for their actions. I had little interest in government-funded programs to serve people I believed had brought their problems on themselves. Today, I believe I had […]

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Analysis: Common construction arguments don’t wash, on either side

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers have scrapped Indiana’s common construction wage, an 80-year-old system that set floors for workers’ pay on local projects that are funded with taxpayer money. It was a controversial debate and the economics are tricky – but the discussion became more convoluted than it needed to be in part […]

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Gov. Pence expected to sign construction wage bill quickly

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans won another battle against unions Thursday, passing a bill they say will save taxpayers money on public projects. Gov. Mike Pence is expected to sign House Bill 1019 into law quickly, which will eliminate an 80-year-old system that lets local governments and schools set wage floors for projects […]

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Heroin antidote bill passes House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A drug that can reverse a heroin overdose would become more readily available to the friends and families of addicts under legislation that passed the House unanimously Tuesday. Senate Bill 406 now moves back to the Senate, which has approved a similar version of the legislation. The Senate will […]

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Young campaign says donations mean he could be competitive in Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s campaign announced Tuesday that the Republican has raised more than $500,000 since Sen. Dan Coats announced he would not seek reelection. That’s a sign that Young has the support to seek the seat, his spokesman said. “These fundraising numbers show there is an overwhelmingly positive […]

Analysis: Revenue news will determine final budget numbers

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Analysis: Revenue news will determine final budget numbers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate has released a two-year, $31.5 billion budget that increases money for education, highways and community-based corrections programs. It boosts university funding by more than either the House or governor’s plans, a move Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley says should prevent colleges from raising tuition. But that budget […]

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Live dealers sticking point in gambling bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Riverboat casinos could rebuild on land and a tax break for casino marketing would become permanent under legislation approved by the Senate Thursday. But the bill, which passed 36-13, doesn’t allow live dealers to man table games at the state’s horse track-based casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville – at […]

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