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The Statehouse goes to the dogs — and cats

By Nicole Hernandez, Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After a long day of making tough decisions, researching legislation and working with constituents, there’s always one creature happy to see a lawmaker — their pet. From the new first dog to a chinchilla, get to know some of the Statehouse pets. Gov. Eric Holcomb The governor’s Schnauzer, […]

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Airbnb-styled rentals bill moves to the Senate

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would limit how much control local municipalities would have in restricting Airbnb-style rentals passed through the House Tuesday in a 53-40 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate. The proposed legislation has raised questions as to who should exercise control over new rental platforms – […]

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Pet rescue bill passes Indiana House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation that would allow good Samaritans to rescue pets locked in hot cars passed through the House Monday with an 80-14 vote. Author of House Bill 1085, Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, said that the bill could prevent many needless injuries and deaths of domestic pets by giving rescuers […]

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Rescuing pets from hot cars could become legal

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers would be allowed to smash a car window in order to rescue dog from a hot car if a proposed bill becomes law. Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, and Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, are working on a bill to provide immunity to people who save pets from locked hot […]

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Female legislators push for drop in cervical cancer deaths

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation aims to compel the state Department of Health to develop a strategy to reduce the number of women who die from cervical cancer in Indiana. Rep. Sharon Negele, R-Attica, joined by co-author, Rep. Holli Sullivan, R-Evansville, said the proposal would require the health department to develop a […]

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Bill to regulate ride-sharing services heads to full House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For-profit ride-sharing services and traditional taxi cab companies would be required to do background checks on all drivers under legislation approved Tuesday by a House committee. House Bill 1090 means companies like Uber – which offers an app to connect riders with largely part-time drivers who use their own […]


More than 100 dogs headed northeast for adoption

Indiana Humane Society sends more than a hundred cats and dogs to New England from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 dogs facing almost certain death due to overcrowded shelters could finally find loving homes – just not in Indiana. The pups will travel all the way to New […]

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House Democrats pick Scott Pelath of Michigan City to take caucus in new direction

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats in the Indiana House – who in this week’s election lost nine seats and the ability to prevent a quorum in the chamber – said Thursday they’re moving forward with a new leader, a new attitude and new energy. The caucus picked Rep. Scott Pelath of Michigan City […]

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Analysis: House Democrats have new leader but still face tough challenges

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democrats who’ve been frustrated for some time by a leader they believed did not include them in decisions or represent them well have successfully mounted a coup that ousted him from power. The problem for those Democrats now is that little else about their situation […]

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House Democrats oust Bauer, pick Lawson as new leader

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A majority of the Democrats in the Indiana House voted in a closed-door meeting Thursday to replace their leader – just three months before an election that will determine whether they have any clout at the Statehouse next year. Rep. Linda Lawson of Hammond emerged from […]