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Ritz raises far less than Gregg, Pence in governor’s race

By Max Bomber TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg raised more money than any other gubernatorial candidate the first half of the year, but incumbent Republican Mike Pence has far more cash on hand to start the campaign. Gregg raised nearly $1.8 million in the six-month reporting period, with Pence a close second with $1.6 […]

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New law: Inmates to go off site for career training

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State prisons can now take inmates off site for career training meant to ensure they can earn a living wage once released. Starting July 1, Senate Bill 173 authored by Sen. Michael Young, R–Indianapolis, will allow minimum security inmates to be eligible for offsite training by the DOC. Offenders […]

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New education appointees hopeful ahead of first meeting

By Max Bomber & Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Five new members are gearing up for their first Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. It will be the first meeting since the new appointments were made. Five members remained on the board, while another five are newly appointed. State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is also still on […]

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New Visioning Projects makes plans for Indiana’s future

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Today’s thought leaders are taking big ideas and broad goals and putting them into action through what’s being called the Bicentennial Visioning Project. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and former Congressman Lee Hamilton announced the project on Friday. The project will focus on Indiana’s future, 50 years down the road to […]

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BMV, smoking, student testing among topics for study committees

By Max Bomber TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana legislators will spend part of the summer studying how to restore the public’s trust in the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, an agency that’s charged with mismanagement and overcharging customers. It’s one of 40 topics study committees will consider in advance of the 2016 legislative session. Changes to the […]

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State could nab taxpayer refund checks for private debt under bill

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state could take a taxpayer’s refund check to settle private debt under legislation the House Judiciary Committee debated Monday. House Bill 1358 would apply only when a creditor – which could be a bank, a credit card company, a service provider or other firm – obtains a court […]

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Bill would open records for older adoptions

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday that is meant to save lives and reconnect families. Senate Bill 325 would allow individuals who were adopted before Jan. 1, 1994 to obtain pre-adoption, identifying information – unless the case has a non-release provision on file. If passed, Indiana would become […]

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Video & story: Torr withdraws bill that could have changed liability in traffic accidents

Torr scraps seat belt bill from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state lawmaker killed a bill Monday that would have let juries know if victims in a car accident were wearing seat belts. Rep. Jerry Torr, R-Carmel, said he didn’t have the votes to pass House Bill 1011 and so […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Bill Fine, focused on restructuring district’s economy

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Meet Rep. Bill Fine Age: 64 Birthplace: Hammond Party: Republican Occupation: Attorney INDIANAPOLIS—Relying on his almost 40 years of experience as an attorney, Rep. Bill Fine, R-Highland, said he is focused […]