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Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

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Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, will be sent to Puerto Rico Dec. 8 to assist with the recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria. Delph, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, will be gone for a minimum of 31 days, so he is likely to miss the start of […]

Commentary: Can Delph do it again?

Commentary: Can Delph do it again?

By Abdul-Hakim Shabazz www.indypolitics.org When Republican Mike Delph ran for the Indiana State Senate in 2006, he was unopposed.  In 2010 he beat Democrat Robin Shackleford by more than 7,000 votes.  In 2014, that margin was reduced to more than 2,300 votes when he beat JD Ford. So what will happen in 2018? That’s the million-dollar question. […]

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Pharmacists could soon administer more vaccines

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers could soon go no farther than their local pharmacy for more of their shots. Senate Bill 51 looks to expand the number of vaccines pharmacists can administer, as the current number sits at just six. The neighboring states of Illinois and Kentucky have no limits on the types […]

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Government program to help employers check immigration status takes heat

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Victoria Spartz, born and raised in Ukraine, came to the United States in 2000 as an immigrant at only 21 years old. Now, 16 years later, Spartz said it’s the freedom and opportunity to succeed that makes her proud to be call herself an American citizen—and it’s for that […]

Study committee takes a look at Indiana immigration laws

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Study committee takes a look at Indiana immigration laws

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate study committee Tuesday started their six-month long look into the impact of costs and benefits of immigration to Indiana. “We not only have a right to know who is in our country, and for what purpose, we have a duty to know, to protect ourselves, our families […]

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General Assembly disappointed in Carrier relocation

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehousFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier’s Indianapolis employees aren’t the only ones unhappy with the company’s decision to move out of the country. A resolution authored by Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, concerning Carrier Corporation and United Technologies passed the Senate 44-5 Tuesday. Senate Resolution 49 expresses profound disappointment in the company’s plans to move […]

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Police body camera legislation moves forward

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An overhauled version of a bill allowing police to limit public access to police dash and body camera video could undergo more changes. The bill’s author, Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, said the bill likely would be assigned to a conference committee after the Senate voted 49-1 Tuesday. An earlier […]

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Bill would remove straight ticket voting from your ballot

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators are considering getting rid of straight ticket voting. Senate Bill 391, authored by Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, would remove a voter’s option to vote for all candidates of the same political party or an independent ticket at one time in a general or municipal election. The one exception […]

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Bill to reduce food deserts cruises to the Senate

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would bring fresh and unprocessed foods to food deserts is moving forward in the legislature. “This bill is designed to find an efficient way to get fresh and unprocessed food in areas where there is poor access to these people,” said the bill’s author Sen. Randy Head, […]

Commentary: Mike Delph, on the side of the angels

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Commentary: Mike Delph, on the side of the angels

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, did the right thing. On Tuesday, the same day that the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump, reiterated in a debate his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and refused to call Muslims serving in the U.S. military […]

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