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Japanese steel producer to open Shelbyville facility, create new jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Japan’s largest steel producer will establish operations in Shelbyville with plans to create 70 new jobs by 2021. “Indiana is home to the largest Japanese investment per capita in the nation,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement, “and today I’m proud to welcome yet another Japan-based firm to the […]

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World Refugee Day gains attention following Pence’s legal battle

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In light of an international refugee crisis, a group of Hoosiers are taking steps to share the refugee experience. Debasree Dasgupta said it’s time for Americans to open their eyes on this year’s World Refugee Day. “It’s about creating awareness,” said Dasgupta, a University of Indianapolis Health Sciences professor. […]

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Members appointed to Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow task force

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced appointments Thursday to the Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow (FIRSST) task force. The committee was created by the passage of House Bill 1001. The law includes $1.2 billion in new funding for roads and bridges. The task force’s job is to develop a […]

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Gregg, Ritz detail proposal for statewide pre-K program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and Democratic candidate for governor, John Gregg, teamed up Thursday to discuss their vision to establish the first statewide, pre-Kindergarten program in state history. “We know the benefits of early learning, that’s why John Gregg and I are committed to ensuring that every […]

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Flags at half-staff after Orlando nightclub shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence called the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida at a gay nightclub a “senseless act of terror.” Pence released a statement Sunday and asked for flags to be flown at half-staff at state facilities to honor the 50 people killed and at least 53 people wounded in the […]

Commentary: Problems leaders just don’t want to solve

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Commentary: Problems leaders just don’t want to solve

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A couple of conversations illustrated how poorly our political discussions serve these days. The first conversation was with Drew Klacik, Jamie Palmer and John Marron, senior policy analysts with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. We talked over the air about the results of Thriving Communities, Thriving State, the […]

Commentary: That’s our money 2

Commentary: That’s our money 2

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com I have often dreamed of being a movie critic, and not just any movie critic. I want to be important like the late, great Roger Ebert. Movie goers would hang on my every word, and my job would be to watch movies all day, which is all I want to do […]

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Bicentennial postage stamp unveiled

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­– In honor of Indiana’s 200th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative forever stamp on Tuesday. The stamp features a photograph of an Indiana cornfield at sunset that was taken by Hoosier native Michael Matti, a travel and adventure photographer. Matti never expected a photo he took four […]

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Pence calls Trump comments on Hoosier judge ‘inappropriate,’ Hill says ‘not enough’

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence expressed his disapproval of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana native. “Every American is entitled to a fair trial and an impartial judge, but of course, I think those comments were inappropriate,” Pence said Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s very […]

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Ritz pushes for universal pre-K program

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz wants Indiana to have a universal pre-K program. Ritz Tuesday wanted to make the Indiana Department of Education’s goal very clear ahead of the General Assembly’s budget session next year. “Indiana cannot have a system of high quality when we have students that come […]

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