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Lawmakers raise money for cancer research with Suits & Sneakers Day

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republicans and Democrats finally found an issue they could agree on – raising money for charity. Politicians teamed up with the American Cancer Society on Thursday for the organization’s annual Suits and Sneakers Day at the Statehouse. To raise money, individuals gathered in the House chamber to participate […]

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Pence cancels controversial JustIN news service

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has canceled plans for a controversial website called JustIN that his office originally said would act as a news service. Pence sent a memo to state agency officials on Thursday – four days after news about the website broke – saying that those plans had been […]

Commentary: For Pence’s pride, feds swallow theirs

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Commentary: For Pence’s pride, feds swallow theirs

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence can rail against those despotic bureaucrats in Washington to his far-right constituency’s delight, but the much-maligned feds have managed to save the day for roughly 350,000 Hoosiers in need and perhaps for Pence himself. Approval of his Healthy Indiana 2.0 plan ends a Kabuki dance of more than […]

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Pence administration defends, explains efforts to create ‘news service’

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Just two days after Gov. Mike Pence found himself in hot water for authorizing the creation of a state-run news service, his administration sat down with media members Wednesday to clarify its intended purpose. According to documents given to employees of state agencies and leaked to The Indianapolis Star, […]

Commentary: Not Pravda, just a screw-up

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Commentary: Not Pravda, just a screw-up

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence’s friends say he bristles at comparisons with his predecessor as governor, fellow Republican Mitch Daniels, so what I’m about to say might annoy him. Friends of both men say the biggest difference between them is this: Daniels has a passion for ideas, and Pence has a passion […]

Commentary: #Just IN, a tempest in a teaspoon

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Commentary: #Just IN, a tempest in a teaspoon

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I was in downtown Chicago Monday playing attorney and while I was looking at my twitter feed during a court recess I was a bit taken back by all the comments about an elected official creating a “news operation” to put out stories about his administration. All I could think to […]

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Videos: Gov. Pence talks about HIP 2.0 and others react to the federal approval

Hoosiers can start enrolling in HIP 2.0 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.   Lawmakers praise HIP 2.0 approval from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Lawmakers raise money for cancer research with Sui… Pence cancels controversial JustIN news service Commentary: For Pence’s pride, feds swallow … Video & story: Committee considers whether &#…

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Feds approve HIP 2.0; coverage will start Feb. 1

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Federal officials have approved Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to expand health insurance coverage to lower-income Hoosiers, despite provisions that require some participants to pay part of the premium. Coverage under the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan – dubbed HIP 2.0 – will begin as early as Feb. 1 for individuals […]

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Pence seeks money for bicentennial projects, programs

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Bicentennial Commission requested an additional $32.85 million – including a significant jump in general fund-operating dollars – to pay for Indiana’s 200th anniversary celebration, as outlined in Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed budget. Overall, the proposed bicentennial projects and events exceed $56 million – a number the House Ways […]

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Guest column: Indiana Sunday liquor sales, a Burke-Hayek battleground

By Tom Charles Huston Indiana Policy Review Indiana is, I believe, one of only two states that prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. This prohibition offends a number of people: poor planners who have trouble remembering to buy beer on Saturday for their Sunday football parties; national retailers who seek to increase their […]

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