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Commentary: Indiana should continue full funding of school safety grants

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Commentary: Indiana should continue full funding of school safety grants

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com A couple weeks ago I represented the families of the Virginia Tech shooting rampage as a speaker at the College and University Police Investigators Conference (CUPIC) sponsored by George Mason University. The VTV families, understandably concerned about school safety, three years ago formed the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI) […]

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Pence extends sympathies to the family of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is offering his sympathy to the family of racecar driver Justin Wilson. “Like every race fan in Indiana, our hearts were saddened to learn of the loss of one of IndyCar’s most popular drivers, Justin Wilson,” said Pence in a statement. “Justin Wilson was a courageous driver […]

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More than a dozen counties are considering needle exchange

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Three Indiana counties – Scott, Madison and Fayette – are taking advantage of needle exchange programs and more than a dozen others are looking to add their names to the list. “I think it’s safe to say that these communities as they move forward they represent a new generation […]

Commentary: Too early for a celebration

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Commentary: Too early for a celebration

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s office gave itself a pat on the back, but the pat should have been halfhearted. The news the Pence administration touted was about jobs. Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped in July – down to 4.7 percent, which is below the national average and well below the 5.8 […]

Commentary: On the road again

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Commentary: On the road again

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I spend a lot of time on Indiana’s roads. Whether it’s taking I-74 back to Central Illinois to practice law, I-69 to visit my wife’s family in Fort Wayne or using I-70 to head to St. Louis to reconnect with friends from college, I travel Hoosier highways frequently. Oh, and of […]

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Pence announces disaster loans made available to 27 flood-damaged counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Residents in 27 counties will have an opportunity to apply for low-interest disaster loans to help them get back on their feet after flooding caused extensive damage in some parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday the loans were made available by the U.S. Small […]

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Gov. Pence suffers “minor complications” from hernia surgery

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is making a recovery after undergoing his second surgery in less than a week. After the recommendation of his physician, Pence underwent non-emergency outpatient surgery at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital on Monday to address minor complications associated with his hernia surgery performed on Friday. Pence was released […]

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Sen. Karen Tallian drops out of race for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, dropped out of the 2016 race for governor Monday. “I will continue to build on my decade of experience as a state senator, fighting to ensure equal rights, well-paying jobs, and quality education for all Hoosiers,” said Tallian in a statement. “I want to extend my heartfelt […]

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Gov. Pence recovering at home after outpatient surgery

Staff Report TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After undergoing outpatient surgery Friday morning, Gov. Mike Pence is now out of surgery and resting at home. Pence underwent surgery to repair a hernia at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital under a general anesthetic. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., he temporarily transferred executive branch duties to Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann per […]

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Department of Child Services to add more than 100 caseworkers to help ease burden

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence announced on Thursday morning the Indiana Department of Child Services would add 113 additional caseworkers. The move comes just a day before DCS will present their annual report before the state budget committee. “I’m proud of the efforts they have made but nevertheless because we’re talking […]

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