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Bill to ban taxes on Internet access moves to full House

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana took another step toward becoming the first state to prohibit taxes on Internet access after a bill that would implement a permanent ban passed the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously. Senate Bill 80 might be largely meaningless. The federal Tax Freedom Act has put a moratorium on […]

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Arkansas, other states experiment with Medicaid options

By Christine Vestal Stateline.org Less than a year after low-income Arkansans started receiving health coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s controversial Medicaid expansion, the state is declaring its so-called “private option” experiment a success. Hospitals saw fewer uninsured patients, state coffers were spared millions in health care costs and private insurers reported record-low premium hikes. […]

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Lawmakers from across US to gather in Indy for constitutional amendment talk

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 state legislators will meet this week at the Indiana Statehouse to discuss the procedures and rules for a possible convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, spearheaded the event – called the Mount Vernon Assembly – saying he […]

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Analysis: A peek at Pence’s presidential resume

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is apparently thinking about a bid for president in 2016 – at least that’s what he told The Washington Post. Back home in Indiana, he’s steered clear of any such talk. No surprise. He’s been governor less than 17 months, so a move to go on the […]

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Video: Thousands welcome WWII vets home from D.C. trip

Reporter Emily Metheny went to the welcome party for the Indy Honor Flight, which took 70 World War II veterans to Washington D.C. on Saturday so they could visit the memorial created in their honor. Here’s what Emily found: Indy Honor Flight – welcome home party – Sept. 7, 2013 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Pence uses national address to laud state health plan

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence made a pitch to preserve the state’s health insurance plan for low-income adults when he delivered the national weekly Republican address on Saturday. Pence told listeners that the Healthy Indiana Plan is an example of the innovation taking place in states with Republican governors. “Giving people […]