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Significant turnover brings wave of new lawmakers

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Organization Day has arrived at the Statehouse and newly-elected lawmakers are settling into their new roles. “A lot of new faces. A lot of new energy. Diverse group from all parts of the state,” Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said. “We’re lucky to have a talented […]

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Bauer brings back measure to collect DNA

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, filed a bill during Organization Day Tuesday to require the collection of a DNA sample from people arrested on felony charges. “This is an important, crime-fighting measure that will help to bring to justice people who have committed violent crimes, like murder and rape,” Bauer said […]

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Photo gallery: Organization Day at the Indiana General Assembly

Photos by Lesley Weidenbener,  TheStatehouseFile.com

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Long: Amendment’s 2nd sentence is concerning but not worth changing

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The leader of the Indiana Senate said Tuesday that he’s bothered by the second sentence in a proposed constitutional marriage amendment that appears to ban civil unions in addition to same-sex marriage. President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said society’s views about domestic partnerships have been changing and […]

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Analysis: Answers could come soon on marriage amendment

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The biggest question about the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly is how legislative leaders will handle a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Referred to by many as a ban on same-sex marriage, the proposal has already passed […]

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New Indiana lawmakers seek bipartisan tone on Organization Day

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Newly elected lawmakers who gathered Tuesday as part of Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse pledged cooperation, saying they want to bring a bipartisan approach to a General Assembly where Republicans now have a supermajority in both the House and Senate Voters sent 25 new lawmakers to the Indiana […]