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Truitt retires from the Statehouse

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Randy Truitt, R-West Lafayette, is retiring from life at the Statehouse. “I have focused my efforts in Indianapolis on serving families, local businesses and organizations in our community,” Truitt said in a statement. “I regard serving in the Indiana General Assembly as a privilege and an honor, and I […]

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Lawmakers brainstorm teacher mentorship ideas

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee is considering combining two bills creating mentorship programs for new teachers. The Career Pathways and Mentorship Program, proposed under House Bill 1005, would provide experienced educators with extra pay in exchange for mentoring new teachers. The goal is to help new teachers “set a greater foundation for […]

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Bill on teacher retention and mentoring causes tension in committee

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A House Republican bill aimed at improving teacher retention and recruitment in Indiana was met with mixed support Tuesday. “We want the program to be established so that we can go ahead and do the hard work,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. “We want to […]

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Rep. Randy Truitt won’t seek re-election

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Randy Truitt, R-West Lafayette, announced his plans to retire as State Representative Tuesday. “For the last eight years, I have focused my efforts in Indianapolis on serving families, local businesses and organizations in our community,” Truitt said in a statement. “I regarded serving in the Indiana General Assembly as […]

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Students hope to catch firefly bill at the Statehouse

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A second grade class project is giving students a life lesson in politics. Kayla Xu, 8, was gathering information about Indiana to complete her assignment on the state last year when one fact would not stop bugging her: Indiana is one of the only states in the country […]

New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

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New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Any member of the Hoosier National Guard will qualify for the state’s National Guard Supplemental Tuition grant no matter his or her state of residence beginning on July 1. “Most of our armories are close to the border like Terre Haute and Evansville. This means we have a lot of […]

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New law aims to help minors pulled into sex trafficking

By Amanda Creech TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new law could mean young prostitutes are treated more like victims than criminals in an effort to save some from exploitation. House Bill 1216 – passed in April – provides a defense to the crime of prostitution if the victim was under 18 and is found to be […]

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Coalition objects to proposed 3 percent cut in transit funding

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With a proposed 3 percent cut in the state’s mass transit budget for 2016, a coalition is pushing for an almost $18 million increase in funding instead. The Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit has launched the Invest INtransit campaign – focused on increasing the state’s public mass transportation spending […]

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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 […]