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Second governor’s debate showcases differences between candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The second governor’s debate made the differences between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell clearer after the first primarily highlighted similarities. With a topic of Hoosier jobs and the economy, the candidates answered questions Tuesday night from audience members and the moderator regarding an evolving job market, […]

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State still attempting to block aid to Syrian refugees despite new ruling

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The State of Indiana will move forward with its case despite a denial for a stay in the fight surrounding the resettlement of Syrian refugees. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled in February that the state cannot block aid to Syrian refugees. Then on Tuesday, Pratt denied Gov. […]

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Pence to appeal after court blocks ban on Syrian refugee aid

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A judge ruled Monday the State of Indiana cannot stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees. In November, Gov. Mike Pence directed all state agencies to suspend taking in Syrian refugees until “proper security measures” had been met to prevent terrorists from sneaking into the state. The American Civil Liberties Union […]

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State changed story on Syrian refugees

Listen below to audio of the original interview conducted on Nov. 16, in which a spokeswoman for the FSSA told TheStatehouseFile.com that the state did not have any pending cases of Syrian refugees in the process of resettling. On Nov. 20, Lemons said it was a case of not understanding the question.   By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com […]

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ACLU files suit against Pence and governor stands behind decision to halt Syrian refugee resettlement

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Gov. Mike Pence citing his attempt to stop the resettling of Syrian refugees in the state – a move that came just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. “There is no border around the state of Indiana that prevents people from […]

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Pence among 27 governors calling on Obama to review refugee resettlement protocols

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fight over if and how the United States and individual states should take in Syrian refugees continues – now with a letter to President Barack Obama. The letter signed by 27 governors including Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence, urges Obama to complete an exhaustive review of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement […]

Commentary: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

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Commentary: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – All the state of Indiana needs now, apparently, is to establish embassies all around the globe. We Hoosiers now, it seems, are our own independent nation. That is the practical effect of Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement that Indiana would join more than 25 other states – most of them […]