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Commentary: We’re better than everyone

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com My younger son and I went to a Chicago White Sox game this Independence Day weekend as we have the last three years. They have great holiday fireworks, fantastic food, oh, and the White Sox even won a good game as a bonus this year, 1-0 over the Orioles. One of […]

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Religious freedom ‘fix’ gets mixed reaction

Here are a sampling of reactions to Thursday’s action by Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana General Assembly to approve what supporters say is a “fix” to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Chamber of Commerce “The legislative amendment spells out that Indiana will not permit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s […]

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House Republicans “very close” to deal on RFRA

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans say they’ve almost reached an agreement on language that would clarify the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said his party is “very close” to reaching an agreement on the new bill. Republicans in both the House and Senate first met in […]

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Republican leaders head back into caucus

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The waiting game continues as House and Senate members head back into caucus at 5 p.m. today to iron out language meant to clarify the Religious Freedom Restoration act. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, met behind closed doors for more […]

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Hackers shut down Indiana Right to Life’s website

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Backlash over the recently signed and highly controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act might be to blame after hackers shut down Indiana Right to Life’s website. Hackers put the organization’s site offline Tuesday evening. Someone claiming responsibility for the move posted it on Twitter with the hashtag #Offline — […]

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Requests for repeal of RFRA flow in to lawmakers

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders and organizations continue to call on state lawmakers to take action on the intensely controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard held a news conference Monday afternoon where he called on lawmakers to repeal or add specific language to Senate Bill 101 to protect LGBT Hoosiers. […]

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Commentary: Mike Pence, in free fall

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Just a few weeks ago, running for president seemed like a serious possibility for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He had a foot in both the GOP’s business and social conservative camps, a solid but unremarkable record as a governor and – most important – a national profile that emphasized […]