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Parliamentarians, preserving Indiana Senate traditions

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When named the first female Senate parliamentarian in Indiana history in November 1982, Kristi Hill didn’t give the accomplishment much thought. “It’s not a job most people ever have any reason to know exists,” Hill, 66, said. “It’s a pretty low-profile job and I really didn’t think that much […]

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Indiana delegates avoid anti-Trump movement’s convention revolt

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — In an unusual series of events, the anti-Trump movement tried to disrupt the nominating process Monday, but Hoosier delegates at the Republican National Convention are unfazed by the attempted revolt. In a last-ditch effort to prevent Donald Trump from becoming the party’s nominee, some delegates tried to force a […]

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Expanded disclosure, ethics rules now law

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An ethics bill meant to increase of legislators’ financial affairs is now law in Indiana. Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1002, which was authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, on Monday. The bill would require legislators to disclose any investments they hold that total $5,000 or more. […]

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House set to take up ethics rules

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The full House is set to vote on new rules that are meant to reduce conflicts of interest and require lawmakers to be more transparent about their finances. The House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee unanimously passed the proposal on last week, sending it to the House for ratification. […]

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Video & story: Committee passes new ethics rules for House

Lawmakers respond to ethics scandals by enacting a reform from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday approved new rules that require lawmakers to be more transparent about their financial ties. The rules are also meant to prevent conflict of interest problems like one that occurred last […]

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Video & story: Constitutional discussions are complicated, slow moving

Legislators gather at the Statehouse to start Mount Vernon Assembly on Vimeo. By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The constitution is hard to change. That became obvious when a committee struggled for an hour as members tried to decide how to vote at the Mount Vernon Assembly, a meeting that is a precursor to a possible […]