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Indiana House Democrats elect new leader

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new voice with a southern drawl will lead the House Democrats in the 2018 legislative session. “I’m speechless and [the caucus] laughed at me and said, ‘You’ve never been speechless,’” said Rep. Terry Goodin after being elected as the new leader of Democrats in the Indiana House of […]

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Lawmakers list goals for upcoming session

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — After House Speaker Brian Bosma’s mother died last week, her funeral memory page was filled with harsh words — from comparing Bosma to Nazis to saying he’s un-Christian — causing him to kick off the 2018 legislative session calling for civility from lawmakers on their social media pages.  […]

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Pelath leaving House leadership post, GiaQuinta jumping into the race

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Phil GiaQuinta, D-Fort Wayne, is considering a run to lead Indiana House Democrats through the 2018 legislative session and elections. “I have been one of those who have reached out to some of my members to sort of gauge folks’ interest in me in doing this and what […]

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Workforce development emerges as number one legislative issue

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s legislative leaders from both parties and the governor share one big objective for the 2018 legislative session – workforce development. “We will work closely with the governor and I know our Senate colleagues have been looking at this all summer,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, at the […]

Commentary: Fourth of July break offers chance to question health care solutions

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Commentary: Fourth of July break offers chance to question health care solutions

By House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City Special to TheStatehouseFile.com  Any successful company cannot live without one thing. It demands employees who will show up on time, do things the way they were trained, and work hard until the day is done. Do tax rates matter for businesses? Sure, if you are already making […]

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Indiana’s infrastructure undergoes plans to be repaired

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More of Indiana’s crumbling roads and bridges will be fixed as a result of a massive funding bill approved on the final night of the legislative session. House Bill 1002, the plan to improve Indiana’s infrastructure, sailed through the General Assembly on Friday with a vote of 37-12 in […]

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Trump talks healthcare to Hoosiers

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  LOUISVILLE — For 33-year-old Nathan Lewis, a short trip down I-65 from Campbellsburg, Indiana to Louisville was a breeze if it meant being just feet away from President Donald Trump. Lewis and several of his Hoosier relatives made the short trek to the Kentucky Exposition Center Monday to hear Trump talk […]

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Photo gallery: Statehouse becomes Habitat for Humanity construction zone

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Attempts to amend school chief bill fail

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two Democrats tried to alter a bill that would make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed position but both amendments failed in the House Thursday. House Bill 1005, authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, would eliminate the position the position of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in […]

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House Republican road funding plan heads to the Senate

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House passed the Republicans’ $1.2 billion road funding plan Thursday with no support from Democrats. House Bill 1002, which passed by a 61-36 vote, calls for Hoosiers to pay an additional 10 cents per gallon in gas taxes,  $15 more to register vehicles and a new $150 […]

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