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Indiana’s one-stop online business portal hits milestone

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — INBiz, Indiana’s online portal for registering and managing business, has reached a new milestone of 200,000 active users as of July 31. INBiz helps new businesses get properly registered and help already existing businesses stay up-to-date. Business owners can handle a variety of state and local reporting requirements in one […]

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Record voter turnout in 2016

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Of Indiana’s 4.8 million registered voters, 58 percent cast a ballot in the November general election. According to a report from the Secretary of State’s office, that makes 2016 a record setting year with 2,807,676 Hoosiers casting a ballot, more than in 2008 and 2012. The report, however, said this […]

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Indiana prepares for potential cyber attacks on Election Day

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With Election Day rolling in, the Indiana Secretary of State’s office is taking extra measures to prepare for a potential cyber attack. Multiple intelligence sources said U.S. officials are “deeply concerned about and are preparing for some sort of cyber chaos” on Election Day, according to an NBC News […]

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New investigation into possible voter registration fraud

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police are investigating another case of possible voter registration fraud after thousands of dates of birth and first names were changed. “At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication […]

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Voter registration fraud investigation expands to 57 counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than half the counties in Indiana are now a part of a state police investigation into voter registration application fraud. Detectives expanded their investigation Thursday from nine counties to 57 counties. They’re looking into a group called the Indiana Voter Registration Project. Detectives served a search warrant Tuesday at the […]

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Puppies encourage Hoosiers to vote with ‘pawsitive’ campaigns

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers will vote for local, state and national officials Nov. 8, but starting now, you can vote for their favorite furry friend. The three pups, Hunter, Desiree and Truman, are being trained as service dogs and they’re also candidates in the Top Dog election. The election is a popularity […]

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Voter registration fraud found in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fraudulent voter registration applications have been found in Indiana, according to the secretary of state’s office. A group by the name of the Indiana Voter Registration Project is accused of turning in forged voter registration applications. The secretary of state’s office said the group altered the addresses of voters who […]

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Attorneys, financial planners to offer advice at free event

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can receive free financial and legal advice during an upcoming event hosted by the Secretary of State’s office. Financial planners, attorneys and medical clinicians will be on hand to provide guidance at Straight Answer Saturday. “Many citizens don’t know where to turn when it comes to important questions about […]

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Film featuring Hoosier victims aims to prevent fraudulent scams

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Genie Bowers, 75, of Linton, has five words to say to the man who left her and nearly 10,000 people across the state in ruins after a 2009 fraudulent scam. “Shame, shame, shame on you.” Bowers and her husband were victims of the Alanar scam, based out of Sullivan […]

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New website designed to streamline starting a new business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders have launched a business website in an effort to streamline the steps for starting a new business. Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson Monday launched INBiz, the first phase of the state’s business one-stop web portal. On INBiz, business owners will be able to complete […]

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