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Speaker applauds legislators for K-12 support bill

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers in the House passed a “top priority” measure to provide additional funding to K-12 schools Thursday. Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, celebrated House Bill 1001’s passage as a victory for House Republicans. “Our top priority for the House Republicans passed unanimously today with House Bill 1001, fully-funding local public […]

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Photo gallery: Statehouse becomes Habitat for Humanity construction zone

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House GOP road plan now includes an income tax cut

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– An amendment to the Republican GOP road-funding bill that would lower the income tax resulted in lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voicing concerns. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee said the amendment would lower the personal income tax by 5 […]

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Video: Students chase fireflies to state capitol


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House bill to protect teacher pay from ISTEP advances to the Senate

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would prevent 2015 ISTEP scores from negatively impacting teacher evaluations and bonus pay passed the House Tuesday. House Bill 1003 would only use ISTEP scores when they benefit educators. “I’m pleased to see this legislation is moving quickly through the process. It is important that Hoosier […]

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Budget bill shifts money among schools, moves to full House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans pushed a two-year, $31.4 billion budget out of a House committee Wednesday despite complaints from Democrats that it robs money from urban and rural school districts to increase funding for suburban ones. The spending plan boosts overall K-12 school funding by 4.7 percent through two years but changes […]

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Video & story: Pence offers $31 billion budget with more for charters, roads and a new state park inn

Lawmakers react to Pence’s budget proposal on Vimeo. By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence wants to modestly boost funding for education but give much of the money to charter and private schools, part of an ongoing effort to expand the number of choices for students. Pence’s budget priorities $31 billion: overall […]

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Video: One-on-One with Rep. Klinker on lifelong scholarship legislation

Rep. Sheila Klinker, D-Lafayette, has proposed legislation that creates a scholarship program for lifelong learners. The bill would create a partnership between the state and private organizations and gives private firms incentives to hire recipients. Here’s what she told TheStatehouseFile.com.

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House approves historic preservation measure

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill Tuesday that will expand a tax credit for historic preservation projects. Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, said the state’s current program is unworkable, in part because it makes only $450,000 in income tax credits available annually. The bill would increase that to $2 […]


Video: Rep. Sheila Klinker’s shoes help define her style

Rep. Sheila Klinker, D-Lafayette, is not only known at the Indiana General Assembly for her unwavering dedication to Purdue University and her Tippecanoe County district but also for her a fascinating collection of shoes. Here’s Rep. Klinker talking about her shoes and why she has so many.   Indiana Rep. Sheila Klinker: on her shoe […]