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Commentary: Let’s talk taxes and fees

Commentary: Let’s talk taxes and fees

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  When I drove to Chicago over the long holiday weekend with my brother, we were worried about how much the increase in the state gas tax was going to cost us.  He drove, and I paid for gas, so I carefully monitored how much gas we put in the car for […]

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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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Democrat hopes to make Senate road plan into “Indiana jobs” bill fail

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attempts by Senate Democrats to make changes to the Senate Republican road funding plan failed Monday. Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, spoke on behalf of the Senate Democrats for her giant amendment, which would have raised the cigarette tax, phased out a moratorium on corporate income taxes, and mandated Hoosiers […]

Commentary: Good roads and bridges benefit all of us, so we all should pay

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Commentary: Good roads and bridges benefit all of us, so we all should pay

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Drive more than five minutes on Indiana’s roads and bridges you’ll know that Indiana needs to invest serious dollars in repairs and maintenance. You’ll rumble over crumbling asphalt and dodge potholes, and when you cross a bridge with a truck hauling a full load of freight, you’ll hope that this isn’t […]

Commentary: Santa Claus gets lost on the road

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Commentary: Santa Claus gets lost on the road

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Only Nixon could go to China. Or so the saying goes. Because Richard Nixon had spent so many years burnishing his anti-communist credentials, he was positioned to open the United States to the world’s largest communist nation. After he’d spent a quarter-century red-baiting anyone who disagreed with him, it […]

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30 laws in 30 days: New law expected to decrease farmland property taxes

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Maloney has farmed all his life. As a fourth-generation farmer, Maloney has never had another job. His 2,800 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat in Brownsburg, Indiana, have been around since 1861, and Maloney said he hopes they’ll be around for much longer. But the state hasn’t made […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Phone companies forced to pay 911 fee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – A new state law aims to clear up confusion over who is responsible for paying a 911 fee when it comes to low-income families who […]

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Will Indiana choose Cruz?

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “Choose Cruz” signs waved and the crowd cheered “We want Ted” as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took the stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds the night before the Indiana primary. But the question remains: does Indiana want to choose Cruz? If Hoosiers don’t, the results Tuesday could make it […]

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Cruz calls basketball hoop a “ring” in famed Hoosiers gym

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz made a bit of a foul play during a campaign stop in the famed “Hoosiers” basketball gym. “The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it’s the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in […]

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Financial changes for DraftKings, FanDuel regulations

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Changes to the daily fantasy sports legislation could help operators save some money. Senate Bill 339 would provide regulations, basic consumer protection and transparency to Hoosiers who take part in fantasy sports games, such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The House Ways and Means Committee voted Monday on an amendment […]

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