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Study committee is revisiting Indiana’s civil forfeiture laws

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana Senate committee is taking up the issue of when and how the government can seize an individual’s property under state forfeiture laws. Dozens packed into the Senate Finance Committee room at the Statehouse Wednesday to hear testimony about the state’s forfeiture laws, which allow the seizure of […]

Commentary: When the votes come in

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Commentary: When the votes come in

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After all that work, there’s nothing to do but wait. As the election results roll in, the faithful from both parties gather – the Republicans at the JW Marriott in downtown Indy, the Democrats at the Convention Center a few hundred yards away. The Democrats have their big-screen TV […]

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Letter to the editor: Repeal of common construction wage law unnecessary

March 31, 2015 To the Editor: The legislation to repeal our state’s common construction wage law (House Bill 1019) is unnecessary and shortsighted. If one were planning to build a house, the prudent course of due diligence would be to research possible home builders, while the primary decision factors would be quality of workmanship and […]

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Commentary: Prosecutor indicts lawmakers about guns

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry snorted. I’d just asked him a question about the new gun laws adopted by the Indiana General Assembly, including one that allows people to bring guns onto school grounds. Curry shook his head and said that he and other prosecutors have tried to tell […]

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Marion County prosecutor endorses mass transit expansion

By Brittany Muncy TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A key public official announced Monday that he will support a plan that could expand the Central Indiana mass transit system and add a high speed rail line between Indianapolis and Hamilton County. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said his office “fully supports the need for a functional urban […]