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More funds needed to help elderly, committee told

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Karen Richards is almost 65-years-old and she often sees people her age taken advantage of by both family members and strangers. “I feel passionate about this because we need to protect these people, and more serious problems will occur if a change isn’t made,” she told the Interim Study […]

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State Rep. Thomas Washburne departing General Assembly

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After five years and a three-hour commute, state Rep. Thomas Washburne, R-Inglefield, is stepping away from politics after his term ends in 2018. Washburne said he is shifting his focus to his family, as living three hours away in the Evansville area has created its fair share of difficulties […]

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House overrides two of Pence’s vetoes

By Nicole Hernandez, Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The House dismantled part of former Gov. Mike Pence’s legacy Thursday when they decided to override two of his vetoes. Pence vetoed both bills in 2016 following events that captured national attention. Rules limiting state environmental department’s power House Bill 1082 would have prevented the standards and […]

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Adoptees ask for access to sealed records

By Jasmine Otam The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers are working on legislation that would change the lives of adoptees and their parents. Senate Bill 91, authored by Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, would open up adoption records, including their biological parents’ health records and the adoptee’s sealed birth certificates, from 1941 to 1994. A contact preference […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Thomas Washburne, pushing a conservative platform

By Eddie Castillo TheStatehouseFile.com Meet Rep. Thomas Washburne Age: 49 Hometown: Princeton Party: Republican Occupation: Attorney INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Thomas Washburne, R-Inglefield, worked for several different law firms and served as chief of staff for two Indiana congressmen before he was elected into the Indiana House of Representatives. Washburne defeated Democrat Mark Norton, in the District 64 […]