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Cigarette tax deters smoking but threatens small business

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — When he was 10 years old, Jeff Slinker started smoking cigarettes, a decision that would lead to many medical problems later in his life. Decades later, he has lost the left side of his jaw, four lymph nodes and his teeth. They were all removed after he was diagnosed […]

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Budget passes House after questions of education funding

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House Republican version of the state’s two-year, $32 billion budget passed the full House Monday after questions about whether the budget is favoring charter and suburban schools over traditional public and urban schools. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, called the House Bill 1001 budget an “honest, good appraisal” of […]

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House Republicans propose cigarette tax hike to fund budget

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers could soon pay $1 more for every pack of cigarettes they purchase if Indiana House Republicans move forward with their proposed biennial state budget. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, unveiled the $31 billion budget Wednesday, with a cigarette tax hike that would provide the state with an additional $287 […]

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Road funding debate continues, heads to House

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — After weeks of listening to Hoosier opinions across the state, Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, and other GOP legislators continue to push a gas tax hike as a solution for funding Indiana’s roads and infrastructure. The House Ways and Means committee passed Soliday’s bill Wednesday 14-9. It now goes to […]

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Taxes, tolling options for road funding solution

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An increase in state gas taxes, tolling and a vehicle fee are all possibilities drivers could face as the state tries to figure out how to pay for road improvements. The road funding task force met Monday to announce recommendations for the upcoming legislative session. “We think this issue is of […]

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Financial penalties proposed for companies that move out of Indiana

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehousefile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — An amendment would create a new financial penalty for companies that leave Indiana to move to foreign countries. “Today’s vote represents a chance for the members of the Indiana General Assembly to tell companies that they do not have the right to take full advantage of taxpayer-funded assistance to locate […]

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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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First biannual Civility in Government Awards presented

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The first winners of the biannual Civility in Government Awards are said to embody politeness, good communication and emotional control. Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly created the award to showcase the civility of senators and representatives of both parties during their tenure. “ARMIGA is a […]

Commentary: Flawed narrative on school funding

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Commentary: Flawed narrative on school funding

By Rep. Tim Brown Special to TheStatehouseFile.com In a recent column, State Rep. Ed DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, makes wildly inaccurate and, quite frankly, irresponsible statements about state aid to traditional K-12 schools. As lawmakers, we have a responsibility to base our policy decisions, especially those that affect our education system, on the most accurate and reliable […]

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Young locking in fundraising advantage for U.S. Senate race

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several other familiar Republican names have joined Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle, both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party, in support of U.S Rep. Todd Young’s U.S Senate campaign. Young announced the list of statewide steering committee members on Tuesday. It includes Murray Clark, former Indiana Republican Party […]

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