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‘Baby box’ bill sent to the governor’s desk

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation designed to protect distressed mothers who want to anonymously drop off their newborns is taking the final steps toward becoming law in Indiana. Under the Safe Haven law, a mother is allowed to give up her baby at a police station, fire station or a hospital emergency room […]

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Lawmakers hope ‘baby boxes’ will aid distressed mothers

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Distressed mothers soon could have the option of anonymously dropping off their newborns in box designed to shelter the child until help can arrive. “Often times the little children are in a basket wrapped in blankets on steps of a church or a local fire station. The mothers care […]

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Lawmakers push for the use of baby boxes

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly is looking to provide more protections for mothers who want to anonymously drop off their newborns. Senate Bill 246 would extend immunity to mothers who leave their child in a newborn safety device or a baby box. It also provides civil immunity to hospitals who […]

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Statehouse Chambers don’t agree on pre-K funding

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Appropriations Committee is calling for less pre-kindergarten spending than the plans proposed by both the Indiana House and Gov. Eric Holcomb. The committee Thursday altered Senate Bill 276 to include a $3 million increase to the On My Way Pre-K pilot program, which sends low-income children to […]

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Advocates rally for expanded pre-K pilot program

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – People from across Indiana rallied for expansion of preschool education for low-income children on Wednesday before lawmakers considered a bill to increase funds for that program. “We need to do all we can because success really does start early with our kids,” Travis Holdman, R-Markle, said at the rally. […]

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What didn’t happen in the 2016 legislative session

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Not every bill can make it to the governor’s desk. Here’s a look at some of the bills that didn’t make it through the 2016 General Assembly. Hate Crime Senate Bill 220, authored by Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, would have allowed a judge to increase the length of a […]

Commentary: LGBT rights and a change in the landscape

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Commentary: LGBT rights and a change in the landscape

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, sounds both weary and frustrated. He and I talk over the air just a couple of days after Senate Bill 344 – his attempt to weave protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers into the state’s civil right laws – came to an […]

Commentary: Equal rights and the grown-ups’ table

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Commentary: Equal rights and the grown-ups’ table

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If nothing else, by letting civil rights legislation die for LGBT Hoosiers, the members of the Indiana General Assembly have taught citizens of the state a $60 million – and counting – civics lesson. We now know how expensive gerrymandering can be. The system of packing lawmakers into reliably […]

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LGBT civil rights bill dies for this session, expected to return next

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The LGBT community will have to wait to find out if the state will extend protections to them. “After several, several, several months of honest, good-faith discussion, it has become apparent that Senate Bill 344 lacks the support in our Senate to advance any further. And as a result, […]

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Becker fails to alter bill restricting a woman’s reasons to have an abortion

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An attempt to change an abortion bill and shift responsibility to the state to help provide services for disabled children failed in the Senate Monday. Senate Bill 313 would prevent women from having an abortion if the decision is only based on gender or disabilities. “The bill requires that […]

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