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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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LGBT civil rights move forward without the T

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana remains divided, once again, over how to handle LGBT civil rights. Senate Bill 344 passed the Senate Rules and Legislative Committee 7-5 Wednesday. The bill would offer protections to gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, but does not extend rights to transgendered people. Instead, the bill calls for a […]

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Alternative civil rights bill doesn’t include transgender protections

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An alternative civil rights bill defines sexual orientation as “actual or perceived bisexuality, heterosexuality, or homosexuality” but does not extend rights to transgender individuals. Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, said Senate Bill 344 has not been created to replace a separate civil rights bill, Senate Bill 100. He said the […]

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Commission to study “baby boxes”

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – By the start of next year the General Assembly will have a better idea of how to better care for Hoosier children – especially those at risk of being hurt or abandoned by their parents. Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1016, authored by Rep. Casey Cox, R-Fort Wayne, […]

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