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The Statehouse goes to the dogs — and cats

By Nicole Hernandez, Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After a long day of making tough decisions, researching legislation and working with constituents, there’s always one creature happy to see a lawmaker — their pet. From the new first dog to a chinchilla, get to know some of the Statehouse pets. Gov. Eric Holcomb The governor’s Schnauzer, […]

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Getting to know the “Baconator,” Rep. Ronald Bacon

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — If there’s one thing Rep. Ronald Bacon, R-Chandler, loves it’s bacon. If you’ve had the opportunity to step inside his office, you would see some bacon memorabilia, but that’s just the beginning. Some may know Bacon as the “Baconator.” That term has been around since he first ran for […]

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Lawmakers debate rescuing pets from hot cars

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Legislators considering a bill that would give immunity to good Samaritans who rescue pets locked in hot cars could be walking a fine line. Pet owner Arial Burrus thinks rescuing pets is a good idea, but is worried about how a Hoosier would know it was a dangerous situation […]

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Back to school for Indiana dual credit teachers

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Wendy McNamara is working to find a way for high school teachers who currently teach dual-credit courses to meet new accreditation requirements created by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent organization that accredits colleges and universities. In February 2015, the commission created a policy that requires all adjunct […]

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Proposed program would provide additional pay to experienced educators

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed program could provide additional pay to educators who demonstrate effective instruction in the classroom and take on a leadership role. The Career Pathways and Mentorship Program, proposed under House Bill 1005, would provide experienced educators with extra pay in exchange for mentoring new teachers. The goal is […]