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June 10 2024

BUILDING SUPPORT: Nearly 500 advocates write to Gov. Holcomb seeking state housing commission

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 10, 2024   A letter signed by nearly 500 Hoosier organizations and individuals was presented to Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday as part of a continued effort to persuade him to establish a statewide housing commission to tackle “...”

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June 07 2024

TSF story: The ugly struggle to ban the beautiful but invasive Bradford pear tree

This story was originally published by TheStatehouseFile.com.   By Arianna Hunt TheStatehouseFile.com June 6, 2024 The U.S. Department of Agriculture brought the Callery pear tree, commonly known as the Bradford pear, to the U.S. from Asia in 1917 to make pear trees more res “...”

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June 07 2024

REGISTRATION WRANGLE: Indiana Secretary of State Morales testifies at congressional hearing scrutinizing SBA efforts to sign up voters

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 7, 2024 Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales testified before a congressional committee Tuesday, saying the administration of elections in the Hoosier State is the responsibility of his office and he would not welcome federal invol “...”

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June 06 2024

SUPERMAJORITY TARGETED: Indiana Democrats push moderate message to turn more Statehouse seats blue

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen June 6, 2024   The party faithful who assembled recently for a Democratic caucus in Jeffersonville would seemingly already understand the push to break the Republican supermajority in the Indiana General Assembly, but, perhaps i “...”

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May 31 2024

‘SWIFT LEGAL CONSEQUENCES’: AG Rokita’s demand to rescind ‘sanctuary city’ policies called political ploy by critics

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 31, 2024   Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is threatening four municipalities across the state with legal action if they do not rescind local policies that, he says, enable illegal immigration, but state Senate Democrat “...”

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May 30 2024

SOUTHERN INDIANA VOICE: Dant Chesser wins Democratic caucus for House District 71 seat, joins fight to break the supermajority

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 30, 2024   Vowing to make sure the voice of Southern Indiana is heard in the Statehouse, Wendy Dant Chesser was elected in a quick Democratic caucus Wednesday evening in Jeffersonville to fill the House District 71 seat form “...”

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May 29 2024

ABORTION LAW ON TRIAL: Monroe County court to hear constitutional challenge of limited exceptions in Indiana’s statue

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 29, 2024   Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, goes on trial Wednesday in Monroe County Circuit Court as medical professionals challenge the constitutionality of the statute. &nbs “...”

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May 29 2024

ROKITA’S BILLS: New invoices from Schaerr Jaffe law firm show mounting charges, even after redactions

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 29, 2024 More invoices released from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office further reveal how much the state has been charged by outside counsel Schaerr Jaffe, which aided in Rokita’s case against Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Ind “...”

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May 27 2024

YOUNG COMMENTARY: Hoosiers must Unite and Remember our Fallen Heroes

By Todd Young May 27, 2024 When a train returned the body of Col. Sion Bass to Huntington County in April 1862, a crowd of grateful Hoosiers gathered to receive him. The following day, Bass was laid to rest at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne. A monument, made of sandstone, was “...”

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May 27 2024

HYDE COMMENTARY: President Benjamin Harrison hoped Soldiers & Sailors Monument would console grieving family members of fallen heroes

  By Charles Hyde May 27, 2024     I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day [Memorial Day]. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because “...”