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Pence's mother prefers 'not right now' on run for president

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's mother says she thinks her son would make a good U.S. president — just not yet.
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Indiana city advances $7M bond for Pillsbury plant

New Albany's city council voted 5-2 on Tuesday in favor of a nonbinding resolution to offer General Mills financial incentives to keep its refrigerated baked goods plant open. The plant has about 400 well-paid employees.
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Indiana Senate committee approves 'crime-reduction' bills

An Indiana Senate committee on Tuesday approved a set of bills intended to fight crime that among other things would impose harsher sentences for violent offenders and provide funding for police overtime.
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Pence: Website will be 1-stop-shop for news releases

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said the characterization of the site as a news agency represents "an understandable misunderstanding" and that he supports a free press.
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House panel backs new ethics rules for state legislators

An Indiana House committee has endorsed tighter rules on the conduct of lawmakers in the wake of an ethics investigation of former House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner and other issues.
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Democrats, hospital group cheer Healthy Indiana Plan ruling

The top Democrat in the Indiana Senate is applauding the federal approval of Gov. Mike Pence's proposal for expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan.
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UPDATE: Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 gets federal approval

Federal officials have approved Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to provide health insurance to lower-income Hoosiers, despite provisions that require some participants to pay part of the premium.
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Department of Correction seeks prison expansions

The Indiana Department of Correction presented a budget proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday that included about $50 million in additional funds to expand two of the state's prisons.
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Bill would let companies dock paychecks for more reasons

A bill that would let companies pull money out of employee paychecks for uniforms, education and other expenses could receive a vote next week in the House Judiciary Committee.
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BMV moves license plate production away from prisons

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has entered into a $72 million contract with Intellectual Technology Inc. to produce and distribute the state's license plates and vehicle registrations until the end of 2019.
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