‘It’s been a good ride’: Reflecting on 30 years of representing HSPA

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– 30 – The traditional mark of the end of a newspaper story. 30 – The number of legislative sessions I’ve lobbied on behalf of the...

Hotline: Sheriff must make information available on judge’s arrest

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The following question was submitted by The Corydon Democrat: Sheriff must make information available on judge’s arrest Q: A judge was arrested and charged with driving...

HSPA going forward — proud of our legacy, blazing new trails

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The Capitol Dispatch By Amelia McClure Few institutions in American culture are more steeped in tradition than journalism. The profession, inextricably tied to our country’s democracy...

2022 Better Newspaper Contest deadline April 28

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2022 HSPA Better Newspaper Contest. Forms have been sent out to newspapers via email and snail mail...

2022 session ends in draw over newspaper public notices

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The Indiana General Assembly action on public notices basically ended in a draw for Indiana newspapers. On one hand, HSPA was able to block...

Transparency issues log gains, losses at Statehouse

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The 2022 Indiana General Assembly actions concerning government transparency contained a little good and a little bad. Hoosiers will now have the right to...

Giving the legislature what it wants — transparency

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The Republican caucus of the Indiana legislature often isn’t sure what it wants. As the supermajorities in both chambers get more and more entrenched,...

H.B. 1130 gives Hoosiers right to speak at school board meetings

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The most intriguing legislation to emerge from the 2022 Indiana General Assembly from the perspective of government transparency was the right of citizens to...

$1,000 HSPA Foundation Legacy Scholarship application deadline April 8

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Children, grandchildren of HSPA-member newspaper employees, contractors eligible Any child or grandchild of an HSPA-member newspaper employee or independent contractor is invited to apply for...

Debate over future of public notices in newspapers deferred to summer

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Amended S.B. 283 passes Senate 48-1 Barring something unusual, the legislative debate over whether public notices should remain in local newspapers or move to government...