Move increases House secrecy

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association The leadership of the Indiana House of Rep­resentatives took an unfortunate step shortly after the end of the 2015...

Keeping close eye on transparency

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association I’ve never had a state legislator, state agency head, or local government official say they were against government transparency...

HSPA at the Statehouse

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Highlights of HSPA’s efforts with the General Assembly this week: • So far in the 2015 session, HSPA has identified more than 60 potential bills...

Public notice remains key legislative issue

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The 2015 Indiana General Assembly will gavel into session Jan. 6, with passage of a two-year budget as its priority. The preservation of the requirement...

Readers see value in community news

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association The results of a July survey show the majority of adult Hoosiers reads newspapers. Three in four adults read a...

Survey can help keep public notice ads in newspapers

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The Hoosier State Press Association continues to work on a public notice advertising survey. Some questions are being tweaked at the suggestion of state legislators. HSPA...

Records exception worth investigating

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association What a difference a word can make. In this case the word is “compiled.” In two recent situations, “compiled” has...

2014 state legislative wrap-up

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association A recap of HSPA's work in the 2014 Indiana General Assembly: Public notice advertising Only one of six anti-public notice advertising...

Lawmaker removes gag from ag statute

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The 2014 General Assembly session includes several bills that have touched on the First Amendment and protection of anonymous sources. S.B. 101, authored by State...

At stake: Public notice advertising

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The Hoosier State Press Associ­ation continues to deal with state legislation that would negatively impact public notice advertising. The worst is H.B. 1033, authored by...