Indiana Capital Chronicle launches statewide non-profit news outlet

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Newspapers can republish content for free INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Capital Chronicle, a nonprofit, non-partisan online news organization covering state government and policy, launched this...

New executive director set to shepherd HSPA into future

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I had an interesting conversation with an artist over the weekend. He constructed multimedia portraits of antiquated jobs—there was a newspaper boy on his...

‘A true gentleman’: Steve Key retires as HSPA executive director

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Ruth Witmer Hoosier State Press Association With less than two weeks to go before retiring from HSPA, Steve Key’s desk, normally stacked with deep layers of...

‘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...

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...

Association exists to ensure Fourth Estate thrives

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The Capitol Dispatch  •  Amelia McClure My husband will be the first to tell you I hesitate to describe my job as a lobbyist. He...