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Indiana deer hunters urged to remember safety tips

With the deer reduction zone season underway and the statewide archery deer season starting Oct. 1, Indiana Conservation Officers remind hunters to stay safe. More than 300,000 people are expected to participate in some form of deer hunting in Indiana during the various deer hunting seasons that run through Jan. …

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IDDC Updates New and Improved Indiana Arts & Culture Passport

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 20, 2023) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) and Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) are updating and relaunching the Indiana Arts and Culture Passport, sponsored by Minnetrista Museum and Gardens. Current Indiana Arts & Culture Passport holders will need to sign up for a new passport following the re-launch on Sept. …

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Gov. Holcomb Rolls Out Next $500M for READI 2.0

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced details of Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) 2.0, which was part of his 2023 Next Level Agenda and approved by the Indiana General Assembly in this year’s legislative session. The second round of $500 million was a direct response to …

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Indiana Department of Education Releases IREAD-3 Results; Nearly One in Five Hoosier Third Graders Still Struggling to Read

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today released results from the 2022-2023 Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment, which show that too few Indiana students have mastered foundational reading skills by the end of third grade: nearly one in five students are still struggling to read at this …

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State of Indiana Closes Fiscal Year with $2.9B in Reserves

STATEHOUSE — State Comptroller Tera Klutz, CPA confirmed today that the State of Indiana closed the 2023 fiscal year with $2.9 billion in state reserves. “Indiana’s reserves of $2.9 billion are once again within the healthy range of 10-15% of our fiscal year 2024 budget,” said Comptroller Klutz. “We have …

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‘Operation Dry Water’ in effect July 1-3

In an effort to educate recreational boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Indiana Conservation Officers will participate in the annual Operation Dry Water national campaign, which is July 1-3 this year. Alcohol use continues to be the leading known contributing factor in …

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