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Sens. Alting, Hershman Launch Web Site

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Influencing Indiana’s future may be just a computer mouse click away, says State Sens. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) and Ron Alting (R-Lafayette). Senators this week launch a dynamic, new online “virtual office” bringing Indiana state government — its elected officials and agencies — as close as a work, home or school computer. In […] Read the full story

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Alting joins Senate colleagues for Organization Day

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) participated in the Indiana General Assembly’s annual “Organization Day” yesterday and said he is eager for the 2009 legislative session to begin. Alting said he planned to focus on helping the state maintain a balanced budget, protect education funding, permanently cap property taxes and continue job creation efforts. […] Read the full story

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Long voted President Pro-Tem again, Mertz to serve as secretary of Senate

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sen. David Long (R-Fort Wayne) earned a “solid vote of confidence” today as his colleagues officially selected him to remain as Senate President Pro Tempore through 2010. Official selection of Long as Senate leader came during “Organization Day” activities in the Indiana General Assembly as legislators prepare for the 2009 session. Long […] Read the full story

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Indiana Senate Republicans to focus on balanced budget, K-college funding, property tax caps

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana Senate Republicans will focus next session on balancing the two-year state budget, protecting education funding for K-12 and higher education, and again passing the constitutional amendment capping property taxes. All of which, they say, will bolster long-term economic development and job creation across the state. Senate President Pro Tem David C. […] Read the full story

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Early, Election Day voting offered on Purdue West Lafayette campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Student voting in the Nov. 4 general election will be easier than ever, thanks to a new system worked out between Purdue and county election officials. Under the new system, Purdue student identification cards will be accepted as a photo ID, provided election officials can verify current enrollment by tapping into […] Read the full story

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Obama campaign unlawfully misuses proprietary firearms industry media list says trade association

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Obama campaign in Indiana, on September 27, unlawfully obtained and made unauthorized use of a proprietary media list belonging to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry. Sen. Obama used this list to e-mail a press release (http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/100808-003.pdf) concerning National Hunting and Fishing Day. […] Read the full story

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