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Lafayette restaurateur Brad Cohen helps Alting honor Indiana’s Restaurant Association

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Arni’s Restaurant and thousands of other eating establishments are represented by Indiana’s Restaurant Association, the voice of the state’s largest employer in the private sector. Brad Cohen, owner of Arni’s, joined State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) today in honoring the association that has worked to improve the restaurant industry and create positive […] Read the full story

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Indiana extends leadership in clean coal with synthetic natural gas technology

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — Indiana solidified its place as a leader in homegrown clean energy production after Gov. Daniels signed into law today a bill to bring Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) technology to the state, billions in energy savings and new jobs. Senate Enrolled Act 423 was the first bill the governor signed into law for […] Read the full story

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Telecom reform leads to new investment in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) joined AT&T officials in announcing plans to add 35 new cell sites that will deliver third generation wireless broadband across the state, including Lafayette. Hershman, who authored a 2006 telecom reform law which has been recognized as the best in the nation, said AT&T’s total capital investment in […] Read the full story

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Alting: Farmers’ markets could go high-tech

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — Hoosier consumers could soon use debit, credit and food stamp cards to purchase locally-grown produce and other goods at farmers’ markets. A Senate panel on Commerce, Public Policy and Interstate Cooperation – chaired by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) – unanimously approved a measure today that would provide wireless point-of-sale terminals to […] Read the full story

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House panel supports Alting’s cervical, breast cancer treatment bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A House panel on public health today voted 8-0 in support of State Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) bill aiming to provide more low-income Hoosiers affordable treatment for cervical and breast cancer. “Senate Bill 554 would allow more low-income and uninsured Hoosiers to receive financial assistance for these cancer treatments while, at the […] Read the full story

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Indiana House can protect Hoosier jobs by passing Senate Bill 580

WASHINGTON, DC — At a time of soaring unemployment, the Indiana State House of Representatives is blocking legislation that would help prevent employers from filling jobs with illegal aliens. Senate Bill 580, which the Senate passed by a 37-13 vote, requires state and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system and provides incentives for […] Read the full story

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