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Dozens of new Indiana laws take effect July 1

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dozens of new laws are set to go into effect on July 1, ranging from cracking down on overdue child support to relieving overcrowded prisons, strengthening drunken driving penalties to protecting property rights, according to State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette). “In all, 115 bills were passed and signed into […] Read the full story

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Sen. Alting Praises Court Ruling on Indiana Voter ID Law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) praised today’s ruling of the Indiana Supreme Court upholding the state’s voter identification law. “Voting in a fair and credible election is the essence of being an American citizen,” Alting said. “As a lawmaker, I believe I have a responsibility to adopt policies that protects our representative […] Read the full story

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“On Local Government” provides update on local gov’t finance

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –- The triannual “On Local Government” program put on by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will be held 2-4:30 p.m. EDT on May 20 at county Extension offices across the Indiana. Larry DeBoer, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue, will present “Life after Recession: Local Government Finance Update” via video streaming. […] Read the full story

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SB 283 seeks to protect consumers against unfair interest rates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A bill containing consumer protections from unfair credit card interest rates is now eligible for consideration by the Indiana Senate. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) successfully amended Senate Bill 238 to include conditions that would prevent public money from being invested in banks issuing credit cards with exorbitant interest rates to patrons […] Read the full story

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Survey shows Indiana voters support more public school options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A survey of registered Indiana voters found strong support for increased public school options and for opening more public charter schools in Indiana according to a public opinion survey released today by the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association. The survey, found that 82 percent of those surveyed favor parents having more public […] Read the full story

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Indiana Senate approves sweeping redistricting reforms

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana lawmakers today approved the Senate Republicans’ sweeping redistricting reforms establishing objective guidelines for creating legislative and congressional districts after the 2010 census and requiring an in-depth bipartisan review of best redistricting practices used by other states. District 22’s representative, State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette), supported the measure establishing guidelines “because there […] Read the full story

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