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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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Hershman asks “How well will Indiana compete?”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — “There will be leaders and followers as America’s economy emerges from the recession and I want to make certain Indiana tax laws and economic development efforts position our state and our fellow Hoosiers to compete effectively,” State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) said. The Republican lawmaker is calling for the creation of a […] Read the full story

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Gaming Study Committee to meet Monday to tackle riverboat, casino, racino issues

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lawmakers on the Senate Committee on Gaming will meet on Monday to discuss a variety of topics ranging from racino tax breaks to non-smoking accommodations at Indiana’s riverboat casinos and racinos, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) said. Kenley, committee co-chair, said lawmakers on Monday will being discussing horse racing issues at 10 […] Read the full story

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Purdue, NEXTRANS receive $2M grant for transportation research

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) yesterday (July 9) announced that Purdue University is a recipient of a $2,085,000 grant to help find ways to improve the nation’s transportation system. Hershman said Purdue is only one of 10 universities across the country selected competitively by the U.S. Department of […] Read the full story

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Indiana not among states delaying or issuing IOUs on tax refunds

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In stark contrast to states like California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland and Missouri, who have delayed sending out income tax refunds or have been forced to issue IOUs to taxpayers, Indiana issued refunds right on schedule this year. The Indiana Department of Revenue reports it has processed more than 3 million individual income […] Read the full story

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 July 2020