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Summary of Indiana’s new laws available online

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hoosiers can now access a complete summary of the new laws approved during the 2011 legislative session online, according to State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette). The document, available for download as a PDF, includes 1 Senate Joint Resolution, 1 House Joint Resolution, and 231 bills (117 Senate Bills and 114 House Bills) […]

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Indiana legislation provides government transparency via new website

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana now offers a central website devoted to viewing the financial information for local government expenditures and school corporations as well as state government finances through the recently launched government transparency portal. State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 with Senate sponsor State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) […]

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Senate panel backs proposal to “nurture entrepreneurial spirit in Indiana”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s Senate Committee on Commerce and Economic Development this week voted unanimously in favor of a bill nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in the state through online resources, education and collaboration. House Bill 1006 – authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and sponsored by State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) – tasks Indiana’s […]

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Alting says Indiana Senate ready to address budget, redistricting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) said jobs and government, education and public policy reforms were the focus of the Indiana Senate during the first half of the 2011 legislative session. “Senate lawmakers have been very productive and we will keep that momentum going throughout the next weeks and months ahead,” Alting said. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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