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State Senate page opportunities for Greater Lafayette students

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) today invited area middle and high school students to make the Indiana Statehouse their “classroom for a day” by serving as Senate pages during the 2010 Indiana General Assembly. “During the legislative session, pages spend one day at the Statehouse working with their […]

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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 […]

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Alting: Terrorism ties not tolerated in state pension investments

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s Teacher’s Retirement Fund (TRF) and the state’s Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF) would no longer do business with companies who invest in countries providing support to terrorist groups if Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) legislation becomes law this session. A Senate panel will consider the bill Thursday. Alting’s divestment legislation – Senate […]

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Feb 25 deadline to submit local projects for federal stimulus consideration

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) says Senate District 7 residents could help direct federal stimulus dollars to local infrastructure projects by submitting their ideas online. Hershman said most of Indiana’s $4.3 billion in federal stimulus is meant for roads, Medicaid, schools, unemployment and other programs. To make best use of the monies, Gov. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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