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Barack Obama

Forum: Rebuilding Our Future and Empowering Voters

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — “Yes We Can Tippecanoe”, a Lafayette-based community group that supports the Obama administration’s agenda, will hold a community forum on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 3:00p to 8:00p at the Tippecanoe County Public Library, 627 South Street in Lafayette. The group feels that workers rights, public education, and the right to vote […] Read the full story

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Summary of New Indiana Laws 2011

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) […] Read the full story

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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) […] Read the full story

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Salvia Divinorum plant

Proposal banning ‘Spice’, Salvia moves to Governor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Senate lawmakers voted 49-1 today in support of the final version of a proposal banning products like ‘Spice’ and the herb salvia divinorum in Indiana, sending the enrolled act to Governor Mitch Daniels where it could be signed into law. Senate Enrolled Act 57 adds various chemical compounds used in synthetic cannabinoids […] Read the full story

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Man smoking salvia

Proposal banning Spice, Salvia in Indiana could soon be law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A statewide ban on products like “Spice” and the herb salvia divinorum is closer to becoming law after today’s 93-0 vote in the Indiana House of Representatives in support of a proposal authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette). Senate Bill 57 adds various chemical compounds used in synthetic cannabinoids like ‘Spice’ […] Read the full story

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Indiana one step closer to restructured, lower corporate tax rate

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — A key House committee this week voted 18-4 in support of State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s job bill fostering the creation of private-sector jobs and promoting economic development by restructuring Indiana’s corporate income tax rate by 20 percent. Senate Bill 589 lowers Indiana’s corporate income tax rate from 8.5 percent to 6.5 percent […] Read the full story

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