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Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh to reward class for collecting food

Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh to reward class for collecting food
For immediate release: Oct. 24, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh (Crown Point) will reward a Crown Point High School class with breakfast foods for winning an intra-school contest to see which class could collect the most food items for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The winners are the 29 members of Lori Ryser’s first-hour class, which meets from 7:35-8:47 a.m. That is the hour the breakfast will be served on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class collected 150 food Read More...

Legislator laments governor's failure to help schoolchildren who lack resources

Legislator laments governor's failure to help schoolchildren who lack resources
For immediate release: Oct. 22, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Education Committee, said he was shocked and greatly disappointed that Gov. Mike Pence would not sign an application for an $80 million federal grant that would have enabled 2,000 low-income children the opportunity for early childhood education. “The General Assembly has been working in a bipartisan manner to open the doors of opportunity for Indiana’s Read More...

Let's brag that we use our surplus to do some good for ourselves and our children

Let's brag that we use our surplus to do some good for ourselves and our children
For immediate release: Oct. 21, 2014   STATEHOUSE - The open "letter to the editor" below was recently distributed to newspapers statewide: To the Editor: Indiana as the Crossroads of America is built around our geographical location and the ways to move about within and across our space. This is where we invest our dollars, but Indiana's policy on building roads, transit systems, sidewalks and bike-ways can be summarized in a sentence: Hoard our revenue to build a Read More...