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A Great Visit in Plymouth

July 12, 2011

Dear Mayor Senter,     I was in Plymouth on Sat. July 9th and I just had to drop you a line to say how incredible my day was!  My girlfriend had to work in town so I rode down with her and decided to explore your city.  I had forgotten to bring the information...
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Strike By Local 150

June 16, 2011

06/16/11 A strike by International Operating Engineers Local 150 has spread across northern Indiana to include road, highway and bridge construction projects. The local ramifications spread just as wide as area cities and towns grapple with halted road projects. Gary officials voiced concern Wednesday that the work stoppage on the County Line Road bridge...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

June 10, 2011

6/10/11 Even though the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly ended just over a month ago, planning already has started on the 2012 session.             Our work during the next several months won’t generate as much public attention as it does when the Indiana House and Senate are in session, but this time...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

May 27, 2011

Across Indiana, the school year is drawing to a close.             Certainly it is a time for reflection, but I believe this year demands something more than simply rehashing fond memories of times with friends.             Through initiatives enacted by single-party rule in our state government, we are about to see a series of...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

May 9, 2011

05/09/11 We begin our review of the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly with an overview of what has taken place these past four months.             Here are the results of our work, purely by the numbers:             Over 1,200 bills were filed in the Indiana House and Senate this year, with more...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

May 1, 2011

The 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly was a disaster. The damage that has been done to the people of this state over the past four months will have an impact that lasts for years to come. In the weeks ahead, I will be reporting in greater detail about what has taken place...
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Friend Report

April 27, 2011

04/28/11 Every year is different, every spring is different. 2011 has certainly been an example of how the weather can prove to be so fickle and unpredictable. The rain and storms have farmers and landowners beginning to exhibit some nervousness. One of my old landlords had a saying, “A wet year will scare you...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

April 25, 2011

04/26/11 As we enter the final week of the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly, attention turns to one of the most important and misunderstood parts of the legislative process: conference committees. In a normal year, conference committees are designed to reach agreement on divisive legislation in a session’s final days. Made up...
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Friend Report

April 21, 2011

As the legislature rushes headlong towards April 29, the week past seemed to be more like a normal session. Committees were trying to finish up their work, and the full House was voting on long and contentious calendars of bills. One of the most controversial bills was Senate Bill 575. This bill would limit...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

April 8, 2011

04/11/11 Now that the Legislature is back in full swing, it’s time to catch up on some things you might have missed the past few weeks.             We are in the final month of the 2011 legislative session. There is no reason why we cannot get our work done by our April 29 deadline....
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