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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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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF MARSHALL COUNTY

April 6, 2011

Friends and Neighbors:   There are so many things happening at your Foundation these days and practically all of them are good.  We have ridden out the recession with the value of our corpus back to pre-crash levels; we are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars of new ‘investment’ from generous donors; and despite tough...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

April 1, 2011

04/01/11Now that we have returned to the Indiana Statehouse, and the legislative process has resumed, one question remains unanswered.             Was our walkout worth it?             Yes.             If you look at the radical agenda that caused this dispute, the concern it generated among thousands of Hoosiers, and the changes that came as a...
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“Sour Grapes” on the Opinion Show?

April 1, 2011

04/01/11 Those listeners to the Opinion Show which aired on March 31 were treated to what some might call a dose of sour grapes. During this show statements were made to the effect that the Culver Eagles had an unfair advantage. It is really very disappointing that our community is willing to blame the...
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