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St. Rep. Bill Friend Report

September 5, 2012
St. Rep. Bill Friend Report

  09/06/12 The summer has been beautiful — especially if you are a sun and dry weather advocate. Not so for farmers who have needed rain for their corn and soybeans. This has just been “one of those years” for all farmers as they have watched their crops wilt and curl under the hot...
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Representative Friend’s Bill to Protect Farmers signed by Governor

March 20, 2012
Representative Friend’s Bill to Protect Farmers signed by Governor

    03/21/12 Legislation authored by State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) to protect farmers against nuisance lawsuits was signed Thursday, March 15 by Gov. Mitch Daniels. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1091 addresses the problem of nuisance lawsuits filed against farmers for the sole purpose of disrupting the farming operation.  If a judge finds a suit...
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Rep. Friend receives high score on the Indiana Chamber’s annual list

July 13, 2011
Rep. Friend receives high score on the Indiana Chamber’s annual list

07/14/11 The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis earlier this week, ranking State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) as a pro-job and pro-economy legislator. Rep. Friend scored a 95 percent for 2011 session and an aggregate vote percentage of 91 for the 2010 and 2011 years combined, showing proof of the...
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Rep. Friend appointed as Vice Chair of Water Resources Study Committee

July 4, 2011
Rep. Friend appointed as Vice Chair of Water Resources Study Committee

07/05/11 State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) was assigned to two interim study committees in order to better address issues facing Hoosiers statewide. Rep. Friend will be serving as vice chairman of the Water Resources Study Committee and as a member of the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission. “There are always topics that need...
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Friend Report

April 14, 2011

04/15/11 Weekends just fly by when the House of Representatives stays in session through Friday.  Other needed activities such as going to the bank, cleaners, grocery, tax man, and trying to get a haircut tend to fill up the remaining few hours of my week. I did a few farm chores and visited with...
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Friend Report

February 15, 2011

02/15/11 On Friday, February 11, I spoke to the trustees of the University of Indianapolis. My subject was about the session in general, but specifically about the budget and the State Student Assistance Commission (SSACI) appropriation. Independent colleges are concerned about losing student aid because of budget shortfalls. It is a very legitimate concern....
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House Bill Would Allow Hoosiers to Pay off Property Tax Bills in Installments

February 10, 2011
House Bill Would Allow Hoosiers to Pay off Property Tax Bills in Installments

02/11/11  Representative Bill Friend (R-Macy) authored House Bill 1244 which would allow delinquent Hoosier taxpayers to make installments to pay off their property tax debt. This bill would allow a county treasurer to negotiate a payment plan for delinquent property owners. The payment amount, installment frequency and payment period will be established and agreed...
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“Friend Report”

January 26, 2011
“Friend Report”

01/27/11 State Representative Bill Friend released his “Friend Report” this week and said, “This has been a very busy month for our family. Our youngest son has been home from Brazil—South America— along with his girlfriend. Both are working on a Master’s degree at a Brazilian university. The month has been filled with get-togethers,...
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Friend Report

November 28, 2010
Friend Report

11/29/10 The House Republican caucus honored State Representative Bill Friend by electing him as the Majority Floor Leader for this legislative session.  Friend said, “I am very appreciative of their judgment, but at the same time, I am very humbled because I understand the gravity of the position. Some may say, Why is that,...
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Representative Friend Seeks Input from Constituents

November 14, 2010
Representative Friend Seeks Input from Constituents

11/15/10 In the most recent “Friend Report” State Representative Bill Friend said, “Over the years, I have written these articles to communicate to the readers about state government and legislation pending before the Indiana General Assembly. My goal has always been to keep the public informed. On a few occasions, I have told you...
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