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July, 2015

  • 17 July

    More Hoosiers are completing college and earning degrees on time

    The 2015 Indiana College Completion Report released today by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education showed the number of Hoosiers earning bachelor’s degrees in four years or less has increased by nearly seven percentage points in five years. The report also showed small gains in on-time completion for students earning …

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  • 17 July

    Visit Hendricks County’s Tourism Grant Program Fall Cycle Opens

    DANVILLE, IN (July 15, 2015) – Organizations or even individuals needing funding assistance for a project that will enhance tourism or bring visitors to Hendricks County have an opportunity to request as much as $2,500 this summer. Visit Hendricks County recently opened its fall cycle for the Tourism Enhancement Development …

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  • 15 July

    Governor Pence Applauds Amazon’s Decision to Add 2,000 Jobs to Indiana

    Indianapolis – Today, Governor Pence released the following statement applauding Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to add 2,000 jobs in Indiana.   “Because of Indiana’s low-cost, low-regulation business environment, Amazon is choosing to locate 2,000 of its new jobs right here in the Hoosier state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “As the Crossroads …

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  • 15 July

    Donnelly Meets with New Adjutant General of Indiana National Guard

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly met with Major General Courtney P. Carr, the new Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard. Donnelly and Carr discussed a range of issues, including the importance of the Indiana National Guard to our state and country, as well as the Fort …

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  • 15 July

    Donnelly: Early Childhood Learning Critical for Each Child’s Long-Term Success

    Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate this afternoon on the importance of early childhood education and parent and family engagement in early childhood learning. Donnelly thanked his colleagues on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee for their assistance in getting his …

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  • 15 July

    Indiana Black Expo Governor’s Awards Recognize Ten Outstanding Hoosiers

    Indianapolis – Today, Governor Mike Pence presented 10 outstanding African-American Hoosiers and community leaders from across the state with several different awards during the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. 45th Annual Summer Celebration (IBE) Governor’s Reception. “The men and women we honor today are uniquely Hoosier and fully embody the Hoosier …

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  • 15 July

    Driver Injured in Rollover Crash on SR 243 in Putnam County

    Putnam County—This morning at 11:19, Indiana State Police Troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a tractor-trailer rollover crash on State Road 243 just north of Interstate 70. The roadway was closed for crash investigation and clean-up until approximately 1:22p.m. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 International tractor pulling a …

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  • 15 July

    Coats Introduces Bill to Deny Social Security Benefits to Felons

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced legislation that would prohibit individuals who are the subject of outstanding arrest warrants for a felony or parole violation from receiving Social Security retirement and disability …

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  • 15 July

    IndyGo Electric Buses Now Serving Passengers

    INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2015) -IndyGo’s all-electric buses are now on the roads of Indianapolis, operating at a fourth of the cost of a traditional diesel bus.  “Electric buses provide our passengers with a quieter, smoother ride, raising the bar for transit in the central Indiana region” says Mike Terry, president …

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  • 15 July

    The Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition’s 17th Year Welcomes Back another Sweeping Champion

    INDIANAPOLIS– The 17th annual Indiana State Fair Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition, held July 10-11, marked yet another successful year with nearly 1,300 entries, the most in competition history. This year’s professional champion Chilly Water Brewing Company of Indianapolis, swept through the competition, , as they walked away with Professional Best …

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  • 15 July

    Indy Chamber applauds formation of Regional Development Authority

    July 14, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indy Chamber lauded Monday’s vote of the Indianapolis City-County Council joining the cities of Carmel, Westfield and Greenwood in a new Regional Development Authority (RDA). The alliance of Marion County and communities in Hamilton and Johnson allows the RDA to participate in the state’s …

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  • 15 July

    Holcomb Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

    INDIANAPOLIS — Eric Holcomb, candidate for the United States Senate, issued the following statement following news that the United States and world powers have reached a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program: “The Devil is in the details. “Over the course of the next 60 days Congress must closely …

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  • 15 July

    Coats Statement on Iran Deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six leading nations, including the United States: “This deal intends to slow down Iran’s march to …

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  • 14 July

    National SBIR/STTR Road Tour rolls through Indianapolis

    The Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in partnership with the Indiana Aerospace & Defense Council (IADC) and the Indiana Office of Defense Development (IODD), hosted at group of 150 attendees at the Indianapolis stop of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) SBIR Road Tour; a national outreach effort by …

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  • 13 July

    Governor Pence Ceremonially Signs Bills Aimed at Protecting Children

    Indianapolis – Today, Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed two bills aimed at protecting children. The first, HEA 1161, provides civil immunity for a person who forcibly enters a motor vehicle to rescue a child. The second, HEA 1216, provides a defense to the crime of prostitution if the defendant is …

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