Government

Aug 21, 2014 |
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Money might run out for Social Security, Medicare in a decade By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA - U.S. Sen. Dan Coats thought a congressional budget report that money would run out for entitlements like Social Security and Medicare in a decade would be bigger news. "We just cannot sustain government spending the way is going," said The Republican from Indiana.
Jul 30, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT WASHINGTON DC (NEWS) - Today, Congressman Luke Messer voted for the Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230).  This bill reforms the Veterans Administration (VA) and provides better access to quality care for our nation’s veterans. “Taking care of our veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “After years of mismanagement...
Jul 24, 2014 |
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Community ready to clear inner city of abandoned, vacant homes, businesses By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Federal dollars will clear some blocks like along North Jefferson Street where empty houses outnumber family homes. Community Development Director Terry Whitt Bailey celebrated the community's award of $2.9 million, the most of any Indiana city in the latest round of Hardest Hit Fund...
Jun 28, 2014 |
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Same sex couples marry in Delaware County, throughout the state By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Jeff Garrett and David Franklin waited 18 months for that moment that same sex marriage was legal in Indiana although it only lasted 48 hours. "I never thought that would happen," said Garrett, who was waiting in line with Franklin to get a marriage license this week. Also in that line was...
Jun 25, 2014 |
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Federal court order throws out same sex marriage ban, same sex marriage begins By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  Julia Corbett Hemeyer has performed commitment ceremonies for same sex couples in Delaware County.  And she called the federal court ruling that throws out the ban on same sex marriage in Indiana a step in the right direction, awaiting that first ceremony where she can legally...
Jun 25, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT WASHINGTON DC (NEWS) - Today, this year’s Congressional Art Competition Winner from Indiana’s 6th District got to tour the U.S. Capitol and see her art on display for the first time.  Jennifer Wheeler is a Morristown High School student and came to D.C. for the Congressional Art Competition winners’ reception which will be held tonight.  “Jennifer is certainly a talented art...
Jun 04, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANA STATEHOUSE (NEWS) - State Representative Todd Huston (R-Fishers) was awarded a 96 percent rating based on his strong support for pro-economy and pro-jobs legislation from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Huston received the highest score of all 100 State Representatives in the annual evaluation. “Great progress was made during the 2014 legislative session and...
May 09, 2014 |
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Messer: "A great day for students across the country" FREE PRESS REPORT WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act, H.R. 10 which includes an amendment introduced by Congressman Luke Messer.  H.R. 10 streamlines funding for charter schools and improves every state’s ability to create and replicate successful charter school models.  The...
May 05, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS)  – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced today that 18 victims of foreclosure-rescue fraud have started receiving payments from the state’s Consumer Protection Assistance Fund (CPAF). Zoeller, whose office administers the fund, said consumers’ losses ranged from $595 to $3,500 and totaled more than $40,880. Affected consumers will receive...
May 05, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Whether disenchanted by Capital Hill, or disillusioned by personal grudges locally, voters are showing little interest in Tuesday's primary election. Early voting in Delaware County on Monday reflected only 1,700 ballots cast out of more than 88,800 registered. Polls in Delaware County and elsewhere in Indiana and the nation are open Tuesday 6 a.m.-6p.m....
May 02, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Earlier today, the United States Department of Education (USED) announced that a condition was being placed on Indiana’s flexibility waiver under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that was requested in 2012.  This condition was placed as a result of a routine monitoring visit conducted by USED in August of 2013.  Several other states that have undergone...

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