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  • Governor Pence Urges Legislature to Prioritize Education Funding in FY 2016-2017 Budget

    April 17, 2015 No comments

    Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement urging the legislature to prioritize education funding in the FY 2016-2017 budget, which they are expected to discuss in conference committee this morning.

    “Yesterday the April revenue forecast showed that the State of Indiana will have approximately $213 million less than was estimated in December for the upcoming 2016-2017 budget. While this forecast confirms the importance of fiscal discipline, it should be noted that the revised forecast still projects modest revenue growth. I believe that education should be our top priority for those new dollars. If we are to have 100,000 more students in B or better schools by 2020, we must fund excellence in education at every level for all of Indiana’s kids and provide more equitable funding for every child in every school. As my budget proposal demonstrated, we can provide additional resources for traditional public schools, increase the amount of funding for each charter school student, support our choice scholarship program and provide the resources to make career and vocational education a priority once again.  My budget also found innovative ways to fund non-education priorities, like the Regional Cities initiative and bicentennial projects, without spending general fund dollars needed for priorities like education. As this session comes to a close, I am confident we have the resources to fully fund not only my education priorities but also those of the House and Senate. To accomplish this, we will need to have the courage necessary to pass an honestly balanced budget that protects taxpayers while still supporting the kind of investments that will strengthen our economy and improve education for all our children. I look forward to working with legislative leaders in the days ahead as we complete our work on the 2016-2017 budget.”

     

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  • Jim Sorgi and Danville’s Levi Riggs Assist with Fundraising for Future FM Radio Station at Blue Jean & Bow Tie Dinner & Dance

    April 17, 2015 No comments

    Dinner Dance Flyer(Brownsburg, IN) April 14, 2015 – The Hendricks Country Educational Media Corporation, a non profit organization, continues to raise money for its own WYRZ-LPFM. This time it’s in the form of a dinner dance with a twist. It’s called “The Blue Jeans & Bow Tie Dinner Dance” and will include the music of Danville’s Levi Riggs and his full band as the entertainment. Levi said “This fundraising event is an exciting project for me to be a part of!  It brings together my passion for music with my roots in Hendricks County. I’m really looking forward to putting on a great performance to raise the money the station needs.” Read more

  • Coats Column: Addressing Washington’s Waste

    April 17, 2015 No comments

    As I travel our state, Hoosiers often ask me about Washington’s overspending. They want to know what can be done about our nation’s debt and deficit problems and why the federal government spends more than it takes in each year. Read more

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  • Jameson Camp to Host May Breakfast Fundraiser

    April 17, 2015 No comments

    Jameson Camp, a day and residential camp that benefits underserved children, is hosting a free breakfast fundraiser on May 7 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Jonathan Byrd’s Catering, located at 502 East Carmel Drive in Carmel, for those interested in learning more about Jameson Camp and how they can help disadvantaged, low-income children experience the magic of summer camp. For more information and to register, visit www.jamesoncamp.org.

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  • New Study Reveals When, Where and How Much Motorists Drive

    April 16, 2015 No comments

    Indianapolis, IN – Apr. 16, 2015 - On average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with an average total duration of 46 minutes. This and other revealing data are the result of a ground-breaking study currently underway by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Urban Institute. Read more

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  • Brownsburg High School Robotics team wins Spirit Award at State Tournament

    April 16, 2015 No comments

    Brownsburg Team 3176

    For the first time under a new format, the BHS robotics team, Team 3176, advanced to the Indiana State District Tournament April 2-4, 2015. BHS Project Lead the Way (engineering) teacher and club sponsor Chris Floyd was proud of their performance.  “Our students had a SOLID robot that was consistent. Each round we improved; scoring more points, working better strategies within our alliances, and even improving the robot by adding more capabilities to score points.”

    The team had an enjoyable experience at state even though they did not make it to the final round.  Team 3176 did not walk away empty handed.  Their positive attitude and enthusiasm earned them the coveted Spirit Award.  Team 3176 is made up of students in the Project Lead the Way program at Brownsburg High School and the experience they gain from this club complements their classroom experience and expands their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).  The entire team would like to thank all of the parents, families, mentors, community members, and sponsors who support them throughout the year.

  • Governor Pence announces $435,000 in capacity building grants for pre-K

    April 16, 2015 No comments

    Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today announced that capacity-building grants totaling more than $435,000 have been awarded to 40 early learning providers around the state, adding 586 new seats for low-income four year olds in Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K program. Governor Pence joined leaders of the United Way of Central Indiana, Early Learning Indiana and Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning today at Wayne Township Preschool to make the announcement.   Read more

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  • Coats: Tax Reform a Necessity for Economic Success

    April 16, 2015 No comments

    WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), today chaired a JEC hearing to examine the U.S. tax code and its effect on small businesses. Coats pressed for changes to our burdensome and complicated tax code and called for a fairer, simpler code that would spur economic growth.

    Coats said, “Against the headwinds of the slowest recovery since 1960, small business owners have to deal with a tax system that is hopelessly complex, full of provisions that expire every one or two years, riddled with special exemptions, deductions, and preferences, and filled with new penalties.”
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  • INDOT projects will impact travel in Brownsburg area

    April 16, 2015 No comments

    Construction season is underway and Brownsburg will have its fair share, with the Indiana Department of Transportation planning two roadway improvements on US Highway 136. Prep work has started for a mill and fill repaving project from just west of Green Street to the Pizza Hut. Expect lane restrictions, especially when paving begins on April 28. It is expected to be complete in mid-June.

    In July, INDOT will close 136 at White Lick Creek for a bridge deck overlay. The highway will be closed to traffic from approximately July 22 to mid-November. Area motorists should plan ahead to use an alternate route in their travels while this project is underway.

    The Town of Brownsburg understands that road construction can inconvenience traffic, but appreciates your patience and cooperation while INDOT makes these much-needed repairs and improvements.

  • East Northfield Drive in Brownsburg to close at railroad crossing

    April 16, 2015 No comments

    CSX will begin replacement of the East Northfield Drive railroad crossing this week. As part of the East Northfield Drive improvement project, replacing the crossing just north of Highway 136 (Main Street) will close the road to traffic for a period of at least 60 days.

    The East Northfield Drive improvement project, which is adding travel and turn lanes to alleviate congestion and improve safety, is on schedule for completion by fall 2015. Motorists are encouraged to plan an alternate route during the railroad crossing closure and to keep in mind that the speed limit is reduced in the construction zone.

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