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Rep. Terri Austin hosting Tax Amnesty 2015 information seminar on Sept. 16

Rep. Terri Austin hosting Tax Amnesty 2015 information seminar on Sept. 16
For immediate release: Aug. 26, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Terri J. Austin (D-Anderson), in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Revenue, will host a free informational seminar on the 2015 Tax Amnesty in Anderson on Sept. 16. The seminar, to run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 16, will take place at the Anderson Public Library, 111 E. 12th St. [get a map]. “Tax Amnesty 2015 provides an opportunity for taxpayers to pay their overdue base taxes free of penalty, Read More...

Legislative committee studies Bauer proposal for collecting DNA from felony suspects

Legislative committee studies Bauer proposal for collecting DNA from felony suspects
For immediate release: Aug. 18, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - The Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code today listened to testimony about State Rep. B. Patrick Bauer’s (D-South Bend) legislative proposal to collect DNA samples from people arrested on felony charges. Bauer and Jayann Sepich, a mother whose 22-year-old daughter, Katie, was brutally raped and murdered in New Mexico in 2003, testified that the collection of DNA from felony suspects has proven instrumental in Read More...

Door debate reflects administration's misplaced priorities

Door debate reflects administration's misplaced priorities
For immediate release: Aug. 14, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Ways & Means Committee, today issued the following statement on the recent debate over security at the Indiana Statehouse: “Today in Indiana, we have a bridge on Interstate 65 that is falling apart, which means that people cannot travel normally on one of our state’s major thoroughfares. “We have a state agency that is devoted to protecting Read More...