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Governor Mike Pence issued a Proclamation that was delivered by Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb this morning, declaring June as Homeownership Month in Indiana. The Lt. Governor was joined by members of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Indiana Builders Association (IBA), Indiana Association of REALTORS (IAR), Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) and Habitat for Humanity of Indiana for a special reading of the Proclamation and Celebration of Homeownership Month at the Indiana Statehouse.
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb joined Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, construction industry leaders, and officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation today to kick off the State’s 2016 construction season. The event took place near the project site for construction of the new I-69 interchange at 106th Street in Fishers. During the event, INDOT launched #INDOTDrivesIndiana, an enhanced public awareness campaign to keep Hoosiers up to date on the more than 770 road and bridge projects scheduled to begin across Indiana during 2016.
U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) submitted a letter to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking the department to adopt a new definition of recreation vehicles (RVs) that is clear and easy to apply.
EPA proposes adding Riverside Groundwater Contamination site in Indianapolis to Superfund cleanup list
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to add the Riverside Groundwater Contamination site in Indianapolis to the National Priorities List. The NPL is EPA’s list of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country
Justice Department Obtains $130,000 Settlement in Lawsuit Against Indiana Mobile Home Park for Discriminating...
The Justice Department announced that the corporate owner and agent of Gentle Manor Estates have agreed to pay $130,000 to settle a Justice Department lawsuit alleging familial status discrimination. The settlement must still be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a $332,000 contract to Milestone Contractors to construct erosion control measures along the Whitewater River near State Road 121 between Laurel and US Highway 52.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced today that 29 victims of real estate scams and foreclosure-relief fraud are receiving payments from the state’s Consumer Protection Assistance Fund (CPAF)
This week, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. and 204 members of Congress filed an amicus brief supporting petitions filed by 27 states, including Indiana, seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
Congressman Todd Young (R-IN)issued the following statement after joining an amicus brief filed today in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. A copy of the amicus brief can be found
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that it has awarded Indiana three Regional Conservation Partnership Program grants to support Indiana-based locally-led conservation projects in 2016.
Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan: “This unprecedented decision to halt of one of President Obama's signature regulations speaks to the flawed foundation on which his expansive regulatory regime stands,” said Young.
the House passed H.R. 4470, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, a bill that ensures the public will learn of excessive lead levels in drinking water by setting forth how and when states, EPA and drinking water utilities must communicate their findings. Following passage, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement
Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new and heavy-handed regulations on coal-fired power plants
Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan while litigation continues
U.S. Senators Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) expressed cautious optimism regarding the proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would more clearly exempt recreational vehicles (RVs) from manufactured housing standards. The current HUD definition was written decades ago, but technological advancements in the RV industry prompted regulatory authorities, using the outdated definition, to blur the line between RVs and manufactured homes. Coats and Donnelly have been working together on a bipartisan basis since 2014 to bring much-needed clarity to the RV industry.