Yearly Archives: 2010

Application Process for Second Round of TIGER Grant Funding Has Begun

Washington, DC - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill is pleased to announce that the application period for the second round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants has begun. The second round of grants, officially called the National Infrastructure Investment Grants, but referred to as the “TIGER II Discretionary Grants,” is a $600 million competitive grant program for surface transportation projects that is similar, but not identical to, the first round of TIGER grants. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) officially began soliciting applications as of Monday, April 26, 2010, with pre-applications due on July 16, 2010, and final applications due on August 23, 2010. Public comments regarding the projects will be considered until May 28, 2010. The DOT will announce the projects that have been selected to receive funding no sooner than September 15, 2010

Suspect Sought in Nappanee Home Invasion

Marshall County, IN - April 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Indiana State Police are looking for help from the public in a home invasion that occurred in a rural Amish community of Marshall County. The home invasion that took place Sunday evening, the 25th, around 6:00 p.m. wasn't reported to state police until Tuesday afternoon. The residence is located at 748 2B Road, in Nappanee, on the outskirts of Marshall and Elkhart Counties.

Ellsworth Urges Senate to Work Together to Pass Real Financial Reform

Issue Is Too Important for Partisan Fighting. April 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the second consecutive failed vote to open debate on how we best reform our financial system, Representative Ellsworth released the following statement

Free foreclosure prevention workshops to be held around the state

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - April 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners on the verge of foreclosure face an overwhelming amount of information - from the Internet and TV, well-intentioned friends and family members, and scammers looking to take advantage of the financially distressed. Attorney General Greg Zoeller today announced 11 free workshops are scheduled to take place around the state beginning April 27th. The workshops are intended to cut through the noise and offer straight-forward advice to homeowners looking to understand their rights and options for avoiding foreclosure.

Rep Burton Says Democrat’s Outrageous Spending Spree Must Stop!

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Burton offered the following statement to commemorate Tax Day in America: “Today millions of Hoosiers are filing their taxes, many are also writing out a check to the government, and wondering what they are getting for their hard-earned money. So far, under Nancy Pelosi’s Leadership, Hoosiers have gotten more government control over their lives, trillions of dollars in budget deficits and tens of trillions of dollars of government debt for as far as the eye can see

Visclosky Announces Federal Support for Employment Programs in Gary and Hammond

Washington, D.C. - March 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued grants to the Gary Housing Authority and the Housing Authority of the City of Hammond under the Housing Choice Voucher – Family Self Sufficiency (HCV-FSS) program. The funding will support initiatives to help housing voucher recipients obtain employment that will lead to their economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Hershman: Legislation enables more veterans, family members to utilize services of Indiana Veterans Home

STATEHOUSE, IN - March 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --From surviving Civil War veterans to the servicemen and women of today's Global War on Terror, the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette has stood as a respite for Hoosier heroes in their time of need.


February 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Superior Court House in Gary will be named the Robert D. Rucker Building in honor of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker who is a Gary native. The Lake County Commissioners voted in favor of naming the building at 15 W. 4th Avenue after Justice Rucker. The building houses a number of Lake Superior Courts.Commissioner Roosevelt Allen said the February 17th vote, “Was a vote in recognition of the distinguished, exemplary career of Justice Rucker.

Senate committee approves Mrvan bill to halt late property tax bills

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - February 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy committee unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday that would make changes to the property tax billing process. State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond), who is co-sponsoring House Bill (HB) 1059 in the Senate, says the measure would provide property taxpayers with proper notice of the tax amount due on their properties and maintain a consistent schedule for bills.

Broden supports bankruptcy exemption for Earned Income Tax Credit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Appropriations committee voted 9 to 2 Thursday to approve House Bill (HB) 1021 sponsored by State Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) that would allow for exemptions to be made in bankruptcy matters. The bill would allow a debtor's Indiana Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to be considered exempt property under the bankruptcy property exemption statute

Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance To Senate

STATEHOUSE - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Jack Lutz (R-Anderson) released the following statement today in response to the passage of HJR1, the constitutional amendment to permanently cap homeowners' property taxes. The measure passed the House by a vote of 75 to 23.



Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal



This week, Congressman Visclosky testified before four House Appropriations Subcommittees on priorities for Northwest Indiana in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bills.