Senators

Ron Alting

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
Email: Senator.Alting@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Meredith Lizza
Phone: 317-232-9517

Media Contact:
Brady Hagerty
Phone: 317-232-9425

Ron Alting

State Senator - District 22

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1998 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Public Policy, Chair
Civil Law
Elections

Governor Appointed

Tourism Council
Veteran's Home Advisory Committee
Commission on Disproportionality of Youth Services

Education

Purdue University, bachelor's degree

Activities

First Free Methodist Church, Board of Trustees
Indiana University School of Medicine – Lafayette, Community Advisory Board
Hanna Community Center, Board of Directors
Meals on Wheels, Former Board of Directors
Bright National Bank, Former Board of Directors
Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Former Board of Directors
Liberal Arts Alumni Association - Purdue University, Former Board of Directors
Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Former Board of Directors
Sons of the American Legion-Post 11, Member
Lafayette City Council, President, 1995 -1998
Patout’s of New Orleans, owner and operator, 1988

Member of Jefferson High School Basketball Team - State Finals, 1974

National Conference of State Legislators

Education Committee

Military

Indiana Guard Reserve, Major

Honors

American Legion Distinguished Public Service Award, 2012, 2005 and 2002
Champion of Friendship Award - Presented by Anthony Kennedy Shriver on behalf of Best Buddies of Indiana, 2010
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, 2010
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Restaurant Association, 2009
Leadership Award, Indiana Association for the Gifted, 2007
Outstanding Public Service Award, Pediatric Medical Association, 2007
Special Recognition Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2007
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Chiropractors’ Association, 2001, 2006, and 2007
Advocacy Award, Family Services Inc., 2006
NOVO Award , Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, 2005 and 2002
Small Business Champion Award, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2005
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Licensed Beverage Association, 2004
Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Service Award, Hoosiers for Higher Education, 2003
Lafayette Jefferson High School Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2001
Distinguished Hoosier Award, nominated by Governor Robert Orr, 1988
Listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest for significant contributions to the betterment of society
Outstanding Young Men of America Award
Howey Politics Indiana Power 50: Number 15

Occupation

Business Development Leader, Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand

Personal

Wife: Pam
Children: Ronnie Jr. and Ashley

Counties Served

Tippecanoe

Ron Alting

State Senator - District 22

Sen. Alting’s Indy 500 Bottle & Brewery Permit Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

Posted by: Brady Hagerty, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – Two bills authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) passed the House of Representatives today and will head to the governor for his consideration. Senate Enrolled Act 294, which passed by a vote of 89-6, creates an exception to the Sunday alcohol sales ban for this year’s Indianapolis 500. Since the race takes more»

Sen. Alting’s Bill Fixing Oversight for Microbreweries Passes Senate

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2016) – Legislation authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) fixing an oversight for microbreweries that sell carryout beer passed the Senate today by a vote of 46-4. Senate Bill 169 would allow the sale of carryout beer, brewed onsite, for microbreweries located on or near a riverfront or historical development. Under more»

Sen. Alting’s Bill Allowing IMS to Sell Souvenir Bottle on Race Day Passes Senate

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2016) – A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) allowing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) to sell a commemorative bottle celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 passed the Senate today by a vote of 45-5. Senate Bill 294 would create an exception to the Sunday alcohol sales ban for this more»

Sen. Alting Introduces Bill to Save Parents and Schools Money

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2016) — State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) recently filed legislation to save parents and schools money when leasing student computing devices. Senate Bill 96 would extend the lease period for a student computer device from three years to four. Alting said the bill would correct some of the unintentional consequences from last more»

Sen Alting: Powdered Alcohol Prohibition Bill Passes House

Thursday, April 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2015) – A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would prohibit powdered or crystalline alcohol in Indiana passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 90-4. Senate Bill 6 would make it illegal to possess, purchase, sell or use powdered alcohol. The bill, as amended in the House, would go into effect more»

Sen. Alting’s Bill Prohibiting Powdered Alcohol Passes House Committee

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 18, 2015) – Legislation authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would prohibit powdered or crystalline alcohol passed the House Committee on Public Policy today by a vote of 13-0. Senate Bill 6 would make it illegal to possess, purchase, sell or use powdered alcohol. The bill, as amended, would go into effect upon more»

Sen. Alting’s Bill Prohibiting Powdered Alcohol Passes Senate

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Thursday, February 26, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2015) – A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would prohibit powdered or crystalline alcohol unanimously passed the full Senate this week. Senate Bill 6 would make it illegal to possess, purchase, sell or use powdered alcohol, unless it is used for research purposes by health sector professionals or more»

Sen. Alting: Direct Wine Sales Legislation Passes Full Senate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2015) – Legislation co-authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) to legalize direct wine sales to Hoosiers passed the full Senate today by a vote of 40-10. Senate Bill 113 removes Indiana’s current face-to-face requirement for the shipment of wine, but keeps important safeguards like age verification to ensure that more»

Sen. Alting: Pending Legislation Could Mean Big Boost for Indiana Wineries

Friday, January 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2015) – State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) co-authored Senate Bill 113, which would allow in-state and out-of-state wineries to ship their wine to consumers without first having a face-to-face transaction while keeping important age verification safeguards to prevent sales to minors. SB 113 passed the Senate Committee on Public more»

Sen. Alting to Present Sagamore Award to Purdue Firefighter

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Monday, July 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (July 28, 2014) — State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) will present Diana Hardy, a Lafayette resident, with the Sagamore of the Wabash award on Tuesday, July 29, for her 32 years of service with the Purdue University Fire Department. Hardy was nominated for the prestigious award because of her longstanding commitment to public safety and more»

Sen. Alting to Serve as Vice-Chair of Public Policy Interim Committee

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy. Alting said the committee will focus on the need to keep Indiana’s gaming industry competitive with neighboring states. “Some recent reports have suggested that Indiana more»

Sen. Alting: Bill Addressing the Needs of Children with Hearing Loss Passes Senate

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2014) – A bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) to help address the needs of children with hearing loss passed the Senate today by a 43-5 vote. House Bill 1139 would require the State Department of Health to study the number of minors who are hearing impaired and the estimated cost for a state program and a more»

Sen. Alting’s Bill to Help Courts Address Mental Illness Passes Senate

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2014) – State Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) bill to give courts greater flexibility in the appointment of mental health professionals unanimously passed out of the Senate today. Senate Bill 88 would expand courts’ ability to appoint mental health professionals, including psychologists and physicians, in insanity-plea more»

Statement from Sen. Alting

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) made the following statement regarding Gov. Pence’s State of the State Address.

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Sen. Alting Named Influential Legislator

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Friday, January 18, 2013

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) made the following statement today regarding his inclusion in the Howey Politics Indiana Power 50 — a ranking of influential Indiana leaders.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: State Budget Committee Approves Purdue Project Funding

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, October 11, 2012

State Budget Committee members met at Purdue University in West Lafayette today, approving funding for multiple campus projects that State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) said will give student buildings needed upgrades.

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[s22] Sen. Ron Alting Praised for Voting Record

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 96.7 percent.

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[s22] Sen. Alting: Tuesday is National Night Out Against Crime

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Friday, August 3, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) encourages members of the greater Lafayette community to turn on their porch lights for the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7.

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[s22] Sen. Alting: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Power Plant Funding Plan

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, July 26, 2012

Indiana State Budget Committee members today approved a funding plan for improvements to Purdue’s Wade Power Plant, State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced.

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[s22] Sen. Alting Applauds Purdue Academic Additions

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting made the following statement regarding Purdue University’splans to hire up to 70 new faculty members in the coming years:

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[s22] Sen. Alting: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Power Plant Funding Plan

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Indiana State Budget Committee members today approved a funding plan for improvements to Purdue’s Wade Power Plant, State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Power Plant Funding Plan

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Indiana State Budget Committee members today approved a funding plan for improvements to Purdue’s Wade Power Plant, State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced.

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[s22] Sen. Alting Applauds Purdue Academic Additions

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, July 24, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting made the following statement regarding Purdue University’splans to hire up to 70 new faculty members in the coming years:

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[s22] Sen. Alting Receives IN American Legion’s Highest Civilian Honor

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, July 19, 2012

For the fourth time, State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) has been presented with the highest recognition given to a civilian by the Indiana American Legion: the Distinguished Public Service Award.

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[s22] Sen. Alting Applauds West Lafayette ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting made the following statement today congratulating West Lafayette Community School Corporation officials, teachers, parents and students for earning the highest ISTEP scores in the state:

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[s22] Sen. Alting Applauds West Lafayette ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting made the following statement today congratulating West Lafayette Community School Corporation officials, teachers, parents and students for earning the highest ISTEP scores in the state:

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[s22] Sen. Alting Appointed to Tourism Council

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, July 9, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his appointment of State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) as one of two state senators to serve on the Indiana Tourism Council.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Host Job Fair with U.S. Sen. Coats

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, May 21, 2012

State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) will co-host a Tippecanoe County job fair — featuring 3,800 potential jobs — on Wednesday, May 30, with U.S. S

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Sens. Alting, Hershman Applaud Subaru Jobs Announcement

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“Unemployed and underemployed Hoosiers in Tippecanoe County once again have the opportunity to find meaningful work thanks to Subaru of Indiana.

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Indiana Legislators Urge Congress to Pass Federal Ban on Synthetic Drugs

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Friday, April 20, 2012

Indiana lawmakers Ron Alting (R-Lafayette), Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and Milo Smith (R-Columbus) on Tuesday wrote to U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) urging him to end his block of legislation banning synthetic drugs and allow it to be heard in the U.S. Senate.

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[s22] Alting: More Jobs, Investments Coming to West Lafayette

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, April 11, 2012

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2012) – State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) today applauded Automotive Robotics Proving Labs, Inc., for its decision to invest $10 million in a new facility at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, bringing up to 30 jobs to the area by 2013. “Having new companies set up business in West Lafayette, and create new jobs, more»

[22] Alting: West Lafayette Resident Named Senate Republican Intern of the Year

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, March 16, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) announced today that West Lafayette resident Keith Hansen was named “Intern of the Year” for his work at the Statehouse during the 2012 legislative session.

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[22] Statement from State Sen. Ron Alting on the Conclusion of the Legislative Session

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Saturday, March 10, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) made the following statement regarding today’s adjournment of the 2012 legislative session and conclusion of the 117th General Assembly.  

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[22] Alting Champions New Law to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Modernizing Indiana’s Marriage-Records Process

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In Indiana, the process for keeping marriage records seems to be as traditional as “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

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[22] Alting Champions New Law to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Modernizing Indiana’s Marriage-Records Process

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In Indiana, the process for keeping marriage records seems to be as traditional as “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

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[22] House Votes ‘Yes’ to Strengthen State Ban on Recreational Drugs

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Indiana House of Representatives voted 93-0 today in support of a bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) strengthening the state’s ban on recreational drugs designed to mimic the effects of marijuana and cocaine.

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[22] House Panel Backs Sen. Alting’s Bill Strengthening Recreational Drug Ban, Safeguards Against New Chemical Threats

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code voted 11-0 today in favor of State Sen. Ron Alting’s policy initiative strengthening Indiana’s ban on synthetic drugs designed to mimic the effects of marijuana and cocaine.

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[22] Senate Passes Alting’s Bill Banning More Synthetic Drugs

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Indiana Senate voted 50-0 today in support of State Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) bill adding more chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “Bath Salts” to the state’s list of illegal substances.

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[22] Alting: Senate Approves Bill to Re-engage Voters

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting – the Lafayette legislator who fought to make election participation more convenient for Hoosiers with his vote center legislation  – won another key battle for democracy today when the Indiana Senate unanimously approved his legislation calling for the names of all unopposed candidates to be placed back on election ballots.

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[22] Senate Committee Supports Alting’s Bill Closing Loopholes in Spice, Bath Salts

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Senate Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters voted 10-0 today in favor of State Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) bill that would end the manufacturing, distributing and use of synthetic drugs in Indiana.

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[22] Panel Supports Alting’s Bill Placing Names of Unopposed Candidates Back on Ballots

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 20, 2012

The Senate Committee on Elections voted 8-0 this week in support of State Sen. Ron Alting’s  proposal that would place the names of unopposed candidates back on election ballots.

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[22] Sen. Alting Proposes to Streamline, Modernize Record-Keeping Process

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, January 19, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) is working to save the state time and money by using technology to complete Indiana’s marriage-records process.

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[22]Alting: West Lafayette Residents Interning for State Senate

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette)  announced that two local West Lafayette residents, Robert Egan and Keith Hansen, are currently interning at the Statehouse with the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus.

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Area Students Visit Statehouse, Serve as Pages for State Sen. Ron Alting

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 28, 2011

Area students recently visited the Statehouse and served as legislative pages for State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette):

  • Allyson Carpenter, a daughter of Edith Carpenter;
  • Chase Latour, a daughter of Mickey Latour and Amber Pond and a student at Klondike Middle School; and
  • Liam Trumble, a son of Denise and Kevin Trumble and a student at Klondike Middle School.
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Senate committee OKs bill authorizing Purdue University Fire Department to serve outside campus boundaries

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Even before alumnus Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Purdue University had its own fire department. Today, a Senate committee took another step toward giving that department authority to serve beyond campus boundaries.

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Sen. Alting: Measure helping to protect jobs in gaming industry, revenue, now moves to House

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Senate lawmakers voted 33-15 today in support of a bill State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) authored to help protect jobs and revenue generated by Indiana's gaming industry.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor State Sports Champs from Lafayette Central Catholic School

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 24, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor three Class A state championship winning teams from Lafayette Central Catholic High School at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor State Sports Champs from Lafayette Central Catholic School

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 24, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor three Class A state championship winning teams from Lafayette Central Catholic High School at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

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Senate Approves Alting's Proposal Banning Pot-like Products in State, Bill Moves to House

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, January 20, 2011

Senate lawmakers by a 47-0 vote today approved a bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) banning pot-like products across Indiana and creating stiff penalties for using and selling the substances.

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Sen. Steele: Senate Approves Proposal Banning Pot-like Products in State, Bill Moves to House

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, January 20, 2011

Senate lawmakers by a 47-0 vote today approved a bill co-authored by State Sen. Brent Steele (R-Bedford) banning pot-like products across Indiana and creating stiff penalties for using and selling the substances.

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Area students serve as pages for Sen. Ron Alting

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 10, 2011

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages:

  • Katelynn Hanback, daughter of Scott and Amanda Hanback and a student at Southwestern Middle School;
  • Anand Hastak, son of Makarand and Astrid Hastak and a student at West Lafayette High School; and
  • Camaran Sikler, daughter of Carol Sikler and a student at McCutcheon High School.
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Alting's Bill Extending Vote Centers to be Considered by Elections Committee

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 7, 2011

State Sen. Ron Alting's proposal authorizing the continued use of vote centers in Tippecanoe County and allowing it as an option for the entire state will be considered by a Senate committee on Monday.

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Corrections Committee to Consider Alting's Proposal to Ban Pot-like Products In State

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, January 6, 2011

A proposal authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) banning marijuana-like substances in Indiana and creating stiff penalties for using and selling the products will be considered by a Senate committee on Tuesday.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor PU's Air Force ROTC Program

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor Purdue University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at the Statehouse on Thursday, celebrating a national recognition the program recently received.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor PU's Air Force ROTC Program

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor Purdue University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at the Statehouse on Thursday, celebrating a national recognition the program recently received.

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Sens. Hershman, Alting to Honor PU's Air Force ROTC Program

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sens. Brandt Hershman and Ron Alting (Rs-Lafayette) will honor Purdue University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at the Statehouse on Thursday, celebrating a national recognition the program recently received.

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