Senators

Dennis Kruse

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
P: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400 or 317-232-9443
Email: Senator.Kruse@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Gloria Schroeder
317-233-0930

Dennis Kruse

State Senator - District 14

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2004 - present
Indiana House of Representatives, 1989 - 2004 (15 years)
DeKalb County Jackson Township Trustee, 1983 - 1989 (7 years)

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Education and Career Development, Chair
Utilities, Ranking Member
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pensions and Labor
Rules and Legislative Procedure

Education

Leo Schools, 1953 -1962
Auburn High School, 1965
Purdue University Life Insurance Institute, 1966
Anderson University, 1967 - 1968
State of Indiana License Teacher, 1970 - 197
Indiana Realtors Institute Graduate, GRI 1972 - 1974
Indiana University School of Education, 1970
Indiana University: B.S. 1970, GRI 1974, CAI 1978

Activities

Trine University Board of Trustee’s, 2010 - present
The Gideons International, member 1996 - present
American Family Association of DeKalb County, member 1995 - present
Indiana Conservative Assembly, Chairman 1994 - present
Indiana Family Institute, 1994 - present
DeKalb County Council on Pregnancy, member 1989 - present
Right to Life, member 1989 - present
Advance America, 1984 - present
Northeast Indiana Youth for Christ Board, chairman 1989 - present, member 1968 - present
County Line Church of God, 1946-present
Indiana Congress of Parents and Teachers Life Membership, 2010
National Auctioneers Foundation Board of Trustee’s, 2009 - 2011
Indiana Pensions Management Oversight Commission, chairman 2007 and 2009
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Northeastern Indiana, member 1985 - 1997
Indiana University Certified Auctioneers Institute Charter Member, CAI 1976 - 1978
Auburn Bi-Centennial Celebration chairman, 1976
Indiana Dual Credit Advisory Council Member, 2009 - present
Indiana Education Roundtable, member 2009 - present
Indiana Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Member, 2011 - present
National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, commissioner 2009 - 2010
United States Education Commission of the States, commissioner 2009 - present
American Conservation Union, Defender of Liberty, 2012
Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana, 2007 - 2008

Honors

Honorary Doctorate of Public Service Recipient, Harrison College
Distinguished Alumni Award, Anderson University, 2011
Future of Education’s Golden Apple Award, Indiana Virtual School Families, 2011
Certificate of Appreciation, Indiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association, 2011
Guardian of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Small Business, 2005
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Aviation Association, 2006
Realtor of the Year, Northeastern Indiana Board of Realtors, 1975
Legislator of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1996
Defender of Liberty, American Conservation Union, 2012
Award Winner, Indiana Section of American Water Works Association, 2009
Legislator of the Year, National Federation Independent Business, 2010

Occupation

Collector Car Auctions, Auctioneer 1971 - present
Dennis Kruse & Associates, Auctioneering and Real Estate, Owner/President 1968 - present
Indiana Real Estate Broker, Licensed 1968 - present
Reppert School of Auctioneering, Owner 1996 - 2011
Ambassador Steel Corporation Executive Offices, 1982 - 1996
WIFF & WAC Radio Stations, Disc Jockey 1966 - 1969
Avilla Motor Speedway Race, Announcer 1966 - 1968
WIFF Radio, Sport Broadcaster 1966 - 1967
Reppert School of Auctioneering, Graduate 1964

Personal

Married: Kay Adele Kruse (1968)
Children: Matthew (wife: Michelle), John (wife: Abby), Timothy (wife: Marybeth) and Daniel (wife: Beth Ellen)
Grandchildren: Caleb, Michael, Jackson and Abby

Counties Served

Portions of Allen and DeKalb counties

Dennis Kruse

State Senator - District 14

KRUSE REPORT: Understanding the Gas Tax

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Over the past decade, gas prices have increased significantly and we have all felt the pain at the pump. One part of the equation is the federal and state gas taxes. I would like to explain the history of the gas tax and how those funds are used. The federal gasoline tax was first passed as part of the Revenue Act of 1932, which was an emergency piece of more»

KRUSE REPORT: Celebrating Hoosier Traditions

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer in Indiana is marked by humid weather, corn stalks and cookouts. But it’s also a time to support our communities by attending our many fairs and festivals around the state. These festivities represent the best Hoosier traditions and allow us to celebrate yet another year of innovation, food, family and fun. Residents in Northeast Indiana have more»

KRUSE REPORT: What is HIP 2.0?

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, June 27, 2014

As you may have heard in the news, Gov. Mike Pence recently presented an idea to expand Indiana’s consumer-driven healthcare program, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). Under the new plan known as HIP 2.0, coverage would expand to assist as many as 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers. This is Indiana’s fiscally responsible alternative to the broken Medicaid more»

Sen. Kruse to Serve as Vice-Chair of Interim Education Committee

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education. “This year, the education committee will study Indiana’s preschool pilot program, which was approved during the 2014 session,” Kruse said. “Committee members will more»

KRUSE REPORT: How Will New Laws Affect You?

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, June 13, 2014

Many new laws passed during the 2014 legislative session will take effect July 1. I want to make you aware of how these laws might affect you or your family. This session featured several bills focused on better protecting our children, including: Senate Enrolled Act 50 bans minors under the age of 16 from using indoor tanning devices in a tanning more»

Preparing for Indianaís Unpredictable Storm Season

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Thursday, June 5, 2014

With changing seasons comes unpredictable weather in the Hoosier State. Severe weather can develop quickly, which means you must be prepared to seek shelter and take necessary safety precautions. In June 1990 the largest outbreak of tornadoes ever hit Indiana. A total of 37 tornadoes tore through 31 counties, killing eight people and injuring more than more»

Kruse Report: May is Military Appreciation Month

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month. Throughout the month, Americans demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices service men and women have made to protect our freedoms. This is an important time for us to thank our military members, both past and present, for their dedication and service. One of the best ways to more»

KRUSE REPORT: Indiana Grown Initiative

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, April 25, 2014

Food can travel more than 1,500 miles to get to your kitchen table. This can result in food losing its quality, nutritional value and taste. Why not buy food that is locally grown and guaranteed fresh? There are several benefits to eating locally grown food that can help improve your health while strengthening our local economies. This legislative session, more»

Sen. Kruse: Thanking Hoosier Veterans

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Monday, April 14, 2014

Take a moment and think about a veteran you know. These brave men and women risked everything to ensure our freedom, and they all deserve our deepest gratitude. In the coming weeks, there is a unique opportunity to thank a very special group of veterans – Hoosiers who fought in World War II. In fact, around 17 million Americans served during WWII, more»

Sen. Kruse Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Monday, March 17, 2014

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2014) – State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages: Dawes Dircksen, from Waterloo, attends Garret Middle School. Jessica Shoaff, from Leo, attends Leo Jr./Sr. High School. Matthew Stachler, from Fort Wayne, attends Blackhawk Middle School. Charity more»

KRUSE REPORT: Increased Penalties for Gun Crimes

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, March 7, 2014

Throughout my time at the Statehouse, I have been a defender of law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. But I’ve also strongly supported tough legislation to keep guns out of the hands of known criminals. According to Legislative Services Agency, two-thirds of felonies per year on average involve a firearm. To put this in more»

KRUSE REPORT: Helping Our Veterans

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Thursday, February 6, 2014

As Hoosiers, we understand how important it is to support our veterans. It’s no secret that returning to civilian life brings about challenges for many veterans. That’s why the General Assembly makes it a priority to remove roadblocks veterans face. The Indiana Senate recently passed several pieces of legislation – many of which I more»

KRUSE REPORT: School Standards Should Be Created by Hoosiers

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, January 31, 2014

The federally backed school standards known as Common Core have taken a very interesting journey through Indiana. In 2010, Indiana – like many other states – adopted the Common Core State Standards in place of its previous state-created standards. After the State Board of Education adopted these standards, many Hoosier families and educators more»

KRUSE REPORT: The Preschool Debate in Indiana

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What role should our government play in the financial support of pre-kindergarten programs? Currently, Indiana and the federal government spend $277 million a year on early childhood development programs in our state, including the Child Care Development Fund and Head Start. Additionally, during the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers included $4 million more»

What Do Employers Want from Indiana?

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, January 10, 2014

As we begin the 2014 legislative session, one of our top priorities as lawmakers is working to create a business-friendly environment for employers to grow and hire hardworking Hoosiers. Since 2005, our state has passed major initiatives aimed at improving Indiana’s economic climate. Policies that support employers can help encourage them to set up more»

New Health-Care Law Requires Consumer Education

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Friday, January 3, 2014

I read this column written by one of my colleagues in the Senate and thought it contained important information about navigating the Affordable Care Act and the new federal health-insurance exchange. I hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments by emailing s14@iga.in.gov or calling 800.382.9467 more»

KRUSE REPORT: Reforming Indianaís Criminal Code

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Monday, December 9, 2013

It has been more than 30 years since Indiana took a comprehensive look at its criminal sentencing policies. Society has changed greatly in those years, and so have the crimes that threaten our communities. Since 2009, the legislature has been studying and discussing Indiana’s criminal code with hopes of finding a way to make sentencing more more»

KRUSE REPORT: Kicking off the 2014 Legislative Session

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Thursday, November 21, 2013

On Tuesday Nov. 19, the Indiana General Assembly convened at the Statehouse in preparation for the 2014 legislative session. “Organization Day” as it’s called, provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, and begin discussing legislative topics. The upcoming session will begin in January and by law, more»

MEDIA ADVISORY: Common Core Hearing Time Change

Posted by: Brady Hagerty  | Thursday, September 26, 2013

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) and State Rep. Robert Behning (R-Indianapolis) would like to inform the public of a time change for the meeting of the Committee on Common Core Educational Standards set for Tuesday Oct. 1.

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Sens. Banks, Kruse Propose Higher Education Reform

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State Sens. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) held a press conference today announcing an unprecedented meeting of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development focused solely on higher education issues.

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KRUSE REPORT: The Gun Debate

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, February 4, 2013

In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy and other events in our country, many state and federal lawmakers are turning their attention to the issue of gun control.

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Sen. Kruse: Senate Approves Legislation on the Sale of Public School Buildings

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to clarify and improve the process of selling unused public school buildings passed the Senate today by a vote of 48-0.

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Sen. Kruse: Committee Approves Legislation to Enhance Vocational Education

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2013) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to enhance vocational education for high school students passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today by a vote of 8-0. Senate Bill 465 would establish Indiana Works Councils for designated geographic regions throughout Indiana with more»

KRUSE REPORT: The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, January 28, 2013

Involving the family in education is pivotal to ensuring children succeed in school, but families can give their children a head start on learning even before kindergarten.

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Sen. Kruse Responds to Gov. Pence's State of the State Address

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) made the following statement regarding Governor Pence’s State of the State Address.

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KRUSE REPORT: Rewarding Academic Excellence in Hoosier Schools

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, January 18, 2013

As always, education will be a hot topic among state lawmakers during the 2013 legislative session.

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KRUSE REPORT: How Does a Bill Become Indiana Law?

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, January 14, 2013

A new year and new legislative session have begun, bringing a wide variety of topics to the General Assembly for consideration.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly’s budget session.

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KRUSE REPORT: Preparing our Students for the Road

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, November 19, 2012

Soon enough, winter will be here, bringing snow and ice along with it.

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KRUSE REPORT: What Happens After Election Day?

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

While the 2012 election has come and gone, lawmakers’ work is just beginning.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse Congratulates Area Schools For Outstanding Performance

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) made the following statement today praising area schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

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KRUSE REPORT: Understanding Our Nationís Electoral College System

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, October 29, 2012

As Election Day approaches, many Americans are making their final decisions as to who will get their votes on Nov. 6. However, in our presidential race, citizens in some states feel their vote “doesn't count” in the grand scheme of things.

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KRUSE REPORT: Increasing Access to STEM Education in Indiana

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, October 22, 2012

As our state’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors continue to expand, there is an increasing demand for students with knowledge and skills in these fields to become leaders.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse Discusses Education Improvement with ISU Leaders

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, October 5, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) recently met with Indiana State University (ISU) officials to discuss utilizing the institution’s resources to improve education in Indiana.

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[s14] What Does Indiana Mean to You?

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) urges local fourth-grade students to celebrate Indiana’s 196th birthday by entering the annual Statehood Day essay contest and answering the question, “What does Indiana mean to you?” before Oct. 29.

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KRUSE REPORT: Keys to Preparing for Higher Education

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

For most of life’s challenges, success is based on building a solid foundation with the right tools, experience and support.

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[s14] Sen. Dennis Kruse Praised for Voting Record

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, September 28, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 99.2 percent.

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KRUSE REPORT: Expanding School Choice

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, September 25, 2012

By State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) When it comes to education, every child has a different way of learning and excelling in his or her studies. Sometimes, students are placed in a school that does not fully meet their learning needs. Rather than force a student to stay in that school, the Choice Scholarship Program allows Indiana parents to choose more»

KRUSE REPORT: Wind Energy in Indiana's Future?

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, September 13, 2012

As Indiana’s population continues to grow, it is necessary to access new sources of energy to meet expanding Hoosier utility needs.

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KRUSE REPORT: Residents See Two Sides to Airport Expansion

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Every day, millions of people across the world travel via airplane.

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KRUSE REPORT: Looking to the Future of IPFW

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, August 27, 2012

Nationwide, many Hoosier colleges and universities are recognized as being excellent institutions for higher learning and quality education.

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KRUSE REPORT: Expanding Flexibility in Education Licensure

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, August 20, 2012

As classes begin across Indiana, teachers, administrators, parents and students look forward to making this another successful year for education.

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KRUSE REPORT: Understanding the Indiana Supreme Court

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson recently became the state’s first new chief justice since 1987.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse: Tuesday is National Night Out Against Crime

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, August 6, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) encourages members of the New Haven 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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KRUSE REPORT: Keeping Tax Dollars in the Classroom

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, August 6, 2012

Quality education is one of our state’s top priorities.

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KRUSE REPORT: Department of Child Services Making Efforts to Protect Hoosier Kids

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Saturday, July 28, 2012

As interim study committees meet this summer and fall, members of the General Assembly will review a variety of issues that prompted informal investigations this past legislative session.

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KRUSE REPORT: Department of Child Services Making Efforts to Protect Hoosier Kids

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, July 27, 2012

As interim study committees meet this summer and fall, members of the General Assembly will review a variety of issues that prompted informal investigations this past legislative session.

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KRUSE REPORT: Understanding Public School Transfer Policies

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, July 20, 2012

It is always the goal of education systems to help students thrive in their learning environments and attain academic success.

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KRUSE REPORT: Understanding Public School Transfer Policies

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, July 16, 2012

It is always the goal of education systems to help students thrive in their learning environments and attain academic success.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse Applauds State ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn,) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development and Co-Chairman of the Select Commission on Education, made the following statement today, congratulating school corporation officials, teachers, parents and students for improving Indiana’s ISTEP+ scores:

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KRUSE REPORT: Common Core Education Standards Set the Bar for Success

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, July 9, 2012

Education is often a hot-button issue in state policy.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse Assigned to Legislative Panels

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced three new assignments for State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn). Kruse was previously appointed by Long Co-Chair of the Select Commission on Education which has already begun meeting this interim.

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[s14] Education Panel Co-Chaired by Sen. Kruse to Hear Public Input Today

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, June 29, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) announced the Select Commission on Education will hear public testimony regarding legislation Kruse sponsored last session to study school corporation annexation and disannexation.

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[s15] Sens. Long, Kruse, Wyss: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Thursday, April 19, 2012

State Sens. David Long (R-Fort Wayne), Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) and Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) congratulated Fort Wayne Community Schools for being awarded the “Excellence in Performance” grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[s14] Area Students Serve as Pages for State Sen. Dennis Kruse

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) welcomed the following area students as Senate pages in February:

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[14] Oh Canada! Trade with northern neighbor energizes Hoosier economy

Posted by: Darrel Radford  | Monday, March 12, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, China is not the lead trading partner with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is not our primary source of oil.

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[s14] Sen. Kruse Commends Fellow Lawmakers on Numerous Accomplishments of 2012 Session, Tougher Human Trafficking Laws, Phasing Out Inheritance Tax Among Major Issues Addressed

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Saturday, March 10, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) thanked his Senate colleagues for their hard work during the legislative session that included completely phasing out the state’s inheritance tax, promoting college affordability and strengthening human trafficking statutes as lawmakers adjourned “sine die” tonight — signifying the end of the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[14] The Kruse Report: Online Learning To Enhance Classroom Experience

Posted by: Darrel Radford  | Friday, March 2, 2012

On any typical school day, teachers stand before their classes, making presentations on a variety of subjects and guiding students through important classroom material.

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Legislation Sen. Kruse Sponsors to Make School Employee Contracts More Transparent Passes Out of Senate, Bill Returns to House in its Amended Form

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to promote transparency of school employee contracts passed the Senate by a 35-15 vote. House Bill 1205 returns to the House for further reconsideration.

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Sen. Kruseís Legislation to Allow Allen Circuit Court to Appoint a Second Full-Time Magistrate Passes Out of House, Bill Moves to the Governorís Desk

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse’s (R-Auburn) legislation allowing appointment of a second full-time magistrate for Allen County Circuit Court unanimously passed the House of Representatives today in a 94-0 vote. It now awaits Gov. Mitch Daniels’ signature into law.

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[14] THE KRUSE REPORT: Celebrating Girls Scouts for 100 Years of Courage, Confidence and Character

Posted by: Darrel Radford  | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recently, 80 Girl Scouts, clad in their signature green and brown vests, visited the Senate.

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Area Students Serve as Pages for State Sen. Dennis Kruse

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Friday, February 3, 2012

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) welcomed the following area students as Senate pages in January:

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Legislation to Clarify Indianaís Self-Defense Law Approved by Senate Lawmakers

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Monday, January 23, 2012

Senate lawmakers approved legislation co-authored by Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) reaffirming a Hoosier’s right to resist the unlawful entry by law enforcement officers into their homes. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a 45-5 vote and moves to the House for further action.

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[14] The Kruse Report: More ways than ever before to track pending legislation

Posted by: Darrel Radford  | Friday, January 20, 2012

Nearly 800 bills are currently under consideration in the 2012 Indiana General Assembly, and – even with the unpredictable nature of things here at the Statehouse – you can track them all.

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Sen. Kruse's State of the State reaction

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“Governor Daniels has been a strong asset to the state of Indiana and a champion of education reform,” Kruse said.

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[14] The Kruse Report: Indiana doing its part to stop erosion of property owner rights

Posted by: Darrel Radford  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More than 200 years after American colonists escaped the greedy hand of King George, some are wondering if our own federal government is gradually becoming a mirror image of him.

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Kruse: Education committee to review proposal to identify, reward best teachers

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, February 7, 2011

Senate Bill 1 - a bill establishing yearly evaluations to help school districts identify and reward their best teachers - will be considered by a key Senate education panel Wednesday.

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Kruse: Senate supports strengthening voyeurism law, bill moves to House

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, January 24, 2011

Senate lawmakers voted 42-8 today to strengthen Indiana's voyeurism law by prohibiting criminals from taking inappropriate photos or video of unsuspecting Hoosiers in public places, according to State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn).

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Senate Education Committee approves bill requiring schools to start after Labor Day

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Members of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development voted 6-3 to approve legislation requiring Indiana schools to start after Labor Day.

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Education Committee to Consider Kruse's Bill Giving Early Graduation Scholarships

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A key Senate committee will consider legislation Wednesday allowing hard-working students to earn their high school diplomas one year early and receive scholarship money toward a higher education degree, according to State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn).

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Kruse Puts Students First, Files Education Reform Bill

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 14, 2011

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) announced today the introduction of Senate Bill 1 - a legislative proposal establishing yearly evaluations to help school districts identify and reward their best teachers.

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Kruse will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 14, 2011

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) will assist Hoosiers by mailing state income tax forms to residents unable to obtain the documents online, at public libraries or offices of tax preparers and the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR).

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Senate GOP: We're ready to balance budget, consider Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senators say they are ready to work with Gov. Mitch Daniels and other lawmakers to balance the state's two-year state budget and to consider several reforms outlined in Tuesday's State of the State Address.

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Senate GOP: We're ready to balance budget, consider Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senate Republicans say their caucus stands ready to work with Gov. Mitch Daniels and other lawmakers to balance the state's two-year state budget and to consider reforms outlined in Tuesday's State of the State Address.

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Sen. Kruse: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) said passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Kruse: Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hoosiers in Senate District 14 can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn).

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[s14] Senate Honors Fort Wayne Football Coaches for Victories On and Off the Field

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Members of the Indiana Senate honored two retiring Fort Wayne football coaches today for victories that stretched far beyond the end zones of their respective schools

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[s15] Senate Honors Fort Wayne Football Coaches for Victories On and Off the Field

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Members of the Indiana Senate honored two retiring Fort Wayne football coaches today for victories that stretched far beyond the end zones of their respective schools.

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[s16] Senate Honors Fort Wayne Football Coaches for Victories On and Off the Field

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Members of the Indiana Senate honored two retiring Fort Wayne football coaches today for victories that stretched far beyond the end zones of their respective schools

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