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Statement from State Sen. Ron Alting

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2019) – “This morning in the House Committee on Local Government, members of the House of Representatives voted down a last-minute amendment to Senate Bill 142 that included language that would authorize a stone quarry near Americus.

“Former State Rep. Sally Siegrist informed me of this amendment early this morning, and I immediately reached out to State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores), the author of SB 142, to encourage the committee to vote against the amendment.

“This proposal, which has been made repeatedly in the past, asks the state to permit the placement of this stone quarry, overriding the decision of the community surrounding the sought-after location.”

“I have a deep respect for the local governments that make up our great state, and believe it is unacceptable for state legislators to disregard the wishes of the community. I am pleased this language has once again been defeated, and I will remain vigilant against such measures that demean our local government.

“I want to thank Sally Siegrist for her work behind the scenes as well as Sen. Bohacek and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) for their efforts.”


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