State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) made the following statement today regarding the defeat of an amendment in House Bill 1233, which included language that would open the door for the Rogers Group Inc. to circumvent local efforts to stop its plans for a stone quarry on 524 acres between Old Indiana 25 and the Wabash River:
STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2018) – “My colleague Sen. Sue Glick first defeated this language by not giving House Bill 1289 a hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. Now, we are defeating this language again because the House of Representatives have twice attempted to add this language into a bill.
“When the Rogers Group Inc. first proposed its plans for a stone quarry, it was locally rejected. I do not agree with state legislators overriding local government when it comes to local regulations. Why do the supporters of this language think local control doesn’t matter?
“I respect the local government’s decision, and I will not accept nor be a part of an attempt for the state to go against the will of my local government. I respect the property rights of residents of Lafayette and am glad this language has been defeated once again. The Senate will not sign off on limiting local government.”
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