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Indiana Officials Declaring EPA Ruling A Victory

Jun 24, 2014
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In a ruling issued Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court says the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to limit the amount of greenhouse gases companies can produce—but it can only do so if the company is already required to get permits for other pollutants. Environmentalists and state officials in Indiana are declaring the ruling a victory.

Indiana joined 12 several other states in suing the EPA, alleging its new standards regulating greenhouse gases overstepped the authority Congress had given it.

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Indiana is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling ordering the state to recognize one lesbian couple‘s Massachusetts marriage.

Federal Judge Richard L. Young hasn‘t ruled on a bundle of challenges to Indiana‘s gay marriage ban, but he issued a preliminary order six weeks ago ordering the state to recognize one marriage, of a couple where one partner is terminally ill.

He also hasn't ruled on the state‘s request to stay that order, so the state is asking a Chicago appeals court to overturn it.

Indiana AG expands lawsuit against TWR

Mar 11, 2014

Indiana’s attorney general has amended a lawsuit against a local trash hauler that went out of business earlier this year.

Greg Zoeller is accusing the owners of Tippecanoe Waste Removal of using corporate funds to pay for personal expenses.

He says corporate bank records raised concerns about the actions of Kurt and Melissa Kanable.

The amended lawsuit accuses the two of using customer’s payments for personal expenditures such as child support, student loan payments, and groceries.

IN AG files lawsuit against Tippecanoe Waste Removal

Jan 30, 2014

Indiana’s Attorney General is pursuing legal against Tippecanoe Waste Removal for failing to collect residential trash after taking payments from customers. 

Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse this morning.

He says consumers were asked to make upfront payments during November and December of 2013 for – at minimum – the next three months of trash and recycling pick up.

But Zoeller says the company failed to pick up the trash beginning in late December and then closed its doors in January.

An Indiana House Democrat says Governor Pence and Attorney General Zoeller have to back down from the state’s lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. 

That provision of the ACA requires employers with 50 or more employees who work at least 30 hours a week to provide health insurance or pay fines.  Fifteen Indiana school corporations joined the state in filing a lawsuit against the IRS and other federal agencies.  The suit says the employer mandate shouldn’t apply to state governments and public school corporations.

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Indiana’s attorney general is raising awareness of the Wabash River and how it’s an asset to the state. Greg Zoeller is touring stretches of the river by boat.

In Lafayette Tuesday, he talked about the threat posed by the presence of the invasive species of Asian Carp.

“There’s going to be an awful lot that has to be done to address this,” he says. “It’s a national effort. The Great Lakes states really didn’t cause this problem, so I think it is appropriate the federal government step in and kind of help.”

Indiana’s attorney general is getting the word out about millions of dollars owed to Hoosiers.

Greg Zoeller says statewide there is more than $350-million in unclaimed property.

He stopped by the Tippecanoe School Corporation administration building today with a check for nearly 35-hundred dollars.

Superintendent Scott Hanback says they will try to return the money to the accounts it originally came from.

He says if that isn't possible the check will be deposited into the district's General Fund.

Zoeller visits TSC to promote school safety bill

Feb 21, 2013

The superintendent of the Tippecanoe School Corporation says a bill being considered by the Indiana General Assembly would help make schools safer.

Scott Hanback says the measure encourages school corporations to partner with law enforcement by providing matching grants to help establish or expand school resource officer positions.

Hanback says having qualified law enforcement officers who have received special additional training in school safety makes the learning environment secure for students and teachers.

Pence takes oath of office as governor

Jan 14, 2013

Indiana is poised for greatness – that’s the assessment of Governor Mike Pence. The Republican took the oath of office and addressed a crowd outside the Statehouse during his inauguration Monday morning.

Pence says there is much work to be done. He says state government and all Hoosiers must be bold, optimistic and relentless in improving the state and the lives of its citizens.

Along with Pence, Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Attorney General Greg Zoeller took the oath of office.

Below is Governor Mike Pence's inauguraton address:

A new proposal from Attorney General Greg Zoeller and a GOP state senator would help Indiana schools put more police officers in their buildings. 

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