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General News
6:16 am
Tue January 28, 2014

House votes in favor of Truitt HJR-3 amendment

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has voted to remove a portion of HJR-3, the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. 

The change would also restart the ratification process.

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General News
1:13 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

IN lawmakers eye funding for train service

Funding for Amtrak’s corridor route in the state becomes the responsibility of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) in October. A lack of dollars would impact the Hoosier State route that runs from Chicago to Indianapolis. It has stops in Dyer, Rensselaer, Lafayette and Crawfordsville.

State Representative Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) says he hosted a meeting of other lawmakers, Amtrak officials and representatives from INDOT recently to discuss funding options. He thinks not acting is doing a disservice to the state of Indiana.

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Government
9:19 am
Mon March 4, 2013

IN General Assembly begins second half of session

Indiana lawmakers get back to work this week for the second half of their legislative session. Besides the budget bill, roughly 200 other measures are being considered in the House and Senate between now and the April 29th deadline.

Representative Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) says there are a number of education-related bills still up for debate.

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Government
1:25 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

IN House GOP budget passes first vote

Indiana’s budget bill is headed to the House floor after undergoing a minor makeover in the Ways and Means committee Tuesday.

The panel considered majority and minority party amendments, making several small changes.  Those include $7 million more in K through 12 education funding to fix an error in the formula and more money for the state’s Clean Water program.  The committee voted 15 to 7 to pass the budget, with seven Democrats on Ways and Means voting against it.

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Government
11:41 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Legislative deadlines approaching for IN House, Senate

A Lafayette area lawmaker says upcoming legislative deadlines mean there will be a push into next week to move a lot of bills.  Representative Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) says many education proposal are among those needing final votes in both the House and Senate.

He says those include a voucher bill for low-income children to attend preschool and a measure regulating virtual charter schools. Truitt says he’s "not too excited" about another bill expanding the current school voucher program.

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Election & Politics
10:33 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Truitt and Cornstuble vying for House District 26 seat

Two former city council members – one from Lafayette and the other from West Lafayette – are vying to represent the area which includes the two cities and the central portion of Tippecanoe County.

On November 6th voters in House District 26 have a choice of whether the area is heading in the right direction under Republican Randy Truitt or if its needs to change course with Democrat Rick Cornstuble.

WBAA’s Sam Klemet reports.

Education
3:15 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Don't text and drive message sent to WL students

AT&T Indiana and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute brought a driving simulator to West Lafayette Jr-Sr High School to show students the dangers of texting while driving.
Mike Loizzo WBAA Radio

Students at West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School have a better understanding of how dangerous it is to text while driving.

More than 50 students were directly asked by the president of AT&T Indiana to sign a no-texting-while-driving pledge. They heard about the danger it poses to them and others on the road.

Junior Toby LeBlanc tried out the driving simulator to experience what it's like being a distracted driver. He was behind the wheel, while listening to a virtual passenger tell him to make a call on a cell phone and then text someone.

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Education
11:23 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Proposal would reward schools with highest I-Step passing rates

The state of Indiana spent about $3-million last year to help out public schools with the lowest I-Step scores.

New legislation being proposed by State Senator Brandt Hershman and State Representative Randy Truitt would also offer a financial incentive to corporations with the highest pass rates.

Truitt says the idea has been discussed before, but never pursued because of the state’s financial situation.

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Election & Politics
11:52 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Democrats pick Cornstuble to face Truitt in HD26

A former Lafayette City Councilor is going to try to further his political career as a state representative. 

Rick Cornstuble defeated Eric Thiel for the House District 26 Democratic nomination in Tuesday's Primary.

Cornstuble garnered nearly 59-percent of the vote. 

He says he is happy to have won the primary by such a wide margin, but knows he will have to fight hard to defeat incumbent Randy Truitt in November.

Before his term on the Lafayette city council, Cornstuble served for 30-years with the Indiana State Teacher’s Association.

Government
3:14 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Cornstuble to Challenge Truitt for State Rep. Seat

A former Lafayette City Councilman is running for a seat in Indianapolis.

Democrat Rick Cornstuble announced he will pursue the House District 26 currently held by Randy Truitt.

Cornstuble says education, local government reform, and job creation are among his top priorities and areas he thinks the current leadership is falling short.

He sat on the city council for four years before losing his re-election bid to Jerry Reynolds in November.  Cornstuble says his time serving the city prepared him for the state legislature campaign.

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