Randy Truitt

Transportation
5:12 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Amtrak CEO Rides Through Indiana Pitching His Service, Not Corridor Capital's

State Rep. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette, left) speaks with Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman at the Lafayette Amtrak station Wednesday.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Amtrak executives embarked on a whistle-stop campaign from Indianapolis to Chicago Wednesday, pushing for the state to fund the Hoosier State rail line and pushing the state’s preferred operator, Corridor Capital, to be more communicative.

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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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