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As President Donald Trump prepares a second version of an executive order restricting immigration to the United States, Purdue University and many other schools are trying to stay in contact with international students who might be interested in studying in the United States.

Several Big Ten Conference schools have already taken their own steps to appear welcoming to international students and on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, we ask what Purdue is doing.

A Shelbyville state representative is sponsoring legislation that aims to help Hoosiers save for retirement.

Rep. Sean Eberhart says upwards of 50-percent of all Hoosier workers don't have access to employer-sponsored retirement savings plans.

That's why he says he's sponsoring the "HERO," or Hoosier Employee Retirement Options, bill during the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly.

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About half of Hoosier workers contribute to a retirement plan. That’s a better percentage than nearly two-thirds of the country.  Yet the amount of money they put into those savings is well below the national average. 

Indiana is middle of the pack when compared to the rest of that nation in a report from the National Institute on Retirement Security.