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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana State Senator Jim Banks shared numerous actions he deemed as successes during the recent legislative session at a breakfast held for area Republicans Saturday.
Senator Banks listed his education initiatives as a â€świn.â€ť Higher education reform was on his radar as he sought to reduce the cost to attend Indiana state colleges.
â€śWe wanted greater transparency for state colleges,â€ť Banks said. â€śPeople need to see how that money is spent.â€ť
Transferring college credits from two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech, to four-year schools, such as Indiana University, was also on the agenda.
â€śThere are many students who choose to take those first-year classes here locally,â€ť Banks said. â€śBy doing so, they are able to save a considerable amount of money. We have made it easier to help them transition into a four-year program to finish their degree.â€ť
Veterans benefited from Banksâ€™ time at the Statehouse when Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Enrolled Act 177 into law.
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