Skip to main content

POLITICAL INITIATIVES: Sen. Banks recounts legislative outcomes

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 “win.” Higher education reform was on his radar as he sought to reduce the cost to attend Indiana state colleges.

“We wanted greater transparency for state colleges,” Banks said. “People need to see how that money is spent.”

Transferring college credits from two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech, to four-year schools, such as Indiana University, was also on the agenda.

“There are many students who choose to take those first-year classes here locally,” Banks said. “By 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.”

Money for vets

Veterans benefited from Banks’ time at the Statehouse when Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Enrolled Act 177 into law.

To read the rest of this story, see the May 21 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.

COLUMBIA CITY — Minor league baseball is alive and well in Fort Wayne. So says John Nolan, the on-...
COLUMBIA CITY — Midway through the third quarter, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen had 10 rebounds....
COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30....

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes