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May 3, 2014

Dennis Lanane: Local legislators to join upcoming Triad meeting

Triad will hold a meeting with several of our local Indiana legislators at 10:30 a.m. on May 15 at Mounds Mall Anderson. The meeting will be in the theater area of the mall. The legislators who have been invited are Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson; Sen. Doug Eckerty of Muncie; Sen. Luke Kenley of Noblesville, State Rep. Terri Austin, and State Rep. Jack Lutz.

Each legislator will make a short opening statement about what happened in this year's General Assembly. Questions from our audience will also be considered.

Indiana faces many problems. Seniors are constantly being faced with changes in accessibility in health care. Indiana is one of the leading states in the amount of corporate tax reductions. More corporate tax cuts were proposed this year. Mayors all over Indiana, both Republicans and Democrats, protested these changes during this year's legislature.

Indiana highways and roads are among some of the worst in the nation. I say this after recently traveling to Austin, Texas. The highways in Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas were in great shape compared to our potholed, cracked highways and roads. Other issues will also be discussed.

Even though the General Assembly is over for this year, most of the the senior advocates are trying to persuade Indiana legislative leaders like Lanane, Senate President David Long, House Speaker Brian Bosma and House Democratic Speaker Scott Pelath to authorize Senate resolutions that would set up study committees on senior issues like home health care workers.

Last month's meeting focused on veteran's issues and our speaker was Jay Randolph, the Madison County Veterans Affairs Officer. He spoke of the difficulty some veterans have in getting paperwork through to the proper resources. If they are having trouble, he said they should call his office. The number is (765) 641-9651, ext. 3742; or email jrandolph@madisoncounty.in.gov; or go to his office at 206 E. 9th Street, Suite 100. There is no charge for Jay or his assistant to help fill out these forms.

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