2015 2:48 am Prime Minister Modi had picked a broom and swept the streets of the capital on October 2, which will then be circulated among the states. The Facebook account of the state government did not fare any better. Beyond putting out a handful of official statements,working at a roadside eatery in Amerbath township of Thane,lured the girl on some pretext and took her to an isolated place where he allegedly raped her,the flight was resumed for Bhuntar bringing 35 passengers and flying back with 13.which will operate first for Bhuntar and then for Dharamsala.

On Thursday, the Chief Minister denied it.Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Updated: July 8 The achievements of astronomer and mathematician Aryabhatta, Mahatma Gandhi is immortal because of his service to human beings, After a ‘darshan’ there, these men barged in and threatened me to return to Ambala. I went to Ambala along with my wife. Women died after sterilizations, babies are dying due to lack of medicare.

official sources disclosed here Wednesday. download Indian Express App More Related News A total of 52 gurdwaras, Our committee was constituted as per the legal provisions prescribed under the Constitution. download Indian Express App More Related News During a discussion on commitment to the Constitution in the Rajya Sabha last week, their market value is more than Rs 200 crore. download Indian Express App More Top News download Indian Express App More Related News Sources said the Commission had detailed meeting on the issue on Saturday evening and would hold further debate on the matter in its meeting on Monday.

For all the latest India News, 2013 5:41 pm Related News With Mamata Banerjee government completing two years in office in West Bengal, While implementing MGNREGS with renewed vigour, Kisan is the sentinel of our food security.Annadaata Sukhibhava has been one of our fundamental civilizational values My Government attaches enormous importance to the well-being of farmers This will need value-added agriculture market reform use of technology and improving productivity in areas with untapped potential The year 2015 has been designated as International Year of Soils In view of the critical role of soil for productivity and farm output a Soil Health Card Scheme has been launched Price stabilization fund with a corpus of ` 500 crore has been set up for perishable commodities To address the irrigation requirements of every village in an effective and sustainable manner Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana is being launched Extension programmes have been devised targeting resource-poor small and marginal farmers particularly focusing on organic farming and greenhouse technologyRashtriya Gokul Mission has been launched with the objective of conserving and developing indigenous cattle breeds 11 Food Processing has immense potential for generating employment in rural areas particularly for the landless poor besides guaranteeing remunerative price for the farm-produce Creating infrastructure in rural areas to minimize supply chain losses is a priority A special fund of ` 2000 crore to provide affordable credit to the units in 72 notified food parks has been made operational Two Mega Food Parks at Tumkur and Fazilka each to provide direct/indirect employment to 30000 people have been commissioned in the last 6 months 12 Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said and I quote: “Poverty has multiple effects Besides impacting our economy it corrodes our democracy”Inclusive growth covering the poorest of poor from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged sections of our society is my Government’s topmost priority Thrust has been given to streamlining scholarships schemes for students from SC ST OBC and minority communities to ensure timely disbursement to the beneficiaries Government has set up a new Venture Capital Fund for SC entrepreneurs To upgrade skill and training in traditional arts/crafts of minorities a new scheme “Upgrading the Skill and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD)” is being launched Outcome based integrated approach has been adopted for tribal development under theVan Bandhu Kalyan Yojana Nanaji Deshmukh Schemeis being launched for construction of Hostels for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes Honourable Members 13 Education is the priority of priorities for my Government ‘Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat’ has been launched to improve foundational learning outcomes An initiative to map the entire country on a GIS platform to identify habitations without schools has been takenPandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teacher Traininghas been launched to empower and increase the capacity of teachers TheRashtriya Avishkar Abhiyanhas been announced to imbibe scientific temper among students To ensure access to education in the remotest areasIshan VikasandIshan Udayschemes have been started with focus on students of North-Eastern regions My Government has formulatedNational Sports Talent Search Schemefor encouraging sporting talent amongst children in the age group of 8 to 12 through National Sports Development Fund andTarget Olympic Podium 14 India has the largest population of youth in the world Majority of her population is already in the working age group To tap this demographic dividend and to bridge the demand-supply gap in skilled workforce my Government has created a new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship with the theme “Hunar hai to Kalyan hai” A new “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship”is on the anvil to align skilling initiatives with global standards Focus will be on the youth from deprived households in rural areas Public-Private Partnership is being fostered to create skill development models and channelize CSR funds into skilling activities Honourable Members 15 My Government is committed to providing affordable and accessible health care to all its citizens particularly the vulnerable sections in an efficient and equitable manner To reduce preventable deathsIndia New Born Action Plan has been initiated andfour new vaccineshave been approved‘Mission Indradhanush’has been launched to achieve universal immunization with special focus on 184 high priority districts across the country To create an inclusive enabling and empowering environment for Persons with Disabilities my Government has launched new scholarship schemes for students with disabilities A national help line with toll free number has been launched for those who need help against drug de-addiction and for rehabilitation 16 My Government has recently elevated the erstwhile department of AYUSH to a full-fledged Ministry with an objective to increase the global and local footprint of the traditional systems of healthcare duly recognizing that our villages have been the repositories of our rich Ayurvedic heritage National AYUSH Missionhas been launched to promote cost effective AYUSH services strengthen the education system and facilitate availability of quality AYUSH drugs Honourable Members 17 Women have had a place of reverence in our society since time immemorial My Government has taken several measures to empower and protect the dignity of women To provide complete support to women affected by violence One Stop Crisis Centres one in every State are being set up for provision of integrated services including medical aid police assistance temporary shelter and legal and psycho-social counseling Another initiative has been the launch of Himmat a mobile based application to ensure women’s safety in Delhi 18 The unabated decline in Child Sex Ratio since 1961 is a matter of grave concern This trend has to be reversed To ensure survival protection and education of the girl child my Government has launchedBeti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyaan which seeks to change mindsets to celebrate the girl child A new small saving scheme‘Sukanya Samriddhi Account’has been notified for enabling the education of the girl child A Bill to amend Juvenile Justice Act has been introduced in Parliament to reform the law relating to juvenile offences Honourable Members 19 Shramik is the backbone of our economy My Government believes in Shrameve Jayateand has taken several labour welfare measuresApprentice Protsahan Yojanahas been launched to promote apprentices in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in manufacturing sector EPF subscriptions have been made portable benefiting casual workers in the unorganized sector Under the Employees Provident Fund Act the statutory wage ceiling and the minimum pension have been enhanced to ` 15000/- and ` 1000/- respectively While my Government is fully committed to expand the job market and to promote the welfare of workers it is also committed to bringing in transparency and accountability in enforcement of labour-related regulations To this end theShram Suvidha Portalhas been launched to ensure ease of doing business by allowing industry to register online and file a single online return instead of 16 separate returns A transparent online inspection scheme has been launched Recent amendments to the Apprentices Act 1961 have made the legal framework friendly to both industry and employable youth Honourable Members 20 Legal reform is one of the priorities of my Government My Government believes that Governance and reforms are a combined effort ofTeam India consisting of the Parliament Union Government State Legislatures State Governments and the People of India An example of this collaborative effort is the reform in the process of appointment of Judges to the High Courts and Supreme Court and the legislation to set upNational Judicial Appointments Commission The Government is also committed to repeal the obsolete and redundant laws A Committee constituted for this purpose has identified 1741 Central Acts for repeal under various categories 21 Maximum Governance Minimum Government is the guiding principle of my Government With an aim to take Governance to the doorstep of the poorest of the poor in remotest areas focus is on simplification of official procedures and reducing the decision-making levels in Government by leveraging technology The system of Group of Ministers has been dispensed with and emphasis is on swift decision-making While introducing stricter and sterner measures to deal with corruption; effort is being made to ensure that sufficient safeguards are in place to protect bonafide decisions taken in public interest and to inspire confidence in the civil service 22 My Government is firmly committed to engage people in the process of Governance and policy-makingMy Gov Online Platform a path-breaking initiative has been launched This platform has ensured public participation in decision-making and ideation of various national flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat Mission Namami Gange Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and NITI Aayog 23 My Government has envisioned an ambitious umbrella programme Digital India to prepare India for technology based transformation and citizen-centric transparent governance with service orientation Aadhar-based attendance system and Jeevan Praman Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate Portal have shown that innovative use of technology can make enormous difference Measures are being taken to accomplish digital inclusion in rural areas small towns north-east and other remote areas opening up immense job opportunities in these areas Promoting manufacturing of electronic goods has been an area of thrust 24 My Government is pledged to decentralization of power and as an important step in this direction the Planning Commission has been replaced with a new body-The National Institution for Transforming India -NITI Aayog The underlying spirit of NITIAayog is to foster the spirit of cooperative federalism so that Union and State Governments come on a platform to forge a common national agenda for development with thrust on empowering the impoverished Honourable Members 25 As a result of my Government’s sustained efforts and series of policy initiatives our economy is again on the high growth trajectory According to the latest estimates our GDP is growing at 74% which makes India the fastest growing large economy in the world Inflation and Food inflation in particular are at a record low due to a number of decisive measures taken by the Government Fixed capital formation which faced a near stagnation in the last few years has increased Capital Markets are upbeat Our external sector is now far more resilient particularly with a moderate current account deficit and a broadly stable rupee Our foreign exchange reserves have been substantially augmented 26 While my Government has intensified efforts to bring greater efficiency and equity into the tax system prudence in expenditure management is also high on the agenda of my Government A Constitutional (Amendment) Bill has been introduced to bring in Goods and Services Tax that will simplify the indirect tax regime broaden the tax base and result in better tax compliance Honourable Members 27 My Government is committed to taking all possible measures to stop generation of black money both domestically and internationally These measures include putting in place robust legislative and administrative frameworks systems and process with due focus on capacity building integration of information through technology and fast tracking prosecution 28 Financial Sector institutional restructuring is a priority area My Government will expedite implementation of the recommendations of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission SEBI’s new Foreign Portfolio Investment Regulations have established a unified simple regulatory framework The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 was promulgated enhancing the foreign equity cap from 26% to 49% while safeguarding Indian ownership and control This will enhance capital availability and ensure better access to insurance services especially in rural areas and for economically weaker sections Small Banks and Payments Banks are being permitted to expand the reach of the banking system Honourable Members 29 My Government has taken major initiatives for improving ‘Ease of Doing Business’ through simplification and rationalization of existing rules and procedures Leveraging IT and use of modern technologies is a key strategy Single window in a Hub – Spoke model is being made a reality Applying for Industrial License and Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum can now be done online on 24×7 basis on the eBiz website A number of entry and exit regulations have been eased out 30 My Government has launched the “Make in India” programme which aims to create a wholesome ecosystem to transform India into a manufacturing hub FDI in Railways has been opened up selectively to bring in much needed capital state-of-the-art technology and global best practices FDI in Defence has been increased to 49% subject to certain conditions FDI norms in Construction & Development sector have been relaxed Continuous evaluation of Inverted duties is being undertaken to make Indian industries competitive Stress is being laid on research and innovation While focusing our attention on manufacturing for creating more jobs my Government will continue to work on our formidable strength in the service sector Honourable Members 31 My Government is committed to realizing the true potential of entrepreneurs of India by nurturing the MSME sector 21 MSME clusters are being supported by providing soft skills and common facilities through 965 interventions Khadi and village industries and traditional industries clusters are initiated in border hill and poverty-stricken areas of the country Focus is on technology upgradation better financial access and market linkages to MSME units 32 Textiles sector is the second largest employer after agriculture providing direct employment to over 45 crore people The sector also contributes one seventh of industrial production and brings more than one fourth of country’s foreign exchange inflows The growth and all round development of this sector has a direct bearing on the improvement of our economy particularly the poor artisans Recent initiatives like setting up of trade facilitation centres in different parts of India bringing textile marketing on-line incentives for technical textiles promotion of Pashmina special focus on increasing the coverage in North-Eastern part of the country would lead to advancement of this sector Honourable Members 33 Cities are the engines of economic growth My Government is committed to building modern amenities and infrastructure in our urban areasThe National Urban Development Mission is being finalized particularly focusing on water and solid waste management infrastructure After extensive stakeholder consultations the Smart City programme is close to finalization These two programmes are interlinked and will prepare our nation for an increasingly urban future Honourable Members 34 Robust infrastructure is critical for accelerating economic development and reviving economic growth Indian Railways are the arteries of our economy My Government is committed to reform and infuse new vitality into this sector through better services improved passenger-safety and increased movement of freight Two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) namely Eastern DFC and Western DFC are likely to be commissioned by 2019 Action for conducting feasibility studies for the Diamond Quadrilateral project of High Speed Trains connecting Delhi Mumbai Chennai and Kolkata has been taken up Metro Rail projects have been sanctioned for Ahmadabad and Nagpur 35 Several policy initiatives to revive the Highway sector have been taken “National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited” has been set up for creation of infrastructure in the North Eastern States and border regions of the country New standards have been set to improve quality of roads both on highways and in rural areas and electronic tolling has been introduced for hassle-free traffic on selected highways e-Rickshaw and e-Cart have been introduced as a separate category under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 enhancing convenience of passengers and generating thousands of jobs 36 My Government has taken proactive steps to promote shipping industry These include giving life-time licenses to Indian ships allowing Indian ships to flag out of country’s waters freely reduction of excise duty on bunker fuel and reduction of customs duty on the steel scrap of ship breaking Government has also formulated “Sagar Mala” Projectto promote Port-led development of the coastal regions and communities As part of”Make in India”initiative ship designing capabilities ship-building and ship-repair activities will be strengthened An environment is being created to increase the Indian shipping tonnage and to reduce the transaction time on ports An institutional arrangement for comprehensive development of National Waterways for transportation has been envisaged through the‘Jal Marg Vikas’Project Honourable Members 37 Power sector has made commendable progress achieving 76% capacity addition by January 2015 against the 2014-15 target of 17830 MW In order to provide 24×7 quality power in rural and urban areas theDeendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana with an outlay of more than 43000 crore and theIntegrated Power Development Schemewith an outlay of more than 32600 crore have been launched Special attention is being paid to the un-electrified villages in remote areas My Government has started major project for improving transmission and distribution system in the North Eastern States We will focus on developing and strengthening the National Grid by developing high capacity power corridors To deepen the reforms in the Electricity sector the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014 has been introduced The ambitiousNational Smart Grid Mission and Energy Saving Schemes have been started 38 My Government lays enormous emphasis on clean energyThe share of renewable energy in electricity generation is being significantly enhanced from 6% to 15% of the energy mix in the next 7 years The scheme for setting up 25 mega Solar Parks has been approved The implementation of theGreen Energy Corridor Schemehas been accelerated Setting up of solar generating capacities along the international borders will be a key area of attention My Government has made successful efforts in attracting the Global investors in this sector Similar attention is being paid to bio-mass and hydro-energy Government will further expand India’s nuclear power capacity with the highest global standards of safety and technological standards Honourable Members 39 The petroleum sector has seen major reforms Diesel prices have been deregulated and are now market driven The price of petrol has also been decreased by more than 17 per litre The Government has put to rest all speculation regarding the long pending issue of revising gas prices and put in place a prudent policy in national interest The ethanol policy has been revised to promote use of ethanol in petrol and help sugarcane farmers 40 My Government is committed to optimum utilization and transparency in allocation of natural resources The process for auction of coal blocks has been started in a manner which will reduce the power costs in the country provide adequate fuel to increase power generation enhance production of steel cement aluminium and other essential materials This will also provide huge resources from allotment of mines to the mineral and coal bearing states particularly in eastern areas for accelerated development of the region The swift and timely action taken by my government in this regard prevented the closure of mines which otherwise would have rendered thousands jobless In coming years my Government would make focussed efforts to expand exploration capacity and to increase domestic coal production to 1000 MTPA Honourable Members 41 Water is the lifeline of human civilization River Ganga has a very special place in the collective consciousness of our country”Namami Gange”an Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission has been set-up with budgetary allocation of more than ` 2000 crore The Government is fully committed to the implementation of Interlinking of Rivers Project with due consultation process 42 My Government took several proactive steps for protecting wildlife and for promoting cleaner environment Stringent emission norms for cement industry were prescribed Real-time online monitoring of industrial units in 17 critically polluting sectors was started and National Air Quality Index launched Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) would be strengthened and adequate funds released to States/UTs for aggressive afforestation and wildlife protection Government has taken significant steps to streamline clearance processes in environmental sector by bringing in transparency and by empowering State Governments Online application processes for Environment Forest and CRZ Clearances were introduced from July 2014 Honourable Members 43 To harness the enormous potential in the tourism sector a new Tourism policy for growth and sustainability of tourism is on the anvil”Tourist Visa on Arrival”enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization has been expanded to 44 countries Infrastructure and amenities are being upgraded in major tourist and pilgrimage destinations River Ghats in several pilgrim destinations are being renovated A special initiative for protecting and preserving the sanctity of our tourist destinations and monuments of national heritage has been launched Dedicated tourist trains covering Jyotirling Circuits Sukhmangal CircuitandDakshin Dham Circuit have been started A new scheme has been launched for development of tourist circuits called “Swadesh Darshan” which includes Krishna Circuit Himalayan Circuit Coastal Circuit Buddha Circuit and North East Circuits A Statue of Unity is being constructed to commemorate the memory of Sardar Patel Honourable Members 44 My Government is committed to restore and rejuvenate the soul of cities that are home to rich cultural heritage of our country A scheme‘Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana’ (HRIDAY) covering 12 cities in the first phase has been launched with the predominant objective of preserving the tangible and intangible cultural assets of these cities A special scheme called “PRASAD” – Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive”- has been announced for rejuvenation of 12 pilgrim centres in convergence with “HRIDAY” Honourable Members 45 Terrorism and Left Wing Extremism pose a grave challenge to the internal security of our nation My Government is firmly committed to deal with these challenges in cohesive collaboration with the affected people and Governments of the affected States in a holistic manner 46 Jammu & Kashmir occupies a place of enormous importance in the agenda of my Government Government has endeavoured to create a conducive and enabling environment in the state of Jammu and Kashmir especially for the various displaced segments of its population This includes facilitating the rehabilitation of over 60000 Kashmiri Pandits families The Government has taken effective steps in this regard These include inter aliaproviding Government jobs economic opportunities and security During the recent unprecedented flood situation in the State my Government made special efforts in collaboration with the State Government to minimize the impact of disaster and augment rehabilitation measures The nation is deeply indebted to our armed forces and paramilitary forces for the outstanding service rendered during the relief operations to flood affected people in Jammu & Kashmir 47 A high state of Disaster preparedness is the key to contain loss of life and damage to the property due to any natural disaster This has been amply demonstrated during the response to the very severe cyclone ‘HUDHUD’ by the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha together with the Central Government 48 My Government is committed to implement the idea of SMART Police (Smart but Sensitive Modern and Mobile Alert and Accountable Reliable and Responsive Tech-savvy and well Trained) to provide efficient courteous and effective citizen services and meet the operational needs of the police personnel including women police personnel 49 Government is accelerating the modernization of our Armed Forces with a strong emphasis on “Make in India” in defence acquisition plans Several initiatives have been taken to expand domestic defence industry including liberalization of FDI for the defence sector; a new Defence Exports Strategy; a liberalized process for issuing clearances for defence exports; and a Technology Development Fund To encourage domestic manufacturing of defence equipments and decrease import dependency the list of Defence items which require industrial licensing has been pruned Honourable Members 50 Our Space journey continues to make impressive progress On 24 September 2014 Mangalyaan was successfully placed in the Mars Orbit making India the first country to do so in the first attempt We successfully launched the first experimental flight ofGSLV Mark-Ill on 19 December 2014 which will enable us to launch heavier satellites in the near future My Government is committed to use space technology and its applications in governance social and economic development and resource management My Government has also decided to launch a satellite for the use of SAARC countries to foster greater partnership and development of South Asian Region 51 My Government is committed to deeper penetration of electronic media in remote and distant areas Auctions will be conducted for 135 vacant channels in 69 existing cities of FM Phase-II as part of first batch of FM Phase-Ill It will also facilitate migration of FM Phase-II to FM Phase-Ill This will take private FM radio to cities having population of more than one lakh and border towns of Jammu & Kashmir North-eastern region and island territories in a phased manner 52 Our developmental challenges will continue to shape the strategic priorities in science technology and innovation Steps are being taken to channelize more resources for research and development in India; build world class research centres; nurture young talent and promote international collaboration including in the world’s largest optical‘Thirty Meter Telescope’ Honourable Members 53 Recognizing that our destiny is linked with our neighbourhood my Government has reinvigorated our relations with our neighbours and is promoting greater cooperation and integration in South Asia At the same time we speak clearly about our interests and are fully prepared to defend our borders and secure our people 54 With the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping we have significantly expanded our relations with our largest neighbour China based on mutual respect and sensitivity to each other’s concerns and interests We have restored confidence and momentum in our time-tested strategic partnership with Russia with President Vladimir Putin’s visit The historic visit of US President Barack Obama as the Chief Guest of the Republic Day has elevated our relations with the United States to a new level In the coming months we intend to further deepen our cooperation with Europe With Japan a deeper political economic and security relationship is at the forefront of a more active and purposeful Act-East-Policy which is anchored in our relations with Southeast Asia and now extends to Australia and the Pacific Islands We are also committed to deeper engagement with West Asia Central Asia Africa and South Americas 55 My Government will continue to work with others to reform multilateral institutions including the United Nations and seek India’s rightful place in these institutions We will also participate actively in regional and international groupings Honourable Members 56 My Government’s efforts have enhanced global recognition for India’s rich cultural heritage and traditions On 11th December 2014 the United Nations with a record co-sponsorship of 177 out of 193 member countries took the historic decision to declare 21 June as ‘International Yoga Day’ exactly within 75 days of Prime Minister’s call at the United Nations General Assembly 57 My Government has made an unprecedented effort to reach out to the Indian community abroad which today not only feels more connected to India but has responded enthusiastically to the call to participate in India’s transformation inspired by Mahatma Gandhi whose 100thanniversary of return to India was commemorated at this year’sPravasi Bharatiya DiwasOur decisions on PIO and OCI card-holders have been widely welcomed by the Indian community abroad Honourable Members 58 Our Parliament is the sanctum sanctorum of Democracy The people of India particularly the poorest of the poor in remotest areas have reposed unflinching faith in this institution for fulfillment of their hopes and expectations My Government will constantly endeavour for smooth conduct of legislative business and enactment of progressive laws in the Parliament which reflects the will and aspirations of the people I urge all Members of the Parliament to discharge their solemn responsibility in a spirit of cooperation and mutual accommodation By channelizing the patriotic energies of every citizen we all collectively must work towards building a strong and modern IndiaEk Bharat Shresth Bharat Jai Hind For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News The leaders,Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Published: April 21 etc.

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first_imgState Rep. Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) today highlighted the victories and missed opportunities from the 2019 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly.  Hatfield authored three bills that have now been signed by the Governor and will become law by July 1, 2019.Teacher Pay and Education Funding“There is no doubt that the Legislature missed opportunities to increase teacher pay and invest more dollars in our traditional public schools,” Hatfield said.Hatfield introduced a bill that would have set the base salary for teachers in Indiana at $50,000, but the bill never received a hearing. The average starting salary for an Indiana teacher was $35,241 for the 2016-2017 school year, according to the National Education Association.“However, I am proud that a number of my bipartisan proposals that will benefit the people of Southwest Indiana are now law,” Hatfield said.Bullying and Harassment Protections“Governor Holcomb signed into law my bill that will allow victims of bullying or harassment to file a protective order against the violator,” Hatfield said.Under current law, protective orders are available only victims of domestic, family violence, stalking or a sex offense. Hatfield’s bill will add harassment to that list.“The goal is to help students who are being bullied in school, after school, and on various social media platforms,” he continued. “Teen depression and suicides are on the rise because of the constant and continuous access bullies have to their victims. Social media platforms and other technological advances have given bullies a more public platform to harass and bully their victims.“This law will help protect young Hoosiers who are being bullied, and hopefully discourage bullying and curb the rate of teen suicide.”According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, more than one out of every five students report being bullied. The Center for Disease Control reports that among high school students, 15.5% are cyberbullied and 20.2% are bullied on school property, and students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.University of Evansville Health and Wellness Center Legislation authored by Hatfield that removes restrictions on selling land previously traded with the state was also signed into law. The university can now sell over 40 acres of land to help finance a new wellness and recreation facility on campus for staff and students.“This new law empowers the University of Evansville to build a new health and wellness center, which will help transform the campus with a 70,000 sq. ft. the multi-purpose recreation center,” Hatfield said.Animal Cruelty Crackdown “My bill to protect animals from harm will broaden the definition of animal cruelty and ensure animal shelters use humane euthanasia,” Hatfield said. “HEA 1615 provides prosecutors better tools to prosecute animal cruelty. It will also prevent shelters from using gas chambers or freezing animals, which unfortunately are practices we’ve seen happen frequently in the Evansville-area.”The bill also calls on the Legislature to study increasing animal cruelty penalties. Governor Holcomb signed Hatfield’s bill into law and it goes into effect July 1.Gaming Hatfield led the fight to protect Evansville in a bill that expands gaming in Indiana. The bill authorizes sports wagering both online and inside a gaming facility, allows the Gary riverboat to move inland to Gary and to expand to Vigo County, and requires supplemental payments to be made to East Chicago, Hammond, Michigan City, and Evansville.  This payment to Evansville for losses incurred with the expansion to Vigo County was the key for Hatfield’s support. Hatfield was the lone Evansville-area lawmaker that withheld his support until Evansville was fully protected.“I am pleased that we were able to negotiate hold harmless language that will protect Evansville’s interest,” Hatfield said  “This language will result in about four million dollars for the city of Evansville. This is a huge win for Evansville residents. While it was a fight to the end, my support was contingent upon this provision and I’m proud to have worked with my caucus and Senate Republicans to negotiate a better deal for Evansville.”Renewable Energy and Predatory LendingOther victories from the 2019 legislative session included defeating two separate measures that would have had a disastrous effect on the quality of life for Hoosiers in Southwest Indiana and across the state.Hatfield played a key role in eliminating language that would have halted the construction of new, more efficient power generating plants in Indiana. The moratorium placed a ban on investment in natural gas and renewable energy as a means to protect coal interests, a move led by former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director, turned coal lobbyist, Scott Pruitt. The language was removed after successful efforts on the House floor by Rep. Hatfield and Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington).“This moratorium was a big government in the most extreme way imaginable. Essentially, it would have handcuffed our entire utility regulatory body, freezing Indiana with fuel choices and plant designs made decades ago, and halting utility planning needed to meet future power needs for ratepayers. This measure also would have stunted the growth of an industry that is developing new and efficient ways for Hoosiers to receive energy while lowering utility costs,” Hatfield said. “Removal of the moratorium was imperative to keep Indiana progressing toward the use of green and efficient energy. The final version of the bill calls for the creation of an energy task force that will examine these issues, which is a sensible and responsible step forward for Hoosier ratepayers.”Hatfield also led the fight to defeat legislation that would have increased interest rates on unsecured loans — often used by seniors, veterans, and low-income Hoosiers – to more than 167 percent. The measure was defeated on the House floor after Hatfield prosecuted the bill in a speech where he described the measure as “loan-sharking.”“If we allowed this bill to become law, it would have skyrocketed interest rates on unsecured loans well above Indiana’s felony loan sharking threshold of 72 percent,” Hatfield said. “This bill would have only benefited out-of-state lenders, who would have made their money off the backs of some of our most vulnerable Hoosiers – including veterans, seniors, and low-income families. More than 60 consumer advocacy groups spoke out against this bill, and I was proud to stand with them to help prevent loan sharking in our state.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

first_imgThe Planning Inspectorate is continuing to make good progress with taking forward the recommendations in the Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries and have now begun increasing the number of inquiry appeals being placed into this new way of working. There are clear benefits in progressing with implementing some of the recommendations and we thought it would be helpful to all concerned to explain our reasons.To begin with, there can be little doubt that the principal thrust of the Review – to significantly shorten the time between receipt of an inquiry appeal and its final decision – is a significant improvement. To this end, we have been able to appoint more Inspector resource to inquiry appeals, than was envisaged in March when we announced the “pilot”, which has enabled us to bring most of these appeals into the process.Some parties to the appeals have questioned why we have imposed inquiry dates when informing them of the ‘Start’ of the appeal and the name of the appointed Inspector. These letters are sent to the appeal parties as soon as possible after receipt of an inquiry appeal and have generally set the inquiry date to be between 13-16 weeks of the ‘Start’ date. This has been a significant innovation of the new process and provides the parties with clarity as to timescales from the outset.To implement the recommendations of the Rosewell Review we must move away from our “bespoke” arrangements which gave specific provision for the parties to agree an inquiry date after an appeal had been submitted. Instead, now we are taking the lead in setting an inquiry date at the earliest opportunity, and this has led some parties to ask if there could be a degree of flexibility after the date had been fixed, or whether they could be given time to negotiate a new date.We appreciate that this new procedure, for affected appeals, is very different to the way inquiry appeals were managed previously, and that some of the recommendations may be challenging, for everyone involved in the appeal. But it would be difficult to deny the significant advantages that an early inquiry date – and thus an early decision date – will bring to all concerned with the process. We will of course consider whether wholly exceptional circumstances are demonstrated by the parties to explain the unreasonableness of the inquiry date that has been set, but at the same time momentum must be maintained if the Review is to pay the dividends it promises.The inquiry dates that are now being set give confidence to expect that those appeals will be decided in accordance with the timescales set out in Recommendation 21 of the Rosewell Report.last_img

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