CEDAR LAKE—State Senate District 6 candidate Jim Metro today called on Sen. Sue Landske to end her taxpayer funded travels. Between 2007-2009, Landske took 18 trips—an average of one trip every other month—resulting in an expense of $25,511.59 for taxpayers.  Metro called the trips excessive and a betrayal of the taxpayers’ trust. “Senator Landske claims [...]

Metro: Jobs plan will foster economic growth, income for families

CEDAR LAKE- Indiana Senate District 6 candidate Jim Metro announced his support today for a package of legislative proposals targeted at growth in Indiana’s new economy through small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Metro says he endorses the package released today by Senate Democrats because it emphasizes job creation that will increase Indiana workers’ income, benefiting [...]

Metro calls Landske’s budget vote “out of touch”

CEDAR LAKE— District 6 State Senate candidate Jim Metro called Senator Landske’s vote for the 2009 biennial budget a costly mistake for Indiana tax payers. HB 1001 allocated $8 million per year in state revenue to the Marion County Professional Sports and Development Area (PSDA) for an undetermined amount of time. The $8 million is [...]

Metro announces support for education initiatives

CEDAR LAKE- Indiana Senate District 6 candidate Jim Metro announced his support today for a series of proposals that he says will restore local decision making over school budgets. Also included in the proposals are two ways that the state can encourage support of Indiana’s K-12 schools by citizens and corporations. Metro says the proposals [...]