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January 1, 2013

OUR VIEW: Teen birth rate, economy top 2013 agenda

(Continued)

2013 agenda

• Champion efforts to lower Cass County’s teen pregnancy rate.

• Keep an eye on efforts to develop a trash-to-energy system for Logansport Municipal Utilities and ensure that officials honor their pledge to keep the process open and above board.

• Make sure the new Hoosier Heartland becomes an economic benefit.

• Promote the creation of new jobs in Logansport and Cass County through a coordinated economic development effort.

• Encourage improved housing in the community by ridding neighborhoods of blighted properties and exploring the development of new housing.

• Continue to encourage local government to save taxpayer dollars through collaboration and consolidation of services.

• Carry out our watchdog role by holding public officials accountable.

• Support local schools in their efforts to improve student performance.

• Continue efforts to identify the community’s assets and promote them both here and elsewhere.

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