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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 17, 2016 10:01 pm

Building on the bicentennial legacy

The passing of the symbolic bicentennial torch reminds us of the enduring legacy of the Hoosier state.

It also should be a call to action to build off an incredible foundation established in Indiana’s first 200 years.

Hoosier patriotism helped carry the day from the Civil War through modern conflicts in the Mideast.

Today, our state has become a bastion of government fiscal responsibility with a prudently established cash reserve and one of the most business-friendly environments in the country.

But we can’t stop here.

Long-term infrastructure plans – particularly for state roads and bridges – continue to elude us, jeopardizing development to our full potential.

We must continue to come together for projects and initiatives that grow our future, not allow us to remain stagnant or divided along ideological lines.

– The Times of Northwest Indiana