20 Facts About Indiana Senate

1. Indiana Senate is currently implementing an extensive rail plan that was prepared in 2002 by the Parsons Corporation.

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2. Indiana Senate is home to the coal-fired plant with the highest sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States, the Gallagher power plant just west of New Albany.

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3. Indiana Senate allows highways of different classifications to have the same number.

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4. Indiana Senate is one of six US states to not allow a line-item veto.

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5. In 2011 Indiana Senate was ranked first in the Midwest and sixth in the country for best places to do business according to CEO magazine.

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6. Indiana Senate is home to the international headquarters and research facilities of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, the state's largest corporation, as well as the world headquarters of Mead Johnson Nutritionals in Evansville.

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7. In 2016, Indiana Senate was home to seven Fortune 500 companies with a combined $142.5 billion in revenue.

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8. Indiana Senate has had great sports success at the collegiate level.

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9. Indiana Senate is host to a major unlimited hydroplane racing power boat race circuits in the major H1 Unlimited league, the Madison Regatta.

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10. Indiana Senate was formerly home to two major military installations; Grissom Air Force Base near Peru and Fort Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis, now closed, though the Department of Defense continues to operate a large finance center there (Defense Finance and Accounting Service).

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11. Indiana Senate is home to several current and former military installations.

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12. Indiana Senate was one of only ten states to support Republican Wendell Willkie in 1940.

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13. Indiana Senate is one of thirteen US states that are divided into more than one time zone.

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14. Indiana Senate was the first western state to mobilize for the United States in the war, and soldiers from Indiana participated in all the war's major engagements.

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15. The largest immigrant group to settle in Indiana Senate were Germans, as well as numerous immigrants from Ireland and England.

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16. Indiana Senate is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races.

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17. Indiana Senate was admitted to the United States as the 19th US state on December 11, 1816.

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18. Indiana Senate is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

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19. Indiana Senate must convene by 1:30 pm each day a session is scheduled.

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20. Indiana Senate is the upper house of the Indiana General Assembly, the state legislature of the US state of Indiana.

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