WARSAW — State officials, local county officials and concerned citizens gathered this morning, Saturday, Feb. 11, at Creightons Crazy Egg Cafe for the 3rd Legislative Session.
In attendance from the state level were Representative Dave Wolkins, Representative Curt Nisly, Senator Randy Head and Senator Blake Doriot. The county was represented by County Commissioner President Brad Jackson, County Commissioner Ron Truex, County Council Member Joni Truex, County Council Member Sue Ann Mitchell and County Council President Bob Sanders.
The session provided an opportunity to discuss various issues the county county faces, from agriculture to business to residential and schools. The major topics discussed were road funding, a proposed gas tax increase, school referendums and issues that the local not for profits face.
The common theme for the morning was that there is just not enough funding for the high needs at both the state and county levels. Government officials expressed that now is the time to think about the future and how to ensure funding remains for instrumental needs and causes.
The audience was welcome to ask questions of particular officials or just voice their opinions on certain bills. A time limit of 15 minutes was put on each subject so that a large variety of topics were able to be covered.
The event was co hosted by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau.