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Firefly bill lights up committee hearing

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­– For Kayla Xu and her classmates at Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette, Say’s Firefly is more than an insect that glows in the dark. The firefly, native to Indiana, was a civics lesson like no other. The fifth grader has been on a four-year quest to have Say’s Firefly […]

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Say’s Firefly is closer to becoming the official state insect

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– After four years, Cumberland Elementary students in West Lafayette have finally made progress in their quest to make Say’s Firefly Indiana’s official state insect. Senate Bill 236, authored by Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, passed out of the Senate Tuesday by a unanimous vote. He said every member of the […]