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Arnold: Supporting military families who relocate to Indiana

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Monday, March 27, 2017

Relocation is a common occurrence for military members and their families. Serving in the military, I have seen firsthand the sacrifices spouses have to make. They often relocate multiple times during their years of service and it is important Indiana works to create an environment that fosters a smooth transition for military families. This session, I

Behning: Learning from schools in our community

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, March 24, 2017

Knowing what is happening in our schools is vital to my role as chair of the House Committee on Education. One way I do this is by visiting schools in our community and observing classrooms across the state. Seeing how Hoosier students learn and educators teach gives me an insider’s look at how our schools are operating and how policies impact the classroom.

Frye: Notifying loved ones

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, March 24, 2017

As a retired firefighter, I often responded to the scene of car accidents. These are intense situations that sadly, sometimes resulted in death. Last summer, a teenager was in a car accident and had to be airlifted to the hospital. His mother was only six miles from the wreck and did not receive a call notifying her of the situation until six hours later. 

McNamara: Taking power away from abusers

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, March 24, 2017

In Indiana, there are more than 40 domestic violence programs throughout the state to help victims of abuse who need to leave dangerous situations. These programs offer a variety of ways to help those who are suffering in their homes. Lawmakers are trying to help those who are in the process of escaping violent situations by requiring cell phone carriers to

House committee supports Lucas’s bill banning illegal immigrants from possessing firearms

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, March 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2017) — The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code recently voted in unanimous support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that would make the possession of a firearm by an illegal immigrant a Level 6 felony.

Rep. Hamm welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, March 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2017) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Rep. Cook: Weighing pre-K program expansion options for Indiana

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, March 24, 2017

Children who attend high-quality preschool have higher wage-earning potential and are more likely to graduate from high school. With these proven benefits in mind, lawmakers are working this session on expanding early childhood education options in Indiana. 

Elkhart revitalization efforts still alive at the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

ELKHART (March 23, 2017) – On Wednesday, Mayor Tim Neese and State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) joined forces at the Statehouse to advance efforts aimed at revitalizing Elkhart’s aging industrial clusters. 

Rep. Smith welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2017) — State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Smith on the House floor during the legislative session: Zuenal Deniz, from Columbus, attends Columbus Signature Academy, New Tech

Frye’s bill helps military members called to active duty

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) bill ensuring that service members who are also employed by the state receive fair compensation and are granted time off when called to duty could soon be law.

Friend: Legislation moving through the process

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

At this point in the 2017 session, the legislature is still hearing bills in committee and hammering out some of the final details. There’s still several weeks to go, meaning for the larger issues, like the budget and road funding, nothing is set in stone or even wet concrete yet. I’m still working on a number of bills that are making their way through the legislative process.

Local grad gains valuable experience with Rep. Torr at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) – A local graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. James Collins, a resident of Carmel, is the son of Jim and Tammy Collins. He is a Purdue University graduate who earned a bachelor’s

Local grad gains valuable experience with Rep. McNamara at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) – A local graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Abbigail Raben, a resident of Evansville, is the daughter of Kevin Raben and Angie Riggs. She is a Mater Dei High School graduate

Rep. Morris welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Morris on the floor for the legislative session: Genevieve Bougher, from Fort Wayne, attends North Side High School; Joe

Local grads gain valuable experience with Rep. Huston at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) – Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Owen Egenolf, a resident of Indianapolis, is the son of Patrick and Christi Egenolf. He is a Heritage Christian High School graduate and

Carbaugh: Indiana needs caring foster families

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

More than 23,000 Hoosier children are in need of foster care, according to the Indiana Department of Child Services. By visiting www.in.gov/dcs, detailed information can be found about kids who need temporary, safe, supportive and loving homes. With hundreds of children being removed from dangerous situations, Indiana is in need of licensed foster families

Senate committee passes Cook’s bill increasing student course options

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development recently passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide students with access to additional specialty courses and programs that may not be offered at their school. 

Rep. Frizzell welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Frizzell on the House floor during the legislative session: Elise Abbott and Olivia Buttz, from Indianapolis, attend Perry

Rep. Arnold honors 30th anniversary of Lincoln Amphitheater

Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) commemorated the 30th anniversary of Lincoln City’s Lincoln Amphitheater on the floor of the Indiana House of Representatives Thursday. The outdoor venue is one of the largest roofed amphitheaters in the nation with a capacity of more than 1,500 guests. The amphitheater is

Rep. May welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently welcomed pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined May on the House floor during the legislative session. Jaudon Kirby, from Bedford, attends Bedford Middle School; Shelby and Jared Rimstidt,

Pressel: Local student wins National Ag Day contest

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) at the Statehouse this week announced that Nathan Tuholski, an eighth-grade student at Door Prairie Adventist Christian School, won first place for his age group in the Indiana’s Family of Farmers National Ag Day video contest. 

Bacon honors town of Stendal with House resolution

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) — State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) Tuesday at the Statehouse recognized the town of Stedal as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Wesco, DeVon honor Bethel College’s 70th anniversary

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Reps. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) and Dale DeVon (R-Granger) recently honored Bethel College with a resolution recognizing its 70th anniversary. 

Lucas: Committee passes bill allowing corrections employees to keep handgun on property

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) — The House Committee on Public Policy voted in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that would allow correctional facility employees to keep their firearm on company property in a locked vehicle.

Frye’s bill supporting spouses of military veterans could soon be law

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously today in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would better ensure spouses of military veterans receive their benefits.

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