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Pressel's bill addressing road safety heads to governor

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Monday, April 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel’s (R-Rolling Prairie) proposal increasing safety on our roads by establishing a defined process for approving and installing traffic signals could soon be law. 

Eberhart's bill supporting victims of abuse heads to governor

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Monday, April 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2017) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill that would allow protective orders to double as handgun permits in domestic violence situations could soon be law. 

Bacon: Indiana's alcohol laws need updated

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Monday, April 24, 2017

Every year, lawmakers make changes to Indiana’s alcohol laws, and this year was not an exception. A bill being considered as a new law will impact businesses and tourist attractions in our area. 

Rep. Arnold: New laws address issues facing Hoosiers

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Monday, April 24, 2017

We’ve reached the end of the 2017 legislative session and this column highlights a few new laws that will help keep our communities safer, encourage more adoptions and increase the number of resources the state devotes to helping Hoosiers with disabilities. In recent years, sweeping criminal code reforms allowed Level 6 felony offenders to serve

Jordan welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Monday, April 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2017) — State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Ivy Tech receives $40 million in state budget

Posted by: Brenda Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Saturday, April 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) announced that a $43 million Ivy Tech project is one step closer after receiving funding from the recently passed state budget. Karickhoff said the project will be funded with $40 million from the state budget and $3 million from private funding to be raised in a capital campaign. He

Behningís legislation replacing ISTEP advances to the governor

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — Legislation authored by State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) that would replace ISTEP and create a new statewide assessment system could soon become law. 

Bosma: Session marked by historic achievement on roads, fiscal responsibility

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2017) - House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) said Indiana House Republicans successfully met their 2017 legislative goals as the General Assembly concluded its work.

In addition to passing the largest state and local infrastructure investment in Indiana's history, lawmakers supported an honestly balanced, two-year state budget while funding key priorities. Bosma said House Republicans successfully passed other legislative agenda items, including supporting students and teachers, improving Indiana's workforce, increasing public safety and attacking the state's drug epidemic.

Friendís bill to help children with treatment-resistant epilepsy heads to the governor

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) – State Rep. Bill Friend’s (R-Macy) legislation to allow the use of cannabidiol oil for treatment-resistant epilepsy could soon become law.

Behningís bill providing pre-K options to more Hoosier children heads to governorís desk

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation expanding Indiana’s pre-K pilot program from five to 20 counties could soon become law. 

Rep. Miller welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Miller on the House floor during the legislative session:

Rep. Schaibley welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Schaibley on the House floor during the legislative session:

Rep. Mayfield welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Frye: Planting season calls for slowing down

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, April 21, 2017

Planting season is here for many Hoosier farmers. As the weather warms up in Indiana, drivers may notice more farming equipment on the roads. 

Rep. Bacon welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Bacon on the House floor during the legislative session:

Rep. Beumer welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Beumer on the House floor during the legislative session:

Lucas welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Lucas on the House floor during the legislative session: 

Borders welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Borders on the House floor during the legislative session:

Sullivanís bill providing pre-K options to more Hoosier children heads to governorís desk

Posted by: Brenda L. Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation expanding Indiana’s pre-K pilot program from five to 20 counties could soon become law. House Enrolled Act 1004 would expand On My Way Pre-K, the state’s pre-K pilot program that was established in 2014 and currently serves nearly 2,300 students in

Steuerwald says new DNA law provides effective tool for law enforcement

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — After several years of work to allow law enforcement to expand their use of DNA to solve crimes, State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) legislation was signed into law Friday by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Under Senate Enrolled Act 322, those arrested for a felony would have a DNA profile taken through a cheek swab. The

Kirchhoferís bill to expand addiction treatment options heads to governor

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation that would broaden mental health and addiction treatment options in Indiana could soon be law. “Indiana continues to find new, commonsense solutions to treat individuals afflicted with mental health and addiction issues,” Kirchhofer said.

Wescoís bill deregulating hair braiding heads to the governor

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Tim Wesco’s (R-Osceola) bill that would allow individuals to practice natural hair braiding without a license could soon be law. 

Soliday: Largest infrastructure investment in Indianaís history heads to governor

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, April 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) – State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) legislation proposing the largest investment in state and local infrastructure in Indiana’s history is headed to the governor’s desk. House Enrolled Act 1002 will provide nearly $900 million in new annual funding for state roads and bridges by 2024, and local

Heine: Legislation to combat substance abuse could soon be law

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Thursday, April 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2017) – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) launching an alternative treatment program fighting the drug epidemic in Allen County could soon become law. According to Heine, those dealing with substance abuse who enter the criminal justice system have a 75 percent rate of reoffending. Heine said the pilot

Legislature set to pass strongest infrastructure investment in state history

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, April 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2017) – In the final days of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers are set to make a historic investment in Indiana’s state and local infrastructure.

House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), State Reps. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso), and State Sens. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) announced the details of their comprehensive, responsible and sustainable plan to fund Indiana’s roads and bridges over the next 20 years. 

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