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Friend: Supporting Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 26, 2017

Recently, I’ve had conversations with veterans and veteran groups in our community to ensure that our brave military men and women are fully supported during and after their service to our country. 

Burton: Road funding plan necessary to maintain Crossroads of America

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 26, 2017

Now that the 2017 legislative session has concluded, there’s a lot to reflect on. The General Assembly considered a variety of issues and ultimately sent Gov. Eric Holcomb 251 pieces of legislation to potentially sign into law. One of the biggest bills this session was the state’s long-term road funding plan. 

Bacon: Be safe. Think. Don't drink and drive.

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, May 26, 2017

I recently had the privilege to visit some of our local high schools to educate students on the importance of not drinking. I was joined by other community officials and Charles Brown, the father of Logan Brown who died in a crash involving a drunken driver. There were three topics covered including alcohol safety, not getting behind the wheel while intoxicated and Indiana’s alcohol laws.

Lucas: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, May 26, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour). 

Cook: Gov. Holcomb signs law helping animals trapped in hot vehicles

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, May 26, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed a law authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) providing some protections for people who rescue animals from hot cars. 

Governor signs Mayfield's bill helping reserve police officers into law

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) bill into law providing benefits to reserve police officers.

McNamara’s new law aims to build upon juvenile justice reforms

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s (R-Evansville) legislation which aims to help those who have been victimized by human trafficking and give local communities the tools needed to address at-risk youth. “This law is a continuation of ongoing efforts to address juvenile

Rep. Judy: Bill increasing penalties for cyber criminals signed into law

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and State Sen. Andy Zay’s (R-Huntington) bill into law to increase penalties for cyber criminals. According to Judy, cyber criminals have increasingly been using ransomware, a malicious software that is designed to block access to

Arnold: Increasing support for veterans and law enforcement

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Members of the military and law enforcement officers diligently serve and protect our communities, state and nation. This session I supported legislation that will help these individuals receive benefits they have earned. 

Wesco: Gov. Holcomb signs law helping first responders

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed a new law authored by State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) focused on helping first responders. 

Ellington honors Phi Delta Kappa’s ties to Bloomington

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) — State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) honored Phi Delta Kappa International Wednesday with a resolution for its many contributions to the community for more than a century. Phi Delta Kappa International’s founding chapter was organized at Indiana University in 1906, serving graduate students and undergraduates in

Gov. Holcomb signs Cook’s bill notifying family members after tragic car accidents

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed a law authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) providing law enforcement officers with a new tool to more quickly notify emergency contacts after responding to a tragic car accident.  

Sullivan: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 24, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville). Sullivan supported legislation creating this scholarship program last year to help incentivize top-performing students to

Siegrist's new law helps boost Lafayette economy

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, May 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law a proposal sponsored by State Rep. Sally Siegrist (R-West Lafayette) incentivizing entrepreneurs in Lafayette to launch and grown their business. “Lafayette’s economy is thriving and growing, and helping new businesses succeed will help further our progress,”

May: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

Frizzell: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis).

DeVon: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).

Aylesworth: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron).

Arnold: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth). 

Karickhoff, VanNatter: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Reps. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo). Both representatives supported legislation creating this scholarship program last year to

Frye: Responsibly investing in Indiana’s infrastructure

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, May 19, 2017

Each year, hardworking Hoosiers spend roughly $500 on vehicle repairs due to poor roads. Based on years of data analysis and research, Indiana House Republicans this session developed a solution to maintain Indiana’s infrastructure. A bipartisan task force using expert analysis determined Indiana requires an average of $1.2 billion in additional

Cook: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, May 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). 

Ziemke shares sons’ fight with addiction at drug task force meeting

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, May 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2017) – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) and her sons, Sean and Connor Ryan, shared their family’s past struggles with drug addiction at a Thursday meeting of the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse. During their presentation, Sean and Connor gave personal testimony about overcoming heroin addiction and the effectiveness

Friend, Karickhoff honor local banker for service to ag community

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, May 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2017) — State Reps. Bill Friend (R-Macy) and Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) honored First Farmers Bank and Trust President and CEO Gene Miles for his contributions to the agricultural banking community with a resolution on Thursday.

Arnold: New laws protect Hoosier families and children

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Thursday, May 18, 2017

This session, I supported a number of new laws to enact policies and provide resources in the hopes of protecting Hoosiers throughout the state.

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