Christopher Judy

Christopher Judy

Representative | District 83

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9619

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h83@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Jessica Baker

Phone: 317-232-9805

Email: jessica.baker@iga.in.gov

2016 Digest of Enactments

It is a privilege to represent House District 83, which includes portions of Whitley and Allen counties, in the Indiana House of Representatives. As your voice at the Statehouse, I look forward to listening and working with you to make decisions that will strengthen our community and state.

Knowing what issues matter most to you and your family helps me represent you more effectively, so I encourage you to contact me with your thoughts and ideas on how to best improve northeast Indiana.

I know that we can make our community an even better place to live, work and raise a family as long as we work together. My contact information is listed on this page, and my door is always open. I hope to hear from you!

Sincerely, 

Christopher Judy
State Representative
House District 83  

Indiana House of Representatives: 2014 – present

House District 83: Portions of Whitley and Allen counties

Committees:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Natural Resources
  • Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone:

  • Toll-free Statehouse #: (800) 382-9841
  • Direct Line: (317) 232-9815

Occupation: Veterans Affairs Liaison for Lutheran Health Network

State Representative Christopher Judy joined the Indiana House of Representatives in September 2014.

Before joining the Legislature, Rep. Judy was born in Wabash, Ind. and spent most of his youth in Whitley County. He graduated from Manchester High School.

Rep. Judy is a decorated veteran of the Indiana National Guard and served in Iraq during 2008 as a combat medic.

Rep. Judy and his wife Alena live in Aboite Township and attend Christ Community Church. They have two daughters, Izabelle, age 12 and Savannah, age 4.

House District 83 is made up of most of Whitley County and a small portion of Allen County, along with part of the city of Fort Wayne.

Judy to serve on Public Safety summer study committee

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs. In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and identify potential legislation. “This past session we worked

Rep. Judy welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) – State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Khiala Judy, from Fort Wayne, attends Northrop High School; Izabelle Judy, from Fort Wayne, is a home-schooled student; Alayna Judy, from Fort Wayne, attends Northrop High School; Isaac Beam, from Columbia City,

Rep. Judy welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 3, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2016) – State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Alissa Jagger, from Columbia City, attends Eagle Tech Academy; Leah Bechtold, from Columbia City, attends Eagle Tech Academy; Hannah Hewson, from Fort Wayne, attends Homestead High School; Jenna Hewson, from Fort

Rep. Judy welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, January 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (JAN. 25, 2016)-State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: James Romano, from Columbia City, attends Canterbury School. Zakyre Vanstrom, from Fort Wayne, attends Homestead High School. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily

Judy encourages students to participate in the House Page Program

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, January 4, 2016

State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. Students 13 to 18 years old are offered the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour locations like the governor’s office,

Judy encourages students to participate in the House Page Program

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, January 4, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 4, 2016) – State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. Students 13 to 18 years old are offered the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour

Reps. Judy and Zent receive Distinguished Public Service Award

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

STATEHOUSE – During a recent awards ceremony, State Representatives Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and Denny Zent (R-Angola), along with other elected officials, received the American Legion, Department of Indiana’s Distinguished Public Service Award. Hosted by the Indiana American Legion, the awards were presented to Reps. Judy and Zent for

Rep. Judy congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, March 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) congratulates the Smith/Ferrell family from Whitley County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families who have owned and operated the same

Judy: Bill benefiting Hoosier veterans passes Indiana House

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) authored legislation to benefit Hoosier veterans. House Bill (HB) 1159 passed the Indiana House with a vote of 98-0. “Veterans sacrifice so much for our country, and despite the leadership experience and expertise that comes with military service, many are still struggling to

Judy: Navigating the General Assembly

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, January 23, 2015

As a first time legislator, navigating the Indiana General Assembly and the legislative process is like taking your family on vacation for the first time. It can be a challenging undertaking but you know the reward will be great. However, before you embark on your adventure, preparation and planning is a critical first step. The same is true for lawmakers

Rep. Judy responds to Governor Pence's State of the State Address

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “As my first State of the State Address, this was a particularly exciting and historic event for me. I was encouraged that Governor Pence once again stressed the importance of passing honestly balanced budget and ensuring that we live within our means. While our economy is growing, we must continue to maintain our healthy reserves,

Judy: House Page Program now accepting applications

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “This program offers an outstanding opportunity for students to learn about

Rep. Judy eager to serve

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, December 5, 2014

Rep. Judy eager to serve STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced the committee assignments for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. State Representative Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) has been selected to serve on the Agriculture and Rural Development

Judy sworn in as State Representative for House District 83

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, September 22, 2014

Judy sworn in as State Representative for House District 83 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) was sworn in today by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson to serve House District 83. He will fulfill the remaining term of former State Rep. Kathy Heuer who resigned from her seat in August. Rep. Judy was joined

Rep. Heuer presents the Distinguished Hoosier Award (3/19/2014 - 3/20/2014)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Start Date: 3/19/2014 Start Time: 5:00 PM Monday, State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) honored Fort Wayne Metals business owners, Scott and Melissa Glaze and Alan Tio, President of Whitley County Economic Development Corporation with the Distinguished Hoosier Awards at the annual EDC’s Outlook event in Columbia City.

Rep. Heuer pleased with road funding figures

Friday, March 14, 2014

Start Date: 3/13/2014 Start Time: 11:00 PM State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) issued the following statement in response to House Bill (HB) 1002, which deals with road funding, passing the House of Representatives. “I am pleased that our agenda bill, House Bill 1002, passed. This bill will allow Indiana to leverage up to $1.6

Rep. Heuer's business efficiency bill passes in the Senate (2/27/2014)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Start Date: 2/27/2014 Start Time: 5:00 PM Today, House Bill (HB) 1198, which is an initiative to streamline government operations via a “one-stop-shop” website for businesses, passed unanimously in the Senate. State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Colombia City) authored the bill, which will now return to the House for concurrence due to

Rep. Heuer reacts to State of the State address

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 1/14/2014 “Last session Indiana took steps to focus on addressing the skills gap through the creation of the Indiana Career Council (ICC), chaired by the Governor Pence. I was pleased the Governor and I share the common goal of continuing to address this skills gap during the 2014

Rep. Heuer elected to leadership role with Women in Government (12/19/2013)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Start Date: 12/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 12/19/2013 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) was recently elected 2014 State Director with Women In Government by her fellow state legislative colleagues. The State Director’s help ascertain important issues in their states so that Women in

Heuer: Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 11/19/2013 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) was joined by legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to the Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse. “Special Olympics Indiana is honored to

Heuer: Training 2000 Program signed into law (6/4/2013)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Start Date: 6/4/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – Governor Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1170 into law today, authored by State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City), which promotes employee training and retraining. “Since we’re in the midst of a strong economic recovery, it is important for us to do all we can when

Heuer: Tax Exemptions for Research and Development (5/29/2013)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Start Date: 5/29/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE- State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) co-authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1545, dealing with various tax matters. This bill was signed into law by Governor Pence last week. “The provisions in this bill are beneficial to Hoosier businesses across the state,” said Rep. Heuer.

Heuer: House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/26/2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Start Date: 4/26/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE - Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, which was released in October, centered on making Indiana a stronger state for future

Rep. Heuer urges Congress to repeal tax on medical devices (4/23/2013)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Start Date: 4/23/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE - House Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) authored House Concurrent Resolution 51, urging the United States Congress and President Obama to repeal the new federal excise tax on medical devices. The resolution passed out of the Senate today. “It is important for us as a state to stand up

Heuer: Training 2000 Program signed into law (4/19/2013)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Start Date: 4/19/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – Governor Mike Pence signed into law HEA (HEA) 1170 this week, authored by State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City), which promotes employee training and retraining. “Providing companies with the means to keep employee training up-to-date is essential to business growth,” said Rep.

Heuer: More assistance for “Hardest Hit” Hoosiers (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann held a press conference today with State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) regarding the expansion of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund. The U.S. Department of the Treasury identified Indiana as one of 18 states plus the District of Columbia, that had been most

Heuer: Local students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) congratulates Alison Mansfield of Homestead High School for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship today. The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding leadership skills, high academic performance and

Heuer: Whitko Art Students honored at Statehouse

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) honored Whitko High School students for their showing in the 43rd World Children’s Art Exhibition in the Republic of China, Tapei on the House floor today. Alicia Baxter, Rachel Hippensteel, Abby Marshall, and Jessica Zinsmeister were

Heuer: Business Expansion and Employee Retention for Hoosiers

Monday, April 1, 2013

Start Date: 4/1/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) authored legislation to promote employee retention through the Training 2000 Program. The bill passed through the Senate Monday with a 48-1 vote. “By making sure that businesses have proper resources to keep employee training up to date, Hoosier

Heuer: Local children battling Juvenile Myositis recognized at Statehouse

Monday, March 18, 2013

Start Date: 3/18/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) brought House Resolution 46 to the floor on Monday raising awareness for Juvenile Myositis, an autoimmune disease affecting nearly 17,000 children worldwide. Madeline Dean, Caroline and Katherine Alderfer, Marley Andrews and Joy Hedtke, all

Heuer: Local children battling Juvenile Myositis recognized at Statehouse

Monday, March 18, 2013

Start Date: 3/18/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) brought House Resolution 46 to the floor on Monday raising awareness for Juvenile Myositis, an autoimmune disease affecting nearly 17,000 children worldwide. Madeline Dean, Caroline and Katherine Alderfer, Marley Andrews and Joy Hedtke, all

Representative Heuer rises in support of House Budget

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Start Date: 2/26/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE –House Bill (HB) 1001, the biennial budget, passed today with a 68-28 vote. Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) supported the budget that is authored by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville). The House’s budget protects Hoosier taxpayers, preserves and enhances

Rep. Heuer commends Yum Yums Yogurt-U-Make LLC on receiving EDGE Award

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Start Date: 2/13/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE— State Representative Kathy Heuer (R- Columbia City) commended Yum Yums Yogurt-U-Make for receiving a 2013 Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) award. The EDGE awards are hosted by the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) and were presented Wednesday,

Heuer: Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Start Date: 1/30/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, last year 35,000 Hoosiers

Heuer: Medical Equipment Sales Tax Exemption Moves Out of the House

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Date: 1/24/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE – Representative Kathy Heuer authored House Bill (HB) 1171, which expands the current Sales Tax exemption for certain tangible personal property purchased for research and development activities. The bill passed unanimously out of the House today. “It is my hope that the tax exemptions

Heuer: House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session

Friday, January 4, 2013

Start Date: 1/4/2013 All Day STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “Our page program provides a unique opportunity

Rep. Heuer appointed as Vice- Chair of Local Government

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Start Date: 12/4/2012 All Day STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) was appointed to three committees including one vice chairmanship. Committee chairmen and

Rep. Heuer eager to serve

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 All Day STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson. “Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at

Heuer: House Republicans release 2013 agenda

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Date: 10/4/2012 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE- Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), joined by a dozen of his House Republican colleagues, announced the House Republican Agenda today which focuses on making Indiana a stronger state for future generations.

Rep. Heuer urges college students to apply for 2013 House Republican legislative internship

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Start Date: 9/13/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 9/13/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended for those who would like to

Rep. Heuer: Local farms receive Hoosier Homestead Award

Monday, August 13, 2012

Start Date: 8/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 8/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) congratulates the Gray family and the Stout family from Noble County on receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay at the

Heuer: New Indiana laws part 4

Monday, July 23, 2012

Start Date: 7/23/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 7/23/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM Protecting the wallets of Hoosier families is something my colleagues and I take very seriously. This past legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly worked hard to pass legislation that would do just that. On July 1, many new laws went into effect that will

Heuer: New Indiana laws part 3

Monday, July 16, 2012

Start Date: 7/16/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 7/16/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM Education helps pave the way for bright futures and builds successful communities for generations to come. With that in mind, Hoosier students have always been and will continue to be a priority of mine. This past session, I supported several pieces of legislation

Heuer: I-69 exit changes

Friday, July 13, 2012

Start Date: 7/13/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 7/13/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM Due to the new construciton of I-69 in southern Indiana, there will be changes made to the I-69 exits in our area. Federal regulation requires all federal highways to be numbered from south to north. Therefore, the new Exit 0 will now be in Evansville, as opposed

Heuer: New Indiana laws part 2

Monday, July 9, 2012

Start Date: 7/9/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 7/9/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM Protecting the health of Hoosiers is a priority of mine and my colleagues in the Indiana General Assembly. This session, we took some very positive steps toward building a healthier Indiana. On July 1, Indiana put several new laws into effect regarding public health.

New Indiana laws - part 2 (7/9/2012)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Start Date: 7/9/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/9/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM On July 1, several new laws went into effect regarding public health. This was a popular topic of discussion this past legislative session, and it’s important for everyone to be aware of the changes Indiana is making. Among the list of public health legislation that was

Rep. Heuer: Women's Safety Seminar

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Start Date: 6/19/2012 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Date: 6/19/2012 End Time: 1:00 PM The Public Safety Academy in Fort Wayne is hosting an informative, thought-provoking interactive safety seminar for women ages 15 and older. WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.) WHERE: Public Safety Academy, 7602

Rep. Heuer: Teacher Appreciation Week (5/7/2012)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Start Date: 5/7/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/7/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Teaching is one of the most important occupations in our society. Teachers not only help our students learn to read and write but also leave long lasting impressions on our young people, helping them succeed in their education, careers and family lives. I want you

Rep. Heuer congratulates district schools on grant awards

Friday, April 20, 2012

Start Date: 4/20/2012 End Date: 4/20/2012 STATEHOUSE – It was announced today by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that Fort Wayne Community Schools are being awarded an Excellence in Performance Award grant of $1,600,000. East Noble School Corporation also received a grant of $287,136. State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City)

Rep. Heuer reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012 End Date: 3/10/2012 Allen County Noble County Whitley County Statement: Rep. Heuer reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session STATEHOUSE – “I am very pleased with all that has been accomplished by the General Assembly during this legislative session. The short session came to an end three days ahead of

Heuer: Indiana: the Nation's 23rd Right to Work State

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Start Date: 2/1/2012 End Date: 2/1/2012 Allen County Noble County Whitley County Indiana: the Nation’s 23rd Right to Work State STATEHOUSE – After over 40 hours of testimony, debate, and discussion over the past year House Bill (HB) 1001, Employee’s Right to Work passed the Indiana House of Representatives last week

Rep. Heuer: Planning for the Future of Indiana Lakes

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012 All Day End Date: 1/27/2012 Allen County Noble County Whitley County Rep. Heuer: Planning for the Future of Indiana Lakes Bill Passes House to Extend Lake Management Work Group STATEHOUSE—State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) co-authored House Bill 1064, which extends the expiration date for the

Heuer: Paging Opportunity for the 2012 Legislative Session

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All Day End Date: 1/3/2012 Allen County Noble County Whitley County Paging Opportunity for the 2012 Legislative Session Area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives are encouraged to sign up for the 2012 session. By serving as a House page, students are

Rep. Heuer: Hoosiers demand jobs and a stable economy

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All Day End Date: 1/3/2012 Allen County Noble County Whitley County Rep. Heuer: Hoosiers demand jobs and a stable economy STATEHOUSE —Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day to hear the House Speaker deliver a

[REP CAUCUS] Indiana House to Hit the Ground Running (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012End Date: 1/3/2012 Government Reduction, Military Family Relief, Mass Transit, Smoking Ban and Right to Work Scheduled STATEHOUSE – The Indiana House of Representatives will hear several key pieces of legislation the first two weeks of session. In years past, the House has frequently waited a few days or even weeks after the start

Heuer: Expanding Educational Opportunities

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All Day End Date: 4/15/2011 <![CDATA[ Increased Education Funding and Complete Extension of Full-Day Kindergarten to Every School in Indiana Please include the following statement from Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) in your coverage of today's announcement made by Speaker Bosma, Gov. Daniels and Senate President

Rep. Heuer's Venture Capital Tax Credit Bill Moves to the Senate

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Start Date: 3/24/2011 All Day End Date: 3/24/2011 <![CDATA[ Rep. Heuer's Venture Capital Tax Credit Bill Moves to the Senate Floor STATEHOUSE- Rep. Heuer's (R-Columbia City) bill to increase the amount of tax credits for investment available to qualified Indiana businesses passed out of Senate Committee on Commerce and Economic

Heuer: House Democrats Return Statement

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Start Date: 3/22/2011 All Day End Date: 3/22/2011 <![CDATA[ "I am glad that the House Democrats have returned to the Statehouse today. The Democrat walk-out which has lasted over five weeks has disrupted the legislative process in our state. Now that they have returned we can again focus on those issues that are important to our

Heuer: House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy

Friday, March 11, 2011

Start Date: 3/11/2011 All Day End Date: 3/11/2011 <![CDATA[ House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy We entered the 2011 General Assembly with a passion to serve and a commitment to make a difference. Voters put us in charge to focus on jobs, a balanced budget with no new taxes and education improvement. In November we took

Rep. Heuer Bill Passes House

Friday, February 18, 2011

Start Date: 2/18/2011 All Day End Date: 2/18/2011 <![CDATA[ Rep. Heuer's Venture Capital Tax Credit Bill Passes the House STATEHOUSE- Rep. Heuer's (R-Columbia City) bill to increase the amount of tax credits for investment available to qualified Indiana businesses passed yesterday by a vote of 96 to 0 and will now move to the Senate for

Rep. Heuer encourages youth to apply for Page Program

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Start Date: 12/21/2010 All Day End Date: 12/21/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers the chance for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse and get a firsthand experience

Heuer: 2011 Legislative Session Quickly Approaching

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Start Date: 11/16/2010 All Day End Date: 11/16/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE - All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including Rep. Kathleen Heuer(R-Columbia City) and 18 other newly elected members were sworn in on Organization Day today by Chief Justice Randall Shepard. "It's such an honor to represent House District 83,

Bell: Homestead Verification

Friday, April 16, 2010

Start Date: 4/16/2010 All Day End Date: 4/16/2010 <![CDATA[ This year you may receive an extra sheet of paper with your property tax bill. Do not be alarmed, it is the result of legislation that was enacted in 2009 through House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1344. Starting in 2010, HEA 1344 requires the tax statement to include a form that allows

Rep. Matt Bell Holds 100% Voting Record

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Start Date: 4/8/2010 All Day End Date: 4/8/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) was acknowledged with a 100 percent voting record during the 2010 legislative session. The House of Representatives cast 279 votes throughout this year's session. "I do not travel to Indianapolis just to say that I am here," Rep. Bell said. "I

Bell: Students Show Brilliance at State Science and Engineering Fair

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Start Date: 3/30/2010 All Day End Date: 3/30/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE-Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) would like to congratulate several local students on their accomplishments at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair (HSEF). Noah Mains, a sixth grade Ft. Wayne area homeschooled student, was awarded with the U.S. Air Force Award for

Bell: Whitley County Awarded for Going Green

Monday, March 29, 2010

Start Date: 3/29/2010 All Day End Date: 3/29/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE-Leaders from Whitley County attended an awards program with Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman to receive $46,763 in grant money for green initiatives. The award is part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) program. The EECGB is funded through the U.S.

Bell: Hoosiers Receive Sine Die Victory

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Start Date: 3/16/2010 All Day End Date: 3/16/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE-Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) worked up to the final minute today to pull out a victory for Hoosiers. Before session ended, also known as Sine Die, House members voted in favor of a tax delay for employers on their unemployment insurance premiums and school funding

Bell: Partisan Agenda Makes Senate Bill 23 Impossible to Support

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start Date: 3/1/2010 All Day End Date: 3/1/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- Numerous poison pills added to Senate Bill (SB) 23 weakened a positive amendment that would have repealed a tax increase on Hoosier employers passed last year by a party line vote in the House of Representatives. Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) could not in good faith support

Bell: Education Funds Need Flexibility

Friday, February 12, 2010

Start Date: 2/12/2010 All Day End Date: 2/12/2010 <![CDATA[ Over the past year, we have endured the worst economic climate in recent history. Unfortunately, state revenue continues to decline so Gov. Mitch Daniels has taken several extraordinary measures to keep Indiana above water. The governor has ordered 20 percent cuts by all

Bell: How Does A Bill Become A Law?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Start Date: 1/25/2010 All Day End Date: 1/25/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- The first two weeks of the legislative session have been eventful and fast paced. Important legislation on property tax caps has passed through the House and many other bills are in second and third readings. Often times you read about bills in committee or passing

Bell: State of State

Friday, January 22, 2010

Start Date: 1/22/2010 All Day End Date: 1/22/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- "In a time when many Americans are still hurting from the economic struggles of last year, Gov. Daniels continues working to make Indiana a place of prosperity and hope," Rep. Matt Bell said. "Job creation is the top priority for most Hoosiers and Gov. Daniels

Bell: Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All Day End Date: 1/12/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- Representative Matt Bell (R-Avilla) released the following statement today in response to the passage of HJR1, the constitutional amendment to permanently cap homeowner's property taxes. The measure passed the House by a vote of 75 to 23. "Today is a big day for

Bell: Property Tax Caps Clear Major Hurdle

Monday, January 11, 2010

Start Date: 1/11/2010 All Day End Date: 1/11/2010 <![CDATA[ Rep. Bell optimistic that caps will pass this session STATEHOUSE-Constitutionally protected property tax caps passed a significant hurdle today in the House of Representatives, in spite of House Democrats filing three amendments in an attempt to delay passage of the caps. The

Bell: Countdown: One Week Till Session

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Start Date: 1/5/2010 All Day End Date: 1/5/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE-As I finish up a very blessed Christmas with my family and prepare for the New Year, I am anxiously awaiting the start of a new legislative session. State legislators will reconvene on January 5, and I am looking forward to working diligently on your behalf in 2010. Will

Rep. Bell Prepares for "Short" Session

Monday, December 21, 2009

Start Date: 12/21/2009 All Day End Date: 12/21/2009 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- The 2010 legislative session is less than a month away, but legislators got a head start in the past two week with several committee meetings to discuss issues facing the 2010 session. Property tax caps, legislative ethics reform and delaying implementation of a

Bell: Permanent Property Tax Caps Must Pass Now

Monday, November 30, 2009

Start Date: 11/30/2009 All Day End Date: 11/30/2009 <![CDATA[ During the 2008 legislative session, I voted in favor of House Enrolled Act 1001, which enacted major property tax reform. During the same session, I also voted in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 1, which started the process of placing the property tax caps permanently in our

Rep. Bell Announces The Taxpayer Protection Plan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Start Date: 11/17/2009 All Day End Date: 11/17/2009 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- Rep. Matt Bell, along with his House Republican colleagues, today unveiled a 2010 legislative agenda with a focus on three key areas: protecting taxpayers' pocketbooks, growing and protecting jobs and enacting meaningful government reform. The 2010 legislative

Rep. Bell Announces Money Smart Fair

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Start Date: 10/28/2009 All Day End Date: 10/28/2009 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE - Money Smart Week Money Fair, a Purdue Extension Service event, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, and will be at the Abundant Life Church in Fort Wayne, state Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) said today. A tireless advocate for financial literacy and coauthor of House

Rep. Bell's Legislative Highlights

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Start Date: 7/15/2009 All Day End Date: 7/15/2009 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2009) - In addition to his work to help give Indiana a responsible two-year state budget, Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) was instrumental in several other new and important laws. Here is a brief look at some of the session's legislative highlights for Rep. Bell: HEA

Bell: Republican Resolve Led to Responsible Budget

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Start Date: 7/2/2009 All Day End Date: 7/2/2009 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2009) - As we near Independence Day, it is appropriate, in the aftermath of the General Assembly's debate and haggling over the state budget, to remember this would not have been possible without the courage and sacrifice of those who won our freedom. That courage

Bell: House Bill 1511 Gives Children More Support, Protection in Custody Cases

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Start Date: 4/30/2009 All Day End Date: 4/30/2009 <![CDATA[ House Bill 1511 Gives Children More Support, Protection in Custody Cases STATEHOUSE - Children involved in paternity cases would have more support and protection under House Bill 1511, co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). The House concurred with Senate changes this week and

Bell: House Bill 1581: Dollars and Sense For Hoosier Children

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Start Date: 4/30/2009 All Day End Date: 4/30/2009 <![CDATA[ House Bill 1581: Dollars and Sense for Hoosier Students STATEHOUSE - Hoosier students should approach adulthood better-equipped to handle their personal finances because of a bill co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). House Bill 1581, sent to Gov. Mitch Daniels, requires

Rep. Bell: Federal Assistance for Damage Requested

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Start Date: 4/8/2009 All Day End Date: 4/8/2009 <![CDATA[ Rep. Bell: Federal Assistance for Damage Requested STATEHOUSE - Allen, Noble and Whitley counties are among the 13 counties for which federal assistance has been requested because of recent storm damage, according to Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). Gov. Mitch Daniels has asked for

Rep. Bell Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All Day End Date: 3/24/2009 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) March 24, 2009 - Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) today joined the Indiana General Assembly in honoring the families of Indiana soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice defending their country, especially those fighting the war on terrorism. In a resolution, the Indiana

Rep. Bell Speaks to Indiana Grantmakers Alliance

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Start Date: 3/11/2009 All Day End Date: 3/11/2009 <![CDATA[ Rep. Matt Bell Speaks to Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (STATEHOUSE) March 11, 2009 - Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) discussed education policy, the economy and philanthropy with the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance during the group's first legislator-outreach event at the Statehouse. "It

Bell: House Passes Bill to Establish Financial Responsibility Courses in High Schools

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Start Date: 2/25/2009 All Day End Date: 2/25/2009 <![CDATA[ House Passes Bill to Establish Financial Responsibility Courses in High Schools (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 25, 2009 - The Indiana House of Representatives passed House Bill 1581 which would require both public and nonpublic high schools to have mandatory personal finance responsibility

Bell: House Passes Bill to Improve State Ethanol Production

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Start Date: 2/24/2009 All Day End Date: 2/24/2009 <![CDATA[ House Passes Bill to Improve State Ethanol Production (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 24, 2009 - The Indiana House of Representatives passed House Bill 1233, which would require the Regulatory Flexibility Committee to evaluate ethanol use and production in the state. "This is a bill that will

Bell: House Bill 1376 Passes in House Requiring Automotive Mobility Dealer Licensing

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Start Date: 2/17/2009 All Day End Date: 2/17/2009 <![CDATA[ House Bill 1376 Passes in House Requiring Automotive Mobility Dealer Licensing (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 17, 2009 - Hoosier handicapped drivers may soon have a better way to purchase vehicles for themselves. House Bill 1376, passed Tuesday by the Indiana House of Representatives with

Rep. Bell Honors Community Leaders at MLK Awards Celebration

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Start Date: 2/8/2009 All Day End Date: 2/8/2009 <![CDATA[ Rep. Bell Honors Community Leaders At MLK Holiday Celebration (STATEHOUSE) January 16, 2009 - Representative Matt Bell (R-Avilla) presented seven distinguished individuals with awards at the State's King Holiday Celebration and Educational Youth Summit at the Indiana State Museum

Rep. Bell's Column: Area Lakes Provide Endless Entertainment

Monday, June 2, 2008

Start Date: 6/2/2008 All Day End Date: 6/2/2008 <![CDATA[ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beaches, rivers and lakes are the No. 1 vacation choices for Americans, and each year we take more than 1.8 billion trips to go fishing, swimming, boating or to just relax around our favorite water destinations. Fortunately, those of us in northeastern Indiana

Rep. Bell to Appoint Bowhay Institute Participants

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Start Date: 4/15/2008 All Day End Date: 4/15/2008 <![CDATA[ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rep. Bell to Appoint Bowhay Institute Participants Bowhay Institute is a program that assists in the development of newer legislators (STATEHOUSE) April 15, 2008 - Rep. Matt Bell (R- Avilla) has been appointed to the Steering Committee for the Bowhay

Bell: House Passes Immediate Relief and Permanent Reform

Friday, March 14, 2008

Start Date: 3/14/2008 All Day End Date: 3/14/2008 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2008) - Hoosier taxpayers will see immediate property tax relief, and the process for permanent property tax reform has begun. The Indiana General Assembly created a property tax plan that includes most of the House Republicans' 10 Standards for Success. The

Bell's Bills Move to Governor's Desk

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Start Date: 3/5/2008 All Day End Date: 3/5/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) March 5, 2008 - Yesterday, the House concurred on several bills authored and co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) that will now move to the Governor's desk for his signature to become law. HOUSE BILL 1118: This is a complex bill dealing with alcohol regulations.

Rep. Matt Bell's Column

Monday, March 3, 2008

Start Date: 3/3/2008 All Day End Date: 3/3/2008 <![CDATA[ It is crunch time at the Statehouse. We are down to the final two weeks of the 2008 legislative session, the time when conference committees begin their work. This is the point when a bill has passed the House and Senate, but the chambers disagree about the exact language of the

Bell's Co-Sponsored Bills Pass Senate

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All Day End Date: 2/28/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 28, 2008 - Yesterday, the Senate approved several bills co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) that will update Indiana law. HOUSE BILL 1118: House Bill 1118 is a complex bill dealing with alcohol regulations. One of the main components of the bill is the

Bell: Senate OK's Bell's Bill to Create Youth Advisors

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Start Date: 2/26/2008 All Day End Date: 2/26/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 26, 2008 - The Indiana Senate today passed House Bill 1162, which would allow young people to become more involved in their local and state governments. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) is the author of the bill. House Bill 1162 would allow the presiding officer

Bell Votes for Feds to Take Action on Illegal Immigration

Monday, February 18, 2008

Start Date: 2/18/2008 All Day End Date: 2/18/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 18, 2008 - The House Public Policy Committee today passed Senate Bill 335, dealing with illegal immigration, with a 7-4 vote. Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) voted against the legislation. "Illegal immigration is a problem in Indiana and a problem nationally, and it

Rep. Bell's Column

Friday, February 15, 2008

Start Date: 2/15/2008 All Day End Date: 2/15/2008 <![CDATA[ "The reward of esteem, respect and gratitude (is) due," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "to those who devote their time and efforts to render the youths of every successive age fit governors for the next." Jefferson recognized that each new generation of young people would need to be

Bell: Senate Committee OK's Bell's Bill to Create Opportunities for Youth to Participate in Government

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Start Date: 2/13/2008 All Day End Date: 2/13/2008 <![CDATA[ Today, the Senate committee on Local Government and Elections unanimously passed House Bill 1162 that would allow young people to become more involved in their local and state government. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) is the author of the bill. House Bill 1162 would allow

Bell: Senate Committee OK's Bell's Bill to Create Opportunities for Youth to Participate in Government

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Start Date: 2/13/2008 All Day End Date: 2/13/2008 <![CDATA[ Today, the Senate committee on Local Government and Elections unanimously passed House Bill 1162 that would allow young people to become more involved in their local and state government. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) is the author of the bill. House Bill 1162 would allow

Bell: Senate Committee OK's Bell's Bill to Create Opportunities for Youth to Participate in Government

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Start Date: 2/13/2008 All Day End Date: 2/13/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 13, 2008 - Today, the Senate committee on Local Government and Elections unanimously passed House Bill 1162 that would allow young people to become more involved in their local and state government. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) is the author of the bill.

Rep. Bell Passed Bill to Require EMS Personnel to Receive Autism Training

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Date: 2/12/2008 All Day End Date: 2/12/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 12, 2008 - Emergency medical personnel would receive autism training under a bill passed today by the Indiana Senate. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) was a co-author of House Bill 1171, which passed the Senate by a 47-0 vote. "People with autism require special

Rep. Bell's Column

Friday, February 1, 2008

Start Date: 2/1/2008 All Day End Date: 2/1/2008 <![CDATA[ INDIANAPOLIS - We have reached the halfway point of the 2008 legislative session. This is the point when the bills switch houses and the committee process begins anew. This week, the House will begin to hear bills that have passed the Senate and vice versa. Property taxes are the

Bell's Bills Create Opportunities for Youth to Participate in Government, Extend Foster Care for Youth in Need

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Start Date: 1/30/2008 All Day End Date: 1/30/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Jan. 30, 2008 - The Indiana House of Representative passed two bills co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). House Bill 1290 deals with extending the age to which foster care may be received by a child, and House Bill 1162 allows the presiding officer of a city or

Rep. Bell Provides Small Businesses with an Additional Avenue for Earning Revenue

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Start Date: 1/29/2008 All Day End Date: 1/29/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Jan. 29, 2007 - The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday took steps to revise Indiana's gaming regulations by passing House Bill 1153, co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). House Bill 1153 authorizes the sale of raffles, pull tabs, punchboards and tip

Rep. Bell Updates Indiana's Alcohol Regulations

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Start Date: 1/29/2008 All Day End Date: 1/29/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Jan. 29, 2007 - The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday took steps to update Indiana's alcohol regulations by passing House Bill 1118, co-authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). House Bill 1118 is a complex bill dealing with alcohol regulations. One of the

Bell: Tax Relief Advances Out of the House

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All Day End Date: 1/24/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Jan. 24, 2008 - Hoosiers are a step closer to property tax relief after the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 1001 by a vote of 93-1. Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) voted for the bill, which now heads to the Indiana Senate. The bill contains

Rep. Bell Eager to Get Youth Involved in Local Government

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Start Date: 1/23/2008 All Day End Date: 1/23/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATHOUSE) Jan. 23, 2008 - Today, House Bill 1162 (HB 1162) authored by Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla), passed out of the House Local Government Committee with a vote of 11-1. HB 1162 allows a mayor to appoint an individual less than 18 years old to serve as an advisor to the city

Representative Bell Honored as a Small Business Champion

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Start Date: 1/22/2008 All Day End Date: 1/22/2008 <![CDATA[ (Statehouse) Jan. 22, 2008- State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) received the Small Business Champion Award today from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for his commitment to improving the economic climate for small businesses in Indiana. The award luncheon was held in conjunction with

Rep. Bell's Column

Friday, January 18, 2008

Start Date: 1/18/2008 All Day End Date: 1/18/2008 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE - The 2008 legislative session is under way, and bills are moving through committees as they always do in the beginning stage of the legislative process. I serve as the Ranking Minority Member of the House Public Policy Committee, and we have been hearing several

Rep. Bell Seeks Students to Experience Statehouse Activity

Monday, January 14, 2008

Start Date: 1/14/2008 All Day End Date: 1/14/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Jan. 14, 2008 - The legislative session is here, and state Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) would like students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers a page program, which allows students from across the state to experience

Bell: House Republicans: Cut Now. Cap Forever

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Start Date: 1/10/2008 All Day End Date: 1/10/2008 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2008) - Indiana House Republicans have a single focus for the 2008 session: Solve the property tax crisis. These standards for success lead to that solution. Hoosiers across the state have been devastated by exponential increases in property taxes on their

Rep. Matt Bell Returns To Statehouse

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All Day End Date: 1/8/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Bell starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families. "This session will

Bell: Gearing up for the 2008 legislative session

Friday, January 4, 2008

Start Date: 1/4/2008 All Day End Date: 1/4/2008 <![CDATA[ Things are gearing up at the Indiana Statehouse for the 115th General Assembly, where resolving the property taxes crisis is going to be the first priority for my colleagues and me. How the legislature decides to handle the problem will affect almost everyone, making it crucial that

Bell: New Plan to Give Thousands of Uninsured Hoosiers Quality Health Care

Friday, December 14, 2007

Start Date: 12/14/2007 All Day End Date: 12/14/2007 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Dec. 14, 2007 - The state will begin accepting completed applications for the new Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), which will provide health care for thousands of Hoosier adults, this month. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) voted for the legislation creating this program

Bell: Major Moves Coming to U.S. 24

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Start Date: 12/12/2007 All Day End Date: 12/12/2007 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Dec. 12, 2007 - Today, Gov. Mitch Daniels and State Rep. Randy Borror announced the widening of U.S. 24 and two diamond interchanges. The development is part of a $130 million Fort to Port project scheduled to begin next spring. "I would like to thank Rep. Borror

Bell: CollegeChoice Investment Plan

Friday, December 7, 2007

Start Date: 12/7/2007 All Day End Date: 12/7/2007 <![CDATA[ The holiday season is upon us, and many are searching for those perfect gifts for our loved ones, especially the children in our lives. While toys and electronics are popular choices, one gift that will benefit them for a lifetime is a college savings plan. On Jan. 1, 2007, a new

Bell: House Republicans begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Start Date: 11/20/2007 All Day End Date: 11/20/2007 <![CDATA[ House Republicans begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden (STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - House Republicans used Organization Day as the start of their efforts to ease Hoosier taxpayers' property tax burden with permanent and comprehensive reform. Organization Day is usually a

Rep. Bell Named to House Committee

Monday, November 19, 2007

Start Date: 11/19/2007 All Day End Date: 11/19/2007 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Nov. 19, 2007 - Tomorrow, during Organization Day activities, new House committee announcements will be made on the House floor. State Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) has been appointed ranking minority member of the Public Policy Committee by Republican Leader Brian C.

Bell: Organization Day

Friday, November 16, 2007

Start Date: 11/16/2007 All Day End Date: 11/16/2007 <![CDATA[ Things are gearing up at the Statehouse in preparation for the upcoming legislative session with an annual meeting, Legislative Organization Day. Traditionally, Organization Day is primarily ceremonial and includes events such as the swearing in of all 150 representatives and

Bell: Gov. Daniels Property Tax Plan

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Start Date: 11/1/2007 All Day End Date: 11/1/2007 <![CDATA[ For months, the debate about how to solve the property tax crisis has filled headlines across the state. A few proposals were discussed, but there wasn't a concrete plan for Hoosiers to embrace-until now. Last week, Governor Mitch Daniels announced his plan to provide

Bell: ISTEP moving back to the spring

Friday, October 12, 2007

Start Date: 10/12/2007 All Day End Date: 10/12/2007 <![CDATA[ Recently, Governor Daniels announced that ISTEP testing will be moving back to the spring. I believe this is the right choice for our children and it will provide parents and educators a better idea of what a child is learning during the school year. Currently, children are

Bell: Columbus Day Column

Monday, October 1, 2007

Start Date: 10/1/2007 All Day End Date: 10/1/2007 <![CDATA[ In today's global economy, we often take for granted our ability to buy and sell anything and everything on the Internet with people all over the world. While it is easy to trade worldwide now, in the 1400's it was much more difficult and dangerous. People still believed that the

Bell: Understanding Indiana's New Charity Gaming Laws

Friday, September 14, 2007

Start Date: 9/14/2007 All Day End Date: 9/14/2007 <![CDATA[ Recently, Indiana's charity gaming laws have undergone several changes creating some confusion. During the 2007 session, new legislation was passed to legitimize charity gaming practices and to make the law consistent. I understand that this can be quite confusing so I will do my

Bell: Column

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Start Date: 8/30/2007 All Day End Date: 8/30/2007 <![CDATA[ The bells have rung and school is back in session, leaving parents and children alike both apprehensive and excited about what the new school year will bring. As parents, it is our job to make the back-to-school transition as smooth as possible. Each year brings new and exciting

Bell: Column

Friday, August 17, 2007

Start Date: 8/17/2007 All Day End Date: 8/17/2007 <![CDATA[ All across the state, Hoosiers are calling for the repeal of property taxes. While I support the idea, before we can completely abolish property taxes, we must develop an alternative method to raise the revenue to fund schools, libraries, police, fire and other locally funded

Bell: Column

Friday, August 3, 2007

Start Date: 8/3/2007 All Day End Date: 8/3/2007 <![CDATA[ Property taxes have been the talk of just about every town for the past couple of months and many local homeowners have been contacting me to voice their concerns. I have been working with local and state officials to develop immediate property tax relief, so I want to take this

Bell: Column

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Start Date: 7/5/2007 All Day End Date: 7/5/2007 <![CDATA[ Property tax bills will soon be arriving in Northeastern Indiana mailboxes, leaving many Hoosier homeowners frustrated and confused. I recognize how complicated understanding the property tax system can be and I wanted to use my column to help alleviate any confusion. Below is a

Bell: Column

Monday, June 18, 2007

Start Date: 6/18/2007 All Day End Date: 6/18/2007 <![CDATA[ Each year, Hoosier homeowners fret the arrival of their dreaded property tax bills and this year is no different, especially with the media frenzy surrounding the chaos of the rebate checks. One change that has not received much publicity is Senate Enrolled Act 287 (SEA 287),

Bell: Column

Friday, June 1, 2007

Start Date: 6/1/2007 All Day End Date: 6/1/2007 <![CDATA[ Prices at the pump are continuing to rise, creating an immense burden for many Hoosiers. Many of you have contacted me but unfortunately, as a state representative, there is little I can do. While this is mainly a federal issue, there are five major factors that affect the

Bell: Column

Friday, May 18, 2007

Start Date: 5/18/2007 All Day End Date: 5/18/2007 <![CDATA[ Before session began, House Republicans traveled the state to share their vision for a better Indiana. Over the course of a couple months, we made several pledges to bring progress to Hoosiers. I am pleased to say that we were able to successfully pass many of these initiatives,
Rep. Judy and his family on Organization Day 2014
Rep. Judy with fellow legislators on the House Floor
Rep. Judy reviews legislation
Rep. Judy speaks for the first time on the House Floor
Rep. Judy working on legislation on the House Floor
Rep. Judy listens to discussions on legislation