Denny Zent

Denny Zent

Representative | District 51

Contact Information

Phone: 317-234-3827

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h51@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Devan Strebing

Phone: 317-232-9705

Email: devan.strebing@iga.in.gov

2016 Digest of Enactments

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope that it serves as a door to state government and a helpful source of information for our community. It is truly an honor to serve in the legislature on behalf of the people of House District 51, which includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

It is my goal to represent the concerns that are most important to our unique community. I have had the privileged opportunity to meet and hear the concerns of many people in our district. Of course, I always appreciate input from constituents on issues and legislation that affect our area, and your feedback helps guide my efforts in the Statehouse.

If you ever have any questions or comments, please get in touch with me by phone or email. Sharing your concerns will help me better represent you in the General Assembly.

Sincerely,

Denny Zent
State Representative
House District 51

Indiana House of Representatives: 2012-present

House District 51: Includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

Committees:

  • Local Government
  • Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
  • Public Health, Vice Chair

Statehouse Phone Number: 317-234-3827

Community Involvement:

  • American Legion
  • Angola Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association

Education:

  • Indiana University - B.S. 1975
  • Indiana University - D.D.S. 1979
  • IUPUI -  M.S.D. in Endodontics 1985

Occupation: Endodontist (performs root canals)

State Representative Denny Zent and his wife Wendy live in Angola. They have been married since 1970, and have two children (Karen and David) and seven grandchildren. Rep. Zent is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. As a legislator, his biggest priorities are jobs, education and taxpayer protection.

House District 51 includes large portions of LaGrange and Steuben counties in Northeast Indiana.

Zent: Gain experience by interning with the House of Representatives

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, September 29, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 29, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives are seeking interns for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April. 

Zent: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, August 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Two local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola). 

Zent to chair Public Safety and Military Affairs summer study committee

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) will be serving as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs

Zent earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, May 13, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.

Zent: LaGrange County farm family receives distinguished awards

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, March 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) congratulates the Talmage families from LaGrange County for their designation as Hoosier Homestead award recipients for 150 years of family farm ownership. 

Rep. Zent welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, March 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:

Rep. Zent's bill protecting foster parents heads to governor's desk

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, March 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – State Rep. Denny Zent's (R-Angola) bill protecting foster families in Indiana is headed to the governor’s desk.

Rep. Zent: Legislators pass bill that could save Hoosier lives.

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, February 29, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb 29, 2016) – The Indiana House of Representatives  and Senate unanimously supported a bill sponsored by State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) that would direct those who provide birthing services and prenatal care to distribute information about cord blood donation to pregnant Hoosiers.

Rep. Zent: Legislators aim to provide resources to military veterans and their families

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2016) — Indiana Senators recently voted in support of State Rep. Denny Zent’s (R-Angola) bill that would provide additional resources to military families.

Rep. Zent: House passes bill to support military spouses

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, February 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2016) —The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously voted today in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) that would expedite the issuance or renewal of professional licenses held by military spouses in Indiana.

Zent: House passes bill to protect our American heroes

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously voted in support of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) that would classify stolen valor as a Class A misdemeanor.

Zent's bill would provide protections to foster families

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2016) – The House of Representatives voted unanimously today to pass State Rep. Denny Zent’s (R-Angola) bill protecting foster families in Indiana. House Bill 1069 would allow the juvenile court and the Department of Child Services to issue protective and restraining orders against a person who is threatening the

Rep. Zent welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, January 29, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2016) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Christian Gerren, from Howe, attends Howe Military Academy; Lucas Neuerburg, from Shipshewana, attends Howe Military Academy; and Matthew McHugh, from Ashley, attends Angola High School. As a House page, these

Rep. Zent seeks to provide resources to military families

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan.26, 2016) – House members voted unanimously today in support of State Rep. Denny Zent’s (R-Angola) bill providing additional resources to military families. Zent said HB 1271 would require the Department of Child Services (DCS) to notify the United States Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program (FAP) if a child of an

Rep. Zent laces up sneakers to fight cancer

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) paired his sneakers with his suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness. “This is a great opportunity for lawmakers to unite in the fight against cancer,” Zent said. “It’s important to increase awareness, encourage healthy lifestyles and support

Rep. Zent named a 2015 Capitol Caregiver

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, January 11, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 11, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) was recently honored for his work with Indiana’s aging population and their caregivers. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recognized Zent for his contributions to the Caregiver, Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act and designated him as a 2015 Capitol Caregiver.

Rep. Zent presents Sagamore of the Wabash award

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, December 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 22, 2015) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Dave Goodwin, Ed.D, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital. The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of Indiana’s highest honors and is given to those Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the state and contributed

Rep. Zent: 2016 Page Program

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, December 21, 2015

Dear friend, The Indiana House of Representatives is calling all students ages 13 to 18 to experience a legislative session firsthand through its unique page program. As a House page, students will tour Gov. Mike Pence's office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate Chambers. They will also have the opportunity to join me during session and

State Rep. Zent presents Sagamore of the Wabash awards

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, December 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 4, 2015) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R- Angola), DDS, presented Sagamore of the Wabash awards to five dental board members for their longstanding efforts and contributions to the citizens of Indiana and the State Board of Dentistry. Award recipients included: Matthew I. Miller, DDS of Indianapolis; Richard T. Newton II, DDS of

Rep. Zent named vice chair of House Public Health Committee

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, November 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 19, 2015) – Today, House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced caucus leadership and committee chairmanship changes for the Indiana House of Representatives. State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) has been named vice chair of the House Public Health Committee. He has served on the committee since joining the House of

Rep. Zentís CARE Act ceremonially signed into law

Posted by: McKenzie Clift  | Monday, August 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE – Legislation authored by State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) to create the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act has been ceremonially signed into law by the governor. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, more than one million Hoosiers are caring for an aging parent or loved one. House Enrolled Act

Rep. Zentís legislation benefitting Hoosier veterans ceremoniously signed into law

Posted by: McKenzie Clift  | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) joined Governor Mike Pence at the Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne today for the ceremonial signing of legislation benefiting Hoosier veterans. Rep. Zent authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1456 and cosponsored Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 298 which both went into effect on July 1.

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

[r51] Rep. Zent congratulates local family on long-standing farm (8/5/2014)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Start Date: 8/5/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/5/2014STATEHOUSE- State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) congratulates the Burger family from LaGrange County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program

[r51] Veterans college program bill passes the House (2/20/2014)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Start Date: 2/20/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/20/2014STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 331, sponsored by State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) unanimously passed out of the Indiana House on Thursday. SB 331 establishes the Second Service for Veterans program, which encourages veterans to pursue a career in education in Indiana. “As

[r51] Rep. Zent supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/24/2014)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Start Date: 1/24/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/24/2014STATEHOUSE – State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday to participate in the Suits and Sneakers challenge to support the fight against cancer. The Suits and Sneakers challenge is an annual event sponsored by the

[r51] Rep. Zent responds to State of the State Address (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2014STATEHOUSE – “Governor Pence laid out critical agenda points that will impact policy discussions during the 2014 session. With so many common goals, we should be able to work side by side to serve Hoosiers and better Indiana.” “I am pleased that the Governor shares our

[r51] Honoring True American Heroes (11/11/2013)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Start Date: 11/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/11/2013STATEHOUSE – “Today, we find ourselves in a place of solemn commemoration. Veterans Day is about remembering and honoring anyone who has answered freedom's call to defend our great republic. As a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, I recognize that without the

[r51] Health Finance Commission makes recommendation on biosimilar drugs (10/28/2013)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Start Date: 10/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/28/2013STATEHOUSE —The Indiana Health Finance Commission voted to approve a recommendation regarding issues related to biosimilar drugs. The recommendation was approved with a 14-5 vote and will be presented to Indiana General Assembly this upcoming session. State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola)

[r51] Remembering 9/11/2001 (9/11/2013)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Start Date: 9/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/11/2013STATEHOUSE – It has been 12 years since the terrorist attacks took place on 9/11, a fateful day that changed our nation forever. We will always remember our nation’s heroes and their sacrifices on that day. It is not uncommon to hear stories from our family, friends and coworkers

[r51] Independence Day, more than fireworks (7/4/2013)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Start Date: 7/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/4/2013STATEHOUSE – The 4th of July is a time to celebrate what the United States of America is for each one of us. Our country was born out of the desire to create a government that works for the freedom of its citizens, providing all with the ability to choose their own path. Our nation began the

[r51] Rep. Zent appointed to veterans and health care summer study committees (6/20/2013)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Start Date: 6/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/20/2013 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) has been appointed to serve on the Indiana Veterans' Affairs Commission and the Health Finance Commission. “I feel very honored to be appointed to serve on these study committees,” said Rep. Zent. “As both a veteran

[r51] Rep. Zent’s Combat to College Bill signed into law (6/6/2013)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Start Date: 6/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/6/2013 STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) joined Governor Mike Pence at the Statehouse for a ceremonial signing of Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 115, a measure designed to help military veterans get into college. Rep. Zent co-sponsored the measure. SEA 115 requires state educational

[r51] Rep. Zent sees legislative success during first session (5/3/2013)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Start Date: 5/3/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/3/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE— The 2013 legislative session has concluded. State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) is pleased to see the success of three of his priority bills this session: Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 223, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1099 and HEA 1486. SEA 223 expands the

[r51] Toxicology legislation signed into law (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1458, which addresses Indiana State Department of Toxicology (ISDT) fees, was signed into law by Governor Pence today. State Representatives Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and Denny Zent (R-Angola) co-authored the measure. “The bill

[r51] Combat to college bill signed into law (4/10/2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Start Date: 4/10/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/10/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) was signed into law yesterday by Governor Pence. Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 115 requires state educational institutions that have at least 200 veteran students enrolled to establish a

[R51]Toxicology Bill headed to the Governor (3/28/2013 - 4/3/2013)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Start Date: 3/28/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 4/3/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1458, which deals with Indiana State Department of Toxicology (ISDT) fees, passed out of the Senate with a unanimous vote of 47-0. State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) authored the measure with State Representative Denny Zent

[R51]Tax relief for farmers signed into law (2/27/2013 - 4/4/2013)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Start Date: 2/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) assisting Hoosier farmers was signed into law today by Gov. Pence. This is the first piece of legislation to be signed in the 2013 legislative session. Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 319 was

[R51]Property tax legislation fast-tracked through the House (2/18/2013 - 4/3/2013)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Start Date: 2/18/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 4/3/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of legislation

[R51]Toxicology Bill passes the House (2/12/2013 - 4/3/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start Date: 2/12/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 4/3/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1458, which deals with Indiana State Department of Toxicology (ISDT) fees, passed out of the House with an 87-9 vote. State Representatives Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and Denny Zent (R-Angola) co-authored the measure, and it will now go to the

[R51]Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (2/4/2013 - 4/3/2013)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Start Date: 2/4/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 4/3/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) 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

[R51]Rep. Zent: First piece of legislation passes the House (1/24/2013 - 4/3/2013)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Date: 1/24/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 4/3/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) saw his first piece of legislation passed out of the House yesterday. Rep. Zent co-authored House Bill (HB) 1099 which deals with rules for physician assistants. “As a medical professional, I am very

[R51]House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/9/2013 - 4/3/2013)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Start Date: 1/9/2013 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 4/3/2013 End Time: 10:00 AM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Denny Zent (R-Angola) encourages local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to visit the Statehouse and witness a full day of legislative activity. “The

[R51]Rep. Zent Assigned to Three Important Committees (12/4/2012)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Start Date: 12/4/2012 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 12/4/2012 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) has been appointed to the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, the

[R51]Rep. Zent ready to serve Hoosiers (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 10:30 AMSTATEHOUSE –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

[r51] Rep. Dodge urges students to apply for House Republican Internship Program (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Dodge urges students to apply for House Republican Internship Program STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and

[r51] Rep. Dodge: Hoosiers at Work Benefit All (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Dodge: “Hoosiers at Work Benefit All” STATEHOUSE – The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked Rep. Dodge as having a perfect score pertaining to voting for legislation which creates jobs in Indiana.

[r51] Rep. Dodge's pro-military legislation recognized by Governor (5/16/2012)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Start Date: 5/16/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/16/2012 Governor Daniels holds ceremonial signing for bills STATEHOUSE— State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake), member of the Veterans’ Affairs and Public Safety Committee, co-authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1059, the Military Family Relief Fund, during the 2012

[r51] A continued commitment to Indiana lakes (4/6/2012)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Start Date: 4/6/2012End Date: 4/6/2012As many of you may know, my time as your state representative is coming to an end. After much consideration and thought, I have decided to not seek reelection for the upcoming term. During the past eight years I have made it one of my primary missions to conserve and protect Indiana lakes. I took particular interest

Rep. Dodge Speaks on Completion of 2012 Legislative Session (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012 All Day End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE— “I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish during the 2012 Legislative Session. I feel fortunate to end my duty as a state representative on such a high note. “We were able to focus on passing legislation this year that will directly impact the lives

[r51] Planning for the Future of Indiana Lakes (1/26/2012)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Start Date: 1/26/2012End Date: 1/26/2012 STATEHOUSE—State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) authored House Bill 1064, which extends the expiration date for the Lake Management Work Group for two years. The bill passed out of the House unanimously. During the 2011 Legislative Session the legislature voted to extend the work group for one

[r51] Rep. Dodge reacts to State of the State Address (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/10/2012STATEHOUSE— “I was privileged to attend such a historical State of the State address. Being able to see our governor deliver such a motivational speech that sets the tone for this state was inspiring. His commitment to expanding job growth in Indiana and further developing our economy are all goals

[r51] House Democrats silence Hoosier voices (1/4/2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start Date: 1/4/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/4/2012 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) and his House Republican colleagues came ready to get back to work today, however the majority of the House Democrats did not show up to do the work of the people. The majority of Democrats failed to attend the start of the 2012 legislative

[r51] Rep. Dodge vocal in Lake Management Work Group discussions (12/19/2011)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Start Date: 12/19/2011 All DayEnd Date: 12/19/2011 STATEHOUSE—State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) recently attended the Lake Management Work Group meeting where many pertinent lake related issues were discussed and reviewed. As part of this group, he works toward developing solutions for problems affecting Indiana lakes. Rep. Dodge is

[r51] Organization Day focuses on job creation (11/22/2011)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Start Date: 11/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 11/22/2011 STATEHOUSE —Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day to hear the House Speaker deliver a speech setting the tone for the upcoming legislative session. This year, Speaker Brian C. Bosma

[r51] Rep. Dodge: House accepting intern applications for the 2012 legislative session (9/1/2011)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Start Date: 9/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/1/2011

[r51] Rep. Dodge congratulates local family on receiving Hoosier Homestead award (8/10/2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start Date: 8/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2011 The farm has been owned by the Ridenour family since 1858 and was recognized for the lasting impact it has had in Steuben County. The program was instituted in 1976 and distinguishes eligible family farms for the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana. "I want to congratulate this family on

[r51] Rep. Dodge announces grant money going to Steuben County lakes (8/4/2011)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Start Date: 8/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/4/2011 The LARE program is a part of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Fish and Wildlife. The new LARE grants involve monies for biological and engineering projects, including design, diagnostic and engineering feasibility studies and construction. The projects involve 15 counties and were

[r51] Rep. Dodge optimistic about job development in Steuben County (7/21/2011)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Start Date: 7/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/21/2011 "This development makes me very optimistic about job growth and expansion in Steuben County," said Rep. Dodge. "The legislation that we enacted this year will hopefully continue to encourage more businesses like Solar Usage Now to develop and expand in our community." Some of the House bills that pertained to

[r51] Rep. Dodge studies health finance issues at first meeting (7/13/2011)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Start Date: 7/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/13/2011 At their first interim meeting the committee discussed the preparation and development of health care exchanges in Indiana as well as innovations in nursing home services and housing. The Health Finance Committee conducted its first interim meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Senate Chambers

[r51] Rep. Dodge named chairman of Lake Management Work Group (7/1/2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Start Date: 7/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/1/2011 Every year after the legislative session is completed; the Legislative Council meets to assign topics to study during the interim. They also establish new interim committees that examine specific issues. Rep. Dodge is assigned to the following committees: The Health Finance Commission is charged with studying

[r51] Rep. Dodge honored by The Indiana Wildlife Federation (6/28/2011)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Start Date: 6/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2011 This past session, Rep. Dodge introduced legislation that was supported by IWF to restrict the use of phosphorus lawn fertilizer. The legislation would require retailers to display educational materials explaining the connection between fertilizer containing phosphorus and water quality. Rep. Dodge serves as

[r51] Rep. Dodge Comments on Today's Session (2/22/2011)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Start Date: 2/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2011Please include the following statement from State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) in response to the Democrat's conduct at session on Tuesday, February 22nd: "We've had all day to do the people's work. It's too bad that not everyone was on the same page. These past two days we have had some great opportunity

[r51] Rep. Dodge Slams On the Brakes With His Bill (2/15/2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Start Date: 2/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2011 STATEHOUSE - Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) has authored a bill that would prohibit using compression breaks on vehicles without a break muffler. Rep. Dodge drafted House Bill 1099 in response to Hoosiers' concerns about the noise and nuisance created by compression breaks. The bill passed the House by a

[r51] Rep. Dodge Slams On the Brakes With His Bill (2/15/2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Start Date: 2/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2011

[r51] Rep. Dodge Supports House Bill 1082 (1/21/2011)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Start Date: 1/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2011 STATEHOUSE-House Bill 1082, authored by Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville), passed the House by a vote of 80-14. It would exempt off-road vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.) owned and operated for use by the state, municipalities and volunteer fire departments from registering with the DNR. All other off-road

[r51] Rep. Dodge Recognizes Fremont and Waterloo for Large Grant Awards (1/19/2011)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Start Date: 1/19/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/19/2011 STATEHOUSE -The Town of Fremont and the Town of Waterloo have been approved for federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Fremont has been granted $500,000 for downtown revitalization purposes. Waterloo has been granted $600,000 to improve sewer infrastructure. "I am pleased to see the federal

[r51] Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Ridge) Comments on the State of the State (1/11/2011)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Start Date: 1/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2011 Along with avoiding job-killing tax increases, I agree with Governor Daniels that we need to improve our education system by rewarding the quality teachers. This is a must in order to prepare our children for this competitive world."-30-

[r51] State Rep. Dick Dodge Sworn into Office Today (11/16/2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Start Date: 11/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 11/16/2010STATEHOUSE -Today marks Organization Day where all 100 members of the House, including 19 new State Representatives, were sworn in by Chief Justice Shepard. In what has been described as one of the most difficult legislative sessions to come, State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) and his fellow House

[r51] De Kalb County receives grant to update airport (8/31/2010)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Start Date: 8/31/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/31/2010 The $184,924 grant was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide funds to reimburse the county for land acquisition and an environmental assessment to extend the runway at the airport. "I applaud both groups for making this opportunity happen for De Kalb County, especially

[r51] New Website Allows Hoosiers to Report Suspected Meth Activity (8/13/2010)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Start Date: 8/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/13/2010 Using the IMIS website (www.in.gov/meth), retailers can upload data about pseudoephedrine (PE) sales to be analyzed by law enforcement for purchasing patterns. The general public may even submit tips about suspected meth activity. Local State Rep.s Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown), Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) and

[r51] Rep. Dodge Congratulates Recipients of Energy Efficient Grants (7/1/2010)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Start Date: 7/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/1/2010

[r51] Statement from Rep. Dick Dodge regarding Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment. (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010Please use the below statement from Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) regarding today's Supreme Court decision on the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment. "I am happy with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today. This is a great victory for the 2nd amendment. I have been a long-time supporter of gun owners'

[r51] Rep. Dodge: Good Fiscal Year End Considering Weak Economy (6/16/2010)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Start Date: 6/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/16/2010 "I am especially proud of all the Hoosier families that have been able to tighten their belts and fight through this weak economy." Income vs. Expenses This is an issue of income vs. expenditures, something that every household takes into consideration. For example, a family has $1,500 in monthly income and

[r51] Rep. Dodge Wins Legislator of The Year (6/10/2010)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Start Date: 6/10/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/10/2010 "This is quite an honor," says Rep. Dodge. "To be recognized for my public service by the ultimate public servants is extremely humbling. This is the best award I've received and probably can receive." Rep. Dodge serves as a member of the House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee and is a member

[r51] Rep. Dodge Raises Money for Indiana Lions Clubs International (5/21/2010)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Start Date: 5/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 5/21/2010 Wages that would normally be paid to ticket sale employees will be donated to the Indiana Lions Clubs International. "We have been doing this for years," said Rep. Dodge in reference to his Lions Clubs International members. "It has been very successful and we are pleased that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

[r51] Rep. Dick Dodge Column (4/29/2010)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Start Date: 4/29/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2010 What I really love about our community is all our natural resources and fresh water. We have hundreds of lakes, ponds, rivers and stream. I believe that we are all proud of the abundance of fresh water in our community, and we try to take excellent care of it. I love seeing Hoosiers and tourist in our region

[r51] Rep. Dodge Claims Victory for 2010 Legislative Session (3/13/2010)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start Date: 3/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/13/2010Rep. Dodge Claims Victory for 2010 Legislative Session STATEHOUSE - State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) claimed victory for the 2010 Legislative Session. Rep. Dodge assisted passing four bills, with his votes to which will do what is best for his local communities as well as all of Indiana. Rep.

[r51] Rep. Dodge's Bill Awaits to be Signed by Gov. Daniels (3/4/2010)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Start Date: 3/4/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2010 HB 1040 passed on the bill's last vote this session in the legislature and is ready to be signed by Gov. Daniels. The LMWG consists of 26 members: 4 state employees, 4 legislators, and 18 non-state employees. This group is responsible for lake policy studies, hearing public input, as well as overseeing and

[r51] Dodge's Column (2/26/2010)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Start Date: 2/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2010 IDEM's first responsibility is to protect human health and the environment. However, IDEM believes outdoor wood burning furnace are a good example of more efficient and renewable practices-especially as heating costs have risen. With more than 7,500 units in Indiana, IDEM wants to ensure Indiana's air

[r51] Rep. Dodge Supports Education Funding (2/25/2010)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Start Date: 2/25/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/25/2010 "Education is a top priority and supporting our schools through this tough economic time is the goal of this legislation," said State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake). "Funds are limited and teachers' jobs should not be put on the line. By transferring funds, this should lessen the burden and protect

[r51] Dodge's Column (2/22/2010)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Start Date: 2/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2010 Preventative antibiotics are given in lower doses to prevent common diseases, especially after stressful experiences such as weaning or transport. Antibiotics given for treatment are usually given in higher doses to treat a specific infection. It was found that animals given preventative doses tend to grow

[r51] Dodge's Column (2/1/2010)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Start Date: 2/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/1/2010 The business programs are dedicated to creating jobs and stimulate rural economies by providing financial backing for rural businesses. Loans, grants, and loan guarantees are available to any legally-organized entity, including cooperatives, partnerships, profit or non-profit entities. In 2009, the USDA

[r51] Statement on Gov. Daniels' State of the State address (1/19/2010)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Start Date: 1/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/19/2010

[r51] Statement on HJR1 (1/11/2010)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Start Date: 1/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2010Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to SenateSTATEHOUSE- State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) 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

[r51] Property Tax Caps Clear Major Hurdle (1/7/2010)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Start Date: 1/7/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/7/2010Property Tax Caps Clear Major HurdleRep. Dodge: Property tax caps one step closer to being on ballot 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

[r51] Rep. Dodge Presents ISBDC's EDGE Award to Local Business (1/6/2010)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Start Date: 1/6/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/6/2010Rep. Dodge Presents ISBDC's EDGE Award to Local Business STATEHOUSE - Today, Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) presented the Indiana Small Business Development Centers' (ISBDC) Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) award to USCOMBATGEAR.com. "It is great to have a businesses in the

[r51] Dodge's Column (12/1/2009)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Start Date: 12/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/1/2009 Our committee duty was to study and make recommendations concerning all matters relating to surface and ground water resources in Indiana. We studied everything from how our state uses the water to how we maintain the quality. The House Water Resources Study Committee had three extensive meetings with

[r51] Statement on FSSA and state's IBM contract (10/15/2009)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Start Date: 10/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/15/2009

[r51] The Effeect of the Tax Caps on Agricultural Property (9/30/2009)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Start Date: 9/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/30/2009

[r51] Rep. Dodge Assigned to Three Committees, Commissions (9/2/2009)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Start Date: 9/2/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/2/2009 Rep. Dodge was named to: nThe Water Resources Study Committee. This committee will study and make recommendations concerning Indiana's surface and ground water resources. Among the specific issues are the usage, quality and quantity of water resources, runoff water and maintaining the health of the state's

[r51] Dodge's Column (8/28/2009)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Start Date: 8/28/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/28/2009 The mission of the conference was to focus on issues that vastly impact our nation's heartland. It provides state legislators with exclusive resources and tools to better attack our public policy challenges. As a member, I am provided with access to information and research, opportunities for networking and

[r51] Rep. Dick Dodge Column (8/28/2009)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Start Date: 8/28/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/28/2009 The mission of the conference was to focus on issues that vastly impact our nation's heartland. It provides state legislators with exclusive resources and tools to better attack our public policy challenges. As a member, I am provided with access to information and research, opportunities for networking and

[r51] DeKalb County Roads Set for Resurfacing (7/9/2009)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Start Date: 7/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 7/9/2009STATEHOUSE - Bids are being placed and accepted for work on local roads in DeKalb County, state Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) said today. The work is for asphalt resurfacing on county and municipal roads. "I am pleased DeKalb County is receiving federal stimulus money to update our roads and doing it so

[r51] Rep. Dodge: Republicans Deliver a Pro-Taxpayer Budget Protecting Hoosiers (6/30/2009)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Start Date: 6/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/30/2009STATEHOUSE - Despite numerous compromises, Republican principles remain at the core of the newly adopted state budget, making it a pro-taxpayer, pro-education reform measure, state Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) said today. The House of Representatives approved the conference committee report on a two-year

[r51] Rep. Dodge: Angola Qualifies for $2.5 Million Grant (4/16/2009)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Start Date: 4/16/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2009 "This grant would contribute to modernizing Angola's wastewater treatment plant," said Rep. Dodge. "I am pleased the state recognizes Angola's needs and will, I hope, give the full qualified amount." The recovery act will distribute approximately $125 million to the Indiana State Revolving Fund. This fund

[r51] Bill Co-authored by Rep. Dodge Passes Senate (4/15/2009)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start Date: 4/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2009 Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) became aware of this problem and coauthored House Bill 1162. House Bill 1162 passed the Senate by a vote of 48-1. Most construction projects require permits from the Department of Environmental Management, but IDEM permits do not cover all environmental issues. Projects

[r51] Rep. Dodge: Disappointed by House Democrats' Performance (4/14/2009)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Start Date: 4/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2009STATEHOUSE - House Democrats are still ignoring SJR 1, said state Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake.) As time was running down Tuesday evening for the House of Representatives to vote on permanent property tax caps, Rep. Bill Davis (R-Portland) offered a motion that would have brought Senate Joint Resolution 1

[r51] Rep. Dodge: Federal Assistance for Damage Requested (4/8/2009)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Start Date: 4/8/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/8/2009STATEHOUSE - DeKalb County is one of 13 counties for which federal assistance has been requested because of recent storm damage, according to Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake). Gov. Mitch Daniels has asked for federal individual assistance for Hoosier counties suffering damage from the recent storms, tornados

[r51] Democrat April Fool's Joke: No Tax Caps This Year (4/1/2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Start Date: 4/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) and fellow House Republicans today challenged every House Democrat to call on Speaker Pat Bauer to allow a vote on permanent tax caps this session. As members of the House Republican Caucus gathered in front of the Caps Clock counting down the time left to act on

[r51] Many Hoosier Youth Will Have a More Productive Summer (3/31/2009)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Start Date: 3/31/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2009 The Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps will employ 2,000 young people from low-income families to spruce up state-owned parks, trails and natural habitats. The program will be run by the state, but funding comes from federal stimulus money. In House District 51, represented by Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant

[r51] The Effect of the Tap Caps on Agricultural Property (3/30/2009)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Start Date: 3/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2009 Many of you are familiar with the property tax caps - 1 percent for homesteads, 2 percent for rental property and agricultural land, and 3 percent for business and personal property - but I understand there are some misconceptions about how the caps work. For example, I have heard from some farmers who

[r51] The Effect of the Tax Caps on Agricultural Property (3/30/2009)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Start Date: 3/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2009 Many of you are familiar with the property tax caps - 1 percent for homesteads, 2 percent for rental property and agricultural land, and 3 percent for business and personal property - but I understand there are some misconceptions about how the caps work. For example, I have heard from some farmers who

[r51] Rep. Dodge Supports Expansion of Tuition Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients (3/26/2009)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start Date: 3/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/26/2009 Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) co-sponsored the bill in the House of Representatives. Last year, the Indiana General Assembly created a law allowing Purple Heart recipients who served active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, to apply for the tuition and fee exemption. Senate Bill 39 will expand those

[r51] Rep. Dodge Honors Indiana's Service Clubs (3/17/2009)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Start Date: 3/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/17/2009

[r51] Rep. Dodge Attends Indiana Rural Caucus (3/16/2009)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Start Date: 3/16/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2009Rep. Dodge Attends Indiana Rural Caucus (STATEHOUSE) March 16, 2009 - Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) was invited to and attended the 2009 Indiana Rural Caucus. The goal of the Rural Caucus is to understand, identify and promote rural issues and serve as a voice for Indiana rural communities. Indiana's

[r51] Rep. Dodge Receives Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2009 Small Business Champion Award (2/18/2009)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Start Date: 2/18/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2009Rep. Dodge Receives Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2009 Small Business Champion Award (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 18, 2009 - Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) was awarded the Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2009 Small Business Champion Award for his efforts towards small business advocacy and growth. "I am grateful

[r51] Dodge's Column (3/7/2008)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Start Date: 3/7/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/7/2008(STATEHOUSE) March 7, 2008 -When Indiana taxpayers send their children to school they expect results; they expect their children to receive an excellent education that they carry with them throughout their lives. Likewise, when Indiana taxpayers invest money into public education they again expect results; they

[r51] Republicans Join to Support Plan for HB 1001, SJR 1 (3/6/2008)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Start Date: 3/6/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/6/2008STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2008) - Senate and House Republicans joined together today to declare their agreement for a plan that gives Hoosiers immediate property tax relief and permanent property tax reform.The agreement, announced at a joint gathering of the two General Assembly Republican caucuses, gives taxpayers

[r51] Statement from Rep. Dick Dodge (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008SJR 1"In order to provide relief to taxpayers, we need to pass a plan that we know will work," said Rep. Dodge. "There is no data to reflect how taxing income will affect the state and the economy. I can't support a resolution, let alone amend the constitution without knowing what the ramifications will be."

[r51] Dodge Report (2/22/2008)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Start Date: 2/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2008Property taxes and illegal immigration are the top headline catchers this session, but they are not the only bills moving through the General Assembly. I serve on the House Public Health Committee, which has been debating a lead-poisoning prevention bill that has received lots of debate. The bill would

[r51] Rep. Dodge's Statement on Democrat procedural moves (2/21/2008)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Start Date: 2/21/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 19, 2008 - House Republicans were disappointed Thursday because the majority Democrats unreasonably denied them the opportunity to add amendments to Senate Bill 345, which contained measures dealing with incorrect classification of employees. House Democrats, who hold a 51-49 majority,

[r51] Dodge's Column (2/8/2008)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Start Date: 2/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/8/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 8, 2008 - Foreclosure has become a serious problem affecting a growing number of Homeowners. Nearly one in four Indiana homes are at risk of foreclosure. Across America, almost 1 million families are threatened with the loss of their homes each year, and nationwide the rate of foreclosure has

[r51] Dodge's Column (1/25/2008)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Start Date: 1/25/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/25/2008 One that hits close to home for northeastern Indiana residents is House Bill 1052. The bill would require any driver and passengers over the age of 15½ and who are involved in an accident to contact emergency personnel and render reasonable assistance if a victim is trapped in a vehicle. Current law

[r51] Rep. Dodge Responds to the State of the State Address (1/16/2008)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Start Date: 1/16/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/16/2008"I am pleased Gov. Daniels has come up with a plan, but I would like to see more local rule," said Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake). "The state is constantly handing down mandates controlling local government, but who knows better than local people what is best for their communities."

[r51] Rep. Dodge Seeks Students to Experience Statehouse Activity (1/15/2008)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Start Date: 1/15/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2008

[r51] Dodge's Column (1/11/2008)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Start Date: 1/11/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2008

[r51] House Republicans: Cut Now. Cap Forever. (1/10/2008)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Start Date: 1/10/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/10/2008STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2008) - Indiana House Republicans have a simple plan for the 2008 session: Solve the property tax crisis. These standards for success lead to that solution."I'm happy we are working on the property tax issue," said Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) "Hopefully we can do some restructuring

[r51] Rep. Dick Dodge Returns To Statehouse (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008 "Property taxes will be the focus of the 2008 legislative session," said Rep. Dodge. "I am optimistic that we will all work together in a bipartisan fashion to create a fair and permanent solution to our current property tax crisis." During the session, Rep. Dodge will sit as a member on three House legislative

[r51] New Plan to Give Thousands of Uninsured Hoosiers Quality Health Care (12/14/2007)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Start Date: 12/14/2007 All DayEnd Date: 12/14/2007(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. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) voted for the legislation creating this program during the 2007

[r51] House Republicans begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden (11/20/2007)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Start Date: 11/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/20/2007 (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 largely ceremonial affair, with members being sworn in and little business taking place,

[r51] Rep. Dodge Educates Area High Schools Students (10/22/2007)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Start Date: 10/22/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/22/2007 "Understanding all of the different levels of government can be confusing," said Rep. Dodge. "I have been speaking with area students, explaining the different components of state government and answering questions. I have really enjoyed meeting so many young people and hearing what they all have to say."

[r51] Representative Dodge's October Column (10/12/2007)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Start Date: 10/12/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2007Northern Indiana has an abundance of lakes, which are the source of numerous economic and social benefits. Several studies have been conducted successfully arguing that lake communities enjoy increased employment, higher property values and additional recreational opportunities for tourist and residents.

[r51] Dodge Report (8/29/2007)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Start Date: 8/29/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/29/2007 Over the years, government spending has grown to an unacceptable level, creating unbearable property tax rates for Hoosiers. I am sure that many of you are wondering where all of this money goes, so I have included a chart to give you a better perspective. As you can see, more than 99 percent of property

[r51] Representative Dodge Attends Midwest Legislative Conference (8/29/2007)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Start Date: 8/29/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/29/2007nd annual meeting of the Midwest Legislative Conference (MLC). The conference is being held August 26-29 to unite lawmakers from the Midwest to share information and exchange ideas to identify solutions to regional problems. Conference attendees are attending committee meetings focusing on agriculture and

[r51] Dodge Report (7/12/2007)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Start Date: 7/12/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/12/2007July is lakes appreciation month and as Northeastern Indiana residents we have a lot to appreciate. Lakes appreciation month is a time to celebrate our precious natural resources and to do something to protect them. The North American Lake Management Society sponsors the event. This is a celebration of North

[r51] Dodge Report (6/25/2007)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Start Date: 6/25/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/25/2007Gasoline prices continue to climb, dominating the media and causing many of us to take a second glance at our pocket books once we fill up. We are slowly experiencing a drop down from the $3 a gallon price, however many are still contacting my office and other leaders about getting assistance for those

[r51] Auto Dealerships to Offer Some BMV Functions (6/22/2007)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Start Date: 6/22/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/22/2007(Statehouse) June 22, 2007- In order to improve customer service at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) has worked with Governor Mitch Daniels and BMV Commissioner Ron Stiver to partner the state with Maxton Motors of Butler. The agreement will allow

[r51] Town of Ashley Receives $525, 000 Grant for Water Treatment Facility (5/31/2007)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Start Date: 5/31/2007 All DayEnd Date: 5/31/2007 "I commend the town of Ashley for their efforts to remedy this problem by applying for a CFF grant," said Rep. Dodge. "The funding provided by this grant will help to reduce the cost of the project and reduce the economic impact to the community." The town of Ashley's water treatment facility is in need of

[r51] Dodge Report (5/4/2007)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Start Date: 5/4/2007 All DayEnd Date: 5/4/2007The General Assembly adjourned the 2007 session just minutes before midnight on Sunday, April 29th. In the closing hours, several major pieces of legislation were sent to the Governor including the State budget and the Healthy Hoosier Plan.The General Assembly's deadline to adjourn session is midnight on April

[r51] Legislative Session Ends with Mixed Results (4/29/2007)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Start Date: 4/29/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2007(Statehouse) April 29, 2007- Late tonight, State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) and the Indiana General Assembly completed the 2007 legislative session. House Enrolled Act 1001, the state budget and HEA 1678, the Healthy Hoosier Plan, were sent to the Governor for approval. While the legislature

[r51] Dodge Report (4/16/2007)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Start Date: 4/16/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2007

[r51] Dodge Report (3/9/2007)

Friday, March 9, 2007

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Rep. Zent speaking with Rep. Wesco
Rep. Zent speaking on the House floor