Douglas Gutwein

Douglas Gutwein

Representative | District 16

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9509

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h16@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Kelly Sweeney

Phone: 317-234-9290

Email: kelly.sweeney@iga.in.gov

As your state representative, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of District 16. I am committed to achieving our goals and making our area a great place to live and work. My top priorities include agriculture, education and economic development.

My website is a valuable tool, providing you with information about our state government and about House District 16. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am always open to any questions or concerns that you may have.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you. As we approach the next legislative session, I hope we can continue working together to lead Indiana toward a new direction of opportunity and prosperity.

Douglas Gutwein
State Representative
District 16

Indiana House of Representatives: 2008 - present

House District 16 Includes: All of Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties

Committees:

Employment, Labor and Pensions (Chairman)
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
Agriculture and Rural Development

Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone:

(800) 382-9841 (Statehouse)
(317) 232-9509 (Direct) 

Occupation: Small business owner

State Representative Douglas Gutwein was born and raised in Francesville.  After high school, he served in the United States Army for 3 years in both Frankfort, Germany and Vietnam. After his service, he was a city mail carrier in both Valparaiso and southern California.

He returned to Francesville in 1979 to run his brother’s company, which he then bought several years later.

In 1991, Rep. Gutwein was asked to sit on the Francesville town board.  He was voted president of the town board in 1992. Among the things the board accomplished were reform of zoning laws, a sewer system, a grant which doubled the size of our public library and the procurement of funding through the Build Indiana program. With those funds, the board was able to add on to the town hall, which increased space for town hall offices, the police department, the water and sewer department, the town trustee, the fire department and ambulance drivers’ living quarters.

Rep. Gutwein is a member of the American Legion.

He has been married to his wife, Mary Lew, for 34 years.  They have three children and six grandchildren.

House District 16 consists of large portions of Newton, Jasper and Pulaski counties and a small section of Starke County in northwestern Indiana.

Rep. Gutwein congratulates local families on long-standing farms

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) congratulates three local families on receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse.

Rep. Gutwein appointed as Chairman of Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, December 5, 2014

STATEHOUSE- House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments today for the 119th General Assembly.  Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election.

Rep. Gutwein sworn in, supports charity on Organization Day

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEHOUSE – Indiana legislators were sworn in Tuesday, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush. State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) was reelected to represent House District 16, which includes Pulaski county and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.

Rep. Gutwein congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) congratulates the Boezeman family of Jasper 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.

Rep. Gutwein appointed to two interim study committees

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, June 27, 2014

STATEHOUSE – “I am honored to be appointed to serve as chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs. In addition, I will also serve on the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor.

Legislation signed into law strengthens Indiana for veterans

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE — Several bills strengthening Indiana for Hoosier veterans were signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) championed two of these new laws and attended their ceremonial signings along with the Indiana National Guard Director of the Joint Staff Brian R. Copes and Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

Strengthening Indiana for Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, April 14, 2014

America’s legacy was built on the foundation created by our brave service men and women. Whether they defended our nation’s borders overseas or assisted Hoosiers during the harsh winter months, we need to do everything we can to make Indiana the best place for veterans to live, work and raise a family.

Chairman Gutwein applauds legislation signed into law

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, April 10, 2014

STATEHOUSE — Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Doug Gutwein (R-Franscesville) applauded the signing of House Enrolled Acts (HEAs) 1074 and 1075 into law. Chairman Gutwein attended the governor’s ceremonial signing along with House colleague and author of the legislation, State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland).

Rep. Gutwein applauds 2014 session accomplishments

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, March 13, 2014

STATEHOUSE – “The House Republicans worked hard this session, and in just two and a half months, we passed multiple bills to benefit Hoosier families. We focused on a handful of key concepts to make Indiana a stronger state, like approving highway construction projects that will create thousands of jobs, cutting red tape, better equipping our workforce and improving the quality of education. With the passage of these agenda bills, we delivered on our promises to make Indiana a better place for Hoosier to live, work and raise a family.

Local students serve as Indiana House pages

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 7, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) met with local students yesterday who served as Indiana House pages during the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse, experience a full day of legislative activity and meet their state representative.

Bipartisan backed bill aims to benefit National Guard

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 14, 2014

STATEHOUSE – Today, a bill intended to benefit active and reserve components of the Indiana National Guard passed unanimously out of the House and will now go to the Senate for further consideration. State Representative and Army Veteran Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) authored House Bill (HB) 1041 which aims to expedite the notarization process for certain military documents.

Rensselaer student places third in statewide essay competition

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Parrish, from Van Rensselaer Elementary School, placed third in this year’s fourth grade essay competition. On Statehood Day, as one of the four winners statewide, Elizabeth was able to invite her class to the State Library to celebrate Indiana’s 197th birthday.

Rep. Gutwein congratulates local families on longstanding farms

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, August 9, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) congratulates the Hitchings family from Jasper County, the White family from Pulaski County and the Seghetti family from Starke County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana State Fair recently.

Rep. Gutwein speaks to military kids at summer camp

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, July 25, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative and Army veteran Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) was invited to speak at a summer camp event hosted by Indiana Operation: Military Kids. Approximately 60 campers, whose parents, guardians or siblings were deployed, wounded or killed in action, gathered at the Dunes Learning Center to listen to Rep. Gutwein speak.

FRATCO honored as 2013 ‘Company to Watch’

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, July 22, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) is pleased to announce that FRATCO, Inc. was recognized as one of Indiana’s 2013 ‘Companies to Watch.’ Located in Francesville, the company joined 32 other Hoosier businesses that distinguished themselves as outstanding job-creators and competitors in Indiana’s marketplace.

Don’t miss the Jasper County Fair!

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tractor pulls, rodeos, and the smell of grilled burgers all signify that the Jasper County Fair is officially underway. Some of my earliest childhood memories come from the fair; watching livestock auctions, hearing live performances, and of course, eating the delicious food, but the two things I enjoy most are seeing the familiar faces and the sense of community that can be felt.

Rep. Gutwein receives summer study committee assignments

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, June 21, 2013

STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) to serve on the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee.

Oversight error corrected through veto override

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, June 12, 2013

STATEHOUSE – “By overriding the veto of HEA 1546, we have resolved a dire situation affecting Pulaski County taxpayers. Honest mistakes happen and what occurred in Pulaski County was the result of a human error. HEA 1546 was crafted to provide a solution to that mistake and by overriding the veto, the Legislature showed its continued commitment to do what is right for taxpayers.”

Huge strides made during legislative session

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, April 29, 2013

STATEHOUSE – With the legislative session over, many bills have passed out of the General Assembly which the governor has signed into law. State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) has worked on a number of those bills that positively impact the state.

House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Saturday, April 27, 2013

STATEHOUSE - Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Saturday morning, 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 generations, by focusing on fiscal integrity, job growth, and enhanced education opportunities for every Hoosier.

Rep. Gutwein attends Distinguished Hoosier Award ceremony

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, April 22, 2013

STATEHOUSE – Ralph Braun was honored by Governor Mike Pence with the Distinguished Hoosier Award at the Indiana Statehouse recently. State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) attended the award ceremony as well as Braun’s wife Melody who was there to receive the award.

Service remains unforgotten for Henryville heroes

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, April 15, 2013

STATEHOUSE – Legislation dealing with mobile disaster relief funding was signed into law today by Governor Mike Pence. Co-authored by state Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville), House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1325 will go into effect on July 1, 2013.

House budget strengthens Indiana’s legacy as the Crossroads of America

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, March 25, 2013

As I meet with my constituents across my district, I spend a considerable amount of time on the road. Having grown up in Northwest Indiana, I know the conditions they are in like the back on my hand and understand that they are overdue for repair.

Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 22, 2013

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) congratulates the William E. Moore family from Jasper County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

Services remain unforgotten for Henryville heroes

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Saturday, February 16, 2013

STATEHOUSE - House Bill (HB) 1325 authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and co-authored by Reps. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) passed unanimously out of the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee today. This bill will now go to the House floor providing an opportunity for the legislators to offer any amendments on it, known as the second reading.

Rep. Gutwein: Keeping Hoosiers employed is top priority

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

STATEHOUSE — House Republican Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee members for the Indiana House Republican caucus, and State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) has been selected to serve as the Chairman of Labor, Employment and Pensions Committee.

Rep. Gutwein focuses on jobs for 2013

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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.

Own Your American Dream

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

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. Gutwein given special designation by Ind. Chamber

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, July 16, 2012

STATEHOUSE – The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) as having a 90 percent when it comes to legislation creating jobs in Indiana. Rep. Gutwein was also recognized by the Chamber as a legislator who deserves special recognition for his “conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance”.

New law will extend assistance to military families

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, March 15, 2012

STATEHOUSE—In an effort to increase support for our servicemen and women, State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) co-authored legislation allowing Indiana’s military families to draw assistance for a longer period of time. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1059 was signed by Gov. Daniels today and will go into effect July 1, 2012.

Rep. Gutwein comments on Sine Die

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, March 12, 2012

STATEHOUSE—“I think we hit a few bumps at the beginning of session, but we stayed focused on getting the job done. We’ve worked on improving employment and education opportunities for Hoosiers and I’m proud of everything we’ve been able to do in the General Assembly.

Rep. Gutwein continues support for military

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 9, 2012

STATEHOUSE—State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville), co-authored a resolution that urges the Indiana General Assembly to fly the POW/MIA flag in both the House and Senate chambers. The resolution passed unanimously in the House and now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Democrats Walk Out on Word, Job and People of Indiana

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Please include the following statement from State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) in your coverage of the Democrats announcing their intention to not show up to do the people’s work:

Gutwein, House committee supports RTW

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

STATEHOUSE—State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville), Chairman of the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee, called for a vote on House Bill 1001, Employee’s Right to Work, Tuesday morning. The bill passed out of committee by a vote of 8-5 and now moves to the full House of Representatives for further discussion and vote.

Indiana House Seeking Interns for the 2012 Legislative Session

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, September 8, 2011

STATEHOUSE-Graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in state government and the legislative process are strongly encouraged to apply for the Indiana House of Representatives spring internship. All academic majors are accepted.

Rep. Gutwein ranked as a "pro-jobs" legislator

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, July 12, 2011

STATEHOUSE- The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis, ranking Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) as a pro-economy and pro-jobs legislator.

Rep. Gutwein appointed to Chair Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, July 8, 2011

STATEHOUSE-House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) to serve as the Chairman of the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee, as well as serving as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Driver Education.

Bill benefitting veterans moves to governor's desk

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, May 11, 2011

STATEHOUSE--State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) authored a bill that will make it easier for military veterans to vote and identify their veteran status. House Bill 1109, which addresses the veteran status on an individual's license, permit or identification card, was signed into law on Monday.

Rep. Gutwein comments on Sine Die

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, April 29, 2011

Please include the following statement from State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) in coverage of Sine Die.

Rep. Gutwein supports bill denying unemployment benefits for drug users

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

STATEHOUSE - During a late session Monday night, House Bill 1267, regarding drug testing and unemployment benefits, passed in the House by a unanimous vote.

House passes bill authored by Rep. Gutwein that gives recognition and benefits for veterans

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, January 20, 2011

STATEHOUSE-State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) authored House Bill 1109. The bill allows United States veterans to put their veteran status on their Indiana-issued identification card, drivers' license or permit.

Rep. Gutwein encourages youth to learn firsthand about legislation

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, December 17, 2010

STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) 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 come to the Statehouse to both interact and get a firsthand experience of what a full day is like involving legislative activity.

Rep. Gutwein Named to Serve on Three Committees

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, November 23, 2010

STATEHOUSE-Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) today as Chairman of the Employment, Labor and Pension Committee for the 117th Indiana General Assembly. Rep. Gutwein has served as a member on the House committee since 2008.

Gutwein Voices New Concerns over Census Budget Report

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, May 6, 2010

STATEHOUSE-Rep. Doug Gutwein today released a statement in response to the federal audit report revealing that frequent outages in a Census Bureau computer system. The audit revealed the outages are driving up costs and causing substantial amounts of overtime. Rep. Gutwein originally expressed discontent last month with the amount of federal funding seemingly wasted on promotional materials produced outside of the United States.

Gutwein's Signature Moves Cost-Saving Measure Forward

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 12, 2010

STATEHOUSE-State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville), the House Republican conferee to House Bill 1205, today signed the conference committee report and allowed the measure to come before the House for a vote. Today HB 1205 passed the House 86 to 0 and the Senate 49 to 1. The bill now advances to the governor's desk for final approval.

Gutwein Votes to Delay Huge Business Tax Increase

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 12, 2010

STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) today voted in support of Senate Bill 23, the measure that would delay the largest tax increase on employers in the state's history. SB 23 seeks to delay House Bill 1379 (from 2009), which passed the House last year without Rep. Gutwein's support.

Gutwein Statement on Governor Daniels' State of the State Address

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, January 20, 2010

STATEHOUSE-Please include the following statement from Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address:

Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 12, 2010

STATEHOUSE- Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) 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.

Property Tax Caps Clear Major Hurdle

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, January 8, 2010

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 sabotage passage of the caps. The property tax caps constitutional amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1), passed today on second reading unamended and will be eligible for third reading and final passage on Monday.

Rep. Gutwein Statement on HB1001

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, June 30, 2009

(STATEHOUSE)- Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) offered the following statement about today's passage of House Bill 1001, the budget bill:

Rep. Gutwein: Woodrow Wilson Fellows

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, May 13, 2009

STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Gutwein (R-Francesville) announced today that a Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship have been awarded to a resident of District 16. The 59 new teaching fellows begin work this summer on master's degrees to prepare for math and science teaching positions in the state's high-need urban and rural schools. They will teach in Indiana for at least three years.

Rep. Gutwein's Statement on the the State Budget and Unemployment Insurance

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, April 30, 2009

Please include the following statements from Rep. Gutwein in your coverage of legislative action on these issues:

Rep. Gutwein: Rensselaer Qualifies for $1.5 Million Stimulus Grant

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, April 16, 2009

STATEHOUSE - Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) today announced that Rensselaer qualifies for an estimated $1.5 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the Indiana Finance Authority to complete improvements to Rensselaer's wastewater system. This is one of the state's first stimulus water projects to be announced.

Rep. Gutwein: A Sad Tax Day for Hoosiers

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, April 15, 2009

STATEHOUSE - House Democrats ran out on permanent property tax relief today before the Caps Clock did, Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) said.

Rep. Gutwein: Governor Requests Federal Assistance for Fulton, Pulaski, Jasper, and White Counties

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, April 8, 2009

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2009) -Fulton, Pulaski, Jasper and White counties are among the 13 counties for which federal assistance has been requested because of recent storm damage, according to Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville).

Reps. Lehe and Gutwein Weigh In on the Effect of the Tax Caps on Agricultural Property

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, April 2, 2009

STATEHOUSE - Permanently capping property taxes is a top priority of House Republicans, and since last year, we have been working hard to amend the property tax caps into the Indiana Constitution.

Rep. Gutwein Honors Fallen State Trooper and Soldiers

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 27, 2009

This week, I had the opportunity to take part in two resolutions here at the Statehouse. The first, which I authored, memorialized Indiana State Police Trooper Daniel Roy Barrett by renaming, in his honor, the bridge one-half mile south of the intersection of State Road 110 and U.S. 31.

Rep. Gutwein Supports Expansion of Tuition Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, March 26, 2009

All Indiana Purple Heart recipients would be eligible for tuition and fee exemptions at state educational institutions if a bill passed unanimously today by the Indiana House of Representatives gains final approval by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Rep. Gutwein Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) 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.

Eligible Hoosiers to Receive Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extension

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, March 19, 2009

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2009) - As your state representatives for northern Indiana, we wanted to pass along this important announcement from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Hoosiers who have exhausted their state and federal unemployment benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of unemployment assistance.

Rep. Gutwein's Week In Review

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 13, 2009

Last week was slow at the Statehouse, except for one small development. Several of the original Kernan-Shepard recommendations were heard by the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee.

Rep. Gutwein's Midterm Review

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 6, 2009

We have reached the 2009 legislative session midpoint, and a lot has been happening. The surviving House and Senate legislation, ranging from the state budget to a bill on nutrition, will now face even more scrutiny and transformation on their way to potentially becoming law.

Rep Gutwein's Statement on the Passing of House Bill 1001

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, February 20, 2009

(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 20, 2009 - Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) offered the following statement about House Bill 1001, the budget bill:

Rep. Gutwein Responds to Your Concerns

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I was elected as state representative for the important task of representing your interests at the Statehouse. As a public servant, I need continual input from the people of District 16 as I seek to make the best decisions for the district and the state as a whole.

Rep. Gutwein Thanks Two Purdue Departments

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, February 11, 2009

(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 11, 2009 - State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) authored a resolution thanking Purdue University's Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department for its continued work in the area of drainage water management. House Resolution 10 also encourages organizations that assist Indiana farmers to inform them of the benefits of drainage water management systems.

Rep. Gutwein Comments On Governor's State of the State Address

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 13, 2009

State Representative Douglas Gutwein offered the following statement in response to Gov. Mitch Daniels' State of the State address:

Rep. Gutwein Invites Students to Serve as Pages

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 13, 2009

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 13, 2009 - State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) is offering opportunities for area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives. By serving as a House page, students are given a unique opportunity to view and participate in the day-to-day activities of the General Assembly.

Rep. Douglas Gutwein Returns To Statehouse

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, January 7, 2009

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 7, 2009 - Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville), along with his House colleagues, opened the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly today at the Statehouse. Rep. Gutwein starts the session with a number of goals that aim to control government spending and maintain high-quality services to Hoosier families.

[r16] Rep. Gutwein Joins Eight New Republican Members

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, November 18, 2008

STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) began his legislative career today as a new member of the 116th General Assembly during Organization Day ceremonies. Rep. Gutwein, one of eight new Republican members of the House, represents District 16.

Rep. Gutwein upset that property tax caps not considered in House

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, January 30, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 30, 2008 - Property tax reform in Indiana took a blow Tuesday night as House Democrats refused to hear House Joint Resolution 1, the bill containing constitutional property tax caps for homeowners, rental properties and businesses.

Gutwein Votes for Property Tax Relief, HB 1001 Passes House

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, January 24, 2008

(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. The bill now heads to the Indiana Senate.

Rep. Gutwein Proposes 2% Property Tax Cap for Agricultural Land

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 22, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 22, 2008 - State Rep. Eric A. Gutwein (R-Brookston) today offered an amendment that would cap farmers' property tax payments at 2 percent of their assessed value. The amendment was to Gov. Mitch Daniels' property tax plan. An amendment with the same language was adopted.

Rep. Gutwein Wants Hoosier Voices to be Heard

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 22, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 22, 2008 - Today, Rep. Eric A. Gutwein (R-Rensselaer) voted against a proposed amendment to House Bill 1001 authored by Rep. David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) that excludes school corporations from the referendum process for any projects that relate to classroom learning.

Guest Column: Rep. Gutwein Reflects on Governor's State of the State Address

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, January 18, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 18, 2008 - Gov. Mitch Daniels' State of the State address on Tuesday reflected on Indiana's successes in 2007 and the plan of action for this year. Throughout the address, we were all reminded how great it is to live in Indiana.

State Representative Gutwein Comments On Governor's State of the State Address

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 15, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 15, 2008 - "I am impressed with the governor's aggressive plan that seeks to reform the state's property tax crisis once and for all," said Rep. Gutwein. "His efforts are encouraging, and his plan has provided us with a great starting point. I hope we can work in a bipartisan manner to provide true property tax reform and relief to Hoosiers taxpayers."

Rep. Gutwein assists in flood relief drive

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, January 14, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) - In response to last week's floods, the Remington Disaster Relief Operation has been planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, near Wal-Mart and Wilco County Market in Rensselaer.

Rep. Eric A. Gutwein Begins Work at the Statehouse

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 8, 2008

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Rep. Eric A. Gutwein (R-Rensselaer), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Gutwein starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families.

Gutwein and House colleagues begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, November 20, 2007

(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - State Rep. Eric A. Gutwein (R- Rensselaer) and the legislators of the 115th Indiana General Assembly used Organization Day as the start of their efforts to ease Hoosier taxpayers' property tax burden with permanent and comprehensive reform.

Gutwein Votes to Eliminate Death Tax

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, January 25, 2007

(Statehouse) January 25, 2007 - Today, State Representative Eric A. Gutwein (Rensselaer) voted for House Bill 1027 Minority Committee Report, a measure that would have eliminated the Indiana Death Tax. The Report was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives, yet failed by a 48-51 vote.

Sorry... There are no items currently listed.