Holli Sullivan

Holli Sullivan

Representative | District 78

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Phone: 317-232-9671

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h78@iga.in.gov

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Phone: 317-232-9693

Email: brandi.klingerman@iga.in.gov

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Welcome to my website! I am honored to serve House District 78 as your state representative.

My goal for the 2015 legislative session is to accurately represent the ideas and concerns of our community at the Statehouse. It is imperative that we work together to continue Indiana’s growth and improvement, so I encourage you to contact me with your thoughts on how we can make our state even better.

Please feel free to use the links on this site to learn more about state government and what I’m working on at the Statehouse. It is my hope that this site will serve as a valuable resource for southern Indiana, its residents and visitors to our communities.

If you are interested in receiving email newsletters from my office, please sign up with your email address on the left side of this page. The House is also active on social media. If that is something you’re interested in, I encourage you to interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

I look forward to working with you to keep our community one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.

Sincerely,

Holli Sullivan
State Representative
House District 78

Indiana House of Representatives: 2014 - Present

Committees:

  • Ways and Means
  • Roads and Transportation

Education: Industrial Engineering B.S., University of Missouri; Continued Education in Business Management, Lindenwood University

Occupation: Owner of Onward Consulting, LLC

Representative Holli Sullivan was caucused in as the representative for House District 78 at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session. She lives in Evansville with her husband Chad and their three children: Dalton, Savannah and Sawyer.

Before opening her own consulting firm in 2010, Rep. Sullivan worked in management at General Motors Corporation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana. She is a Board member of the Joint Workforce Investment Board and a member of Young Life Evansville. She is also a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service series.

Rep. Sullivan is focused on serving House District 78 to the best of her skill and ability.

House District 78 consists of portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in southwestern Indiana.

Recognizing Disability Awareness Month

Friday, March 20, 2015

The month of March is dedicated to bringing awareness and promoting independence, inclusion and integration of people who have disabilities in Indiana, known as Disability Awareness Month. The theme this year is “Love Where You Live” and in that spirit, I wanted to share with you how you can get involved.  

Vanderburgh County is blessed to be home to the Arc of Evansville, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities and empowers them to gain independence, build relationships and achieve their full potential. Throughout March, they are hosting multiple events in our community, and I encourage you to attend an upcoming “Giveback Day” where a local restaurant will donate 10 percent of their sales to this organization, supporting those with disabilities.

Rep. Sullivan works for Hoosier motorists

Monday, March 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has authored a bill to benefit taxpayers and Hoosier motorists. House Bill (HB) 1362 would extend the amount of time that Indiana is required to reissue license plates. The bill passed unanimously out of the Senate with a 48-1 vote.

“I was pleased to see HB 1362 receive such bipartisan support and pass out of the Senate,” said Rep. Sullivan. “This legislation will allow the state to save tax dollars which can then be passed onto consumers.”

Currently, license plates must be issued by the state every five years. If enacted, HB 1362 could extend the life cycle of license plates by up to 10 years, which could save the state on average around $10 million per year starting in July 2016.

HB 1362 gives the Bureau of Motor Vehicles the ability to set the license plate life cycle at no less than five years, but no more than 10 years. The bill does not change the exemptions for certain plates like municipal or commercial motor vehicles.

“With updated technology, license plates are able to withstand more and last longer,” said Rep. Sullivan. “This change would allow Indiana to keep the cost of license plates low while maintaining quality.”

HB 1362 now goes to the governor to be signed into law. To learn more about Rep. Sullivan, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com.

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Rep. Sullivan (R-Evansville) represents portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

Fostering economic development and supporting businesses

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 100 businesses on their best places to work list for 2015. I am proud to say that one of the businesses on this list is from House District 78! United Leasing, Inc. is one of 24 medium-sized companies that received this distinguished recognition and deserves to be acknowledged as a business that creates an exemplary environment for their employees to grow and thrive.

Join me for Family Day

Friday, February 27, 2015

I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a Family  Day at the Statehouse this session on Monday, March 23rd. I invite families from our local community to join me at our state's capital. This will be a great chance to experience the legislative process, hear from state leaders and learn about other student opportunities.  

Family Day will begin at 10 a.m. when families meet me and my staff beneath the rotunda in the Statehouse. We will start with a tour of the Statehouse and end in the House Chamber for pictures. At 11, the intern directors for the House will talk about the internship opportunities available with the House Republicans. There will be a lunch break from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. After lunch, there will be a tour of Auditor Crouch's office and Lt. Governor Ellspermann's office. At 1 p.m., there will be an opportunity for pictures on the Senate floor before session begins at 1:30 p.m. I encourage families to watch session from the House gallery. 

Families will be guided by myself or my staff throughout the entire day. There are a limited number of spaces available, so I encourage families who are interested in receiving more information or participating to contact my office by calling (317) 232 - 9671 or emailing ali.bartlett@iga.in.gov. If you are unable to attend on this day, I welcome families to contact my office to schedule a visit another day.  I look forward to seeing families from our community!

Rep. Sullivan applauds passage of honestly balanced budget

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE - “As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I was pleased to be a part of the team that helped craft our state’s biennial budget. This session, our top priority is to pass an honestly balanced budget without raising taxes on hardworking Hoosiers, and I am pleased our budget accomplishes that goal. The budget also builds on Indiana’s envious fiscal condition while supporting the Hoosier workforce and helping fund projects that benefit southwest Indiana like the Southern Indiana Regional Medical Center.”

Accomplishments made as mid-point of session nears

Monday, February 23, 2015

The legislative session is nearly halfway done, and I am proud of all that has been accomplished to improve our area of the state. I have worked diligently to serve our community and want to take this opportunity to discuss some of what has been accomplished so far.

Safety P.I.N. grant program passes out of House

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) authored House Bill (HB) 1004, creating the Safety P.I.N. (Protecting Indiana’s Newborns) grant program to combat infant mortality in Indiana. The bill was co-authored by House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) and State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) and passed unanimously out of the House today.

Saving our Hoosier children

Friday, February 6, 2015

There are many different views I bring to the table as a legislator. My experiences as a southwest Indiana citizen, engineer and mother are just a few of the roles that provide me with unique perspectives I use to evaluate the impact of legislation on my community and state. This session in particular I have used my passion as a mother to address Indiana’s devastating infant mortality rate through House Bill 1004.

Southern Indiana legislators participate in Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Scott  | Friday, January 30, 2015

STATEHOUSE –Members of the General Assembly, including local lawmakers and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012, 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words “you have

Rep. Sullivan works for Hoosier motorists

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has authored a bill to benefit taxpayers and Hoosier motorists. House Bill (HB) 1362 would extend the amount of time that Indiana is required to reissue license plates. The bill passed unanimously out of the House.

Saving taxpayer dollars with innovative solutions

Friday, January 23, 2015

This week, House Bill (HB) 1362 passed out of the Roads and Transportation Committee with unanimous support. If enacted, this bill would extend the amount of time by up to five years that Hoosiers would be required to replace their license plates, excluding trucks. By extending the life cycling by up to 10 years, the state could save on average around $10 million per year starting in July 2016.

The bill now moves on to second reading where members of the full Indiana House will have the opportunity to discuss, debate and offer their amendments on this legislation. You can also learn about HB 1362 and follow it through the legislative process by clicking here.

Today, more people are using social media as a means to access information. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @RepSullivanHD78 to learn about what I am up to at the statehouse as well as happenings in our community.

I'm very excited about the launch of the Indiana House Republicans new, user-friendly website. Click here to view my page where you will find my biography, a downloadable headshot, constituent resources and how to sign up for my e-newsletters.

A Summary of Indiana’s Budget Process

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As an engineer, I enjoy analyzing data and looking for innovative solutions. That is one reason I was pleased to be assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee which is tasked with reviewing our state’s finances and funding our constituents’ priorities while remaining fiscally responsible. Education, economic development and transportation infrastructure are a few of this session’s priorities, but the most important priority is to pass an honestly balanced budget without increasing taxes on hardworking Hoosiers. By continuing to live within our means, we will secure our economy for future generations.

Helping students financially prepare for college

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has launched their "Cash for College" campaign website. This website provides several links to help students financially prepare for higher education.

This Cash for College site allows students to compare college costs, factoring in financial aid, using the Indiana College Costs Estimator and the Indiana State Award Estimator. If students are interested in creating a college savings plan, the site also provides resources along with a step-by-step guide to make that process easier.

Students wanting information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form can find answers to FAQs like when is the application deadline and what forms need to be filled out. Click here for more information about the Cash for College campaign.

This is a great resource to help Hoosiers better prepare for the cost of a higher education. I encourage those interested in pursuing a higher education to read through each of the resources provided by Learn More Indiana.

[r78] NEWS: House Page Program now accepting applications

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R–Evansville) 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.

[r78] NEWS: Rep. Sullivan eager to serve (12/3/2014)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Start Date: 12/3/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/3/2014Rep. Sullivan eager to serve STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has

[r78] NEWS: Rep. Sullivan eager to serve (12/3/2014)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Start Date: 12/3/2014 Start Time: 3:30 PMEnd Date: 12/3/2014 End Time: 3:30 PMRep. Sullivan eager to serve STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. State Representative Holli Sullivan

[r78] NEWS: Rep. Sullivan supports charity, sworn in on Organization Day (11/18/2014)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Start Date: 11/18/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/18/2014Rep. Sullivan supports charity, sworn in on Organization Day STATEHOUSE – At the Statehouse, State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was sworn into office on Organization Day, which marks the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. Rep. Sullivan was elected to

[r78] NEWS: Rep. Sullivan unveils 2015 Legislative Agenda (10/17/2014)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Start Date: 10/17/2014 Start Time: 3:00 PMEnd Date: 10/17/2014 End Time: 3:00 PMRep. Sullivan unveils 2015 Legislative Agenda STATEHOUSE - State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) along with Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and members of the House Republican Caucus unveiled the 2015 House Republican Legislative Agenda. They

[r78] NEWS: Rep. Sullivan announces internship opportunity (10/10/2014)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Start Date: 10/10/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/10/2014Rep. Sullivan announces internship opportunity STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R–Evansville) encourages college students and recent graduates to apply for the 2015 Legislative Session Internship with the Indiana House of Representatives. “I am excited to

[r78] STATEMENT: Rep. Sullivan responds to Governor Pence's visit to Oak Hill Elementary (8/21/2014)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Start Date: 8/21/2014 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 8/21/2014 End Time: 9:00 AMNote to the Editor: Please include the following statement from State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) in your coverage of Governor Mike Pence’s visit to Vanderburgh County. Rep. Sullivan responds to Governor Pence's visit to Oak Hill Elementary STATEHOUSE

[r78] STATEMENT: Rep. Sullivan responds to preschool pilot program announcement (7/23/2014)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Start Date: 7/23/2014 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 7/23/2014 End Time: 8:30 AMRep. Sullivan responds to preschool pilot program announcement NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) in your coverage of Gov. Pence’s announcement that Vanderburgh County has been selected for the preschool

[r78] NEWS: Rep. Sullivan appointed to first interim committee (6/27/2014)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Start Date: 6/27/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/27/2014Rep. Sullivan appointed to first interim committee EDITOR’S NOTE: Please include the following statement from State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) in response to the 2014 Interim Committee Assignment announcement. STATEHOUSE – “I am excited to begin another first

[r78] Rep. Sullivan excited for new regional Medical School (4/11/2014)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Start Date: 4/11/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/11/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMRep. Sullivan excited for new regional IU Medical School STATEHOUSE - “I am extremely pleased that Indiana University has chosen to build a multi-institutional health sciences campus in downtown Evansville. This regional IU Medical School will provide a wonderful

[r78] Rep. Sullivan's first bill signed by Gov. Pence (4/3/2014)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Start Date: 4/3/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 4/3/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Sullivan’s first bill signed by Gov. Pence STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1286 authored by State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was signed into law by Governor Pence. HEA 1286 requires the Indiana Department of Transportation

Rep. Sullivan's first bill passes out of both chambers (2/25/2014)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Start Date: 2/25/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 2/25/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1286 authored by State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has now passed out of both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly. HB 1286 requires the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the Bureau of Motor

Rep. Sullivan's first bill passes out of the House (1/28/2014)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Start Date: 1/28/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/28/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1286 authored by State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) passed out of the House today with a unanimous vote and will now go to the Senate further discussion. HB 1286 requires the Indiana Department of Transportation

Rep. Sullivan supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/23/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday in support of the Suits and Sneakers challenge to help raise awareness about cancer and the importance that nutrition and

[78] Rep. Sullivan's first bill passes out of committee (1/22/2014)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Start Date: 1/22/2014 Start Time: 2:00 PMEnd Date: 1/22/2014 End Time: 2:00 PM STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1286 authored by State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) passed out of the Roads and Transportation Committee today with a unanimous vote and will now go to the full House for further discussion. HB 1286 requires the Indiana

Rep. Sullivan congratulates ExceptionalSheets.com (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/14/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) is pleased to honor ExceptionalSheets.com with an Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award presented by Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor, Sue Ellspermann. The EDGE

Rep. Sullivan responds to State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/14/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Please include the following statement from State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) in response to Governor Pence’s State of the State address: “I applaud Governor Pence, who shared many of the same concerns my colleagues and I have

[r78] Sullivan sworn in as State Representative for House District 78 (1/7/2014)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Start Date: 1/7/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 1/7/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was sworn in today by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa to serve House District 78. She will fulfill the remaining term of former State Rep. Suzanne Crouch who resigned from her seat earlier this month to

[r78] A Fond Farewell (12/31/2013)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Start Date: 12/31/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 12/31/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMEffective Thursday, Jan. 2, I will become the new Auditor of the State of Indiana. While I look forward to beginning this new chapter in my life, I cannot help but feel a little nostalgic thinking back on the last eight years as your state representative. The General Assembly

[r78] State Representative Suzanne Crouch appointed as State Auditor (12/16/2013)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Start Date: 12/16/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 12/16/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) was appointed as the State Auditor today by Governor Mike Pence. After serving House District 78 for 8 years, Rep. Crouch has submitted her letter of resignation effective Jan. 1, 2014 in order to serve in

[r78] Organization Day charity focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) joined House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to the Special Olympics of Indiana Tuesday at the

[r78] These signs - they're a changin' (11/15/2013)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Start Date: 11/15/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/15/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Indiana’s motto “The Crossroads of America” has an interesting past with a tie directly to our community. As you could easily guess, the meaning behind the slogan comes from the fact that Indiana is a connector for many interstate highways crossing the

[r78] Campuses Across the Country (11/1/2013)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Start Date: 11/1/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/1/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Students in southern Indiana looking to get an advanced degree in medicine heard some pretty exciting news recently. You may have already heard that four local universities revealed their intent to expand medical education opportunities for students by participating in a new

[r78] Women in Office (10/18/2013)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Start Date: 10/18/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/18/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Recently, I was asked to speak at a luncheon to share how I got started in politics, along with my experience as a woman in an elected office. Formulating what to say was interesting because I typically don’t stop to think about gender in the House very often. I actually

[r78] Fight back, wear Pink (10/4/2013)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Start Date: 10/4/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/4/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Whether or not you like the color pink, it is a pretty big deal during the month of October. Pink is the official color of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), a time dedicated to increasing awareness of this prevalent disease. NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a

[r78] Healthy, Happy Hoosiers (9/20/2013)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Start Date: 9/20/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 9/20/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Most of my favorite memories from childhood include some form of exercise – jumping rope, climbing a tree, playing tag, etc. I never thought of it as a work out though. It was my form of entertainment, how I used my energy. Times have changed since then, and physical

[r78] What does Indiana mean to you? (9/6/2013)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Start Date: 9/6/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 9/6/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM On Dec. 11, 1816, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state to join the union, making this year our state’s 197th birthday. Knowing Indiana’s history is important for a multitude of reasons because it allows us to truly understand the significance of our rich past and

[r78] Rep. Crouch attends Scooter Summit (9/5/2013)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Start Date: 9/5/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 9/5/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) attended the scooter summit in Indianapolis today hosted by American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) of Indiana. “This is an issue that has come up again and again in our community,” said

[r78] Rep. Crouch supports new drug abuse prevention website, awareness campaign (8/27/2013)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Start Date: 8/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) spoke yesterday at a press conference highlighting a new prescription drug abuse awareness campaign and website from Attorney General Zoeller’s office. “Prescription drug abuse is a serious

[r78] Never too Early (8/23/2013)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Start Date: 8/23/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/23/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM It has been a hectic but enjoyable summer with all of the fairs, festivals, meetings and family gatherings. The end of August is in sight, school has started and the activities just keep coming. With Labor Day approaching quickly, I’m sure many people will be looking to

[r78] Rep. Crouch receives Champion of Small Business Award (8/20/2013)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Start Date: 8/20/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/20/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) was honored last week with a Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital. Rep. Crouch and 24 legislators and officials from across the nation were recognized for their leadership

[r78] Do the laws need changed? (8/9/2013)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Start Date: 8/9/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/9/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM A recent article in the Evansville Courier & Press caught my attention. Entitled “Crash Rash,” the story highlights several accidents involving motorized scooters, or mopeds, the injuries and blood alcohol content of those involved and the perceived need to create

[r78] A small thank you (7/25/2013)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Start Date: 7/25/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/25/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Would you run into a burning building to save someone you’ve never met? Rush to the scene of a disaster to offer first aid? Crawl through wreckage to pull someone to safety? If you would do these things, would you do them with no thought of compensation for a job well done?

[r78] Rep. Crouch willing to sponsor students for $3,000 scholarship opportunity (7/19/2013)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Start Date: 7/19/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/19/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) is pleased to announce the opening of the 16th annual National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association (NFWL/NRA) Bill of Rights Scholarship Contest. Female high school juniors and

[r78] Rep. Crouch appointed to 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 Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) has been appointed to serve on the Council on Evansville State Hospitals, the Health Finance Commission and the Regional Campuses Study Committee. “It is an honor to be appointed to serve on these study committees,”

Reps. McNamara and Crouch honor local teacher (5/21/2013)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Start Date: 5/21/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/21/2013 STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Wendy McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) and Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) presented House Resolution (HR) 41 to Jon Siau today at Evansville North High School. Both legislators co-authored the resolution. Siau, an art teacher, is retiring after a 42

[r78] Rep. Crouch has success with priority bills (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 STATEHOUSE— The 2013 legislative session has come to a finish. State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) is pleased with the success of three of her top priority bills this session: Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 153, SEA 277 and SEA 414. SEA 153 lowers the eligibility age to work as a

[r78] Early Childhood Education Bill passes the House (4/16/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Start Date: 4/16/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/16/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 338 passed out of the House yesterday with an 82 to 10 vote. SB 338 deals with various education matters, but was amended to include language aimed at providing more low-income children access to high quality early childhood education. State

[r78] Rep. Crouch recognizes outstanding Evansville principal (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 – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution today recognizing Bob Kraft, a former Evansville teacher and principal, on his retirement from serving as President of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. “Bob is an icon in

[r78] Young Newburgh resident's bill signed into law (4/9/2013)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) co-sponsored Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 153, which was signed into law today by Governor Pence. SB 153 amends Indiana's child labor laws to allow Hoosiers under age 14 to work as referees, umpires or officials for youth athletic programs.

[r78] Newburgh resident advocates for music therapy (4/8/2013)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Start Date: 4/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/8/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Newburgh resident, Casey DePriest, came to the Statehouse today to advocate in favor of music therapy, and more specifically the licensing of music therapists. DePriest is the inspiration behind the legislative efforts of State Representative Suzanne Crouch

[r78] Rep. Crouch seeks to improve handicap travel (4/3/2013 - 4/4/2013)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Start Date: 4/3/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) testified in the Senate Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs committee recognizing Ben Trockman, a young Evansville man paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Indiana Senate rules do not allow

[r78] Rep. Crouch selected to Early Learning Fellowship (4/1/2013)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Start Date: 4/1/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/1/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) was selected by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to take part in their year-long Early Learning Fellows Program. She was one of only 25 state legislators and staff nationwide that were chosen

[r78] Breast density bill passes the House (3/27/2013)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Start Date: 3/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/27/2013STATEHOUSE — State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) sponsored Senate Bill (SB) 414, which passed out of the House with a 95-1 vote yesterday. SB 414 deals with provisions relating to high density breast tissue. “Nearly half of all women in America have high density breast

[r78] Rep. Crouch stands up for those who are unable (3/26/2013)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Start Date: 3/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution today recognizing Ben Trockman, a young Evansville man paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. At age 17, Ben Trockman suffered a C-3 spinal cord injury from a motocross accident. Now a

[r78] Rep. Crouch protects gaming revenue for Evansville area (3/20/2013 - 3/21/2013)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Start Date: 3/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/21/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) provided testimony before the Public Policy Committee today in support of an amendment to Senate Bill (SB) 528. In its original form, SB 528 tried to remove a requirement that Indiana must make up the

[r78] Page's family has deep roots in Evansville (3/12/2013)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Start Date: 3/12/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 3/12/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Charlie Magan joined Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) yesterday at the Statehouse as part of the Indiana House Page Program. Charlie is a resident of Carmel and goes to school at St. Monica’s grade school. Charlie’s

[r78] Rep. Crouch Honors Reitz Memorial Lady Tigers State Championship Team (3/12/2013)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Start Date: 3/12/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/12/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution today honoring the Reitz Memorial High School Lady Tigers soccer team on their victory in the Class 2A state championship. Head coach Angie Lensing, led the Lady Tigers to a 21-3

[r78] Young Newburgh Resident's Bill Passes the House (3/11/2013)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Start Date: 3/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 3/11/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE –State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) sponsored Senate Bill (SB) 153, which passed out of the House today with a 92 to 4 vote. SB 153 amends Indiana's child labor laws to allow Hoosiers under age 14 to work as referees, umpires or

[r78] Rep. Crouch, Sen. Becker: Young Newburgh Resident's Bill Approved by House Committee (3/5/2013)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Start Date: 3/5/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 3/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Today, the House of Representatives Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions unanimously approved a bill inspired by a 13-year-old Newburgh, Ind., resident. Senate Bill 153, authored by State Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) and sponsored by

[r78] Tax relief for farmers signed into law (2/28/2013 - 3/1/2013)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Start Date: 2/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/1/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) assisting Hoosier farmers was signed into law yesterday by Gov. Pence. This is the first piece of legislation to be signed in the 2013 legislative session. Senate Enrolled Act

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Music therapy bill passes the House (1/29/2013 - 1/30/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/30/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored House Bill (HB) 1051, which passed out of the House today. HB 1051 deals with music therapy credentials and passed with an 81 to 14 vote. “This bill provides that anyone who professes to be a

[r78] Rep. Crouch raises awareness about Chiari Malformation (1/16/2013 - 1/17/2013)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Start Date: 1/16/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/17/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution in the House on January 14 declaring September Chiari Malformation (CM) Month. “Chiari Malformation is a defect in the brain that affects structural balance,” said Rep.

[r78] Rep. Crouch receives Arc of Indiana Public Policy Award (1/11/2013)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Start Date: 1/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/11/2013STATEHOUSE – Yesterday morning, the Arc of Indiana presented State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) with the 2012 Public Policy Award. The organization presents the award annually to a public official who “has made significant efforts to improve the lives of developmental

[r78] Rep. Crouch receives Housing's highest award (12/18/2012)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Start Date: 12/18/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 12/18/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) was recently inducted into Housing’s “Leaders and Legends” by the Southwestern Indiana Builders Association (SIBA). Leaders and Legends is the highest housing award given to an

[r78] Rep. Crouch to Attend Vanderburgh Delegation "Meet Your Legislators" Event (12/6/2012)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Start Date: 12/6/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 12/6/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — This Saturday, State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) will be attending a Vanderburgh County ‘Meet Your Legislators’ event. Respective legislators also representing portions of Vanderburgh County will be in attendance. “I

[r78] Rep. Crouch Named Vice Chairwoman of the Ways and Means Committee (12/3/2012)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Start Date: 12/3/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/3/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year.

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Salvation Army in need of Bell Ringers (11/27/2012)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Start Date: 11/27/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/27/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – The Salvation Army in the Evansville area is in need of more bell ringers this Christmas season. The organization is a week in to its Red Kettle campaign, but they need more volunteers in order to have maximum coverage across the city. “The

[r78] Rep. Crouch's leadership on I-69 pays dividends (11/21/2012)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Start Date: 11/21/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 11/21/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) participated in the Grand Opening of Interstate 69 on Monday November 19. Sponsored by Hoosier Voices, the event allowed attendees to join a ceremonial parade along the interstate before the

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Jobs and education top priorities (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – 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

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection, helping Hoosiers own their American Dream (10/4/2012)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/4/2012Helping Hoosiers own their American Dream Today a major announcement was made by Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) about our plan to help all Hoosiers in owning their own American Dream. The last few years have been financially difficult for many Hoosier families. We have all had to tighten

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection, Conquer Chiari Walk helps support victims and families (9/28/2012)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Start Date: 9/28/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 9/28/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMConquer Chiari Walk helps support victims and families Last weekend, I participated in the fifth annual Conquer Chiari Walk at Garvin Park. I met many families who have been affected by Chiari malformation, and I was pleased that so many people from our community could make it

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection, National Recovery Month's message: 'It's worth it' (9/21/2012)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Start Date: 9/21/2012 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 9/21/2012National Recovery Month’s message: ‘It’s worth it’ For 23 years the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has sponsored National Recovery Month in September along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year’s theme is

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Considering Hoosier's long-term care needs (9/7/2012)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Start Date: 9/7/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 9/7/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Passage of the Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled (CHOICE) program in 1987 signaled Indiana’s recognition of the need to grow home and community-based services as an alternative to providing care in nursing homes.

[r78] Local water facilities receive almost $1.5 million in grants (9/6/2012)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Start Date: 9/6/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/6/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE–It was announced by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman that Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties will each receive Community Focus Fund (CFF) grants for water projects in their communities. State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) represents portions of each county,

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Angel Mounds provides unique historic view of our community (8/17/2012)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Start Date: 8/17/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/17/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Both July and August are recognized as National Parks Month, and while Indiana has several national parks and historic sites, I would like to take the time to recognize some of our nearby state parks. Between Angel Mounds and New Harmony, as well as many others, we have a large

[r78] Rep. Crouch congratulates local student on appointment to ILYAC (8/13/2012)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Start Date: 8/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) congratulates Andrew Dam, a senior at Signature School in Evansville, on being appointed to the Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (ILYAC). Rep. Crouch nominated Andrew, and his appointment was recently

[r78] Rep. Crouch recognized as Champion of Small Business (8/13/2012)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Start Date: 8/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) was honored with the Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital for her continued leadership and advocacy for small businesses. Rep. Crouch was one of 33 legislators and officials from

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Summer study committee to discuss Affordable Care Act issues (8/7/2012)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Start Date: 8/7/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/7/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Every summer my colleagues and I in the General Assembly are assigned to interim study committees so that we may delve deeper into issues that Hoosiers have asked us to address. I have been assigned to four study committees including the Council on Evansville State Hospitals, the

[r78] Rep. Crouch honors Lance Cpl. Crouch for his bravery with Distinguished Hoosier Award (7/27/2012)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Start Date: 7/27/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/27/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – On Friday, July 13, State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) presented Lance Cpl. Joseph Crouch with the Distinguished Hoosier Award. Lance Cpl. Crouch was nominated by Rep. Crouch for his heroic efforts to save a fellow Marine on May 2, 2011. Crouch

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: State's fiscal discipline creating positive outcome for Hoosier taxpayers (7/20/2012)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Start Date: 7/20/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 7/20/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM The state’s fiscal year ended on June 30, and overall, our finances are in excellent shape, especially when compared to the rest of the nation. Because of legislation we enacted, and due to our state’s reserves are over 10 percent half of the extra

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Little publicized bills that will help Hoosiers (6/29/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMLittle publicized bills that will help Hoosiers This session we made progress on several key issues concerning government reform and alcohol use. Most legislation, with a few exceptions, from this past session will go into effect on July 1, and I want to cover a few of interest

Rep. Davisson appointed to interim study committees (6/29/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE— State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) was appointed to serve on the Health Finance Commission, as well as the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture. “This summer we will begin to closely examine some different issues facing Hoosiers by exploring

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: New laws to help soldiers and their families (6/15/2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Start Date: 6/15/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/15/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM This session, we took several steps to better serve veterans and their families in Indiana. Our servicemen and women sacrifice to protect us, and their families make sacrifices too. First, military personnel who are returning from combat will now have a three year window,

[r78] Rep. Crouch congratulates local Healthy Hoosier School Award recipients (6/14/2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Start Date: 6/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) congratulates the schools receiving the 2011-2012 Healthy Hoosier Schools Award announced by the Indiana Department of Education. The following six schools in Rep. Crouch’s district will receive the award: •

Rep. Davisson: Protecting Hoosiers from synthetic drugs (6/14/2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Start Date: 6/14/2012 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 6/14/2012 End Time: 10:30 AM I recently read a horrific news story that has swept the nation about a Miami man who visciously attacked a homeless man. The young man was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drugs, or "bath salts." Bath salts are dangerous synthetic drugs composed of chemicals

Rep. Koch: Protecting Hoosiers from synthetic drugs (6/14/2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Start Date: 6/14/2012 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 6/14/2012 End Time: 10:30 AM I recently read a horrific news story that has swept the nation about a Miami man who visciously attacked a homeless man. The young man was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drugs, or "bath salts." Bath salts are dangerous synthetic drugs composed of chemicals

Rep. Leonard: Protecting Hoosiers from synthetic drugs (6/14/2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Start Date: 6/14/2012 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 6/14/2012 End Time: 10:30 AM I recently read a horrific news story that has swept the nation about a Miami man who visciously attacked a homeless man. The young man was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drugs, or "bath salts." Bath salts are dangerous synthetic drugs composed of chemicals

Crouch Capitol Connection: Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month (5/25/2012)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Start Date: 5/25/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/25/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. Mental Health America has launched a campaign to ‘Do More for 1 in 4’ as a call to action to help the one in four

Crouch Capitol Connection: Remembering those who protect our freedom (5/25/2012 - 5/26/2012)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Start Date: 5/25/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/26/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Memorial Day, originally called Declaration Day, was created to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. However, since America was created, our Founding Fathers created a revolutionary way of life and it is important that we remember those that have fought to

Crouch Capitol Connection: Touring I-69 (4/20/2012)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Start Date: 4/20/2012 End Date: 4/20/2012 Since 2006, with the institution of Major Moves in a bill I co-authored, southwest Indiana has been expectantly awaiting the I-69 extension. I often hear from neighbors and strangers alike, and I agree, that its completion will benefit our economy and create jobs, while also improving our own safety

[R78] Strong finish to session benefiting all Hoosiers (3/16/2012)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Start Date: 3/16/2012End Date: 3/16/2012 The Indiana General Assembly adjourned three days before deadline and very early last Saturday, March 10 at around 2:00 a.m. We were able to pass multiple pieces of legislation that will greatly benefit all Hoosiers and their families. In order to help low income families contend with rising energy costs, House

[R78] Making Indiana a better place to live, learn and work (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 The 2012 legislative session is coming to a close and my colleagues and I have worked persistently to accomplish our goals to make Indiana a better place to live, learn and work. With the passage of several key bills we will increase funding for full-day kindergarten, assist military families and phase out the

[R78] Rep. Crouch congratulates EVSC for winning technology grant (3/8/2012)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Start Date: 3/8/2012End Date: 3/8/2012 STATEHOUSE – It was announced today by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that 23 schools and school corporations will receive up to $200,000 each to implement classroom technology projects. State Rep. Suzanne Crouch would like to congratulate the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation for being

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Fighting heart disease in women and wrapping up the 2012 Legislative Session (3/2/2012)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Start Date: 3/2/2012End Date: 3/2/2012 We’ve entered the home stretch in the 2012 Legislative Session and we’ve had quite a run. The Indiana House plans to wrap up the state’s business by next Friday, March 9, and we’re working late nights to reach that goal. Although we’re making progress on many pressing issues this

[R78] Rep. Crouch's bill to help seniors signed by governor (3/1/2012)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Start Date: 3/1/2012 End Date: 3/1/2012 STATEHOUSE—A bill to help Hoosier senior citizens and their families make the best choice for long-term and home health care, authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville), was signed into law by Gov. Daniels today. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211 will help seniors consider all of their

Rep. Dodge honored for his commitment to constituents (3/1/2012)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Start Date: 3/1/2012 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2012Rep. Dodge honored for his commitment to constituents Rep. Dodge to retire after legislative session STATEHOUSE—State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) was honored by the General Assembly for his commitment to the constituents of District 51 throughout his eight years of service. Rep. Dodge

Rep. Knollman honored for his commitment to constituents (3/1/2012)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Start Date: 3/1/2012 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2012Rep. Knollman honored for his commitment to constituents Rep. Knollman to retire after legislative session STATEHOUSE—State Representative Tom Knollman (R-Liberty) was honored by the General Assembly for his commitment to the constituents of District 55 throughout his six years of service. Rep. Knollman

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Honoring Chief Justice Shepard (2/23/2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Start Date: 2/23/2012End Date: 2/23/2012 With the retirement of Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard only a few weeks away, we’re quickly approaching the end of an era for Indiana’s judiciary system. The House of Representatives took time this week to honor Chief Justice Shepard for his 25 years of service to Hoosiers on the Supreme Court. As a

Finding the educational path that works for you (2/23/2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Start Date: 2/23/2012 All DayEnd Date: 2/23/2012Finding the educational path that works for you Furthering your education is a major factor in succeeding in today’s workforce. There are many options available for those who are seeking to advance their education. Our state offers a wide selection of great public and private universities. This seems to

[R78] Rep. Crouch authors bill to increase public participation in government, passes Senate (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE – A bill authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) to increase government efficiency and cut costs passed unanimously in a final vote in the Senate. House Bill (HB) 1003 would allow a member of the governing body of any state agency to participate in an electronic meeting if it meets all

[R78] Rep. Crouch honors Chief Justice Shepard (2/21/2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Start Date: 2/21/2012End Date: 2/21/2012 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution to honor Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard for his public service in the court, Hoosier communities and the nation for 39 years. “Chief Justice Shepard has always had a good soul, which is evident in the work he has done for all

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Honoring Girl Scouts for 100 years (2/10/2012)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Start Date: 2/10/2012End Date: 2/10/2012 The Super Bowl was deemed a huge success last week. Indiana’s moment in both a national and international spotlight gave us the chance to extend a warm welcome and show the world what Hoosier hospitality is all about. It was also a great boon to our economy; the Super Bowl brought in approximately $150 million

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Halftime Report (2/3/2012)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Start Date: 2/3/2012End Date: 2/3/2012 With the Super Bowl only days away, the legislators in the Indiana House worked overtime this week to meet the deadlines for House bills. We’ve reached the Legislative Session halftime where all of the legislation passed by the House goes to the Senate for their consideration, and vice versa. We passed several

[R78] Rep. Crouch bill authored to help seniors passes the House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE—A bill to help Hoosier senior citizens and their families make the best choice for long-term and home health care, authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville), passed the House of Representatives today. House Bill (HB) 1211 passed by a vote of 94-0 and now moves to the Senate for further

[R78] Rep. Crouch welcomes local sheriffs to Statehouse (1/30/2012)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Start Date: 1/30/2012End Date: 1/30/2012 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) welcomed several members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) from her district to the Statehouse last week when a resolution authored by State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) invited them to the Indiana House of Representatives. Several dozen

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Great progress on bills to benefit Hoosiers (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012 We’ve had a busy, yet productive week in the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana House of Representatives passed the Right to Work (RTW) bill by a vote of 54-44. In 2006, my first year as your elected representative, an amendment was offered on a bill to enact a RTW law in Indiana. I opposed the amendment

[R78] Rep. Crouch bills authored to increase government efficiency pass the House (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012 STATEHOUSE— Two bills authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) passed the House of Representatives today. House Bill (HB) 1003 regarding electronic meetings passed by a vote of 92-0, and HB 1190 concerning property tax assessment passed by a vote of 91-1. Both HB 1003 and B 1190 both aim to make

[R78] Rep. Crouch authors bills to increase government efficiency and help seniors (1/26/2012)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Start Date: 1/26/2012End Date: 1/26/2012 STATEHOUSE—Three bills authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) passed the House of Representatives today on second reading. Before this legislation goes to the Senate, the House will vote on the final versions of House Bill (HB) 1003 regarding electronic meetings, HB 1190 concerning property tax

[R78] Rep. Crouch welcomes student page to Statehouse (1/26/2012)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Start Date: 1/26/2012End Date: 1/26/2012 STATEHOUSE—State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) recently hosted a local student as a page at the Statehouse. Jacob Whitacre from Boonville, Ind. is a senior at Castle High School. “I am very proud of Jacob and these bright young students for being a part of such a great program in the Civil Air

[R78] Rep. Crouch supports rights of all individuals (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start Date: 1/25/2012End Date: 1/25/2012 STATEHOUSE – “Six years ago, during my first session, an amendment was offered on a bill to make Indiana a Right to Work state. I voted against that amendment and said on the floor Right to Work may be the right thing for Indiana and Right to Work may bring jobs to Indiana. But an issue this important

[R78] Rep. Crouch: Helping needy families heat their homes (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start Date: 1/25/2012End Date: 1/25/2012 STATEHOUSE—As Vice-Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) joined her colleagues for a hearing on a bill to help low income families with energy costs. House Bill (HB) 1141 unanimously passed the Ways and Means Committee and will now be considered by the full

[R78] Rep. Crouch: Despite walkout, progress on bills to cut costs and help seniors (1/20/2012)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Start Date: 1/20/2012End Date: 1/20/2012 Due to the absence of House members and the lack of a quorum, the Democratic process has not been able to move forward as it should. However, we are still dealing with multiple issues this session and I have been busy working on bills that I hope will pass the General Assembly this session. I authored two bills

[R78] Rep. Crouch: One step closer to repealing "death tax" (1/19/2012)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Start Date: 1/19/2012 End Date: 1/19/2012 STATEHOUSE—As Vice-Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) participated in hearing testimony on a bill to repeal the inheritance tax. “People should not be punished for achieving success,” said Rep. Crouch. “An individual’s

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Indiana's legal system has flourished under Chief Justice Shepard's direction (1/13/2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Start Date: 1/13/2012 End Date: 1/13/2012 Earlier this week, the Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, Randall T. Shepard (an Evansville native), addressed the General Assembly in his annual State of the Judiciary. I’d like to share with you a few of the many evolutions Indiana’s legal system has undergone since the

[R78] Rep. Crouch remarks on State of the Judiciary address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012 STATEHOUSE –“For 25 years, Indiana has been incredibly fortunate to have our legal system under the superb leadership of Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. “Thanks to the guidance of the chief justice, children that are victims of abuse and neglect now have access to more Court-Appointed Special

[R78] Rep. Crouch responds to State of the State address (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012 “Indiana has benefited and will continue to benefit greatly from the leadership of Gov. Mitch Daniels. For many years, Hoosiers in southwest Indiana, especially business owners, asked for a better route to Indianapolis. Through the governor’s Major Moves program, which I helped author in the House, an

[R78] Hoosier taxpayers' voices stifled by no-shows (1/6/2012)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Start Date: 1/6/2012 End Date: 1/6/2012 This Wednesday, January 4, marked the first day of the 2012 Legislative Session. However, the House has been unable to begin hearing bills because most of the members of the minority party have yet to show up to do the work of the people. Hoosiers all over the state are not being represented because

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Preparing for the 2012 Legislative Session (12/30/2011)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Start Date: 12/30/2011End Date: 12/30/2011 I hope that the holiday season finds you and your family happy and healthy. As we end 2011 and anticipate the New Year, I have been preparing for the upcoming session that starts January 4, 2012. I have several bills I will be filing this session including a resolution honoring our own Chief Justice Randall

[R78] Rep. Crouch applauds local Four Star Schools (12/21/2011)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Start Date: 12/21/2011End Date: 12/21/2011 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) congratulates the two schools in House District 78 that were named Four Star Schools by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today. IDOE announced that 162 public schools in Indiana, including both Castle North Middle School and John H. Castle

[R78] Rep. Crouch: Working to ensure a brighter future for Hoosier youths (12/9/2011)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Start Date: 12/9/2011End Date: 12/9/2011 STATEHOUSE -- In October, State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) was appointed to the Youth Council of the Joint Workforce Investment Board, a division of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Joint Workforce Investment Board serves Indiana Economic Growth Regions 5, 8, 9 and 11, which comprise most

[R78] Rep. Crouch: Reach Out and Read to improve literacy (12/8/2011)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Start Date: 12/8/2011End Date: 12/8/2011 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) will be visiting the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency to take a tour of and volunteer with the Reach Out and Read program established there. She will be visiting on Friday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m. The Reach Out and Read program promotes literacy and

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Working to ensure a brighter future for Hoosier youths (12/6/2011)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Start Date: 12/6/2011End Date: 12/6/2011 In October I was honored to be appointed to the Youth Council of the Joint Workforce Investment Board, a division of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Joint Workforce Investment Board serves Indiana Economic Growth Regions 5, 8, 9 and 11 (most of the southern half the state). The purpose of the

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Thank you for letting me serve (11/18/2011)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Start Date: 11/18/2011End Date: 11/18/2011 It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but next week many of us will be spending time with family and friends and remembering that we have much to be thankful for. Things that can be taken for granted, such as a roof over our families’ heads, an abundance of food on the

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Thanking and honoring our veterans (11/4/2011)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Start Date: 11/4/2011End Date: 11/4/2011 Next Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day. It is a time to recognize the sacrifice our soldiers, both past and present, have made for us. Indiana owes a great debt to its veterans for their personal sacrifices and dedicated service. Currently, 75 Hoosiers (two still living) have been awarded the Congressional Medal

[R78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Interlake State Recreation Area is a "diamond in the rough" (10/18/2011)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Start Date: 10/18/2011 End Date: 10/18/2011 I recently took a tour of Interlake State Recreation Area and learned a lot about their future plans, as well as their current facilities that are great for people of any age that enjoy being active and outdoors. Interlake is a jewel in our backyard and I wanted to share some of the information

[r78] Rep. Crouch: September recognized as Chiari Malformation month (9/23/2011)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Start Date: 9/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/23/2011STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution during the 2011 legislative session recognizing September as Chiari Malformation Month in Indiana. "My intent with the resolution was to show support for the victims and families that face challenges in their daily lives as a result of

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Walking to support Chiari victims and their families (9/16/2011)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Start Date: 9/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/16/2011STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored a resolution recognizing September as Chiari Malformation Month. To show support for the victims and their families, the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is being held on Saturday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Garvin Park in Evansville.

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: A look at the world's third largest naval base (8/26/2011)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Start Date: 8/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/26/2011This week I, along with several other state legislators, was invited to take a tour of Crane Naval Base. Even though Crane is not very far from us in District 78, it seems that many Hoosiers don't know much about it. I learned quite a bit during our tour about the multitude of research and development projects

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Looking for your suggestions on how to reduce government (8/4/2011)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Start Date: 8/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/4/2011In a historic move this year, the Speaker of the House, Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), created a committee to reduce and eliminate practices in government that have become redundant or antiquated. This happens, as with any organization over time, but we want to work together to find ways to save time and money by

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Hoosier's provide 'invaluable input' in discussion (8/3/2011)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Start Date: 8/3/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/3/2011STATEHOUSE - Rep. Susan Crouch (R-Evansville) is seeking the public's input to aid in the discussions for the House Select Committee on Government Reduction. The committee has decided to extend its discussion from session into the interim, working on issues relating to reducing and eliminating unnecessary and

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: A boost to the Midwest's economy (7/22/2011)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Start Date: 7/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/22/2011The Council of State Governments (CSG) hosts regional and national annual meetings that allow state legislators to meet and share ideas with one another. This past week, CSG Midwest held their annual conference, hosted in Indianapolis. Legislators from 11 states and four Canadian provinces met in our state

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Health Care Exchanges: State vs. Federal (7/14/2011)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Start Date: 7/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/14/2011In the Health Finance Commission, a summer study committee of which I am a member, we recently discussed the issue of setting up a Health Care Exchange as required by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACT).A Health Care Exchange is a marketplace that offers purchasers of health insurance, such as individuals,

[r78] Rep. Crouch studying health care exchanges, nursing home services (7/13/2011)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Start Date: 7/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/13/2011STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville), as a member of the Health Finance Commission, will be studying the preparation and development of health care exchanges in Indiana and innovations in nursing home services and housing at their first interim study committee meeting today. "Representatives

[r78] Yankeetown Elementary School receives high score on ISTEP (7/13/2011)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Start Date: 7/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/13/2011STATEHOUSE-The Indiana Department of Education released the results for the spring 2011 ISTEP+ tests in third through eighth grades today. A school in State Rep. Suzanne Crouch's (R-Evansville) district was recognized for their exceptionally high score. Yankeetown Elementary School received a 90.9 percent.

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Getting a head start on ideas to strengthen our communities (7/1/2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Start Date: 7/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/1/2011While it is true that we are the busiest in the General Assembly during session, our work does not end there. During the summer, we are appointed to study committees that address specific topics and particular issues, many of which will become proposed legislation for the next year. Every year after the

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Simple steps to save lives (6/17/2011)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Start Date: 6/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/17/2011In the summer many of us enjoy going to the pool with family and friends or getting some yard work done. During the hot and humid southern Indiana days, we forget that there can be risks associated with enjoying the weather and outdoor activities. In light of this, I thought it would be beneficial to review

[r78] Rep. Crouch's bill promoting entrepreneurship signed into law (6/2/2011)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Start Date: 6/2/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/2/2011STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) along with many other House Republican members were present today as the governor signed into law several bills providing additional economic tools to communities in order to foster job growth. Included in those was House Enrolled Act 1006 to promote

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: A balanced budget with more gain than pain for Hoosiers (5/16/2011)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Start Date: 5/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/16/2011Every two years the General Assembly is required by the constitution to create a state budget for the next two fiscal years. As vice chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee I worked extensively to create a budget for fiscal years 2012-2013 that would not raise taxes on Hoosiers and would be structurally

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Helping small businesses, protecting children and promoting government efficiency (5/6/2011)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Start Date: 5/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/6/2011With session over and the legislation finalized we can now take a look back at all of the important bills passed to benefit Hoosiers. This week I wanted to focus on a few bills in particular that I authored. One bill that I believe will have the most impact on job creation is the bill that sets up a

[r78] Rep. Crouch comments on House adjourning Sine Die (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011Rep. Crouch comments on House ajdourning Sine DiePlease include the following statement from State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) in your coverage of the last day of session. STATEHOUSE -- "We set out to adopt a balanced budget without raising taxes this session and I am very pleased to say that we have

[r78] Rep. Crouch's bill promoting entrepreneurship heads to Governor's desk (4/28/2011)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Start Date: 4/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/28/2011Rep. Crouch's bill promoting entrepreneurship heads to Governor's desk STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored House Bill 1006, which would set up a one-stop-shop within the Secretary of State's Office for Hoosiers to simply the process of setting up a new or existing business in

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Promoting entrepreneurship and balancing the budget (4/21/2011)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Start Date: 4/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/21/2011Promoting entrepreneurship and balancing the budget Our April 29 deadline is quickly approaching and we are working diligently to ensure all our goals are reached. The last two weeks of the legislative session are always very exciting. A bill I authored, House Bill 1006, that will set up a one-stop-shop within

[r78] Committed to providing students with a solid education (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011Committed to providing students with a solid education It has been a highly productive week at the Statehouse with much progress on key legislation, and the week ended on a high note with an exciting announcement on the budget on Friday morning. After many reports of higher than expected revenues for the

[r78] Funds given to USI for new teaching theatre applauded by S. Ind. State Reps. (4/14/2011)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Start Date: 4/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2011Funds given to USI for new teaching theatre applauded by S. Ind. State Reps. STATEHOUSE - It was announced by the General Assembly Budget Committee that the University of Southern Indiana (USI) will receive $13 million to construct and finance a new Teacher Theatre. "USI's enrollment is rapidly increasing and

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Protecting pregnant women and more good news in the revenue forecast (4/8/2011)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Start Date: 4/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/8/2011Protecting pregnant women and more good news in the revenue forecast It has been another productive week at the Statehouse as we are working diligently to finish up all of our work before session ends at the end of this month. Great progress is being made, and we are hopeful that we will be able to get

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Hard at work keeping our state on the right track (4/1/2011)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Start Date: 4/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2011Hard at work keeping our state on the right track After a five-week walkout, all representatives were at the Statehouse and we have finally been able to get on the right track to have a productive session. The House was able to pass a $28 billion state budget for the next two years after many proposed

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Moving forward for Hoosier families (3/25/2011)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Start Date: 3/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/25/2011Moving forward for Hoosier families Several positive steps forward have been taken to continue the work of the people at the Statehouse this week. Senate committees have started hearing House bills and House committees have started hearing Senate bills, as well. Without a quorum of legislators present we

[r78] Rep. Crouch applauds company's expansion to Evansville (3/24/2011)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Start Date: 3/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2011Rep. Crouch applauds company's expansion to Evansville STATEHOUSE - Software and technology company SS&C Technologies announced this week that it would be opening a new Fund Administration and Technology Center in Evansville, Ind. "This is a great opportunity for job growth in Evansville," said State Rep.

[r78] Senate approves Rep. Crouch's bill to aid homebuilders (3/23/2011)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Start Date: 3/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2011Senate approves Rep. Crouch's bill to aid homebuildersSTATEHOUSE - A bill authored by State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) to help homebuilders in the state was approved in the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 43-5. House Bill 1046 gives homebuilders a 50 percent property tax deduction for

[r78] Rep. Crouch congratulates 2011 Torchbearer Award winner (3/21/2011)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Start Date: 3/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/21/2011Rep. Crouch congratulates 2011 Torchbearer Award winner STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) congratulates Dr. Maria Del Rio Hoover on receiving the 2011 Torchbearer Award from the Indiana Commission for Women. "Dr. Del Rio Hoover is an outstanding example of leadership in Indiana and I'd like

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: What about the other 96 percent? (3/18/2011)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Start Date: 3/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/18/2011What about the other 96 percent? We are almost to the four week mark of the House Democrats leaving the Statehouse and stationing themselves in Illinois. The House has been shut down and the people of Indiana are not being heard due to their actions. Their actions are in support of special interest groups,

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: The healing power of music (3/11/2011)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Start Date: 3/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/11/2011The healing power of music Due to a lack of quorum we have been unable to hear bills on the House floor. At this point in the session we are typically hearing Senate Bills and making progress. But despite the delays, I have stayed busy at the Statehouse. Last year the Developmental Disabilities Committee

[r78] Rep. Crouch supports music therapists' cause to promote awareness (3/8/2011)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Start Date: 3/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/8/2011Rep. Crouch supports music therapists' cause to promote awarenessSTATEHOUSE - Representatives from the Association for Indiana Music Therapists (AIMT) visited Statehouse today to increase awareness about the Association and music therapy, as well as to promote access to the services that music therapists

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Indiana's economy is on the rise (3/4/2011)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Start Date: 3/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2011Indiana's economy is on the rise Every two years the General Assembly is required by the Indiana constitution to adopt a biennial budget. The process begins in the House Ways and Means Committee and discussed at length by the committee members to create a proposal that is voted on in committee and then passed

[r78] Education and the economy go hand-in-hand (2/16/2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Start Date: 2/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/16/2011Education and the economy go hand-in-hand This week a bill I authored that falls directly into our goals of the Strengthen Indiana Plan has passed its third and final reading on the House floor by a unanimous vote in a bipartisan effort. House Bill 1006 will would set up a one-stop-shop website within the

[r78] Rep. Crouch's Bill promotes entrepreneurship (2/15/2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Start Date: 2/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2011Rep. Crouch's Bill promotes entrepreneurship STATEHOUSE - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) has authored House Bill 1006, which would set up a one-stop-shop within the Secretary of State's Office for Hoosiers to establish a business. They would have the opportunity to register with state

[r78] Indiana heading in the right direction (2/10/2011)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Start Date: 2/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/10/2011Indiana heading in the right direction STATEHOUSE -- Indiana is poised for a rebounding start to 2011 following the economy's slowdown over the last year and a half. The State Budget Agency released their monthly revenue report for January showing revenues for Indiana are $41 million over the forecasted

[r78] Rep. Crouch votes for more choice in education (2/8/2011)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Start Date: 2/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/8/2011Rep. Crouch votes for more choice in education STATEHOUSE - Please include the following statement from State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) in your coverage of House Bill 1002: HB 1002 passed its third and final reading on a vote of 59-37 and will now be sent to the Senate for consideration. "Charter

[r78] Rep. Crouch bills update (2/4/2011)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Start Date: 2/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/4/2011Rep. Crouch bills update STATEHOUSE - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) authored two bills that have been heard in committee and on the House floor this week. House Bill 1006 would help promote entrepreneurship and HB1083 would require the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission (CCEC) to study

[r78] Crouch Capitol Connection: Cutting costs and reducing government (1/28/2011)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Start Date: 1/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/28/2011Cutting costs and reducing government Last year a special committee was assigned to help reduce government redundancy and to streamline and update processes to help cut costs. The House Select Committee on Government Reduction met for the first time this week, and is one of two House committees that have

[r78] Legislative update: Crafting a responsible budget (1/24/2011)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Start Date: 1/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2011Crafting a responsible budget We have been moving quickly with one bill already passed through the House and onto the Senate. Several of the bills I authored have been heard and are now either in committee or onto a second or third reading on the House floor, as well. House Bill 1255, that would require that

[r78] Rep. Crouch pens bills to cut costs, protect children (1/20/2011)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Start Date: 1/20/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2011Rep. Crouch pens bills to cut costs, protect children STATEHOUSE - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) had several of her bills make progress this week. One of Rep. Crouch's bills is up for third reading on the House floor, another for second reading, and a third is in committee for further

[r78] Addressing What's Needed (1/14/2011)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Start Date: 1/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2011Addressing What's Needed This week the governor delivered his State of the State address to all Hoosiers from the House chamber. He discussed the need for us to maintain being fiscally responsible so that Indiana will continue to lead the way out of this recession. The governor stated he believes we have had

[r78] Rep. Crouch pens bill to promote entrepreneurship (1/12/2011)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Start Date: 1/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2011Rep. Crouch pens bill to promote entrepreneurship STATEHOUSE - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) has authored House Bill 1006, which would set up a one-stop-shop within the Secretary of State's Office for Hoosiers to establish a business. They would have the opportunity to register with state

[r78] Rep. Crouch proposes legislator pay raise freeze (1/10/2011)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Start Date: 1/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/10/2011Rep. Crouch proposes legislator pay raise freeze STATEHOUSE - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R- Evansville) is proposing an amendment that would suspend pay raises for all state legislators in 2012 and 2013. The governor, after instituting a pay freeze for two years, recently approved salary raises for

[r78] Rep. Crouch lauds Staff Sgt. Moore (12/29/2010)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Start Date: 12/29/2010 All DayEnd Date: 12/29/2010Rep. Crouch lauds Staff Sgt. Moore STATEHOUSE- Today, Staff Sgt. Scott Riley Moore will be presented with the Distinguished Hoosier award for his outstanding service in the United States Army. Moore was nominated by State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). The Distinguished Hoosier award is one

[r78] Rep. Crouch paging students for 2011 session (12/17/2010)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Start Date: 12/17/2010 All DayEnd Date: 12/17/2010Rep. Crouch paging students for 2011 session STATEHOUSE - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) is encouraging students ages 13-18 to sign up for the Indiana House Page Program. The program allows students to view and participate in the day-to-day activities of the General Assembly and the

[r78] Time for a Treasure Hunt: Search for Your Unclaimed Property (9/24/2010)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Start Date: 9/24/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/24/2010Dear Friends, Indiana holds more than $350 million in unclaimed property and $10.1 million is waiting to be returned to Hoosiers within the Evansville region. In fact, I found my name on the list the other day, and I have already applied for my funds! Unclaimed property might be items from a safe deposit

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Indiana Does its Part to Fight Terrorism (8/19/2010)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Start Date: 8/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/19/2010

[r78] Rep. Crouch to Study Developmental Disabilities (8/16/2010)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Start Date: 8/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/16/2010 The Commission on Development Disabilities will be held on: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 1pm Statehouse House Floor 200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, Indiana The study committee will be broadcast over the internet for those who are unable to attend. Please visit: http://media.ihets.org/house to listen to the

[r78] Rep. Crouch to Study Medicaid Oversight (8/10/2010)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Start Date: 8/10/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2010

[r78] Rep. Crouch and Sen. Becker to Host 'Office Hours' (8/6/2010)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Start Date: 8/6/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/6/2010Rep. Crouch and Sen. Becker to host 'office hours'Local leaders invite constituents to meet with them STATEHOUSE -- Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) will be hosting a series of 'constituent office hours'. The legislators will meet with constituents one on one and

[r78] Rep. Crouch: "Ordinary People Can Make Great Things Happen" (8/2/2010)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Start Date: 8/2/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/2/2010Rep. Crouch: "Ordinary People Can Make Great Things Happen" STATEHOUSE -- On Saturday, Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) spoke at a Leadership Conference for 4-H members at the Vandenburgh County Fairgrounds. President of the Vandenburgh County Fair, Beth Schmitt, D.A.R.E. Officer, Daren Harmen and past 4-H

[r78] Leading the Younger Generations (7/27/2010)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Start Date: 7/27/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/27/2010Leading the Younger GenerationsRep. Crouch invited to speak at Leadership Conference held at County Fair STATEHOUSE -- Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) has been asked to speak at a Leadership Conference for 4-H members by F.J. Reitz High School Senior Sydney Lax, 17. WHO: Rep. Crouch will be joining Beth

[r78] Work Continues in the Interim (7/20/2010)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Start Date: 7/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/20/2010Work Continues in the InterimRep. Crouch Studies Issues Important to Next Year's Session STATEHOUSE -- Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) has been appointed to several summer study committees and commissions charged with tackling a variety of important issues facing Indiana. She has been appointed to the

[r78] Charles T. Cantwell Honored as a Distinguished Hoosier (5/24/2010)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Start Date: 5/24/2010 All DayEnd Date: 5/24/2010STATEHOUSE - Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) honored Charles T. Cantwell with the Distinguished Hoosier Award for his years of service and dedication to Indiana.Mr. Cantwell was born in Quincy, IN on July 8, 1925 and is a veteran of World War II. He is an active alumnus of Indiana University (IU) serving on

[r78] Teachers: Inspiring for a lifetime (5/7/2010)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Start Date: 5/7/2010 All DayEnd Date: 5/7/2010 We have all had a favorite teacher or one that has inspired us. Teachers shape our minds and prepare us for the future. Whether it is learning the alphabet in kindergarten or government as a senior in high school, teachers help us each step of the way. It is important to let teachers know just how much they

[r78] Long Term Health Care (4/30/2010)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Start Date: 4/30/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2010th in the nation. The rest of those dollars (almost 88%) were spent on nursing home care. I authored HB 1325 to allow more elderly and disabled Hoosiers to receive services at home or in the community, as well as to avoid the higher costs associated with our over-reliance on nursing home care. In fact,

[r78] I-69 Road Construction Right on Track (4/22/2010)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Start Date: 4/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/22/2010Now that 2 miles of the I-69 expansion are complete, I can already envision the day when the road extends all the way to Indianapolis and beyond. Before my first drive up I-69 can be complete a lot more construction must take place. In speaking with Sandra Flum from the Indiana Department of Transportation

[r78] Homestead Verification (4/16/2010)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Start Date: 4/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2010 Starting in 2010, HEA 1344 requires the tax statement to include a form that allows taxpayers to verify their residency and eligibility for the homestead deduction. In addition, this form is an extra protection to reduce homestead fraud. It is important that you fill out this form, because it allows you to

[r78] Lower Profile Bills Still Important (4/14/2010)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Start Date: 4/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2010STATEHOUSE- It is hard to believe it has already been one month since the 2010 legislative session wrapped up. Over the course of the last 30 days, you have heard repeated media coverage of high profile bills such as school funding flexibility, the delay on unemployment insurance premiums and job creation from

[r78] Grant Money Offers Schools Assistance (4/13/2010)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Start Date: 4/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/13/2010STATEHOUSE-Two local school corporations were awarded grant money from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program.The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) received $450,000 and the Warrick County School Corporation (WCSC)

[r78] Newburgh Teen Honored at Science and Engineering Fair (3/29/2010)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Start Date: 3/29/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2010STATEHOUSE-Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) would like to congratulate Bree Neeley of Castle South Middle School for recent achievements at the 2010 Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair (HSEF). The 8th grade student received the Society of Women Engineers Central Indiana Future Female Engineer Award and the

[r78] Police and Firefighter Pension Now Law (3/24/2010)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Start Date: 3/24/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2010STATEHOUSE-Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) announced that the governor has officially signed into law her bill to give 1977 police and firefighter pensions an additional beneficiary.The bill will allow members of the 1977 Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension and Disability Fund to designate one or

[r78] Hoosiers Receive Sine Die Victory (3/16/2010)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Start Date: 3/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2010

[r78] Pension Option Bill Heads to Gov. Daniels Office (3/8/2010)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Start Date: 3/8/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/8/2010

[r78] Census Bureau Still in Need of Workers (3/2/2010)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Start Date: 3/2/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/2/2010

[r78] Bills Moving Right Along at Session's Halfway Mark (3/1/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start Date: 3/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2010

[r78] Changes Needed to Long Term Health Care (3/1/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start Date: 3/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2010

[r78] Rep. Crouch Backs Pension Option for Disabled Firefighters (3/1/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start Date: 3/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2010

[r78] Rep. Crouch Thanks Local Hoosier for Serving in Statehouse Page Program (3/1/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start Date: 3/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2010

[r78] Long Term Health Care Bill Passes House (2/9/2010)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Start Date: 2/9/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/9/2010

[r78] State of State (1/22/2010)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Start Date: 1/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2010

[r78] Local Schools Honored with 4 Star Award (1/14/2010)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Start Date: 1/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2010

[r78] Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010

[r78] Property Tax Caps Clear Major Hurdle (1/11/2010)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Start Date: 1/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2010

[r78] 2009: The End of a Year and a Decade (12/31/2009)

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Start Date: 12/31/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/31/2009

[r78] Ways and Means Committee Passes Permanent Property Tax Caps (12/16/2009)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Start Date: 12/16/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/16/2009

[r78] Statehouse Page Program Back for School Kids (12/4/2009)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Start Date: 12/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/4/2009

[r78] Rep. Crouch Announces The Taxpayer Protection Plan: (11/17/2009)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Start Date: 11/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 11/17/2009

[r78] Rep. Crouch Presents Susan Harp with Distinguished Hoosier Award (10/13/2009)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Start Date: 10/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/13/2009Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville), on behalf of Governor Mitch Daniels, honored Susan Harp as a Distinguished Hoosier during an award presentation this afternoon at Dexter Elementary School in Evansville.The Distinguished Hoosier award is one of the highest awards given to an Indiana resident. The award

[r78] Rep. Crouch to Speak at SIBA Meeting (10/9/2009)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Start Date: 10/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/9/2009Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) will be speaking to the Southern Indiana Builders Association (SIBA) at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, October 13. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, US 41. More than 125 members are expected to attend.The program is an informal way for Rep. Crouch and home builders to build a

[r78] Utility Meetings Will Try to Find a Solution to Tree-Trimming Complaints (10/2/2009)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Start Date: 10/2/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/2/2009As the utility company works to keep tree branches away from power lines, they have encountered many complaints from residents. Now the utility company wants to create a set of guidelines to better serve their customers. "The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) has held public hearings all over the

[r78] Indiana Delcares September Craniofacial Acceptance Month (9/3/2009)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Start Date: 9/3/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/3/2009 Every year, about 100,000 children born in the United States with a craniofacial condition. They often suffer social isolation and other forms of discrimination. Because people are reluctant to interact with these children, many of them develop low self-esteem. It is important to remember these craniofacial

[r78] Rep. Crouch Assigned to Six Committees, Commissions (8/25/2009)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Start Date: 8/25/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/25/2009 Rep. Crouch was named to: The New Harmony Commission. This committee will protect the historic area from environmental damage, develop New Harmony culturally and economically, restore memorabilia in the community and work with the Indiana Department of Transportation to improve access to and from New

[r78] Rep. Crouch and Sen. Becker Support Program Helping Low-Income Families Pay Winter Gas Bills (8/12/2009)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Start Date: 8/12/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/12/2009 Over 50,000 households, many of which are elderly and disabled, received help during the heating season of 2008-2009. These households are faced with the difficult daily task of paying for shelter, medicine, health care, utilities and food. Over 100,000 households in Indiana live at or below 50 percent of

[r78] Rep. Crouch Discusses Indiana's Welfare Modernization Process With IBM, ACS and FSSA (8/12/2009)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Start Date: 8/12/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/12/2009 "There have been many problems with the new system," said Rep. Crouch. "We have had this new system for over a year and, in my judgment, IBM has not delivered. IBM needs to be held accountable if it does not honor its contract with the state." Since the modernization was implemented into southwestern

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Allow Monthly Payments for Property Taxes (7/20/2009)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Start Date: 7/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 7/20/2009 "Many people cannot afford to pay their property taxes this year at once in full," Rep. Crouch said at a press conference at the Evansville Civic Center. "In this economy, many have lost their jobs and savings. Many seniors have seen their savings decimated by the faltering economy." In 2008, Rep. Crouch

[r78] Spencer and Warrick 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 accepted for work on roads in Spencer and Warrick counties, state Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) said today. The roads will be resurfaced. "I am glad to see federal stimulus money go to Spencer and Warrick counties to fix roads," said Rep. Crouch. "These projects will directly

[r78] Rep. Crouch Votes for a Fiscally Responsible Budget (7/1/2009)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Start Date: 7/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 7/1/2009STATEHOUSE - Protecting Hoosiers was at the core of the state budget passed by the House yesterday by a bipartisan vote of 62-37 and passed the Senate by a vote of 34-16. "These are tough times for Hoosier taxpayers," said Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). "The most important thing for the General Assembly

[r78] Rep. Crouch Votes for a Pro-Taxpayer Budget (6/30/2009)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Start Date: 6/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/30/2009 STATEHOUSE - Protecting Hoosiers was at the core of the state budget passed by the House today by a bipartisan vote of 62-37. "These are tough times for Hoosier taxpayers," said Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). "The most important thing for the General Assembly to do was to pass a budget that was

[r78] Rep. Crouch: More than $2.6 Million Heading for Evansville (6/26/2009)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Start Date: 6/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/26/2009 "I am pleased Evansville has been awarded more than $2.6 million to improve our public transportation system," said Rep. Crouch. "The Metropolitan Evansville Transportation System will greatly benefit from these new purchases, and as a result, better serve the public." The federal grant money is from the

[r78] Rep. Crouch: Compromise Budget Does Its Job (6/23/2009)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Start Date: 6/23/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/23/2009 "The Senate-passed budget contains no tax increases, maintains a healthy reserve balance, cuts spending in every category except public safety and public education and properly uses one-time federal stimulus money," said Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). "This budget is a good plan for the state and

[r78] Rep. Crouch Votes Against Budget Bill to Protect Hoosiers (6/17/2009)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Start Date: 6/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/17/2009 "My constituents are tightening their belts and spending less, and government must do the same," said Rep. Crouch. "The House Democrat budget spends way too much. It spends more than we are taking in and will deplete our savings." House Republicans fear the bill would have drastic financial effects because

[r78] First Day of Special Session Waives Rule to Speed up Process (6/11/2009)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Start Date: 6/11/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/11/2009

[r78] Rep. Crouch Endorses Gov. Daniels' Budget Proposal (6/2/2009)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Start Date: 6/2/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/2/2009

[r78] Rep. Crouch's School Bus Bill Becomes Law (5/7/2009)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Start Date: 5/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/7/2009STATEHOUSE - Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed HEA 1021 into law, authored by Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). House Enrolled Act 1021 was inspired by a 2007 accident involving Kasey Groves, a student in Newburgh, who was stuck and injured by a car driven by a motorist who ignored a school bus' extended "Stop"

[r78] Rep. Crouch's School Bus Bill Becomes Law (5/7/2009)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Start Date: 5/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/7/2009STATEHOUSE - Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed HEA 1021 into law, authored by Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). House Enrolled Act 1021 was inspired by a 2007 accident involving Kasey Groves, a student in Newburgh, who was stuck and injured by a car driven by a motorist who ignored a school bus' extended "Stop"

[r78] What's Best for Indiana? (5/2/2009)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Start Date: 5/2/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/2/2009Last week, I wrote about the tough job the Indiana General Assembly faced as the legislative session concluded. Little did I know we wouldn't finish by the deadline on April 29. Since a critical bill was not passed - House Bill 1001, the state budget - we will go into a special session announced by the

[r78] Bleak Revenue Forecast Means Focusing on What's Important (4/16/2009)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Start Date: 4/16/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2009STATEHOUSE - Indiana is feeling a bit like poor parents in December. Parents want to provide great presents for their children, but sometimes the money just isn't there. They could max out the credit card, but that choice would come back to haunt them later, after the holiday spirit has faded.Indiana's March

[r78] Rep. Crouch-Sponsored Bill Provides Medicaid Breast Cancer Screening Options (4/9/2009)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Start Date: 4/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/9/2009(STATEHOUSE) April 9, 2009 - A bill that would expand the list of authorized providers who perform screening for breast or cervical cancer for women who seek eligibility for Medicaid's cancer program was passed today by the Indiana House of Representatives.The vote on Senate Bill 554, sponsored in the House by

[r78] An Advocate for Kids (4/7/2009)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Start Date: 4/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/7/2009In 2005, Gov. Mitch Daniels began work to improve the lives of Hoosier children.On his second day in office, Gov. Daniels created the Department of Child Services. He has since instituted more reforms to focus on helping children.One change was hiring almost 900 additional family case workers, giving case

[r78] We Must Never Forget to Honor Indiana's Soldiers (3/30/2009)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Start Date: 3/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2009Last week was more heart-wrenching than usual for the Indiana General Assembly. We were reminded twice of the incredible sacrifices of Indiana's soldiers.On Tuesday, the families of fallen Indiana soldiers crowded the House chambers. Mothers, fathers, siblings and children of Hoosier heroes killed on duty

[r78] Rep. Crouch 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. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) 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 eligible

[r78] Buy Indiana, Buoy State Economy (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009Stimulating the state economy has been weighing heavily on the minds of legislators in all 50 states since the United States' economy took a nosedive. What can we do to keep our states economically healthy and vibrant?Keeping Indiana's economy strong is something we've been working on for a long time.

[r78] Rep. Crouch Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009 In a resolution, the Indiana General Assembly offered gratitude and prayers to the families of the 152 fallen men and women from Indiana. As part of the ceremony, the families were invited into the House chamber for the reading of the resolution. Following this reading, the names of the soldiers were read

[r78] Rep. Crouch Supports Bill to Allow Patients to Choose Method of Health Care (3/23/2009)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Start Date: 3/23/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2009(STATEHOUSE) March 23, 2009 - Medicaid recipients would be allowed to choose whether to receive institutional care or home- and community-based care under a bill sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville). The House voted 97-0 Monday to pass Senate Bill 438, authored by Sen. Vaneta Baker (R-Evansville)

[r78] Rep. Crouch Victorious with Bill for Children on School Buses (3/19/2009)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Start Date: 3/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/19/2009Rep. Crouch Victorious with Bill for Children on School Buses(STATEHOUSE) March 19, 2009 - The Senate today unanimously passed a bill, authored by Rep. Suzanne Crouch, that should make school bus rides safer for Hoosier children.By a 50-0 vote, the Senate approved House Bill 1021, which increases the penalty

[r78] Teaming up for the Good of Indiana (3/17/2009)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Start Date: 3/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/17/2009 The pink ribbons that abound on bumper stickers, lapels and stuffed animals show that many people are dedicated to finding a cure and easing cancer's burden, but since screening isn't readily available, we're doing something wrong. Medicaid provisions for breast and cervical cancer extend to women who are

[r78] Rep. Crouch's School Bus Bill Advancing in Senate (3/12/2009)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Start Date: 3/12/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/12/2009

[r78] Addressing the Needs of Indiana's Most Vulnerable (3/11/2009)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Start Date: 3/11/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/11/2009The halfway point in the Indiana General Assembly's legislative session garnered a flurry of activity as the House of Representatives rushed to pass the bills that will be sent to the Senate for consideration. While our pace has slowed somewhat compared to the deadline rush, there is still much important work

[r78] Rep. Crouch Awards Holiday World Owner with "Heart of Indiana" (3/4/2009)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Start Date: 3/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2009 But Koch didn't immediately follow her father's holiday-tinged footsteps. She went to nursing school, and then spent 10 years in a Daughters of Charity convent. Upon her return to Santa Claus, Ind., she became re-acquainted with Bill Koch, 17 years her senior. After marrying, the couple had five children.

[r78] Rep. Crouch Welcomes Lincoln Marker to Statehouse (3/4/2009)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Start Date: 3/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2009 Rep. Crouch serves on the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, which was created to honor and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. On Tuesday, she spoke in support of a concurrent resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives to honor Thomas Kennedy, whose painting The Life of Abraham

[r78] House Passes Bill to Halt FSSA Modernization to the Rest of the State (2/25/2009)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Start Date: 2/25/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/25/2009House Passes Bill to Halt FSSA Modernization to the Rest of the State (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 25, 2009 - The Indiana House of Representatives passed House Bill 1691, which would temporarily halt the rollout of the modernization of the Family and Social Services Administration welfare application process. In

[r78] House Passes Bill to Enforce Locks on Car Ignitions of DUI Offenders (2/24/2009)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Start Date: 2/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/24/2009House Passes Bill to Enforce Locks on Car Ignitions of DUI Offenders (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 24, 2009 - The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1020, which would allow courts to grant installation of ignition interlock devices in cars of first time and second time DUI offenders. Rep.

[r78] House Bill 1021 Passes in House to Next be Voted on by Senate (2/11/2009)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Start Date: 2/11/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2009House Bill 1021 Passes in House to Next be Voted on by Senate (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 11, 2009 - House Bill 1021, authored by state Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) passed unanimously by Indiana's House of Representatives on the bills final reading. Under current law, a motorist hitting a child getting onto or

[r78] Bill Proposes English Only State Printing (1/27/2009)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Start Date: 1/27/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/27/2009Bill Proposes English-Only State Printing (STATEHOUSE) January 27, 2009 - Under proposed legislation, most documents printed by the state would be printed in English only. House Bill 1366, authored by state Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville), would mandate that most official state documents or communications

[r78] Rep. Crouch Column (1/27/2009)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Start Date: 1/27/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/27/2009

[r78] Major Moves Projects Become Reality (5/13/2008)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Start Date: 5/13/2008 All DayEnd Date: 5/13/2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Major Moves Projects Become Reality (STATEHOUSE) May 13, 2008 - Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and Gov. Mitch Daniels today broke ground with local officials on two additional segments of the U.S. 231 Corridor in Spencer County. The U.S. 231 Corridor will improve access between

[r78] Property Taxes Down in Vanderburgh County (5/13/2008)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Start Date: 5/13/2008 All DayEnd Date: 5/13/2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Property Taxes Down in Vanderburgh County (STATEHOUSE) May 13, 2008 - Vanderburgh County is the first county to send out property tax bills, and we are already seeing dramatic results. On the average, across the state, Hoosier homeowners owners will see a 30-percent decrease in their

[r78] Statements from Rep. Suzanne Crouch (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008SJR 1"Changing the 1-percent cap to being based on household income rather than assessed value is absolutely ludicrous," said Rep. Crouch. "The caps on property tax should be tied to assessed value, not income. Not only that, but we have no idea the ramifications that this bill will have. "The legislation

[r78] Crouch Provides Veterans Additional Opportunities to Further Their Education (1/30/2008)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Start Date: 1/30/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/30/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 30, 2008 -The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday passed House Bill 1249, co-authored by Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville), which will provide Purple Heart veterans a tuition and tax exemption for state schools. "Since Sept. 11, the National Guard has deployed numerous soldiers, many

[r78] Death to the Death Tax (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008 Currently, when a person dies and leaves money to a descendent, the state collects a percentage. This is known as the inheritance tax. The estate tax, or pick-up tax, is imposed on the transfer of property to a descendent. A generation-skipping tax is imposed when a person leaves an inheritance that is not to

[r78] Tax Relief Advances Out of the House (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008(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.The bill contains about $700 million in new property relief, along with $250 million in

[r78] Rep. Crouch Promotes Benefits for Veterans (1/18/2008)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Start Date: 1/18/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/18/2008 "The men and women of the armed services and their families have made tremendous sacrifices for our country," said Rep. Crouch. "I want to honor their sacrifices by providing them with as much assistance as possible." House Bill 1321, authored by Rep. Crouch, would create a tax credit for qualified

[r78] Rep. Crouch Seeks Students to Experience Statehouse Activity (1/14/2008)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Start Date: 1/14/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2008 The Indiana House of Representatives offers a page program, which allows students from across the state to experience the lawmaking process firsthand. Through the program, these Hoosier students get to participate in Statehouse activity as a legislative page for the day. "The page program offers students the

[r78] Tougher Penalties for Reckless Drivers (1/11/2008)

Friday, January 11, 2008

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

[r78] Rep. Crouch Wants to Clarify the Definition of a Grocery (1/9/2008)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Start Date: 1/9/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/9/2008 "As a former Vanderburgh County Commissioner, I understand that there is an epidemic of underage drinking in the area," said Rep. Crouch. "For years, the County Commissioners and City Council have passed resolutions urging the General Assembly to clarify the definition of a grocery store to better control

[r78] Rep. Suzanne Crouch Returns To Statehouse (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008 "This session is all about property taxes," said Rep. Crouch. "I attended the House Ways and Means Committee hearing in Evansville, before the session started and was impressed by the public testimony given. We have begun working on a solution that benefits not only southwest Indiana but the entire state."

[r78] Rep. Crouch's Column - Gearing up for the 2008 legislative session (1/2/2008)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Start Date: 1/2/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/2/2008The New Year is here, and with that, comes the beginning of Indiana General Assembly short session. The 2008 legislative session will begin on Jan. 8 and run through mid-March, and, as I'm sure you all know, property taxes are going to the hot topic. During this crucial time, I would like to hear what's on your

[r78] Crouch and Becker to Hold Legislative Chat Sessions with Constituents (10/11/2007)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Start Date: 10/11/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/11/2007(Statehouse) October 11, 2007-State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) would like to invite the public and media to attend two Legislative Chat Sessions on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Ohio Township Central Library in Newburgh. The first meeting will be held from

[r78] Representative Crouch and Senator Becker to Hold Legislative Chats with Constituents (9/20/2007)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Start Date: 9/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 9/20/2007(Statehouse) September 20, 2007-State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) would like to invite the public and media to attend four Legislative Chat Sessions in the Evansville area this fall.On Monday, September 24, the legislators will be at the Oaklyn Library

[r78] Representative Crouch Applauds Governor Daniels (9/6/2007)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Start Date: 9/6/2007 All DayEnd Date: 9/6/2007Homeowners who file before October 15 will be eligible for the credit in 2008; however, this does not affect 2007 tax bills. Homeowners who missed the filing for 2007 bills will not receive a rebate, but will be eligible for relief in 2008. "As a former Vanderburgh county auditor, I had firsthand experience

[r78] Interim Study Committees Begin (7/20/2007)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Start Date: 7/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/20/2007(STATEHOUSE) July 20, 2007 - State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) has been assigned to five statutory study commissions and committees aimed at preparing the General Assembly for important issues that will likely be discussed during the next legislative session. House leaders appointed Crouch to

[r78] House Republicans Offer Solutions to Relieve Hoosier Property Owners (7/11/2007)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Start Date: 7/11/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/11/2007

Join me for Family Day

Friday, February 27, 2015

I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a Family  Day at the Statehouse this session on Monday, March 23rd. I invite families from our local community to join me at our state's capital. This will be a great chance to experience the legislative process, hear from state leaders and learn about other student opportunities.  

Family Day will begin at 10 a.m. when families meet me and my staff beneath the rotunda in the Statehouse. We will start with a tour of the Statehouse and end in the House Chamber for pictures. At 11, the intern directors for the House will talk about the internship opportunities available with the House Republicans. There will be a lunch break from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. After lunch, there will be a tour of Auditor Crouch's office and Lt. Governor Ellspermann's office. At 1 p.m., there will be an opportunity for pictures on the Senate floor before session begins at 1:30 p.m. I encourage families to watch session from the House gallery. 

Families will be guided by myself or my staff throughout the entire day. There are a limited number of spaces available, so I encourage families who are interested in receiving more information or participating to contact my office by calling (317) 232 - 9671 or emailing ali.bartlett@iga.in.gov. If you are unable to attend on this day, I welcome families to contact my office to schedule a visit another day.  I look forward to seeing families from our community!

Saving taxpayer dollars with innovative solutions

Friday, January 23, 2015

This week, House Bill (HB) 1362 passed out of the Roads and Transportation Committee with unanimous support. If enacted, this bill would extend the amount of time by up to five years that Hoosiers would be required to replace their license plates, excluding trucks. By extending the life cycling by up to 10 years, the state could save on average around $10 million per year starting in July 2016.

The bill now moves on to second reading where members of the full Indiana House will have the opportunity to discuss, debate and offer their amendments on this legislation. You can also learn about HB 1362 and follow it through the legislative process by clicking here.

Today, more people are using social media as a means to access information. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @RepSullivanHD78 to learn about what I am up to at the statehouse as well as happenings in our community.

I'm very excited about the launch of the Indiana House Republicans new, user-friendly website. Click here to view my page where you will find my biography, a downloadable headshot, constituent resources and how to sign up for my e-newsletters.

Helping students financially prepare for college

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has launched their "Cash for College" campaign website. This website provides several links to help students financially prepare for higher education.

This Cash for College site allows students to compare college costs, factoring in financial aid, using the Indiana College Costs Estimator and the Indiana State Award Estimator. If students are interested in creating a college savings plan, the site also provides resources along with a step-by-step guide to make that process easier.

Students wanting information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form can find answers to FAQs like when is the application deadline and what forms need to be filled out. Click here for more information about the Cash for College campaign.

This is a great resource to help Hoosiers better prepare for the cost of a higher education. I encourage those interested in pursuing a higher education to read through each of the resources provided by Learn More Indiana.

Rep. Sullivan works at her desk in the House Chamber.
Rep. Sullivan joins her family for a photo after being sworn in.
Rep. Washburne speaks with Rep. Sullivan on the House floor.
Rep. Sullivan
Rep. Sullivan reads to a preschool student at the Shepard Community Center.
Rep. Sullivan joins Gov. Pence along with Rep. Smaltz and Rep. Frye for the signing of her bill.
Rep. Sullivan poses with two House pages.
Rep. Sullivan presents a bill on the House floor.
Rep. McNamara and Rep. Sullivan wear sneakers for the Suits and Sneakers event.
Rep. Sullivan, Rep. Clere and Dr. Brown attend the ISDH Labor of Love Summit.
Rep. Sullivan serves on the Roads and Transportation Committee.
Rep. Sullivan donating to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence on Organization Day.