Kevin Mahan

Kevin Mahan

Representative | District 31

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9509

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h31@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Samantha Holifield

Phone: 317-234-9016

Email: samantha.holifield@iga.in.gov

Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to visit. It is a privilege to serve as the state representative for House District 31, which includes all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

I am always open to the ideas of my constituents, and I encourage you to contact me with any question or concerns that you may have. Please feel free to contact me by phone, mail or e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you as we work together in our efforts to keep Indiana flourishing.

Sincerely,

Kevin Mahan
State Representative
House District 31

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010-Present

House District 31: All of Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties

Telephone:

  • Toll-Free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
  • Direct line: (317) 232-9509

 Committees:

  • Government and Regulatory Reform, Chairman
  • Family, Children and Human Affairs
  • Insurance

 Occupation: State Farm Insurance Agent, since 2007

 Education:

  • Blackford High School
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Business Administration

 Community Activities:

  • Hartford City Chamber of Commerce, 12 years; President, 2 years
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford City T-Ball league, 7 years
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Blackford County Pee Wee Football League, 3 years
  • Vice President of the Blackford Bruin Boosters—to raise money and promote positive experiences for student athletes

 State Representative Kevin Mahan was born and raised in Blackford County, where he started working after high school at his uncle’s family-owned business, Rex A. Shadle and Associates Auctioneers and Realtors. There he received his Auctioneer and Real Estate Sales license and Real Estate Broker’s license.

 Rep. Mahan was also serving his community long before being appointed to serve in the Indiana General Assembly as state representative of House District 31. He served as a patrolman for the Hartford City Police Department, and then was appointed Blackford County Chief Deputy. After serving eight years as Chief Deputy, he was elected as the Blackford County Sheriff, which he served for three years.

 During his service, he was called upon by Gov. Mitch Daniels to build a new police and regulatory agency for the Indiana Gaming Commission when Senate Enrolled Act 626 was passed in 2005. He built the agency from the ground up—from writing job descriptions to designing Indiana’s first Gaming Agent Academy. He also instituted a D.A.R.E. program and TRIAD, a networking organization between law enforcement and senior citizens to improve the quality of life in the community.

Rep. Mahan is married to his high school sweetheart, Tonia, and they have three children: Andrew, Chase and Keaton.

House District 31 is comprised of all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

Your voice in state government

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As your representative, it is my duty to make sure your voice is represented at the state level, and there are several ways I am able to do this. One of the more obvious is by voting for bills that benefit our community during the legislative session. However, since lawmakers only meet at the Statehouse for a few months out of the year, that is only a small portion of what I do. In fact, a majority of my work takes place during the summer months when we begin to research, fact-check and collaborate on potential legislation for next year by serving on interim study committees.  

Local superintendent receives Indiana’s highest honor 

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) presented local Superintendent Steve Hall with the Sagamore of the Wabash award in recognition of his strong commitment to education and community service.  

Enhancing education for young Hoosiers

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Sunday, May 24, 2015

The coming of spring means that the 2015 legislative session is ending. It is encouraging to see how much the General Assembly has accomplished since January. The House proposed budget allocates more money to education than ever before, public safety programs have been prioritized as well as many other initiatives benefitting Indiana. However, with our

Accomplishing legislative priorities

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, May 4, 2015

The 2015 legislative session has come to a close. I am pleased that we followed through on the promises outlined in our House Republican agenda: budget integrity, education funding, ethics reform and public safety. The most important bill we passed this session was the budget, which will fund Indiana for the next two fiscal years. The budget is honestly

Protecting Indiana’s children

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, April 13, 2015

We are nearing the end of the 2015 legislative session. There are plenty of bills left to consider, but we have already accomplished much for the well-being of our state. Along with high profile bills, such as the budget, the General Assembly has also passed many lesser-known bills that will benefit Hoosiers. Some are specifically aimed at protecting

Rep. Mahan responds to RFRA clarification

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, April 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “During the past days there have been a lot of misconceptions about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). To address the confusion and concerns, I supported Senate Bill (SB) 50, which clarifies the intent and application of Indiana’s RFRA. RFRA does not allow discrimination against any Hoosier. “I

Support for Indiana teachers

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

With only a few weeks remaining in the 2015 session, many of you are aware that the General Assembly has made education a top priority, not only during this year, but for much of our history. Usually, when we speak about education, we focus on students—student funding, student outcomes and student initiatives. However, the General Assembly recognizes

Rep. Mahan honors Indiana’s African American heritage

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) authored a resolution honoring Indiana’s rich African American heritage. The resolution passed the House unanimously. “I was honored to recognize Indiana’s rich African American heritage, and I would like to thank everyone that joined me on this resolution,” said

Improving public safety in Indiana

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, March 13, 2015

I have always been a strong believer that communities thrive when their people support each other and give their time to help one another. I recently had the opportunity to give back to the Indianapolis community by volunteering my time at the Julian Center. As part of the House Republicans’ initiative to address public safety in Indiana, Republican

Budget centered on public safety and education

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, February 26, 2015

We have reached the midpoint of the 2015 legislative session which means that House and Senate bills will now switch chambers for further consideration. The House has filed over 660 bills and well over 100 of them have passed. However, the most important bill we have passed this session is House Bill (HB) 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget. In previous

Rep. Mahan hosts town halls in Blackford County

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, February 17, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) will be hosting town hall meetings on Saturday, Feb. 21 in Blackford City. What: Town hall with Rep. Mahan When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Where: Hartford City Town Hall, 700 N. Walnut Street in Hartford City What: Town hall with Rep. Mahan When:

Part-time Legislature, full-time integrity

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, February 16, 2015

Last fall, the House Republicans outlined our goal to increase accountability for all Hoosiers. Part of this goal includes strengthening our ethics laws. This is a bipartisan issue and it is imperative that we address it in order to safeguard the public trust and ensure that the best interests of Hoosiers are at the heart of everything we do. The

Keeping Hoosiers safe

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, January 30, 2015

The 2015 legislative session is in full swing. Bills are making their way through the committee process and onto the House floor. Several months ago, the House Republicans released our legislative agenda for this session which included public safety as a top priority. Having served in law enforcement for 16 years, I have seen many of the public safety

Rep. Mahan joins Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, January 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City), fellow legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today 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

Purple Heart recipients honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, January 20, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) recognized Purple Heart recipients in Indiana with a resolution honoring their service and sacrifice. The resolution passed the House unanimously. “It is a privilege to honor these men and women with a resolution,” said Rep. Mahan. “They have selflessly served our state

Accountable to Hoosiers

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, January 15, 2015

A new session of the Indiana General Assembly began this month. The House Republicans have identified a productive agenda for 2015 focusing on accountability to all Hoosiers and improving Indiana in four major areas: passing a balanced budget, strengthening education, increasing transparency and supporting public safety initiatives. Indiana operates on a

Rep. Mahan responds to State of the State Address

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

STATEHOUSE —“As we work this year to pass Indiana’s biennial budget, I look forward to working with Governor Pence to continue Indiana’s tradition of making education a top priority. I am pleased with what we have accomplished to improve education thus far but more work still needs to be done. I am confident that this session we

[r31] Rep. Mahan appointed Chairman of Government and Regulatory Reform Committee

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, December 4, 2014

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 Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) has been appointed Chairman of the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee. He will also serve

[r31] Charity drive focuses on giving back

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating gift cards, linens and other items to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at the Statehouse. “It is encouraging to see legislators and staff, from both sides of the aisle, come

[r31] Local community leader receives Indiana's highest honor (8/21/2014)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Start Date: 8/21/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 8/21/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) presented Connie Rose, Executive Director of the Family Service Society in Marion, with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. Connie received the award at the 10th annual Circle of Friends luncheon which celebrated

[31] Rep. Mahan receives 2014 Indiana Early Childhood Legislative Award (4/1/2014)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Start Date: 4/1/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/1/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMRep. Mahan receives 2014 Indiana Early Childhood Legislative Award STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) received the 2014 Indiana Early Childhood Legislative Award from the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC). The award was

[R31] Hoosier Homestead Awards recognize rich agricultural heritage (3/27/2014)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Start Date: 3/27/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/27/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) congratulates the Pence Farm of Blackford County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented Thursday by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney at the

[R31] Committees play an essential role in the legislative process (2/24/2014)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Start Date: 2/24/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/24/2014 With just three weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, bills are moving rapidly through the process. Committees are an integral part of the legislative process. They receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is heard on the House floor. The Speaker

[R31] Child care bill passes House (1/28/2014)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Start Date: 1/28/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) authored legislation concerning childcare, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a 71-24 vote. House Bill (HB) 1036 protects young Hoosiers by setting health, education, safety and training requirements for

[R31] Rep. Mahan supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/24/2014)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Start Date: 1/24/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/24/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) 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 physical activity play in

[R31] Bill to expedite repair of communication devices during disasters passes House (1/17/2014)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Start Date: 1/17/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/17/2014STATEHOUSE – StateRep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) authored legislation concerning broadcastersduring emergencies or disasters, which passed the Indiana House ofRepresentatives on Thursday with a 95-0 vote.House Bill(HB) 1037 allows engineers and other technicians to enter disaster

[R31] The 2014 legislative session is underway (1/13/2014)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Start Date: 1/13/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/13/2014 Mother Nature could not stop the 2014 legislative session from getting underway last week. Despite getting started a day later than scheduled, there was still much work to be accomplished at the Statehouse. On Wednesday, House Speaker Brian C. Bosma announced the House Republican Legislative

[R31] Rep. Mahan appointed to summer study committees (6/28/2013)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Start Date: 6/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute, Child Services Oversight Committee and School Safety Interim Study Committee. “The Child Services Oversight

[R31] Marion Community School leaders receive highest Indiana honor (5/6/2013)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Start Date: 5/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/6/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) joined State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) on Thursday to present Steve Edwards, superintendent of Marion Community Schools, and Lennon Brown, principal of Marion High School, with the Sagamore of the

[R31] A look back at the 2013 legislative session (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM The 2013 legislative session has come to a close. Over the past four months, we have reviewed hundreds of pieces of legislation with the benefit of Hoosiers in mind. As a member of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee it was important to see the several pieces of

[R31] House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/26/2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Start Date: 4/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE - Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, “Own Your American Dream” which was

[R31] Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month recognized at the Statehouse (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 – State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) presented a resolution on the House floor on Tuesday honoring the Department Child Services (DCS) for their work to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect. April has been designated Child Abuse

[R31] Grant Co. resident courageously fights cancer and is focused on graduating (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 Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) coauthored House Resolution (HR) 90 recognizing Grant Co. resident Mindy Owens, a senior at the University of Indianapolis, for her perseverance to finish college on time despite battling cancer. She was

[R31] New law provides additional funds for police training and equipment (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 Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) sponsored legislation regarding the County Extradition and Sheriff's Assistance Fund which was signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Friday. Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 24 replaces the County Extradition Fund (CEF)

[R31] Rep. Mahan appointed to NCSL committee (4/10/2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Start Date: 4/10/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/10/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Human Services and Welfare Committee. The NCSL Standing Committees are composed of legislators and legislative staff who are

[R31] Blue Alert program enacted to address public safety (4/8/2013)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Start Date: 4/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/8/2013 STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1151, coauthored by State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City), was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week. HEA 1151 creates the Blue Alert program, which will notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed, seriously injured,

[R31] Protecting Indiana taxpayers (4/4/2013)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Start Date: 4/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Our goal was to ensure that we developed the most fiscally responsible budget and I believe the end result proves our continued dedication to protecting the Hoosier taxpayer. In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of our budget is the emphasis on creating healthy

[R31] Multiple bills cosponsored by Rep. Mahan pass the House (3/27/2013)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Start Date: 3/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) cosponsored several pieces of legislation that were passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday. Senate Bill (SB) 24 passed the House with a unanimous vote. Under current law, counties have

[R31] Bill regarding child in need of services petitions passes both houses (3/20/2013)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Start Date: 3/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/20/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – A Senate bill regarding children in need of services (CHINS) petitions passed through the Indiana House on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. Senate Bill (SB) 164 was cosponsored in the House by State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City). SB 164 allows a

[R31] Rep. Mahan hosts town halls in Blackford Co. (3/6/2013)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Start Date: 3/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/6/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) will be hosting town hall meetings on Saturday, March 9 in Blackford Co. What: Town hall with Rep. Mahan When: Saturday, March 9 from 8-9 a.m. Where: Hartford City Hall, 700 N. Walnut St. in

[R31] Investing in young Hoosiers is a top priority (2/20/2013)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Start Date: 2/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/20/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM I cannot talk about the proposed House Republican budget without first applauding State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) for all of his hard work crafting the budget in the Ways and Means Committee. As chairman of this committee, he spent a great deal of time

[R31] Tax relief for farmers passes both houses (2/18/2013)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Start Date: 2/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/18/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of

[R31] Fighting against Hoosier Hunger (2/13/2013)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Start Date: 2/13/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/13/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Inc., a statewide association of Feeding America affiliated food banks, lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist

[R31] Preparing Hoosiers for the workforce (2/7/2013)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Start Date: 2/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Over the past month, the General Assembly has been hard at work finding ways to improve the lives of Hoosiers. A strong state begins with a skilled workforce. By continuing to prioritize education, we can create a workforce that is able to meet the high demands of a globally

[R31] Legislation authored by Rep. Mahan passes the House (2/6/2013)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Start Date: 2/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/6/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) authored several pieces of legislation that were passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill (HB) 1098, authored by Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and co-authored by Rep. Mahan, passed with a

[R31] Rep. Mahan reacts to DCS appointment (1/30/2013)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Start Date: 1/30/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/30/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – “I am pleased with Gov. Pence’s appointment of Mary Beth Bonaventura as the Director of the Indiana Department of Child Services. As a Juvenile Court Judge in Lake County, Mary Beth has first-hand experience dealing with DCS cases.”

[R31] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Monday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer

[R31] Rep. Mahan hosts town hall in Van Buren (1/24/2013)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Date: 1/24/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/24/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Van Buren. What: Town hall with Rep. Mahan When: Saturday, Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m. Where: Van Buren Town Hall, 205 North First Street,

[R31] Rep. Mahan, Rep. Karickhoff and Sen. Banks host Third House in Marion (1/24/2013)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Date: 1/24/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/24/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Reps. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) will join Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) for a Third House session on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Marion. What: Third House meeting with Rep. Mahan, Rep. Karickhoff and Sen. Banks

[R31] Indiana Sheriffs' Association honored by Rep. Mahan (1/23/2013)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Start Date: 1/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 1/23/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) presented the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) with a resolution on Wednesday to recognize their contributions to Indiana and protecting Hoosiers. The ISA was established in 1930 to promote

[R31] DCS legislation passes House committee (1/23/2013)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Start Date: 1/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/23/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) authored House Bill (HB) 1142, which addresses staffing needs for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). The legislation passed out of the Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs with a 12-0 vote

[R31] Focusing on jobs, education and fiscal integrity (1/15/2013)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Start Date: 1/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM The General Assembly is moving full speed ahead, putting before the public the issues that matter most to them. There are many topics that will be discussed this session, but my focus will be on three key issues facing Hoosiers: job creation, education and fiscal integrity. A

[R31] Rep. Mahan and Sen. Holdman host town halls in Blackford and Grant counties (1/14/2013)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Start Date: 1/14/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) will be hosting town hall meetings on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Blackford and Grant counties. What: Town hall with Rep. Mahan and Sen. Holdman When: Saturday, Jan.

[R31] Blackford County designated a drought disaster area (7/26/2012)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Start Date: 7/26/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/26/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Blackford County, represented by Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City), has been designated a primary disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). On Wednesday, the USDA added 14 Indiana counties to the existing list of 50 primary natural disaster

[R31] Rep. Mahan joins the governor in signing local (3/27/2012)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Start Date: 3/27/2012 All Day End Date: 3/27/2012 Blackford County Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) joined Gov. Mitch Daniels today as he signed legislation aimed at reducing nepotism and conflict of interest at the local government level. Relating to nepotism, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1005 stipulates a local government official may not

[r31] In the know for the 2012 session (3/14/2012)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Start Date: 3/14/2012End Date: 3/14/2012 As the 2012 session came to a close just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning, I thought to myself, what a fascinating two years it has been. First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude for having the privilege to serve as our community’s representative in Indianapolis. As a legislature, we have accomplished

[r31] Rep. Mahan speaks on the completion of 2012 legislative session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 STATEHOUSE— “Although we encountered some bumps during the beginning of this session, both sides came together in the end to pass legislation to strengthen our great state. As always, our focus was benefiting Hoosiers and ensuring Indiana continues on the right track. It was a short, non-budget session,

[r31] Fighting against child abuse and neglect (3/5/2012)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Start Date: 3/5/2012End Date: 3/5/2012 As former sheriff, the worse cases I ever experienced were those that included children. I will never understand someone that would abuse or neglect a child. In 2004, there were 51 child fatalities resulting from abuse or neglect. With the progress made by Indiana’s own Department of Child Services (DCS), the

[r31] Bill addressing nepotism and conflict of interest in local government passes Senate (2/28/2012)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Start Date: 2/28/2012End Date: 2/28/2012 STATEHOUSE –Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation aimed at reducing nepotism and conflict of interest among local government employees passed out of the Senate with 30-19 vote Monday night. Relating to nepotism, House Bill (HB) 1005 stipulates that relatives may not be employed by an agency in

[r31] Restoring the Rights of Hoosiers (2/27/2012)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Start Date: 2/27/2012End Date: 2/27/2012 An issue that has been widely discussed this session, and one I expect to take center stage this upcoming week, is Senate Bill 1 dealing with the Barnes vs. State decision. Many of you may not recall all the events surrounding the case, but it caused and is still causing major headlines Barnes’ wife called 911

[r31] Rep. Mahan's state nepotism legislation passes Senate (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012 End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE –State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation enforcing stricter nepotism laws in state government passed the Senate with a 43-7 vote late Tuesday afternoon. House Bill (HB) 1250 – clarifying the state’s current nepotism statute – would prohibit a

[r31] We're Moving On Up, and Fast (2/20/2012)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Start Date: 2/20/2012 End Date: 2/20/2012 We are getting closer and closer to end of session, with no plans of slowing down. Saying this week has been eventful is certainly an understatement—an understatement in a good way. We haven’t had any walkouts; instead, we have had days full of committee hearings, session discussion and

[r31] Taylor University's Coach Paul Patterson all-time most winning coach, honored by the House (2/16/2012)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Start Date: 2/16/2012 End Date: 2/16/2012 STATEHOUSE- Taylor University’s men’s basketball coach Paul Patterson was recognized today by the Indiana House of Representatives in honor of becoming the only coach in history to record 700 wins while coaching at a four-year Indiana college. Coach Patterson along with the Taylor

[r31] Going through the motions (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 What a refreshing feeling it is to have a normal session week – aside from the remnants of Super Bowl XLVI throughout Indianapolis. We went through the familiar motions of discussing bills from the Senate in House committees, just as the Senate is now discussing House legislation. In fact, my legislation

[r31] Rep. Mahan honors Super Bowl committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) along with his colleagues in the Indiana House took time today to honor members of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Indianapolis for their efforts in hosting Super Bowl XLVI. The Super Bowl Host Committee served as the city’s ambassadors

[r31] Eliminating nepotism in government (2/6/2012)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Start Date: 2/6/2012End Date: 2/6/2012 I am happy to report that we passed 72 pieces of legislation out of the House onto the Senate for further discussion this week. Additionally, the governor signed the first House Bill (HB) of the session into law on Wednesday. Included in the many bills we passed were my two concerning nepotism at the state and local

[r31] Bill addressing nepotism and conflict of interest in local government passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE –Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation aimed at reducing nepotism and conflict of interest among local government employees passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives today with a 70-26 vote. Relating to nepotism, House Bill (HB) 1005 stipulates that relatives may not be

[r31] Making government transparency a reality (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 As a freshman legislator, I have not had the most typical experience during session. Last year was marked by a significant minority walkout, and this year has proved to be just as much – if not more – unpredictable. However, I am excited to report that last week was an extremely busy week of business. It

[r31] State leaders take first step to crack down on nepotism in state government (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE – Legislation authored by State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and co-authored by Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) passed the House today 92-4. The bill was authored to clarify the state’s nepotism laws in state government. House Bill 1250, first and foremost, prohibits a state

[r31] Bill concerning public access records passes House (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012 STATEHOUSE – Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation concerning public access laws passed the Indiana House of Representatives today with a 90-4 vote. House Bill (HB) 1093 would institute harsher punishment for public employees and agencies that knowingly withhold or do not accommodate public

[r31] Rep. Mahan honors Indiana Sheriffs' Association (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start Date: 1/25/2012 End Date: 1/25/2012 STATEHOUSE – Members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) were recognized yesterday at the Statehouse by State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives. Several dozen county sheriffs from across the state gathered on the House

[r31] Mahan Messenger: "The Walkout"¯ (1/23/2012)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Start Date: 1/23/2012 End Date: 1/23/2012 I feel as if “the walkout” has become a movie that refuses to end and, instead, keeps playing over and over again. It’s all that the media is talking about; it’s all that everyone is talking about. However, this is not Hollywood, its Indiana and this isn’t a film, its

[r31] Rep. Mahan reacts to State of the State Address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012“In his State of the State address tonight, Gov. Daniels laid out a plan of all the items he wishes to see addressed this legislative session. Even though we were able to accomplish a lot last year, there is always room for improvement. The governor set goals that I believe we can accomplish this session to

[r31] Show up, get to work (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012 Blackford County Grant County Normally, I would be writing you today to discuss the first week of session—what was discussed and what we should expect for the next week. However, in order to give a session preview, we would have to have had session—which didn’t happen. I am well aware of how

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Standing Up to Responsibilities (10/12/2011)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Start Date: 10/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2011 Granted, both parties have used a walkout before as a tool for the minority to stand in protest of what the other party is doing. However, they usually last one, two days at most-not 35 days, the longest in our nation's history. I enjoy making history, but not by disgracing our state. During the walkout,

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Internship provides invaluable insight to state legislature (9/19/2011)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Start Date: 9/19/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/19/2011During any kind of economy, let alone a struggling economy, obtaining a job without real-life experience can be difficult. So why not make it easier on yourself or your college student who may be entering the workforce sooner rather than later?The Indiana House of Representatives has the perfect solution for

[r31] Rep. Mahan congratulates local farms for 100+ years of services (8/10/2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start Date: 8/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2011Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) was present as Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman presented more than 73 families with the Hoosier Homestead Award Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair. In honor of Indiana's rich agricultural heritage, the Hoosier Homestead Award program recognizes families that have owned the same

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Come celebrate the "Year of the Soybean" (8/8/2011)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Start Date: 8/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/8/2011 If the food isn't reason enough to visit the fair this year, the many attractions might catch your interest. The Grand Stand will feature Sugarland, Maroon 5, Lady Antebellum and Indiana's own Janet Jackson, to name a few. They will also have several new exhibits worth checking out. Germany will be featured in

[r31] City of Marion awarded grant for local project (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 The Community Focus Fund (CFF) is funded with federal Community Development Block Grant dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The goal of the CFF program is to encourage communities with eligible populations to focus on long-term community development. The funds help rural

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Stay informed, know your new laws (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 Next on the list were two bans we implemented to ensure the safety of all Hoosiers. We banned the possession of "Spice" and texting or emailing while driving. Indiana has seen an unfortunate increase in demand for a synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice, a substance that mimics marijuana, which was sold at

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Temperatures aren't the only thing climbing (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 In 2010, Indiana spent 5.5 percent less than what was allocated in the 2009 budget, and ended with a reserve balance of $1.18 billion. That statement is proof that raising taxes is not the only solution. As Auditor Tim Berry so clearly stated during a recent press conference, "For those who believe that

[r31] Rep. Mahan ranked as a "pro-jobs" legislator (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 "Our primary goal is to keep Indiana on the right track, so that we can continue to lead the way through this trying economy," said Rep. Mahan. "Saying that, we must continue to find additional ways to develop businesses and bring more jobs to our district and the State of Indiana. It is great to be

[r31] Rep. Mahan assigned to interim study committees (7/6/2011)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Start Date: 7/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/6/2011Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) was assigned today to several interim study committees in order to better address issues facing Hoosiers statewide. Those committees include the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute, Committee on Driver Education and the Law Enforcement, School Policing and Youth

[r31] Bath salts are the new drug, really? (6/24/2011)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Start Date: 6/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/24/2011You've heard the expression, "Mom and Dad, lock your medicine cabinet if you've got teens in the house," so that you could avoid easy access of prescription drugs to your kids. Now, however, teens are turning to bath salts to get high-yes, you read correctly, bath salts. There has been a lot of buzz recently

[r31] Rep. Mahan praises local high school (6/24/2011)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Start Date: 6/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/24/2011STATEHOUSE - Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) congratulated Mississinewa High School from Gas City today for their effort to be one of 12 Hoosier schools selected for the Department of Education's Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program. Schools are selected for the program if they have a large

[r31] Mahan Messenger: A miscommunication ends on a good note (6/22/2011)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Start Date: 6/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/22/2011I am sure you have heard just as much talk lately about CHOICE, FSSA and AAAs as I have-and yes, those are a lot acronyms to keep up with. The discussion deals with funding and whether or not a program is getting what they were promised. Unfortunately, in this economy, the topic of funding cuts has become a

[r31] The Mahan Messenger: Back Home to House District 31 (5/17/2011)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Start Date: 5/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/17/2011 We made promises in November and this session, we delivered. We came through with a structurally balanced budget that does not increase taxes, but instead keeps more than $1 billion in reserves and increases K-12 funding by 0.5% next year and one percent in 2013-something many of our neighboring states can't

[r31] Mahan represents HD 31 with perfect voting record (5/5/2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Start Date: 5/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/5/2011STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) walked away this session with a 100 percent voting attendance record, something only a few legislators attained. Out of 647 votes recorded this past legislation session; Rep. Mahan was present and voted for each one. "As a freshman state representative, I took

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Fostering job growth is equally as important (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011

[r31] Rep. Mahan Delivers on Promises (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011STATEHOUSE - The 2011 legislative session has been a session of historic challenges and historic accomplishments. Despite the many road bumps, House Republicans have delivered on the promises they made in 2010. State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) along with other House Republican legislators presented

[r31] New law to make prescription disposal safer, more convenient (4/28/2011)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Start Date: 4/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/28/2011

[r31] The Mahan Messenger: Long nights and hard work pays off (4/25/2011)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Start Date: 4/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/25/2011

[r31] Mahan Messenger: Education is and always will be, key (4/19/2011)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Start Date: 4/19/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/19/2011Education is everyone's priority. It's a topic that is not limited to just teachers or parents. Anyone who cares about the future of our young students or the future of Indiana should care about education. After all, it's not only the key to the success of a student, but it also brings jobs to communities and

[r31] Mahan's plan for proper prescription disposal passes Senate (4/18/2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Start Date: 4/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/18/2011State Rep. Kevin Mahan's (R-Hartford City) legislation to make it easier for Hoosiers to safely discard their unneeded or expired prescription drugs passed out of the Senate today with an unanimous vote. "As the former sheriff of Blackford County, I have unfortunately seen the abuse that can take place with

[r31] Rep. Mahan: Continuing to Expand on Education Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011In a rare joint announcement, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) along with Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Governor Mitch Daniels announced their support for an additional $150 million investment in K-12 education emphasizing early learning opportunities for Hoosier

[r31] The Mahan Messenger: The pressure is on (4/11/2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Start Date: 4/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/11/2011Two weeks from Monday, we will be in our last week of this legislative session. We have 15 days to get all our state business done before adjourning sine die on April 29. However, if our congressional leaders in D.C.-who were facing a federal government shutdown-can come to an agreement and pass a budget, I

[r31] The Mahan Messenger: Making progress that matters (4/4/2011)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Start Date: 4/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/4/2011The legislature got a change of pace this week-we were able to have debates and vote on legislation. Things we haven't been able to do for weeks due to the Democrat walkout. So a big thanks to the Democrats for coming back to work, I am sure most Hoosiers appreciate it too. Session began at 5 p.m. on Monday, the

[r31] Mahan: House modifies state abortion regulations (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) supported legislation today that dealt with physician requirements for abortions and various other abortion matters. House Bill 1210 passed with a 72-23 vote. The bill would allow an abortion to be performed after the first trimester, but before the earlier of viability

[r31] Rep. Mahan Releases Statement Regarding Democrat Walkout (3/29/2011)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Start Date: 3/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2011"As a freshman legislator, it's disheartening to see the legislative process play out as it has over the past five weeks. So it is my hope that we can put the past behind us, work together and get what needs to be accomplished for the benefit of all Hoosiers in the State of Indiana. "There is no question that

[r31] Progress continues with conversation (3/28/2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Start Date: 3/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/28/2011Since January I have been meeting with various individuals, organizations and agencies concerning education reform. I have met with the Indiana State Teachers Association, commonly known as ISTA. I sat down with their members and talked about legislation, and heard their concerns. I held an education forum

[r31] Here to work, here to stay (3/23/2011)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Start Date: 3/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2011Monday marked the fifth week of the Democrat walkout. Many of our leaders have used the word "unprecedented" to describe the walkout, and I agree. However, several other words come to my mind when thinking of what has occurred: disappointing, disrespectful and outlandish, to name a few. I would consider this

[r31] Rep. Mahan honors Indiana National Guard (3/14/2011)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Start Date: 3/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/14/2011STATEHOUSE-During today's session, Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and his fellow House Republican colleagues honored the soldiers in the Indiana National Guard that are deploying in 2011. The National Guardsman that were present for today's ceremony were accompanied by Major General R. Martin Umbarger.

[r31] Local Farmer Receives Prestigious Award (3/7/2011)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Start Date: 3/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/7/2011STATEHOUSE - Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) attended an award ceremony, yesterday afternoon, to present Jim Kline of Hartford City the Lieutenant Governor's Partner in Progress Award. Kline was also recently presented Top Producer Magazine's Top Producer Award for 2010. The Partner in Progress Award

[r31] Let's clear the air (3/4/2011)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Start Date: 3/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2011It's no secret that education has been one of the big issues this session, and to say that it's controversial would be an understatement. When the education bills received a committee hearing, we heard several hours of heated debate and public testimony. I'm sure you heard about the teacher rallies going on at

[r31] Work might be delayed, but it will get done (3/3/2011)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Start Date: 3/3/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/3/2011 The budget proposed is a $27.9 billion, two-year plan that does not include tax increases, but does keep in mind Indiana's revenue shortfall. The budget has been crafted in a way that will leave Indiana with a structural balance by 2013, while also maintaining sufficient reserves and protecting K-12

[r31] Taking steps to improve Indiana's economic climate (2/21/2011)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Start Date: 2/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2011 At a time when states like Texas are considering cutting school funding, over half of the state budget is dedicated to K-12 and higher education - more than the national average of thirty-five percent. Even though Hoosiers have had to tighten our belts a little and live within our means, we are still

[r31] Area legislators to hold Education Forum (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2011 Accompanying Rep. Mahan will be Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Chairman of the House Education Committee, in addition to Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett and area school superintendents. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the forum starting promptly at 10 a.m. Residents

[r31] Bill to implement drug testing for unemployment recipients passes House (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2011 "It's not for punitive reasons; it just shows how serious we are." In addition, if a recipient's benefits have been disqualified due to a positive drug test, they may resume receiving benefits with the submission of a negative drug test to the DWD. House Bill 1267 will move on to the Senate for further

[r31] A snow day doesn't mean a day off (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 We had a full calendar when we got back to business on Thursday, with seven bills slated for amendments and nine bills for final passage. One of those bills that passed out of the House was House Bill 1215, which now heads to the Senate. This bill would help protect those who are under the age of 14 or have

[r31] Attempt to implement drug testing for unemployment recipients passes committee (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 "This legislation will help Hoosiers get back to work," said Rep. Rebecca Kubacki (R-Syracuse), the author of HB 1267. "It reiterates to employers that those individuals receiving unemployment benefits are willing to take all of the necessary steps to rejoin the workforce." In addition, if a recipient's

[r31] Bill would reduce prescription abuse (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 The bill would allow pharmacies to participate in a disposal program to accept unused prescription medications, including controlled substances such as prescription painkillers. There are no mandates on pharmacies to participate in the program, but the bill would give guidelines on how to operate a program if

[r31] Jobs haven't been forgotten (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 We've seen unemployment numbers slowly decline, but we have yet to see real relief. Jobs are necessary to keep our economy going. They provide the resources families need to live. However, creating jobs isn't as simple as one might think. It is not the government's function to create jobs, but rather to

[r31] It's time to put our words into action (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 The legislature addressed the issue two years ago, placing a ban on drivers 18 and younger. However, through constituent feedback, we felt that we needed to address the issue again and include all ages. House Bill 1129 would make sending or reading a text message or e-mail while driving a motor vehicle a Class

[r31] Rep. Mahan supports "Texting and Driving Ban" (1/26/2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Date: 1/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2011 House Bill 1129 would make sending or reading a text message or e-mail while driving a motor vehicle a Class C infraction. In 2009, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that would ban teen drivers under the age of 18 from texting or emailing while driving a motor vehicle. Since 2009, the

[r31] Rep. Mahan to Attend Town Hall Meetings (1/21/2011)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Start Date: 1/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2011 Where: WIWU TV-51 studio at Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington Street in Marion When: Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 a.m. Where: Hartford City Town Hall, 700 N. Walnut Street in Hartford City When: Saturday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 a.m. Where: Montpelier Community Building, 109 E. Huntington Street in

[r31] Transitioning into the future (1/21/2011)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Start Date: 1/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2011 One would disqualify an individual for unemployment benefits if he or she refuses to submit to a drug test or tests positive for drugs during a test as a condition of employment. Another is a piece of legislation that I've had the opportunity to co-author to require precious metal dealers to verify the

[r31] From a freshman's perspective (1/18/2011)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Start Date: 1/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/18/2011 The Democratic minority stalled floor proceedings with needless debates over procedural moves, causing the session to last more than two hours. But on the second day, we were able to get started without a hitch. I'm hoping this attitude will carry on throughout the remainder of session so we can focus on the

[r31] Evaluating the state of the state (1/14/2011)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Start Date: 1/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2011 Fortunately, he brought up many issues that are on my mind and the minds of Hoosiers: job creation, education reform and the budget. We know that Indiana is in the middle of a recession, but we need to focus on what we need to do to get us moving in the right direction. Even though Indiana has been a leader

[r31] From a freshman's perspective (1/14/2011)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Start Date: 1/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2011 The Democratic minority stalled floor proceedings with needless debates over procedural moves, causing the session to last more than two hours. But on the second day, we were able to get started without a hitch. I'm hoping this attitude will carry on throughout the remainder of session so we can focus on the

[r31] Rep. Mahan Appointed to House Committees (1/4/2011)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Start Date: 1/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/4/2011 "It's such a huge honor to be appointed as Vice Chairman and member of these House Committees, and I appreciate Speaker Bosma giving me these appointments," said Rep. Mahan. "I am looking forward to getting started in January. "As someone who has worked in law enforcement for 16 years, I am eager to finding

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