Matt Lehman

Matt Lehman

Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore | District 79

Contact Information

Phone: 317-234-9499

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h79@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Samantha Holifield

Phone: 317-234-9016

Email: samantha.holifield@iga.in.gov

It is an honor and a privilege to serve House District 79. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Northeast Indiana is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. By working hard for the values that we share, I am convinced that we can make Indiana an even better place to live. We can strengthen Indiana by creating both a taxpayer-friendly and pro-business environment to grow our economy, in addition to supporting future generations of Hoosiers with an excellent education system. Indiana has championed its fiscally conservative policies as it continues to recover and grow from the recession. I will continue to support legislation that creates Hoosier jobs and limits the size and scope of government.

Please use this website and the provided links to assist you and feel free to contact me with any issues, concerns or comments.

Sincerely,

Matt Lehman
State Representative
House District 79

Indiana House of Representatives: 2008-Present

House District 79: All of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties

Address: 663 Lehman St., Berne, IN 46711

Telephone:

  • Toll-free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
  • Direct line: (317) 234-9499

Committees:

  • Insurance, Chairman
  • Courts and Criminal Code
  • Public Policy

Occupation: Insurance agent; Partner, Bixler Insurance Inc.

Education:

  • Associate Degree in Aviation Technology from Vincennes University, 1984
  • Certified Insurance Counselor, 1995

Community Activities:

  • Member of Rotary International
  • Member of 35th Indiana Civil War Re-Enactors
  • Board Member for Swiss Village Retirement Community
  • Board Member for Junior Achievement of Adams County

State Representative Matt Lehman brings years of experience and expertise to the House of Representatives in the area of insurance. For this reason, Rep. Lehman serves the caucus as the Chairman for the Insurance Committee. In his private life, he is a part owner of a successful insurance business. He is married to Joye (Dubach) Lehman. They have three children, Kara (married to Nathan), Kristen and Kelli. He and his family attend the Berne Evangelical Church.

House District 79: All of Adams County, eastern Wells County and southern Allen County.

Rep. Lehman appointed to three study committees

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced the interim study committee assignments for the Indiana House of Representatives. State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) has been selected to serve on three study committees. 

Rep. Lehman represents Legislature at Lincoln Funeral Train commemoration ceremony

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, May 1, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represented Indiana’s legislative branch in a ceremony at the Statehouse commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral in Indianapolis. After the president’s assassination in 1865, the Lincoln Funeral Train arrived in Indianapolis on April 30.

Rep. Lehman honors Civil War reenactors

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

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) authored a House Resolution honoring Civil War reenactors for their efforts to keep Indiana’s heritage of bravery alive. The resolution passed the House unanimously. “Reenactors are living historians, giving history a fuller meaning for new generations of Hoosiers,” said Rep.

Rep. Lehman hosts town halls in Adams County

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be hosting town hall meetings on Saturday, April 4 in Adams County. What: Town Hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, April 4, 8-9 a.m. Where: Decatur Public Library, 128 South 3rd St. in Decatur What: Town Hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, April 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Where: Berne Chamber of

An inside view of the Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, March 23, 2015

As the weather turned warmer this past week, I hearkened back to one of my favorite episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, where the town choir sings “Good Ole 14A” or “Welcome Sweet Springtime,” and much to director John Masters’ chagrin, Barney sings way off key. While we welcome the spring-like temperatures, over the past

Rep. Lehman honors local families for historic farms

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, March 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) congratulates the Lawrence Fuelling family from Adams County and the Wenger family from Wells County for receiving Hoosier Homestead Awards. The awards were presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families who

Rep. Lehman joins Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

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

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne), fellow legislators 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

Building a better Indiana together

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As I walked into the Statehouse for the new legislative session without my winter coat, it reminded me of a year ago when the temperatures were well below zero and my big wool coat was barely enough to keep me warm. It also reminded me of how quickly a year passes. The 2015 session is the long session and, as many of you may remember from your middle school

Rep. Lehman hosts town halls in Adams County

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

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be hosting town hall meetings on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Adams County. What: Town Hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, Jan. 24, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Where: Berne Chamber of Commerce, 205 E Main St. in Berne What: Town Hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday,

[r79] Rep. Lehman appointed Chairman of Insurance 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 Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) has been appointed Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He will also serve on the Courts and Criminal Code

[r79] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

STATEHOUSE — On Organization Day, State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) 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. “I am honored to support the ICADV and their mission to prevent and eliminate

[r79] Rep. Lehman appointed to four interim study committees

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, June 27, 2014

STATEHOUSE – “Being appointed as the chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance is an honor. I also look forward to serving on the Indiana Heritage Trust Committee, the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy and the Board of Trustees of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation. “As a

[r79] New law promotes Indiana-grown food

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1039, authored by State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne), was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. HEA 1039 establishes the Indiana Grown Initiative, which will market and promote Indiana-produced agricultural products. This legislation calls for the establishment of a commission comprised of Indiana

[R79] Norwell students win national C-SPAN competition (5/16/2014)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Start Date: 5/16/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/16/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Reps. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) congratulate students from Norwell High School in Ossian on winning C-SPAN’s national 2014 StudentCam competition. The students received their awards during a ceremony at the high school and also toured the

[79] Bill regarding motor vehicle financial responsibility signed into law (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 AMBill regarding motor vehicle financial responsibility signed into law STATEHOUSE — House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1059, authored by State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne), was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana has a serious problem with uninsured motorists,”

[R79] An update on the 2014 legislative session (2/21/2014)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Start Date: 2/21/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/21/2014 I want to start this column with some good news: Springtime is right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but I am ready to see my yard again. While cold temperatures linger and the snow reminds us that it is still winter outside, we in the Indiana General Assembly have been in full

[R79] Rep. Lehman participates in bipartisan service day (2/20/2014)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Start Date: 2/20/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/20/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne), along with House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and fellow House legislators and staff, joined students at the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis to read to students as part of a bipartisan House service day. House

[R79] Bill promoting Indiana-grown food passes House (1/30/2014)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Start Date: 1/30/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/30/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) authored legislation concerning Indiana-grown food, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives unanimously on Thursday. House Bill (HB) 1039 establishes the Indiana Grown Initiative to market and promote Indiana-produced

[R79] Rep. Lehman supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 All DayEnd Date: 1/23/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) 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 reducing one's risk of

[R79] Allen Co. legislators remember Rep. Pond (9/25/2013)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Start Date: 9/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM For the past 35 years, State Representative Phyllis Pond has faithfully served Hoosiers of northeast Indiana. Rep. Pond was the longest serving female state representative in the history of Indiana and the first female lawmaker to earn a seat in the front row in the House

[R79] Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Peace Monument (8/27/2013 - 8/28/2013)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Start Date: 8/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) joined veterans, city officials and community members on Saturday in downtown Decatur to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Monument. The Peace Monument was constructed in 1913 to honor Adams Co. veterans who served

[R79] Rep. Lehman congratulates local families on longstanding farms (8/7/2013)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Start Date: 8/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/7/2013 STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) congratulates the following local farms for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award: the Erxleben Farm, John Gerber Farm and Edward Ringger Farm in Adams County; and the Shady Farm in Wells County. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue

[R79] Rep. Lehman 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 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) has been appointed to serve on the Indiana Heritage Trust Commission, Interim Study Committee on Insurance and Interim Study Committee on Driver Education. “During the 2013 legislative session, I authored

[R79] Rep. Lehman is pleased with the outcome of 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 STATEHOUSE — The 2013 legislative session has come to a finish. State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) is pleased to see several of his bills become law this session. A few in particular are House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1012, HEA 1098, HEA 1225 and HEA 1320. HEA 1012

[R79] 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, which was released in October, centered on

[R79] More assistance for "Hardest Hit" Hoosiers (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/17/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann held a press conference today with State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and other members of the House and Senate regarding the expansion of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund. The U.S. Department of the Treasury

[R79] Students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse (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 Matt Lehman (R-Berne) congratulates Sydney Geisler of Ossian and Clayton Selking of Monroeville for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship today. The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding

[R79] New law expedites sale of unused school buildings (4/4/2013)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Start Date: 4/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2013 STATEHOUSE — House Bill (HB) 1012, authored by State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne), was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week. The bill allows a school corporation to sell a vacant school building after the building is made available for sale or lease to a charter school for

[R79] New law keeps e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors (4/4/2013)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Start Date: 4/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2013 STATEHOUSE — House Bill (HB) 1225, authored by State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne), was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week. The bill prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 18. It applies the same regulations to

[R79] Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) congratulates the Munson family from Wells County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

[R79] Two bills authored by Rep. Lehman pass 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 — Two bills authored by State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) passed through the Indiana Senate on Tuesday. House Bill (HB) 1012, a bill regarding the sale of public school buildings, passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. A second bill, HB 1225, deals

[R79] House budget is guided by fiscal integrity (2/21/2013)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Start Date: 2/21/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/21/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM This week, one of the newer representatives approached me and asked if the tone amongst the members has always been this congenial. I had to reflect for a moment and responded that as I start my fifth year in this institution, I can honestly say that this has been the most

[R79] Rep. Lehman hosts town hall in Monroeville (2/21/2013)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Start Date: 2/21/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/21/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Monroeville. What: Town hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 9-10:30 a.m. Where: Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819

[R79] 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 Matt Lehman (R-Berne), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of legislation

[R79] 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

[R79] Rep. Lehman joins Bluffton Chamber town hall (2/5/2013)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Start Date: 2/5/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will join the Bluffton Chamber town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9. What: Bluffton Chamber Town Hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8-9 a.m. Where: Bluffton Chamber, 211 Water St. in

[R79] Rep. Lehman hosts town hall in Decatur (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 — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Decatur Public Library. What: Town hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 9-10:30 a.m. Where: Decatur Public Library, 128

[R79] Bill regarding electronic cigarettes passes House (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. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) authored legislation regarding the sale of electronic cigarettes, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a 96-0 vote. House Bill (HB) 1225 prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as

[R79] House supports legislation regarding the sale of public school buildings (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. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) authored legislation regarding the sale of public school buildings, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. The bill is coauthored by Reps. Phyllis Pond (R-New Haven) and Phil

[R79] 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. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) 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 Society,

[R79] Rep. Lehman hosts town hall in Fort Wayne (1/7/2013)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Start Date: 1/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. What: Town Hall with Rep. Lehman When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Fort Wayne Chamber

[r79] Rep. Lehman speaks to Hoosier Girls State (6/22/2012)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Start Date: 6/22/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/22/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Lehman speaks to Hoosier Girls State STATEHOUSE—Today at the Statehouse, Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) spoke to Hoosier Girls State, a program designed to educate young, Hoosier women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, including

[r79] Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11 (5/2/2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Start Date: 5/2/2012 All DayEnd Date: 5/2/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11 Teaching is one of the most important occupations that one could pursue. Teachers not only equip students with how to read and write, but they leave long, lasting wisdom to help young people succeed in their academia, career and

[r79] Rep. Lehman congratulates North Adams Community Schools on grant awards (4/19/2012)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Start Date: 4/19/2012End Date: 4/19/2012 Adams County Rep. Lehman congratulates North Adams Community Schools on grant awards STATEHOUSE – North Adams Community Schools were awarded an Excellence in Performance Award grant of $172,790 by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today. State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) extends his congratulations to

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: Long list of accomplishments for short session (3/21/2012)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Start Date: 3/21/2012End Date: 3/21/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Long list of accomplishments for short session With a flurry of activity in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, March 10, the 117th Indiana General Assembly came to a close. As I began to read the pundits and editorial writers, I saw terms like “weak”,

[r79] Rep. Lehman Hosts Town Halls (3/3/2012)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Start Date: 3/3/2012 Start Time: 9:30 AMEnd Date: 3/3/2012 End Time: 10:30 AM Adams County Allen County Wells County Rep. Lehman Hosts Town Halls STATEHOUSE – Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be hosting three town hall meetings Saturday, March 3 to gather feedback from constituents regarding the 2012 legislative session. The meetings are an open

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: Final Countdown for the 117th General Assembly (2/24/2012)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Start Date: 2/24/2012 End Date: 2/24/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Final Countdown for the 117th General Assembly Hello again from your Indiana General Assembly. I can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Indiana law requires us to complete our work by March 14, but we will probably finish session on March

[r79] Rep. Lehman honors Super Bowl Host Committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Rep. Lehman honors Super Bowl Host Committee STATEHOUSE—Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) along with his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives took time today to honor members of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Indianapolis for their efforts in

[r79] Rep. Lehman Recognizes Dots in Blue Water (1/13/2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Start Date: 1/13/2012End Date: 1/13/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Rep. Lehman Recognizes Dots in Blue Water STATEHOUSE — During session today, the House recognized a resolution introduced by Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) to honor students from his alma matter, South Adams High School, for their involvement with the charity organization

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: Back to work, Right-to-work (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Back to work, Right-to-Work Hello again from the hallowed halls of the Indiana Statehouse. Last Wednesday, we “started” the short session of the Indiana General Assembly. The only problem is that we never got started. As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s

[r79] Rep. Lehman reacts to State of the State Address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012 Adams County Allen County Wells County Rep. Lehman reacts to State of the State Address STATEHOUSE — “Watching Gov. Daniels’ final State of the State address tonight was less of a nostalgic farewell and more of a firm commitment to press forward and serve the public in the same manner the

[r79] Rep. Lehman congratulates local farms for 100+ years of service (8/10/2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start Date: 8/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2011Rep. Lehman congratulates local farms for 100+ years of service STATEHOUSE - Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) was at the Indiana State Fair today where Lt. Governor Becky Skillman presented the Hoosier Homestead Awards. Seventy-three families received the award, of which, seven residents from Adams County and one

[r79] Adjournment nears, General Assembly hard at work (4/26/2011)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Start Date: 4/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2011 The past few months have painted an optimistic future for Indiana, but the General Assembly still has some work to do. Over the remaining week, the Legislature will hash out their differences in conference committees so a compromised version of the bills can emerge. This process is preceded by the House and

[r79] Continuing to Expand on Education Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011 The announcement came prior to the Revenue Forecast Technical Committee meeting. The updated revenue forecast predicts that the state will receive more than what was projected under prior forecasts. The increased revenues in addition to prudent reserve balances prove that the disciplined financial efforts by

[r79] Reps. Lehman and Eberhart remove firearm barriers (4/12/2011)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Start Date: 4/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/12/2011 Current firearm laws limit Indiana firearm dealers to only sell firearms to individuals who reside in the neighboring states of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. This legislation brings Indiana state law in line with federal firearm laws and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. If

[r79] Pro-business insurance bill signed into law (4/6/2011)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Start Date: 4/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/6/2011 In addition, the law encourages foreign insurance companies to develop new investments in Indiana by removing portions of burdensome, collateralization language in current code. As other states such as New York, Florida and New Jersey move to take the same action, Indiana will be at the forefront to create a

[r79] Education reform gives kids a chance (4/1/2011)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Start Date: 4/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2011 With a couple of fourteen hour days behind us, we finally finished all the house bills on the calendar and can begin working on Senate bills. With the large amount of legislation that moved through the House this week, I want to touch base on one of the key bills, HB 1003. I voted for HB 1003, the School

[r79] Rep. Lehman comments on the Democrats' return to the Statehouse (3/28/2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Start Date: 3/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/28/2011

[r79] Rep. Lehman encouraged by job growth in Woodburn (3/22/2011)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Start Date: 3/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/22/2011 "The expansion of Michelin North America Inc. is a welcoming addition to the city of Woodburn," Rep. Matt Lehman stated. "Continued growth of economic entities in District 79 will continue to create jobs and have a positive impact on Indiana as a whole." The Woodburn facility currently employs more than 1,500

[r79] The Impact of Education Reform (3/17/2011)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Start Date: 3/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/17/2011 As I entered my second term in the General Assembly, I knew that education reform was going to be an issue to draw a lot of attention from constituents and media. However, I was not prepared for was the firestorm of misleading rhetoric and mistruths that ensued. The mudslinging over education reform has

[r79] Democrats Continue to Hide in Urbana (3/4/2011)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Start Date: 3/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2011 No issue is too great to be considered by the legislative body. If an issue is one that would significantly change the course of history, the debate intensifies, the positions become more firm and the people become more engaged in the process, but ignoring the issues are irresponsible. Consequently, if my

[r79] Democrats Flee the Statehouse (2/23/2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Start Date: 2/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/23/2011"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country"- Thomas Paine from "The Crisis" December 1776 As a lifelong student of American history, I have tried to observe events as they unfold - analyzing their impact

[r79] Local Government Reform Examined (2/14/2011)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Start Date: 2/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/14/2011 Local government reform is another issue being debated with a handful of proposed bills being heard in committee. Presently, the main focus to bring changes to our local government is universally supported. House Bill 1022 would address the issue of nepotism and conflicts of interest. It would prevent

[r79] Legislators Back to Work (2/4/2011)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Start Date: 2/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/4/2011

[r79] Education Reform and Statewide Smoking Ban Examined (1/26/2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Date: 1/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2011Education Reform What a difference nineteen new legislators can make. I have mentioned before that over the last two years as a freshman minority house member, there was not ample opportunity to be a part of legislation. As we near the end of the first month, already some major legislation is moving through

[r79] Session is "Heating Up" (1/18/2011)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Start Date: 1/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/18/2011

[r79] Lehman Humbled to be Sworn In a Second Time (11/16/2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Start Date: 11/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 11/16/2010STATEHOUSE - Today marked Organization Day for the Indiana House of Representatives, a ceremonial day on which all 100 members-including 19 new State Representatives-were sworn in by Chief Justice Shepard. The newly elected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma, pledged that he will do his duty and asks that

[r79] Nominate Now for the 2011 Governor's Arts Awards (10/20/2010)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Start Date: 10/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/20/2010Dear Friends, Do you know a Hoosier artist or art organization whose work deserves statewide recognition? Nominate them through December 15 for the 2011 Governor's Arts Awards through the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). Begun in 1973, the awards honor artists, individuals, educators, organizations,

[r79] Berne Streets Get Friendlier, says Lehman (10/18/2010)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Start Date: 10/18/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/18/2010Berne officials took a sunny drive to the Indiana Statehouse last Friday to be honored with a 2010 Indiana Main Street Downtown Enhancement Grant, presented by State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. The $5,000 grant will fund downtown signage directing motorists and visitors to shops,

[r79] Fourth Grade Student Essay Competition Announced (9/20/2010)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Start Date: 9/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/20/2010"What Indiana Means To Me" Fourth Grade Student Essay Competition The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring an essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 194th birthday. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration taking place on Friday,

[r79] Rep. Lehman Rated 100% by National Fed. of Independent Businesses (9/9/2010)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Start Date: 9/9/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/9/2010 The NFIB is a membership organization that focuses on current and proposed state and federal legislation and its impact on small business. The organization has a specialized understanding of what legislation would promote or harm small business growth. This year's scores were determined by floor votes that

[r79] Last Chance to Take My Summer Survey! (8/25/2010)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Start Date: 8/25/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/25/2010Dear Friends, Indiana's General Assembly has a limited window of time in which to propose new legislation for this upcoming session. In a matter of a few months, the 117th General Assembly will commence and offer hundreds of pieces of possible legislation and evaluate them thoroughly in smaller groups called

[r79] Homeowners Facing Foreclosure can 'Get Hope' with Free Workshops (8/19/2010)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Start Date: 8/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/19/2010With demand for home refinancing loans at its highest level in 15 months, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is encouraging Hoosiers to avoid foreclosure through free workshops. Since 2007 the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network has assisted more than 75,000 troubled borrowers. The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention

[r79] Unclaimed Property Could Be Yours (6/7/2010)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Start Date: 6/7/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/7/2010"Finding unclaimed property is a free and easy process that everyone should take advantage of," said Rep. Lehman. "It takes just a moment to see if you or someone in your family has property waiting with the state."Hoosiers who are curious to see if their name is on the list may search for their name at

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: Wrapping Up (5/10/2010)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Start Date: 5/10/2010 All DayEnd Date: 5/10/2010This Grand Experiment Procrastination - the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time. The word comes from the Latin word procrastinatus: pro- (forward) and crastinus (of tomorrow). For some time now I have been working on my Lehman's summary of the 2010 General

[r79] Rep. Matt Lehman Scores Perfect 2010 Record (4/12/2010)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Start Date: 4/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/12/2010 Legislators are sometimes unable to vote on a bill if they are out of the room during the time of the vote, absent from the Statehouse on a session day, or in the case of a malfunction with the voting machine. Rep. Lehman, however, did not miss a single vote of the 279 taken on bills and resolutions this

[r79] Rep. Lehman Pleased With Session Ending (3/13/2010)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start Date: 3/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/13/2010Rep. Lehman (R-Berne) is impressed with the collaboration he saw during the final days of the 2010 legislative session. "Republicans and Democrats came to a consensus on some big issues this week," said Rep. Lehman. "Employers and job seekers will benefit from the delay/repeal of one of the largest business

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: Almost There...But Swerving Off Course (3/5/2010)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Start Date: 3/5/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/5/2010 This has been a fast and hectic session. Since January you could tell that this session was going to come down to two issues: education and unemployment, in the form of two specific bills: House Bill (HB) 1367 (education) and Senate Bill (SB) 23 (unemployment). The way schools are funded-and what they can do

[r79] Rep. Lehman Hosting Town Hall Day (2/23/2010)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Start Date: 2/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/23/2010Meetings to Provide an "End-of-Session Update" STATEHOUSE-When the General Assembly ends this year's legislative session, Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be discussing the year's hottest legislative topics in several town hall meetings. Rep. Lehman encourages constituents from House District 79 to come ask

[r79] Rep. Lehman Hosting Town Hall Day: Meetings to Provide an "End of Session Update" (2/23/2010)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Start Date: 2/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/23/2010 Rep. Lehman encourages constituents from House District 79 to come ask questions and discuss what happened during this General Assembly's short session. There are several opportunities, so please feel free to attend any of the following town hall meetings on Saturday, March 13: Geneva-8:00a.m. Saturday, March

[r79] Yoder Family Honored at Hoosier Homestead Awards (2/23/2010)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Start Date: 2/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/23/2010In 1910, the John and Mary Yoder family gathered in Berne for a special occasion: a barn raising. It was finally time to replace the old log barn on their property. Last Friday-one hundred years later-their descendents, the LeRoy and Barb Yoder family, gathered from several states in Indianapolis for another

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: The "Second Half" (2/17/2010)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Start Date: 2/17/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2010We are now in the "second half" of the short session. I'm often asked, "What does a short session mean?" Since this is my first experience with a short session, I would normally answer that it's the same thing as a long session, but without the budget process. For the most part that is an accurate statement.

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 2/5/2010 (2/5/2010)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Start Date: 2/5/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/5/2010Dear Friends, If you are planning a trip to the Statehouse this session, you had better hurry. We are already coming upon our first major deadline of the session. We have until February 3rd to hear and pass House bills. After that date, the House will start the process for the second half by considering

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 1/28/10 (1/28/2010)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Start Date: 1/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/28/2010Dear Friends, If you are planning a trip to the Statehouse this session, you had better hurry. We are already coming upon our first major deadline of the session. We have until February 3rd to hear and pass House bills. After that date, the House will start the process for the second half by considering

[r79] Four Saturday Forums On Tap for Rep. Lehman (1/21/2010)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Start Date: 1/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2010State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) will be holding a total of six town halls in the 79th district on Saturday, Jan. 30 at various locations in the district. "With session well underway, this is a crucial time to update my constituents on what is happening, and to get their feedback on some important issues going

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 1/20/10 (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010Dear Friends, If you turned on your TV on Tuesday night to watch Wheel of Fortune at 7:00, you were instead transported back to high school government class. The Indiana Constitution requires the governor to give Hoosiers an annual State of the State address. Governor Daniels' speech was both a realistic

[r79] Rep. Lehman's Reaction to the State of the State (1/19/2010)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Start Date: 1/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/19/2010"It has been a tough year but through good government discipline, I think we are poised to move forward," said Rep. Lehman (R-Berne). "The reserve is dwindling, but it will sustain us through this time without having to raise taxes. The states around us have been faced with enormous debt, and their only option

[r79] How To: Visit the Statehouse (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010 1) Visit the Statehouse and schedule a tour. The Statehouse Tour Office offers many options to help plan your visit. Whether you want a quick historical orientation of the building or the opportunity to see the Governor's office, taking part in a tour is a great way to learn more about the Statehouse and

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 1/12/10 (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010Property Tax Caps and Ethics Reform I remember going to the circus as a kid and waiting breathlessly for the moment when they shot the guy out of the cannon. This week, I felt like that guy in the cannon. Last Tuesday we began our new session-and it started with a bang. Last year we seemed to spend the

[r79] Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate (1/11/2010)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Start Date: 1/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2010STATEHOUSE- Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) released the following statement today in response to the passage of House Joint Resolution (HJR) 1, the constitutional amendment to permanent cap homeowner's property taxes. The measure passed the House by a vote of 75 to 23. "My vote today was not an easy one

[r79] Rep. Lehman Announces Taxpayer Protection Plan (11/17/2009)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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

[r79] Rep. Lehman Supports FSSA Changes (10/15/2009)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Start Date: 10/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/15/2009"I'm glad that the governor has recognized the difficulties my constituents have been having with FSSA," said Rep. Lehman. "Our goal is to help people navigate government red tape during these difficult times, and we look forward to helping Hoosiers by making good changes to the current welfare system."-30-

[r79] In Lehman's Terms: Statehouse 101 (10/5/2009)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Start Date: 10/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/5/2009 The legislative process is often long and complicated, and if you aren't directly involved in it, it's easy be perplexed by the whole system. Beyond that, many sticky casework issues are addressed in specific government offices, and knowing which one to contact, obviously, is important. It's frustrating to

[r79] Rep. Lehman Remembers Friend and Colleague (9/29/2009)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Start Date: 9/29/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/29/2009 Members of the late senator's family, elected officials and representatives of the Indiana Department of Transportation participated in the ceremony. Signs now announce the Sen. David C. Ford Memorial Highway. The ceremony was held Monday near Hartford City. "His specific knowledge in the area of technology

[r79] Rep. Lehman Appointed to Interim Study Committee (8/19/2009)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Start Date: 8/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/19/2009(STATEHOUSE) August 19, 2009 -State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) has been assigned to an interim study committee aimed at preparing the General Assembly on important issues for the next legislative session. This year, Representative Lehman was selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on

[r79] Guide Aids Unemployed Hoosiers (8/10/2009)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Start Date: 8/10/2009 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2009A new booklet contains phone numbers, addresses, benefit information, application guidelines, job-interview advice and other resources to assist jobless Hoosiers. It is a one-stop guide to state agencies and available programs.The booklet, produced by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, will

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 4/27/09 (4/27/2009)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Start Date: 4/27/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/27/2009STATEHOUSE (April 27, 2009) - As they say in Indy about this time of year, we are coming out of the fourth turn and racing toward the finish line. The biggest difference is that at the 500, all the cars are going the same way. Here at the Statehouse, it seems we have cars going in all directions with some just

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 4/20/09 (4/20/2009)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Start Date: 4/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/20/2009 We are down to the last eight days of session and I am packing up my stuff this week to move back home. The 29th is our last scheduled day. I use the term "scheduled day" because if we do not have the budget completed or the unemployment insurance fund on its way back to recovery, we will be coming back to

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 4/13/09 (4/13/2009)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Start Date: 4/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/13/2009 We are down to the last couple of days for Senate bills to pass the House and vice-versa. Wednesday is the last day, and each day's calendar will undoubtedly grow as we get there. There are a few issues that are coming up that will be interesting to debate. Today (Monday), we will begin debate on the

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 4/4/09 (4/4/2009)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Start Date: 4/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/4/2009 Here is the problem. We are doubling a tax to pay for a problem that we did not create. While many of our counties are being crippled by double digit unemployment, stains on local charities and other stretches to our economic fiber, do we double a tax that will put more strain on businesses and the people who

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 3/27/09 (3/27/2009)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Start Date: 3/27/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/27/2009 You will be happy to know that after the 30 minutes we all agreed it was OK to take your hands off the handlebars to get a drink or scratch yourself. So it goes. I will admit the events of Thursday can be frustrating. I understand that bicycle safety is important but while we fill our days with debate over

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 3/22/09 (3/22/2009)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Start Date: 3/22/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/22/2009 The House began receiving Senate bills the first week of March. At the end of last week, we had passed about 10 bills. The political game is played down here like a game of chess. Each move is calculated, and future moves are anticipated three or four moves ahead. Good bills that could have positive effect

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 3/15/09 (3/15/2009)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Start Date: 3/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/15/2009 The caps are contained in Senate Joint Resolution 1, a proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution, and they would limit property tax bills to 1 percent of the property's assessed value for homesteads, 2 percent for residential rental property and farmland and 3 percent for all other property. To become

[r79] Beware the Scammers (3/10/2009)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Start Date: 3/10/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/10/2009ECONOMIC STIMULUS SCAM: With all the news about the federal stimulus package, it is not a surprise some people are using the package as the basis for a scam.This scam, using e-mail and the Internet, tries to convince people they can qualify for part of federal government's stimulus package. The scammers ask,

[r79] In Lehman's Terms 2/5/09 (2/5/2009)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Start Date: 2/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/5/2009This is the first of what I plan to be a weekly update about what is happening at the Statehouse. I use the term "happening" loosely because we are just now starting to debate and move some legislation. As of Friday, we are still moving slowly on the issues that are the biggest concern to most Hoosiers - tax

[r79] Rep. Lehman Votes to Protect Major Moves Projects and Boost Hoosier Jobs, Economy (2/5/2009)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Start Date: 2/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/5/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and the House of Representatives voted today to create jobs and protect important Major Moves projects by passing a Republican amendment to House Bill 1656. The vote was 99-0.The amendment will provide jobs for Hoosiers, allow local government to improve streets, roads and

[r79] Rep. Lehman: No Gitmo Alumni Here (2/4/2009)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Start Date: 2/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/4/2009 "I hope the federal government will pay attention to our resolution. We do not want those inmates in Indiana." Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Rep. Bill Davis (R-Portland) will carry the House version of this resolution. Facilities in South Carolina, Kansas, California and Colorado are possible locations

[r79] Applications Open for Math, Science Awards (2/2/2009)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Start Date: 2/2/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/2/2009 Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Hoosier High School Math and Science Awards. The awards were created last year to honor Indiana's top science and math students. "I love athletics, but I also realize Indiana must nurture an attitude of academic excellence that's just as strong as the desire for

[r79] Rep. Lehman Joins Seven New Republican Members (11/18/2008)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Start Date: 11/18/2008 All DayEnd Date: 11/18/2008STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Matthew Lehman (R-Berne) began his legislative career today as a new member of the 116th General Assembly during Organization Day ceremonies. Rep. Lehman, one of eight new Republican members of the House, represents District 79. "I am honored to be a member of the Indiana House of

[r79] House Approves Ripley's Bill to Prevent STOLI Arrangements (3/14/2008)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Start Date: 3/14/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/14/2008HB 1379 defines STOLI as, "a practice or plan to initiate a life insurance policy for the benefit of a third party investor who, at the time the life insurance policy is originated, has no insurable interest in the insured." "It is a shady practice for a third party stranger, who has no insurable interest, to

[r79] Rep. Ripley's Statement on Sen. Ford's Passing (3/5/2008)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Start Date: 3/5/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/5/2008 "I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend Sen. Ford," said Rep. Ripley. "As a dedicated public servant and representative of our area, he truly embodied the Hoosier spirit and will be sorely missed. His insights into legislative issues were immensely helpful throughout the years we spent at the

[r79] 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 Mike Ripley (R-Monroe) has been assigned to two statutory study commissions and committees aimed at preparing the General Assembly for important issues that will likely be discussed during the next legislative session. He was assigned by House leaders to serve

[r79] Legislative Session Draws to a Close (4/30/2007)

Monday, April 30, 2007

Start Date: 4/30/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2007 The most immediately crucial issue to be addressed before today's adjournment was property tax relief. Legislators have studied the upcoming property tax cycle and discovered that trending values, reduced replacement credits, increased local property investment, and the final stage of the inventory tax

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Rep. Lehman discusses legislation with a fellow legislator on the House floor.
Rep. Lehman participates in a charity drive to benefit the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Rep. Lehman presents a resolution honors Civil War reenactors.
Rep. Lehman looks at legislation on the House floor.
Rep. Lehman participates in the Lincoln Funeral Train commemoration ceremony.
Rep. Lehman presents legislation on the House floor.
Rep. Lehman debates legislation with a fellow legislator.
Rep. Lehman stands in as Speaker of the House.
Rep. Lehman go over the agenda for the day.
Rep. Lehman at the rostrum in the House chamber.