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Local lawmakers: New law to spur regional job growth

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Monday, July 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2019) – A new law could spur more economic development and jobs in the local area, according to lawmakers.

Karickhoff: New law provides additional financial tool for local governments

Monday, July 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2019) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed a bill into law co-authored by State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) helping save Hoosier taxpayer dollars.

Maintaining Hoosiers’ access to health care

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, July 12, 2019

This legislative session, lawmakers considered a variety of bills to help keep Indiana healthy. I remain committed to working with the medical community and my colleagues at the Statehouse to ensure Hoosiers continue to have access to the care and medication that meets their needs. I authored a new law eliminating some burdens placed on medical professionals and allowing for emergency prescription refills so more Hoosiers will get the care they need to live healthier lives.

Bacon: New resources to help Hoosiers with mental illness

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, July 12, 2019

Many Hoosiers suffer from depression and other mental health conditions, and there are critical steps we can take to ensure they have the support, counseling and care they need.

Bosma statement on Indiana receiving CNBC’s top ranking for infrastructure

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, July 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 11, 2019) – “Indiana is once again in the spotlight as a national leader for making strong investments in roads and bridges. Our road funding plan is based on conservative principles where those who use the roads help pay for them, and we don’t pass on debt to future generations. Our responsible, comprehensive and sustainable plan has propelled us to the top and most important, Hoosier drivers and employers are seeing the positive results in their local communities.”

House GOP fiscal leaders respond to surge in state revenues, governor’s recommendations

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, July 11, 2019

“Indiana’s surge in revenue is proof that our low tax, pro-business environment and strong record of fiscal responsibility continues to pay dividends for Hoosier taxpayers. I strongly support the governor’s prudent recommendation to use this one-time money to pay cash for much-needed capital projects, which would otherwise require debt financing. This proposal could save over $100 million in interest payments over the next 20 years and free up those funds for important priorities like education and child protection. We look forward to working with Governor Holcomb in the coming months as we finalize plans for the 2020 session.”

Pressel presents governor’s award to local heart screening advocate

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, July 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 11, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently presented the Circle of Corydon award to Julie West-Schroeder for her advocacy work with the Play for Jake Foundation. The foundation is named after Schroeder’s son, Jake West, who died suddenly during football practice from an undetected heart condition in 2013.

Sullivan statement on Indiana receiving CNBC’s top ranking for infrastructure

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, July 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 11, 2019) – “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana’s infrastructure is crucial to keeping our state running smoothly and connecting the country. Our long-term investment and commitment to roads and bridges has cemented Indiana as the top state in the nation for infrastructure. While others neglected to tackle this important issue, we moved forward with a responsible road funding plan ensuring Indiana will continue to have solid infrastructure for years to come.”

Soliday statement on Indiana’s top infrastructure ranking from CNBC

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso), author of Indiana’s historic road funding plan, in your coverage of CNBC ranking Indiana No. 1 in the country for infrastructure: STATEHOUSE (July 11, 2019) – “Hoosier lawmakers worked diligently to support and improve our state’s

Clere: New law hits the sweet spot for Indiana beekeepers

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2019) – Legislation aimed at protecting and growing Indiana’s honey bee population was recently signed into law by the governor.

Engleman: New law hits the sweet spot for Indiana beekeepers

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2019) – Legislation aimed at protecting and growing Indiana’s honey bee population was recently signed into law by the governor. 

Bacon’s bill prohibiting discrimination against Hoosiers with disabilities ceremonially signed into law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Photo Caption: A new law sponsored by State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) (front left) prohibiting discrimination against transplant recipients on the basis of disability is ceremonially signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb Monday, July 8, 2019, at the governor’s residence in Indianapolis. Under the new law, a patient could file a civil lawsuit if they are denied a transplant because of their disability.

McNamara’s bill supporting individuals with disabilities ceremonially signed into law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Photo Caption: A new law sponsored by State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) (seated, second from right) helping Hoosiers with disabilities is ceremonially signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) Monday, July 8, 2019, at the governor’s residence in Indianapolis. The law recognizes Supported Decision-Making Agreements as a valid way for individuals to choose supporters to assist them in making decisions. The supporters provide assistance but the person retains final decision-making authority. It can be used as an alternative to guardianship to help promote the person’s self-determination and independence.

Hendricks County House members named to summer study committees, commissions

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2019) – State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeffrey Thompson (R-Lizton) recently received their summer study committee assignments.

Zent’s veterans’ bills ceremonially signed into law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, July 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 8, 2019) – A pair of bills authored by State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) providing more support to military veterans and their families were recently ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

One new law reduces medical obstacles for military families who have children with disabilities.

“The average military family will move six to nine times,” said Zent, a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. “For families who have a child with disabilities, this can create a serious challenge trying to get the necessary medical care.”

Frye: Dedicating their lives to our freedom

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, July 5, 2019

As the dust settles from the glorious fireworks displays celebrating the birth of our nation, thousands of brave American men and women remain deployed, protecting our country. While Independence Day has concluded, we can all work each day to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and military members who dedicate their lives so that we may be free.

Lehe: Be aware of road construction projects

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, July 5, 2019

With warmer weather comes increased road construction. Though it can be frustrating at times, our roads require constant maintenance to keep Hoosier motorists safe. It is important to be patient, remain calm and follow helpful safety tips while traveling on Indiana’s roadways this summer. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, 4

Mayfield’s legislation funding reserve officer training now law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) ceremonially signs legislation authored by State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) (seated, left) supporting increased reserve police officer training Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. allows law enforcement agencies throughout the state to use the Law Enforcement Continuing

Sullivan selected to serve as vice chair of summer study committee on roads and transportation

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 3, 2019) State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation, which examines issues impacting Indiana’s transportation infrastructure and recommends potential legislation.

Stutzman responds to block on dismemberment abortion law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“The federal courts’ decision to block a life-saving provision that we passed in the last legislative session is disappointing and very concerning. The brutal practice of dismemberment abortion on a living child in the womb is disturbing and has no place in Indiana. I co-authored this law defending the dignity of an unborn life and providing more safety for mothers and it received bipartisan support. Despite this ruling, I will continue to fight for those who cannot protect themselves and I am thankful that our state attorney general has challenged this ruling.”

McNamara to serve on key summer study committee

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Summer Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code, which reviews current trends with respect to criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment.

Lindauer to serve on Sepsis Treatment Guidelines Task Force

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) will serve on the newly created Sepsis Treatment Guidelines Task Force, which will develop best practices and provide protocol recommendations to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Pressel receives top ranking from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) was recently ranked as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Pressel earned a score of 90% based on his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Aylesworth receives top ranking from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was recently ranked as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Aylesworth earned a score of 90% based on his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Area lawmakers respond to block on dismemberment abortion law

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“Indiana’s unborn could have been better protected starting today. While I am disappointed in the court’s decision and believe this is an issue of states’ rights, the remainder of the bill is intact and I am hopeful that the attorney general will vigorously appeal this ruling. In light of this recent action, we now have a greater duty to continue to be the voice for those unable to speak for themselves.”

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