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Morrison, Baird support bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, March 8, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Reps. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) and Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

Reps. Gutwein, Pressel encourage struggling Hoosiers to turn to Be Well Crisis Helpline

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) — With the pandemic continuing to take a toll on mental health, State Reps. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) encourage Hoosiers to turn to Indiana's Be Well Crisis Helpline, a free and confidential resource already helping thousands of people across the state.

Cook: House passes bill ensuring those who need broadband access the most are placed first in line

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation that would prioritize access to broadband internet for schools, students and rural clinics, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Hostettler supports legislation to allow lawful carry

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka).

Schaibley: Free advice available on paying down student loan debt

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) – Hoosiers working to pay down their student loans can receive free financial help to tackle their debt, according to State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel).

Lauer: Bill to help expand broadband access to Hoosiers heads to the Senate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) to break down barriers for local communities to expand broadband.

Ledbetter: Supporting lawful gun owners in Indiana

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, March 5, 2021

Our Constitution and Bill of Rights detail the many freedoms and rights we have as U.S. citizens. The Second Amendment declares Americans have the right to keep and bear arms, which many Hoosiers exercise daily. To strengthen this right, I am supporting legislation this session that would allow lawful Hoosiers to carry a handgun without having to get a government-issued license.

Bartels votes in favor of bill supporting lawful gun owners

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Vermilion:Supporting Hoosier small businesses

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, March 5, 2021

Hoosier small businesses continue to be hit hard by the pandemic, with many suffering revenue losses and being forced to lay off employees or close their doors completely. While some are staying afloat, many are still struggling to get back on their feet. This session, I am supporting legislation that would expand and strengthen the state's Hoosier

DeVon: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, March 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2021) – Several apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).

Manning: House passes bill ensuring those who need broadband access the most are placed first in line

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, March 4, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation that would prioritize access to broadband internet for schools, students and rural clinics, according to State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver).

Jeter: Major Crimes Task Force: Getting aggressive in the battle against violent crime

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, March 4, 2021

Violent crime has increased in Marion County and across Central Indiana. It's almost daily that we learn of another family, business, or community devastated by senseless acts. In 2020, Indianapolis recorded nearly 250 homicides, at a time when our state was working hard to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. We can do better. More collaboration and communication between Central Indiana counties are required to eradicate the plague of violence in our community.

State Rep. John Jacob comments on Texas, Mississippi ending statewide mask mandates

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – "Yesterday, the respective governors of Texas and Mississippi announced their states would be fully opening within the next few days, with no restrictions nor mask mandates. Texas and Mississippi are the two most recent states that have joined the ranks of over a dozen other states that have already ended their mask mandates.

Miller: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – Several apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart).

Frye: Legislation advances providing benefits to Hoosier first responders who die from COVID-19

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) providing line of duty death benefits to Hoosier first responders who die from COVID-19.

Karickhoff, VanNatter: Bill to improve Hoosier civic engagement heads to the Senate

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – A bill that would incorporate civics education into Hoosier students' middle school curriculum recently passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives, according to State Reps. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

Borders supports bill establishing $50M grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of legislation that would establish a new $50 million grant program targeting the state's most critical health challenges, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

Vigo County lawmakers support bill establishing $50M grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation that would establish a new $50 million grant program targeting the state's most critical health challenges, according to Vigo County legislators.

Payne supports bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

Morrison: Bill supporting local law enforcement heads to Senate

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

After a unanimous vote by the Indiana House of Representatives, legislation co-authored by State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) supporting local law enforcement now heads to the Senate for consideration.

King: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – Several apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury).

Morgan County lawmakers support bill to improve public health

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to Morgan County legislators.

State Rep. Baird supports bill establishing $50M grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation that would establish a new $50 million grant program targeting the state's most critical health challenges, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

State Rep. Heaton supports bill establishing $50M grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation that would establish a new $50 million grant program targeting the state's most critical health challenges, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

Ellington supports bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

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