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Frye welcomes Moores Hill resident to lead Indiana House in prayer

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) (right) welcomes Craig Beckley (left) to the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Beckley is an elder at the Bridge of Hope Worship Center in Milan, and was invited by Frye to lead the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer before the opening of session.

Cook selected to serve on task force to improve civic education

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2020) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently selected to serve on a new task force to boost civic engagement in local communities.

Cook, Schaibley honor Carmel resident for extensive work in high school sports

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: (Left to Right) State Reps. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recognize Carmel resident Bobby Cox upon his retirement as the commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at the Statehouse. During his tenure, Cox focused on sportsmanship and further developed tournaments for high school sports.

Torr: Bill to protect Indiana’s most vulnerable moves forward

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2020) – The House Judiciary Committee Monday approved a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) that would help protect young sex crime victims from experiencing additional trauma during the legal process.

Goodrich’s bill to empower the next generation of Hoosier workers heads to governor

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Indiana Senate unanimously passed a bill authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) to break down career barriers for students from low-income families.

Rep. Morrison’s bill helping cities boost voter turnout heads to governor

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, February 24, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Alan Morrison’s (R-Brazil) legislation boosting voter turnout and saving money by enabling local leaders to move municipal elections to even-numbered years could soon be law.

Rep. Mayfield’s bill restricting toxic firefighting foam heads to governor

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, February 24, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) legislation restricting the use of firefighting foam containing dangerous chemicals could soon be law.

Kirchhofer: House approves bill making insulin available without prescription

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, February 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2020) – The House of Representatives advanced legislation Thursday sponsored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) that would remove barriers for those in need of insulin.

Goodrich honors Noblesville High School girls soccer state champs

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, February 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) honored the Noblesville High School girls soccer team Thursday at the Statehouse for securing their second state championship win in the program’s history.

Davisson: State lawmakers place policy over politics

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, February 21, 2020

In today’s political climate, many headlines focus on the inefficiencies of Washington, D.C. Often, too much arguing and lack of compromise leads to a political stalemate, and Americans are the ones losing. Here in Indiana, that is not the case. State lawmakers come to work with the same priority day after day: putting Hoosiers first and setting aside politics to create good policy.

Baby boxes are saving lives, creating families

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, February 21, 2020

A few weeks ago at rallies in our nation’s capital and around the country, people came together to stand for the unborn during March for Life. An important part of defending the right to life is to encourage communities to have resources in place to help expectant mothers who may be struggling and face difficult decisions. One way our state is protecting life is through the use of its Safe Haven Law and Safe Haven Baby Boxes.

A salute to first responders

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, February 21, 2020

It’s easy to take for granted the men and women who respond at a moment’s notice to emergencies in order to keep us safe. We are very fortunate in our community to have professional first responders who protect us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Let’s take a moment to support our first responders and thank them for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.

IU dental students meet with Rep. Heaton at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, February 21, 2020

State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (center) meets with Indiana University School of Dentistry students Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Pictured are (from left) Shayne Smith, Melorin Burstin, Lora Soliman, Heaton, Sydney Vanarsdel, Ellettsville dentist and IU School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. David Walden, and Jaclyn Schmitt.

Lehe: Supporting homeless Hoosier heroes

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, February 21, 2020

Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives teams up with a non-profit organization to support Hoosiers in need. To help Indiana’s bravest men and women, we joined forces this session with The American Legion, Department of Indiana to help the growing number of homeless Hoosier veterans. In 2019, Indiana saw a 6% increase in homelessness among

Vermilion: Improving access to over-the-counter insulin

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, February 21, 2020

Diabetes is a serious health issue that can affect all aspects of a person’s life. In Indiana, more than 738,000 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with this disease. For those with Type 1 diabetes, insulin is critical to staying healthy. This session, I sponsored legislation that would remove barriers for those in need of insulin.

Thompson honors Indiana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 20, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2020) – State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) recently at the Statehouse recognized Danville’s Katie Pourcho, who was named Indiana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

Manning Memo: Moving quickly through the second half

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, February 20, 2020

We got off to a running start this week as the second half of session really got going. Right now, I am sponsoring eight Senate bills, and keeping a close watch on my two bills over in the Senate. Six of the Senate bills I am sponsoring have already been heard in committee. Those will now move to the House and Senate floors for further consideration.

Abbott, Judy honor Whitley County Chamber’s 100th anniversary

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, February 20, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2020) – State Reps. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce for its 100-year anniversary at the Statehouse.

Davisson honors Salem High School Marching Lions

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, February 20, 2020

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) Thursday at the Indiana Statehouse honored the 2019 state champion Salem High School marching band with a resolution.

Lauer’s bill adding ALD to newborn screening panel heads to governor

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2020) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation that would add a rare genetic disorder to the state’s newborn screening panel could soon be law.

Carbaugh honors Concordia Lutheran boys cross country team’s first state title

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2020) – State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Concordia Lutheran High School boys cross country team at the Statehouse. 

House honors Bacon for decade of service in General Assembly

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Members of the House of Representatives honored State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) today for his years of public service.

Lucas honors life of local U.S. Marine at Statehouse

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) recently honored the life of Jennings County native Lance Cpl. Jacky Ray Koenig Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corps for his service to his country.

Frye: Help our Hoosier heroes

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our heroes currently serving and who have served in the military provide so much to our country. Too often, our veterans are met with challenging times when returning home to civilian life. These brave men and women can encounter addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, joblessness and other contributors that cause homelessness. In 2019, Indiana saw its homeless veteran population increase by 6%. The American Legion, Department of Indiana can help these courageous service men and women in need. 

Bill sponsored by Bacon allowing EMS to cross state lines could soon be law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The House of Representatives on Tuesday supported legislation sponsored by State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) adding Indiana to the EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact, which would allow emergency service providers to cross state lines to save lives.

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