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

Posted by: Courtney E Heiden  | Monday, March 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2021) – State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) 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 the United Health Foundation, Indiana falls at the bottom of several health ranking, including 43rd for physical activity, 41st

Davis: Preparing students for the workforce

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, February 26, 2021

The legislative session is at the halfway point, and state lawmakers are making progress on several bills supporting Hoosiers. A lot of policy discussions center on ensuring our state bounces back from the pandemic stronger than before, whether it be through improving Hoosier health, helping struggling small businesses or supporting Hoosier workers. We're also focused on better preparing students for the workforce, which is why I am co-authoring two bills helping young Hoosiers gain the needed skills for higher-paying, in-demand jobs.

Negele: Legislation combating human trafficking advances to the Senate

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently supported legislation co-authored by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) to help combat human trafficking and expand protections for young Hoosier victims.

Olthoff: Legislation combating human trafficking advances to the Senate

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently supported legislation co-authored by State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) to help combat human trafficking and expand protections for young Hoosier victims.

Gutwein: House passes bill supporting lawful gun owners

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation supported by State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) 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.

Aylesworth, Slager: Small businesses can take advantage of Paycheck Protection Program

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently resumed the Paycheck Protection Program, and eligible small businesses can apply for the low-interest loans, according to State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Hal Slager (R-Schererville).

Hendricks County legislators back bill helping students impacted by pandemic

Posted by: Courtney E Heiden  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – Hendricks County lawmakers are supporting legislation that would establish the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help local students experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic. According to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), chair of the House Education Committee, the proposal would create a $150 million

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

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – Some apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

Frye: Supporting key investments in law enforcement, broadband

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, February 26, 2021

The Indiana General Assembly is now moving into the second half of the 2021 legislative session, where proposed bills passed out of the House and Senate swap chambers for further consideration. Bills moving through the legislative process include the House version of the proposed two-year state budget, which makes strong investments in Hoosier law enforcement and rural broadband.

Ellington, Lindauer support bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 26, 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 Reps. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).

May: Bill to improve Hoosier civic engagement heads to the Senate

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, February 26, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation that would incorporate civics education into Hoosier students' middle school curriculum, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

Ledbetter, Sullivan support bill establishing grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to State Reps. Cindy Ledbetter (R-Newburgh) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).

Bartels: Halftime of the 2021 legislative session

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 26, 2021

The 2021 session has reached the halfway point, meaning House bills are now being heard by the Senate, and the House is considering Senate bills. This session, I am working on legislation that would cut red tape for Hoosiers, specifically for small-business owners, local health care providers and law-abiding citizens.

Bill providing COVID-19 liability protections signed into law

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, February 25, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2021) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed legislation into law supported by House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers), and State Reps. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers) and Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) to provide COVID-19 liability protections to businesses, organizations and individuals. 

Cook: Committed to supporting our young Hoosiers

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, February 25, 2021

From fully funding our students to passing a balanced budget, lawmakers have been working tirelessly this session to craft legislation addressing issues that matter most to Hoosiers. Now that the Indiana General Assembly session has reached its halfway point, it is time for bills to switch chambers and allow members in the House to consider Senate bills and the Senate to examine House bills. As a former teacher and school superintendent, supporting students continues to be a priority of mine as I author bills that would incorporate civics education into the middle school curriculum and increase transparency of school performance.  

Lyness, Ziemke: Submit nominations for Governor's Century, Half Century Business Awards

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2021) — State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) encourage local businesses in operation for at least 100 or 50 years to apply for the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards before the March 31 deadline

Lucas: House passes bill supporting lawful gun owners

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation co-authored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) supporting lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license.

Manning's bill to help expand broadband access to more Hoosiers heads to the Senate

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2021) – State Rep. Ethan Manning's (R-Denver) bill to break down barriers for local communities to expand broadband took a step forward after the Indiana House of Representatives recently voted to approve it.

Lindauer: Bill increasing transparency of school performance heads to the Senate

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2021) – Legislation aiming to better inform Hoosier parents about school performance heads to the Senate after the Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of the bill, according to State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).

House passes Soliday's bill ensuring those who need broadband access the most are placed first in line

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives yesterday advanced State Rep. Ed Soliday's (R-Valparaiso) legislation that would prioritize access to broadband internet for schools, students and rural clinics.

Judy's bill to help protect Hoosiers with autism advances out of House

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) authored that would benefit children and adults with autism.

Davisson, Engleman support bill to improve public health

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted recently in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

House passes Smaltz's bill supporting lawful gun owners

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation authored by State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) 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.

McNamara's legislation combating human trafficking advances to the Senate

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently supported State Rep. Wendy McNamara's (R-Evansville) legislation, which would help combat human trafficking and expand protections for young Hoosier victims.

State Rep. Vermilion named POWER Caucus president

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion) was recently elected president of POWER, the Indiana women’s caucus working to improve the quality of life for all women and citizens of the state. As president of the Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation known as POWER, Vermilion will help lead

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