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House committee approves Frye’s bill supporting public safety officers

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation Tuesday that would establish the Ivy Tech Public Safety Scholarship.

Thompson: Lizton receives $760K grant for community improvements

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — Lizton recently received a $760,000 federal grant for drinking water system improvements, according to State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton). Thompson said the grant will be used to install a new drinking water distribution system throughout Lizton. “Installing the new water distribution system will be a great

Committee supports Goodrich’s bill creating a senior-youth mentor pilot program

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday passed State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) legislation that would provide opportunities for local senior citizens to share their life experiences and skills with students.

House supports Morrison’s bill providing new tool to identify human remains

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2019) – The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Alan Morrison’s (R-Brazil) proposal giving coroners one more way to quickly and accurately identify human remains. Morrison is working on a new law that would allow coroners to track a unique serial number on a surgically implanted medical device in a

Burton: Keeping siblings, families together

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 18, 2019

At the start of the new year, lawmakers returned to the Statehouse to begin working on critical issues impacting Hoosiers. I’m excited about many of the topics being discussed, but my top priority continues to be helping children in the foster care system. We should be doing everything in our power to protect children in foster homes and take every step to limit potential trauma during this transition.

Bartels: Providing new opportunities, benefits to Hoosiers

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, January 18, 2019

The 2019 legislative session is in full swing, and I am working on legislation that addresses issues both statewide and in our community. This year, I am spearheading a number of proposals that include efforts to provide more educational opportunities to students, support Hoosier veterans and provide a tax incentive to public safety volunteers.

Bacon: Increasing transparency, accountability in township government

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, January 18, 2019

Many townships in Indiana operate efficiently and transparently, but there are changes that can be made to help improve oversight and accountability across the board. Over the summer, I met with township trustees and advisory board members to discuss what steps can be taken to improve the structure and effectiveness of township government.

Frye: Putting safety first for Hoosier students, teachers

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Friday, January 18, 2019

After the two recent school shootings in Indiana, it is clear more must be done to protect our students and educators. This session, we are renewing our commitment to the safety and well-being of Hoosier students and teachers. As a national leader in school safety, Indiana has invested over $100 million in strengthening school security. As chair of the

Lehe: Staying connected this session

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, January 18, 2019

STATEHOUSE (January 18, 2019) — The 2019 legislative session kicked-off earlier this month, and lawmakers are already working to address issues affecting Hoosiers across the state. This session, our top priorities include maintaining a balanced state budget, increasing protections for young Hoosiers, strengthening our commitment to teachers and students, promoting workforce initiatives, and supporting Indiana veterans. As I represent you and your family at the Statehouse, your feedback on these issues and others will be extremely helpful. There are many ways we can stay connected throughout the legislative session.

Cherry: Tax forgiveness for vets to fill jobs, say ‘thanks’

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 18, 2019

This session, House Republicans are continuing their strong commitment to supporting our Hoosier veterans and putting their skills to use. Thousands of Indiana veterans risked their lives to ensure the safety of our state and nation, and I will continue seeking out new ways to support them and their families.

Morrison: Brazil awarded grant for community improvements

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, January 18, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2019) — The city of Brazil recently received a federal grant of over $460,000 for downtown improvement projects, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil). Morrison said the grant will be used to enhance the exteriors of seven historic buildings in Brazil, as well as rehabilitate and restore downtown areas. “Making

Nisly: Protection At Conception

Posted by: Rep. Curt Nisly  | Friday, January 18, 2019

It is my privilege to serve the people of Indiana House District 22. I am proud of our district and what we contribute to the State of Indiana.

Behning’s bill establishing career ladders for teaching profession moves forward

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 17, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 17, 2019) – Key House committees advanced State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation that would provide more career opportunities for educators.

House supports Pressel’s bill creating alternative to paying court fees

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 17, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 17, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Pressel’s (R-Rolling Prairie) legislation that would provide offenders the option of performing community service in lieu of paying court fees advanced to the Senate on Thursday. Currently, a convicted person who does not pay their court fees by a specified date defaults on the money owed and can be

Manning Memo: Updates from the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, January 17, 2019

The second week of the legislative session moved quickly, as more committees begin their work and bills begin to move through the process. On Tuesday evening, Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined his 2019 goals during the annual State of the State address. I look forward to working with the governor to accomplish our shared goal of taking Indiana to the Next Level.

Bosma statement on 2019 State of the Judiciary

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) – “I appreciate and support the work of Chief Justice Rush to ensure Indiana’s judicial branch continues to adapt to the changing needs of all those who interact with our court system. Indiana has successfully expanded court technology, which is critical to streamlining services and identifying efficiencies. Our Hoosier judiciary faces tremendous challenges, but continues to make great strides in curbing the effects of addiction, improving the paths to recovery for offenders and supporting our most vulnerable Hoosier children.”

Saunders honors USS Indiana and USS Indianapolis at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) — State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) recognized members of the USS Indiana and future members of the USS Indianapolis Tuesday with a resolution in the House Chamber.

Frye: House committee approves Frye’s ‘Stop the Bleed’ bill

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in public schools.

Bosma statement on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – “Governor Holcomb set the right tone with his bold vision for our state’s future, and we will continue working with him to take our shared priorities across the finish line this session.

Key House committee to hear Kirchhofer’s bill addressing infant mortality

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – The House Public Health Committee on Wednesday is set to hear State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation to help lower Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.

Key committee to consider Sullivan’s workforce legislation

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation to strengthen Indiana’s workforce pipeline.

Mahan: Top legislative priorities for 2019

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The 2019 legislative session recently began and lawmakers are quickly getting to work addressing issues impacting our state. This session, Indiana House Republican priorities include passing a biennial budget that supports the state’s fiscal needs, protecting our youth, increasing teacher pay, strengthening workforce initiatives and supporting Hoosier veterans.

Bray, Mayfield honor TCS teams at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – State Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) and State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) honored the Tabernacle Christian High School boys basketball and the boys soccer teams at the Statehouse for their state championship wins. “I applaud all of these young men for representing our community with

Bosma announces ‘Tweet Seats’ participants for State of the State

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, January 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2019) — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) will host the sixth annual “Tweet Seats” during Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address on Tuesday.

“Government is a team sport and Tweet Seats is a way to engage constituents with their state government and encourage transparency,” Bosma said. “Social media has the ability to connect people from across the state, and we encourage Hoosiers to follow the conversation on Twitter and weigh in with their thoughts and opinions.”

Public safety committee to hear McNamara’s bill strengthening school safety

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Monday, January 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2019) – The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday will consider State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s (R-Evansville) legislation strengthening school safety initiatives.

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