Oftentimes, when an educator leaves the teaching profession within the first five years, it is due to lack of support in the classroom. To reverse this trend, lawmakers are working to provide more resources to students preparing to enter the teaching profession, and pairing new teachers with veteran educators.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2019) – The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday will consider State Rep. Ron Bacon’s (R-Chandler) legislation to help save the lives of those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 4, 2019) – The House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee recently supported State Rep. Bob Morris’ (R-Fort Wayne) legislation to make it easier for those pursuing a career in the plumbing trade.
When parents send their children off to school, they make the conscious decision to entrust others to take care of the most important part of their life.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2019) – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) recently recognized the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross and its contributions to health and safety with a resolution at the Statehouse.
“For over 100 years, the Red Cross has provided support and assistance to Hoosiers during moments of need,” Karickhoff said. “From disaster relief efforts to supplying lifesaving blood and medical services, the Red Cross serves people who may have nowhere else to go.”
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2019) – (from left to right) State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) welcomes Senior Pastor Timothy Brock of Noblesville to the Indiana Statehouse Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Brock, pastor at White River Christian Church, offered the blessing in the House Chamber prior to the start of the legislative session.
Indiana is home to some of the most hardworking and dedicated military service members and public safety officers. Legislation I’m working on would give those who protect our communities the benefits they deserve and address some of the issues they face while serving Hoosiers.
Unfortunately, there are some situations where human remains are difficult to identify using the tools available to coroners. This can present obstacles when trying to solve crimes, provide closure to families and give respect the deceased. Most times, remains can be identified visually. Other times, dental records, fingerprints and DNA testing is used. A proposal for a new law I co-authored would offer an additional tool for accurately and efficiently identifying human remains.
Typically, after a person signs a lease to rent a house or an apartment, they become responsible for paying the utility bills. However, some communities pass ordinances making the property owner responsible for these payments. While many landlords can adjust rent prices to cover these added costs, sometimes a utility bill could be unexpectedly high, forcing the landlord to eat the cost or charge their tenants more.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2019) – The House Committee on Public Health voted to advance State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation that would require hospitals to have sepsis treatment protocols in place.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2019) – The House Education Committee unanimously supported legislation authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) focused on reducing some requirements put on Indiana’s teachers.
I do not know how many times I have told my kids, “Just because everyone else does it, does not mean you have to.” Sound familiar? This is a common Hoosier parenting principle.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Mike Karickhoff’s (R-Kokomo) legislation focused on improving local government efficiency.
“After working with stakeholders, it became apparent there were several areas in Indiana Code that could be updated to better serve our cities and towns,” Karickhoff said.
STATEHOUSE (Jan 31, 2019) –The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Denny Zent’s (R-Angola) bill preventing illegal drug users and dealers from turning to veterinarians for prescriptions.
Legislators wrapped up the first month of the 2019 legislative session, which must conclude by April 29. Last Thursday, my bill dealing with property tax deduction appeals unanimously passed out of the House. Bills continue to move through the process. It is a tradition for some of the more veteran members to have a little fun and tease new members as they present their first bill on the House floor. I enjoyed the back and forth with fellow representatives and was grateful my first bill passed to the Senate.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation that would provide tax relief to many of Indiana’s veterans.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation to continue strengthening Indiana’s workforce pipeline.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee Tuesday supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that could help Indiana fire departments struggling to fill much-needed positions.
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