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Stutzman works to stop dismemberment abortion

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, February 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) prohibiting the practice of dismemberment abortions in Indiana.

House advances Cook’s bill focused on career education

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, February 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of legislation authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) to provide flexibility for high school students enrolled in technical and career-oriented classes.

Indiana offers graduation pathways so students can customize their education to best meet their academic and career goals, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach that relies on passing qualifying exams. These pathways allow students to select from multiple routes to earn their diploma while aligning strengths and interests with skills and future ambitions.

Building off these pathways, Cook’s legislation would allow high schools to count a student’s nontraditional courses, like work-based learning programs or career and technical education classes, toward academic honors diplomas.

Bosma: House Democrats vote to bust balanced state budget, add $1 billion in new spending

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – “Indiana House Democrats proposed to bust Indiana’s balanced state budget by spending over $1 billion and jeopardizing our AAA credit rating. Today was reminiscent of the days under Democrats’ control, marked by runaway spending, budget deficits and raided reserves. It’s a clear reminder of why strong, conservative leadership is critical to maintaining Indiana’s fiscal health.”

Lauer laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Lauer showed his Bartholomew County pride by wearing Chuck Taylors in Columbus school colors.

Cherry laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

PHOTO CAPTIONState Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to the American Cancer Society, in the last 25 years, the cancer death rate in the U.S. has fallen by 27 percent.

Saunders laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

PHOTO CAPTIONState Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. To raise money for the American Cancer Society, Saunders hosts an annual bake sale and silent auction at the Statehouse. This year’s fundraising event will be on Monday, April 1.

Reps. Prescott, Saunders lace up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: (From left to right) State Reps. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) pair sneakers with their suits to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. A total of 1.7 million new cancer cases and more than 606,000 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the U.S. in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society.

Indianapolis lawmakers lace up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: (left to right) Indianapolis-area State Reps. Mike Speedy, Cherrish Pryor, Dave Frizzell and Bob Behning pair sneakers with their suits to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. With an estimated 35,280 Hoosiers expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, local lawmakers encourage everyone to get regular screenings, eat a healthy diet and avoid tobacco use.

House advances Burton’s bill protecting property owners

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – The House of Representatives voted in supported of State Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation protecting property owners from being held accountable for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills.  

Hamilton County representatives lace up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

CAPTION: (From left to right) Hamilton County legislators, State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), House Speaker Brian C.  Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) pair sneakers with their suits to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, cancer is the second-leading cause of death for Hoosiers. Many cancers can be prevented or treated early by getting regular detection screenings.

Manning Memo: Students, teachers and education matters

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Austin Mayfield  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

Education, both in and outside the classroom, has been a constant theme this session. In the legislature, we are always looking into ways to enrich the lives of Hoosier students. Some of these approaches include classes and extracurricular activities to develop important skills. These education opportunities are valuable for our students, our community and our state.

NorthWood Middle School students join Nisly at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Milford) recently welcomed NorthWood Middle School students to the Statehouse.

Zent laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The event is an effort to highlight ways to reduce the risk of cancer, like eating right, exercising and making healthy lifestyle choices.

Abbott laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Over the last 25 years, the cancer death rate in Indiana declined by just 19 percent, showing more work remains to be done to prevent this disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

Mayfield works to stop dismemberment abortion

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) legislation prohibiting the practice of dismemberment abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy received a bipartisan vote of 71-25 in the Indiana House of Representatives. According to Mayfield, dismemberment abortions were performed 27 times in Indiana last year.

Wesco laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In the last 25 years, the cancer death rate in the U.S. fell by 27 percent. Over that same period of time, the cancer death rate in Indiana declined by just 19 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

Miller laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. An estimated 35,280 Hoosiers will be diagnosed with cancer, with an estimated 13,690 expected to die this year from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

House advances Speedy’s ‘revenge porn’ legislation

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – The House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Mike Speedy’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation protecting Hoosiers whose intimate photos are shared without their consent.  

Kirchhofer honors the life of Beech Grove educator

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) recently honored the life of Beech Grove educator Matthew English with a resolution at the Statehouse.

House supports Saunders’ absentee ballot legislation

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of State Rep. Tom Saunders’ (R-Lewisville) legislation that would help ensure absentee ballots are counted.

House passes Eberhart’s bill supporting surrogate mothers, intended parents

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) legislation that would allow contracts for gestational surrogacy.

Davisson’s legislation allows for emergency prescription refills

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — The House of Representatives Tuesday supported State Rep. Steve Davisson’s (R-Salem) legislation allowing patients to receive emergency prescription refills from pharmacists.

Frye’s bill protecting relief funds for military families passes key committee

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee Tuesday voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation calling for more oversight for Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund.

House advances Aylesworth’s bill helping counties complete road projects

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — State Rep. Michael Ayleworth’s (R-Hebron) legislation to help counties hire highway engineers and move forward on road projects recently advanced out of the House of Representatives. According to Aylesworth, county highway engineers are vital to county governments because their expertise in planning and construction

Soliday’s proposal to bring data centers to IN advances

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) —State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) legislation incentivizing data centers to locate in Indiana recently advanced out of the House of Representatives. Data centers house servers that collect, store and process large amounts of data. According to Soliday, data centers can lead to significant economic growth through

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