STATEHOUSE (April 15, 2019) — Local communities recently received more than $2.4 million in state matching grants, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City).
STATEHOUSE (April 15, 2019) – On My Way Pre-K applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available for DeKalb County 4-year-olds, according to State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn).
This week, House lawmakers finished up regular committee work and we are now shifting focus to sending remaining bills back to the Senate. Several proposals the legislature is working on could have a big impact in our community.
Indiana is in the midst of an ever-growing primary care physician workforce shortage, and has been for many years. According to a recent study, Indiana will need 817 primary care physicians by 2030, a 20% increase from the state’s current population, just to maintain the status quo.
Indiana’s tourism industry has grown tremendously, generating nearly $13 billion from visitor spending in 2018. Legislation I co-authored, now being considered as a new law by the governor, would help Indiana’s robust tourism industry continue to thrive through public-private partnerships.
STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) —State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) legislation supporting aspiring teachers is now eligible to be signed into law by the governor.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – After passing out of both the House and Senate, legislation authored by State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) to help ensure timely filing of gas and oil assessments could soon become law.
When making decisions at the Statehouse, I always consider the needs of our community first. Several years ago, it was brought to my attention that children from our area and across the state struggle in school due to a learning disability called dyslexia. At the time, I was not particularly familiar with the disorder, and conversations I had with fellow Hoosiers led me to pursue legislation to address some of the challenges these students face.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) to create a pilot program for local senior citizens to mentor students is moving to the governor for consideration as a new law.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) to create a pilot program for local senior citizens to mentor students is moving to the governor for consideration as a new law.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – The Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee recently voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would open lines of communication between schools and law enforcement to better protect students.
Currently, law enforcement and school corporations cannot share a student’s alarming behavior, school files or criminal records, even if it pertains to public safety threats. Cook’s proposal would enable school corporations or law enforcement agencies to request certain, pertinent information from each other about a student for the purpose of enhancing safety.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – After receiving unanimous support in the House and Senate, State Rep. Cindy Ziemke’s (R-Batesville) legislation allowing more qualified health professionals to work without burdensome oversight could soon become law.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – After Tuesday’s unanimous approval by the Indiana Senate, State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation aiming to lower Indiana’s infant mortality rate could soon be signed into law.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation that would provide educators additional opportunities to earn more while remaining in the classroom could soon become law after Tuesday’s unanimous vote in the Indiana Senate.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) at the Statehouse recently honored Indiana State Trooper Roy Edmond Jones who was killed in a crash when responding to a call while on duty July 3, 1979, near U.S. 36 in Pendleton.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) — State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) at the Statehouse honored Marion native Pearl Bassett for her work as a civil rights activist throughout the majority of her nearly 108 years of life.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) (second from right) honors members of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, celebrating its 125th anniversary, is the largest chapter in Indiana and the second largest in the United States.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) creating a new civil penalty for occupational safety and health violations recently was supported by the Indiana Senate and could soon become law.
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