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Rep. Lehman: Local student gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, April 12, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2019) – Southern Wells Junior-Senior High School graduate Kyle Pinkerton is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session. Pinkerton, a Wells County resident, is the son of David and Judy Pinkerton. He is

May welcomes local pastor to the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, April 12, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) (right) welcomes Rev. Millard Jones (left), Shawswick Township Trustee, to the Indiana Statehouse Thursday, April 11, 2019, as part of the Pastor of the Day tradition. Jones, pastor of East Oolitic Community Church in Bedford, offered the blessing in the House Chamber before session began. -30- State Rep.

Lindauer’s legislation addressing gas, oil well assessments heads to governor

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

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.

Burton: Continuing support for Hoosier students with dyslexia

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

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.

Frye honors Hoosier volunteer firefighters for 50+ years of service

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

PHOTO ATTACHED PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) honors Indiana volunteer firefighters with a resolution for over 50 years of service Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Statehouse. Frye recognizes the tireless contributions and sacrifices these brave individuals face to bring safety and security to Indiana communities. -30- State Rep. Randy

Manning: Bill to create senior-youth mentor pilot program heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

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.

Goodrich’s bill to create a senior-youth mentor pilot program heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

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.

Senate committee advances Cook’s bill enhancing school safety communication

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

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.

Mayfield honors TCM champion basketball teams

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) honored the Tabernacle Christian Martinsville varsity basketball teams at the Statehouse for winning the Indiana Association of Christian Schools Division I state championships. “All season long, both of these teams strived toward excellence, from the coaches to each and

Ziemke’s bill expanding addiction, mental health resources could soon be law

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, April 11, 2019

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.

Kirchhofer’s legislation protecting mothers, newborns could soon be law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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. 

Behning’s bill creating teacher career ladders, mentorship programs could soon be law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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.

Cherry honors the life of Indiana State Trooper Roy E. Jones

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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.

Mahan honors Marion civil rights activist at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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.

Stutzman honors Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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.

 

Gutwein’s bill streamlining licensing, public safety efforts heads to governor

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) streamlining Indiana licensing boards and safety commissions could soon be law. Gutwein said currently, some large boards under the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency have difficulty with attendance and cannot obtain a quorum to conduct business.

Rep. Carbaugh’s workforce safety bill advances to the governor’s desk

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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.

Burton’s bill adding civics test to high school government classes could soon be law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – With support from the Indiana Senate and the House of Representatives, State Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation that would make the U.S. citizenship test a part of high school government classes could soon become law.  

Gutwein’s bill helping veterans could soon be law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) legislation notifying Hoosier veterans of important resources could soon be signed into law. Under Gutwein’s legislation, questions regarding the status of veterans and surviving spouses would be included on applications for driver’s licenses and permits, and

Rep. Smaltz: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A DeKalb High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Local business recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) —Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company in Hebron recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for being in operation since 1939, according to State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron). “Owning and maintaining a business is no easy task,” Aylesworth said. “To do so successfully for 80

Kokomo lawmakers honor Northwestern High School basketball champions

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – State Reps. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) and Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) honored the Northwestern High School girls basketball team Tuesday at the Statehouse for winning the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship.

Bosma statement on House Ethics Committee’s unanimous, bipartisan decision to dismiss complaint

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, April 8, 2019

Note to the Press: Attached is the letter House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) received today from the House Ethics Committee. Please include the following statement from Bosma on the committee’s unanimous and bipartisan decision to dismiss the complaint against him:

Rep. Young welcomes Franklin High School show choirs to the Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, April 8, 2019

CAPTION: State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) (right) honors members of the Franklin Community High School show choirs with a resolution for their achievements Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Statehouse. Several of the choirs, all led by Head Choir and Musical Theater Director Michael Hummel (third from the right), have earned championship titles over the last few years. The students showcased their talents with a performance in the House Chamber.  

Rep. Lauer: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, April 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2019) — A Columbus East High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

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