The Indiana Economic Development Corporation recently announced more than 27,000 new jobs with average wages of $28.60/hour are coming to our state. For some young Hoosiers, obtaining one of these positions may seem out of reach as they compete with other candidates with resumes filled with internships and apprenticeships. House Republicans want to remove a barrier that prevents some Hoosier students from low-income families from taking advantage of paid internships.
Across the nation, thousands of high school seniors graduate a semester early. Hoosiers are no exception when it comes to students taking advantage of the opportunities early graduation has to offer. This session, I am working on legislation to support schools so they can promote early graduation without being negatively impacted.
As we wrap up National School Choice Week, we continue celebrating the opportunities available to parents taking control of their child’s education. Parents understand their student’s strengths and challenges, and are in the best position to determine where their child will succeed academically. After visiting schools within our community and throughout the state, it is clear students excel when they are in a learning environment meeting their unique needs.
The General Assembly is nearing the halfway point of the legislative session, with the House of Representatives hard at work considering proposals for new laws. Over the last several weeks, I received many emails and phone calls from community members in regards to several bills related to education.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation fostering economic development in rural areas of the state.
The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s (R-Evansville) bill that provides that if a person fails to yield to an emergency vehicle, causing serious bodily injury or death the infraction rises to a level 6 felony.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) pairs his sneakers with his suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Winona Lake) pairs his sneakers with his suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
PHOTO CAPTION: (from left) State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), Matt Lehman (R-Berne), Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn), Denny Zent (R-Angola), Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Abbott (R-Rome City) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
We had a great discussion on a wide range of issues in Logansport last week. Thanks to the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce for hosting legislators for the Third House Session! One of the biggest topics we discussed was education. We have passed several bills this session that are high priorities for House Republicans and the education community, including holding teachers harmless from low ILEARN test scores and decoupling teacher evaluations from test scores.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2020) — The House of Representatives Tuesday voted in support of State Rep. Brad Barrett’s (R-Richmond) legislation that would ensure insurance companies cover colorectal cancer screenings at an earlier age.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger cheerleading team and Saints cross country runner Erin Strzelecki at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2020) – The House of Representatives Tuesday supported State Rep. Ben Smaltz’s (R-Auburn) bill that would protect Hoosiers from surprise medical billing.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) welcomes local pastor Tommy Beatley Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, to the Statehouse. Beatley is the pastor at Delaware United Methodist Church in Osgood, and was invited by Frye to lead the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer before the opening of session.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today approved State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) bill that would break down barriers to career opportunities for students from low-income families.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today approved allowing Hamilton County to hire an additional magistrate. State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) said the new magistrate would preside over minor offenses and hold preliminary hearings for more serious crimes.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) – The House Public Health Committee Wednesday voted in favor of a bill authored by State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) providing Hoosiers with timely, health care pricing information.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2020) – The House of Representatives today approved State Rep. Ethan Manning’s (R-Denver) legislation to prevent deaths from low head dams with a 95-1 vote.
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