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Bosma: Lawrence Township educator named 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, October 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – “Coming from a family of teachers, I understand and respect the tough jobs they do inside and outside the classroom to keep students engaged and on track. Tamara Markey is a shining example of the incredible leaders we have working in our schools who go above and beyond to reach students and make a positive impact. We are fortunate to have her in Lawrence Township, and I commend her for sharing her passion for engineering and encouraging students to explore STEM careers.”

Local schools receive National Blue Ribbon honor

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, October 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – Cascade High School and Reagan Elementary School were among seven schools honored Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).

Morrison: Local school receives National Blue Ribbon honor

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 3, 2018) – Staunton Elementary School was among seven schools honored Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil). Morrison said the school was recognized for creating an educational atmosphere where excellence thrives and

Tippecanoe County lawmakers: Scholarship available to aspiring educators

Posted by: Jessica Bruder and Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 3, 2018) – Area lawmakers urge current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.

Scholarship available for aspiring educators

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, September 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to area lawmakers.

Region lawmakers: Scholarship available to aspiring educators

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, September 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Northwest Indiana lawmakers urge current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. “Indiana is fortunate to be home to so many great educators,” said State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville). “Often, it is great

Lyness encourages aspiring educators to apply for scholarship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Frye: Share the road this harvest season

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 28, 2018

The beginning of autumn means harvest time in Indiana and more than 57,000 Hoosier farmers are hitting the roads to bring in their crops out of the fields. It’s important to remember to share the roadways with our local farmers and watch for slow-moving farm equipment. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, farm equipment vehicles

Local legislators encourage aspiring educators to apply for scholarship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, September 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 27, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). “The scholarship was established to encourage more high-achieving students to pursue a career

Bosma announces new chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 25, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) recently selected Noelle Sykes to serve as chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans.

Sykes is a licensed attorney and chief deputy securities commissioner in Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office, where she has worked since 2013. During her time on Lawson’s staff, she served in other roles including enforcement attorney and senior counsel in the Auto Dealer Services Division.

Scholarships available for aspiring teachers

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 21, 2018

Teachers spend over 900 hours in the classroom each school year inspiring the next generation of Hoosiers to succeed. They mold the minds of our future leaders, and we need the best and brightest in Indiana to teach our students for years to come. For aspiring young Hoosiers who want to follow in the footsteps of their teachers, the Next Generation Hoosier

Eberhart presents proclamation to Shelbyville couple

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 18, 2018) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Shelby County Courthouse presented Ray and Janet Morefield with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

Governor’s infrastructure plan provides critical funding for fourth port

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 14, 2018

Southeast Indiana has significant economic potential. With our proximity to the Ohio River, many interstates and major cities, our community is able to quickly connect to all of Indiana, neighboring states and the country. To capitalize on our location, I worked with other state and local leaders to develop a plan to locate a fourth port in our part of the

Frye: Committee supports constructing injured public safety officer memorial

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 14, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 14, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs voted Thursday at the Statehouse to recommend the construction of an injured public safety officer monument in Indianapolis, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg). Frye, chair of the committee, said the monument could be built close to the

Bosma provides update on condition of State Rep. Tim Brown

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released the following update in coordination with State Rep. Tim Brown’s (R-Crawfordsville) family regarding Brown’s condition after his involvement in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday in Michigan:

“Tim remains in critical but stable condition. The next few days are going to be very important. Tim’s wife, Jane, and his daughters are with him, and he is receiving extraordinary care. The family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers for Tim’s quick recovery. Please continue to pray for him, his family, Representative Speedy and all those involved. I also ask that we all continue to respect the family’s privacy during this challenging time.”

Carbaugh statement on loss of Fort Wayne officer

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:

Morris statement on loss of Fort Wayne officer

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:

Heine statement on loss of Fort Wayne officer

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:

Ellington works to stop unwanted calls

Posted by: Brenda L. Holmes  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2018) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) is working to stop unwanted calls and strengthen penalties against phone scammers and robocalls. Ellington testified at this week’s hearing for the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, calling for stronger penalties for telephone solicitation

Bosma statement on motorcycle crash involving State Rep. Tim Brown

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2018) – “State Rep. Tim Brown was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in northern Michigan late this morning. He was traveling on his motorcycle with State Rep. Mike Speedy when he struck an SUV that pulled out in front of them. Rep. Speedy was able to avoid the vehicle and was not injured. Out of respect for Tim’s family, we cannot confirm any details about his condition at this time. Tim is an invaluable member of our leadership team, a dedicated public servant and one of my most cherished friends. Our prayers are with him, his family and Rep. Speedy.”

Negele: Committee to study ways to help human trafficking victims, law enforcement

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 11, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code will meet Wednesday at the Statehouse to discuss ways to help law enforcement combat human trafficking, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). Negele said the committee, on which she serves, will take a closer look at the pros and cons of having one

VanNatter: Indiana leads the way in broadband investments

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, September 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2018) – With deployment commitments from the country’s top-two cellular carriers, State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) said Indiana is a national leader when it comes to 5G investments.

Bacon: Intern with the Indiana House of Representatives

Posted by: Victoria Lynn Klimczak  | Friday, September 7, 2018

Studies show quality internship experiences make graduates more marketable to employers, and they are more likely to find jobs after graduation. With many colleges including internship experience as a degree requirement, the House Republican Internship Program is a beneficial opportunity for college students and recent graduates.

Wesco: Elections security at the forefront for policymakers

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, September 7, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2018) – As a member of the House Committee on Elections and Apportionment, State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) joined fellow policymakers this week from the Great Lakes region to examine elections security. Hosted by the bi-partisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), state lawmakers focused on potential cyber threats

Frye supports Gov. Holcomb’s plan to complete evaluation of fourth port location

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program announced Tuesday: STATEHOUSE (Sept. 5, 2018) — “Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program wisely highlights the need for Indiana to complete the

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