With the shortage of primary health care professionals in Indiana, especially in rural areas, I am working to increase Hoosiers’ access to primary care by eliminating regulatory burdens for advanced practice registered nurses.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2019) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) recently filed legislation to impose tougher penalties on government officials or employees who are convicted of stealing public funds.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently re-elected president of POWER, which is the Indiana women’s caucus.
Educators are a vital part of student lives and our local schools. They are the nation builders of our country and the foundation of our communities. To elevate the teaching profession and provide more dollars to educators, I collaborated with the Indiana State Teachers Association, Teach Plus and Stand for Children on several pieces of legislation to attract and keep highly qualified professionals teaching kids.
“Governor Holcomb’s proposed two-year state budget is responsibly balanced based upon the revenue forecast and reflects many of our shared priorities, including increasing funding for Hoosier schools. The state’s latest fiscal outlook confirms Indiana’s economy is running strong, and we will continue working with Governor Holcomb and our counterparts in the Senate to keep the momentum going.”
We wrapped up the first full week of the 2019 legislative session, which is my first session in office. I have been learning new things, meeting new people, talking about many different issues and working on bills I filed. It has been a rewarding experience up to this point, and I am grateful to the people of House District 23 for allowing me to have the opportunity to serve our community and the state of Indiana in this way.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) bill that would provide more career opportunities for educators.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday is set to hear State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) legislation that could raise teacher pay and provide critical support to new educators.
Lawmakers recently returned to the Statehouse for the start of the 2019 legislative session. An ongoing discussion taking place in the General Assembly is whether or not a statewide hate crime statute should be enacted, and if so, in what form.
The 2019 legislative session recently began, and House lawmakers are eager to start working on solutions to issues impacting Indiana residents. This session, we will work to implement a balanced state budget, increase protections for our young Hoosiers, strengthen our commitment to teachers and students, and promote workforce initiatives. As I vote on these topics on behalf of our area, feedback from the community is incredibly important.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2019) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) joined several House Republican members today to release their top legislative priorities for 2019, including passing a balanced state budget, strengthening school safety and increasing teacher pay.
“Passing an honestly balanced two-year state budget will take center stage, but we are also focused on passing our aggressive legislative agenda aimed at moving Indiana forward in many key areas, including school safety, teacher pay and our workforce,” Bosma said. “We are hitting the ground running to ensure a productive legislative session, and we look forward to working with our colleagues in the House and Senate, and Gov. Eric Holcomb.”
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Division of The Salvation Army are teaming up this legislative session to increase awareness about child hunger.
House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) joined officials from The Salvation Army today at the Statehouse to launch a food and backpack donation drive.
Many Hoosiers in our area and across the state enjoy driving and exploring on all-terrain vehicles like four wheelers, dirt bikes and UTVs. While using these vehicles can be fun, it is important to take safety precautions. For the upcoming legislative session, I plan to author a bill to help keep Indiana residents safe while using UTVs.
U.S. Congress recently passed a new farm bill. Farm bills are passed roughly every five years and include legislation impacting many aspects of agriculture, like best farming practices, access to healthy foods and funding for a variety programs. The most recent farm bill legalized the production of industrial hemp. I believe removing this product from the banned substances list will be beneficial to Indiana from an agricultural and economic development standpoint.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2018) – State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2018) – State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2018) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – Local Lawmakers encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
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