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Pressel named vice chair of Government and Regulatory Reform Committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, December 7, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 7, 2018) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) was recently selected to serve as vice chair of the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee. Pressel was also reappointed to the House Elections and Apportionment Committee, and newly appointed to the House Roads and Transportation Committee and the House Utilities,

Soliday receives House committee assignments

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, December 7, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 7, 2018) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) recently received key committee assignments. Soliday was recently appointed as chair of the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. This week, Soliday was named to the House Roads and Transportation Committee and the House Elections and Apportionment Committee. He was

Frye: Priorities for the 2019 legislative session

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, December 7, 2018

With the start of the 2019 legislative session just around the corner, I am grateful for another opportunity to serve our community. This session, legislators will work to address many topics. Personally, I am excited to start working on workforce development opportunities for public safety officers, safety protocol improvements for local schools and our

Bosma statement on Gov. Eric Holcombís 2019 Next Level Agenda

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) – “I look forward to working with Governor Holcomb on our shared priorities ranging from strengthening our state’s workforce and booming economy to improving teacher pay and school safety policies. We appreciate the governor’s leadership and vision for 2019, and look forward to working with him and our Senate colleagues next session to meet the state’s needs and build on Indiana’s success story.”

Aylesworth named vice chair of House Environmental Affairs Committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was recently selected to serve as vice chair of the House Environmental Affairs Committee. Aylesworth was also reappointed to the House Local Government Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. “Committees play a vital role in the legislative process,”

State Rep. Manning to serve on three House committees

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) — State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) was recently selected to serve on three House committees, including the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

State Rep. Goodrich named to three House committees

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) — State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) was recently selected to serve on three House committees, including the House Education Committee.

Engleman lands spot on Public Officials of the Year list

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) – Governing Magazine recently named State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) one of their Public Officials of the Year for her legislative efforts on sexual harassment prevention.

Karickhoff named to four House committees

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) — State Rep. Mike Karickhoff was appointed to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore, a leadership position in which he presides over official House proceedings when the Speaker of the House is temporarily unavailable.

VanNatter to serve on three House Committees

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) — In addition to serving as chair of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee, State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was also named to serve on the House Environmental Affairs Committee and House Financial Institutions Committee.

Bosma releases House standing committee assignments

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 5, 2018) – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released House standing committee assignments today for the 121st General Assembly.

“House lawmakers are ready for the upcoming session as we focus on the state’s priorities and passing another honestly balanced state budget,” Bosma said. “Our committees do much of the heavy lifting during session as they review and evaluate legislative proposals. We are fortunate to have so many talented members with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences working to keep Indiana moving forward.”

Stutzman: Middlebury awarded $1M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 5, 2018) — Middlebury received $1 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury).

 Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds to local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.

VanNatter: Local communities awarded $2.4M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, December 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 3, 2018) — Local communities recently received more than $2.4 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

Sullivan to chair House Roads and Transportation Committee

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Roads and Transportation Committee.

Bacon to chair House Interstate and International Cooperation Committee

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Interstate and International Cooperation Committee.

McNamara to chair House Courts and Criminal Code Committee

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee.

VanNatter to chair House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was reappointed to serve as chair of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee.

As a small business owner, VanNatter says he understands many of the challenges facing Hoosier entrepreneurs and takes his experience to the committee, where he has served as chairman since 2016.

Wesco to chair House elections and apportionment committee

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Elections and Apportionment Committee.

Davisson: Responsibly funding Hoosier priorities

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, November 30, 2018

The Indiana General Assembly recently met at the Statehouse for Organization Day to ceremonially kick-off the 2019 legislative session. While session doesn’t officially begin until January, I am excited to get back to work on many of the issues that will be considered in the coming months. The state has many priorities this session, but the biggest is

Bosma responds to strategic plan on tolling, governorís assessment

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – “I appreciate the hard work that went into this strategic plan and support the governor’s assessment that additional tolling is not necessary in the foreseeable future. Last year, we passed a comprehensive and data-driven road funding plan, which significantly addresses state and local infrastructure needs. Our conservative approach is a model for other states, and positions Indiana to responsibly maintain and improve its infrastructure. While we have taken tremendous steps forward, we will continue to monitor future revenue projections and consider all options as our state’s needs change.”

Bosma announces committee chairmanships, leadership appointments

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released appointments today for House standing committee chairmanships, leadership positions and select, key committees for the 121st General Assembly.

“House Republicans have an outstanding team of leaders who are ready to roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running this legislative session,” Bosma said. “The work of our committees is often understated, but their roles are critical to the process as they carefully vet bills and dig in on the issues.”

Soliday to chair Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) was recently appointed as chair of the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. “There are many challenges that result from the rapidly changing world of energy and telecommunications,” Soliday said. “I believe my experience on the Water

Sullivan responds to governorís assessment on tolling

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – “When passing Indiana’s largest infrastructure investment in state history in 2017, we focused on implementing a comprehensive plan backed by significant data. I appreciate the governor’s announcement to not toll at this time, and am committed to working with Governor Holcomb’s administration and my colleagues in the House and Senate. In the future, it is important to keep our options open, remain aware of our state’s needs, and utilize the same kind of data-driven approach down the line. I look forward to the upcoming session as we continue to improve our state and local infrastructure.”

State Rep. Cook to file hate crime legislation

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 27, 2018) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) today released draft legislation that would create a statewide hate crime statute.

Bartels: Gearing up for the legislative session

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Lawmakers recently met at the Statehouse for the Indiana General Assembly’s annual Organization Day. This ceremonial start to the legislative session provides an opportunity for lawmakers to come together, discuss important issues and focus on legislative priorities before the official start of session on Jan. 3.

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