Local communities recently received more than $1.6 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).
Lawrence County and Bedford recently received more than $1.4 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2020) – State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) was recently appointed to serve on the House Ways and Means and the House Environmental Affairs Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 9, 2020) – Kokomo recently received $1 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2020) – House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) today released House standing committee appointments, which are made biennially after each election.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2020) – "Indiana is continuing its commitment to maintaining and investing in local roads and bridges, which are critical to keeping our economy moving and improving quality of life. The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program is a unique partnership between the state and cities, towns and counties, and it's proven to be a big win for businesses and Hoosier drivers alike. We continue to see local road projects popping up whether it's on our neighborhood streets or our rural country roads, and I'm thankful that Indiana's fiscal health allows us to keep up this momentum."
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2020) – State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) joined the COVID-19 Vaccine Summit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. along with other state and national leaders to discuss efforts to quickly deliver a safe vaccine nationwide.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2020) – "Our efforts to bring more high-paying jobs to Indiana are clearly paying off, and Hoosier workers are benefiting. Not only are more jobs coming to our area, but an industrial site that has been vacant for nearly 10 years will be put to good use. Elanco's investment in our community will pay dividends for years to come.”
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2020) – "Elanco's decision to locate their global headquarters in Indiana builds on our growing reputation as a hotbed for cutting-edge innovation and one of the best states to do business. In addition to retaining much-needed Hoosier jobs, they're also creating hundreds of high-wage, high-skill positions, and making tremendous investments in our circle city. We’ve long awaited the development of the former GM Stamping plant industrial site, and Elanco will be a great fit as they expand their operations and prepare for future growth."
Teachers have a lasting impact on children's lives, helping to shape the minds of future generations. To help recruit more Hoosier educators and reduce the cost of college tuition, Indiana offers future teachers a scholarship that can be used to pay for tuition and other school-related expenses. High school seniors and current college students pursuing teaching as a career should apply for the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.
Hoosier farmers play an integral role in feeding the world, and supporting our state and local economies. Unfortunately, some are leaving the agriculture industry because of the high cost of health care and lack of health benefit options. To prevent farmers from leaving the industry or going without health care altogether, Indiana Farm Bureau is now offering flexible, affordable health care options to its members.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 3, 2020) – Jake Teshka of South Bend took the oath of office yesterday to serve as state representative for House District 7.
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath via Zoom video during a virtual swearing-in ceremony.
"As a long-time public servant, it is an honor to now serve our district at the Statehouse," Teshka said. "I am energized and ready to bring my skills to the table as lawmakers take on important issues facing our community and state. Looking ahead, I am committed to working with all my colleagues and state leaders to help keep Indiana on the right path."
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Education Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Statutory Ethics Committee.
State lawmakers recently convened at the Statehouse to take the oath of office and start preparations for the next legislative session, which is set to begin Jan. 4. To say our lives have changed since the end of the last session in March would be an understatement.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 24, 2020) – House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) today released House standing committee chair appointments and leadership positions for the 122nd General Assembly.
Zach Payne of Charlestown took the oath of office Nov. 17 to serve as state representative for House District 66.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 24, 2020) – The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus, a binational, nonpartisan group, recently elected State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) to represent Indiana on its executive committee through 2022. Abbott, a member of the caucus since 2019, will help direct the group's activities over the next two years.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2020) – Years-long research on the state's long-term energy plan culminated Nov. 19 at the Statehouse as the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force, co-chaired by State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), released its findings and recommendations.
New Harmony recently received $12,944 in support grants to help recover COVID-19 related expenses, according to State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).
Several local arts and cultural organizations received more than $101,000 in support grants to help recover COVID-19 related expenses, according to State Reps. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) and Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).
Communities rely on small businesses to provide jobs, goods and services, and they bring Hoosiers together. Our neighbors deserve our support, especially with the challenges they are facing due to the ongoing pandemic. With Small Business Saturday Nov. 28, let's all come together and participate by shopping local and supporting Indiana-based companies.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 19, 2020) – "Students, parents and educators are currently navigating a wide variety of challenges. Katie's knowledge and experiences from inside and outside the classroom will be valuable in the days ahead as we work on policies to support our schools during the pandemic and beyond. I look forward to working with Katie in her new role.”
"Dr. Katie Jenner brings a vast array of education experience, including serving in the classroom, school administration and higher education. She's a great pick to fill this important role. I look forward to working with her to continue supporting our Hoosier students, teachers and schools."
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