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Davisson: Assistance available for farmers’ difficult planting season

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

Mother Nature dealt our agriculture community a big blow this year, with severe rainy weather keeping farmers out of the fields during their best planting days. It is a loss for families who make a living off the land. These farmers are eligible for some financial help through a natural disaster designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, because they experienced significant damages and losses due to rain and flooding.

Frye invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

Ziemke invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

Cook: Summer study committee to examine ways to reduce education mandates

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, September 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2019) – The Interim Study Committee on Education on Tuesday is set to take a closer look at the number of requirements placed on teachers and schools, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Jackson County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

Jackson County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Local lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

Area state lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

May: Ivy Tech offers scholarship for volunteer firefighters, EMTs

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, September 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians to apply for the Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship.

Lyness invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, September 5, 2019

Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Leonard invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, September 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

McNamara invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, August 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 30, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

Vanderburgh County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, August 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 30, 2019) – Vanderburgh County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

May: American Legion kicks off National Oratorical Contest for high school students

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, August 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 30, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages local high school students to sign up for the American Legion’s annual National Oratorical Contest that awards college scholarships.

Bacon: Playing the long game

Friday, August 30, 2019

We know how wonderful the state of Indiana is, and we want to share it with the rest of the world. Tourism means jobs and opportunity, and in our area, we have events like the Korn Ferry Tour Golf Championship, which benefit our community and stimulate our local economy, helping our businesses and families.

Frye: New scholarship attracts volunteer responders

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, August 30, 2019

Firefighters and EMS personnel play a big role in keeping us safe. The majority of them – 7 out of 10 – work on a volunteer basis. We need even more of these public servants in our community. A new Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship encourages students to become an active volunteer with local fire departments or EMS agencies.

Kirchhofer responds to the state’s plan to reduce vaping among young Hoosiers

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, August 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 29, 2019) – “These numbers are shocking, and more must be done to keep these addictive and dangerous products out of the hands of young Hoosiers. Unfortunately, most are unaware of the dangers of e-cigarettes, and some are even led to believe this is a healthier alternative to smoking, which is untrue. I will continue to work closely with Governor Holcomb and the department of health on solutions to encourage all Hoosiers – especially teenagers – to adopt safe and healthy lifestyles.”

Huston supports state effort to reduce vaping among youth

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, August 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 29, 2019) – “As a father of two teenagers, it is disturbing that we are seeing exponentially more young Hoosiers choosing to vape. I support the governor and the department of health’s comprehensive strategy to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping and point Hoosiers in the right direction to quit. I also look forward to supporting legislative action next year aimed at addressing this issue.”

McNamara statement on New Harmony native receiving the 2019 Sachem

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb awarding Dr. George Rapp, a native of New Harmony, with the 2019 Sachem Award, the state's highest honor, at a ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Indiana State Museum. The Sachem is given annually to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana. See below for photos from the event and a release from Holcomb:

Hostettler invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch).

Lindauer invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).

Bartels invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Local lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2019) – State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) invite college students to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Behning responds to Governor Holcomb’s call to hold schools, teachers harmless for ILEARN scores

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, August 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 26, 2019) – “We knew there would be an adjustment period as we transitioned from ISTEP to ILEARN. While these results are not the ones we had hoped for, the value of Hoosier students and teachers is not defined by test scores, but by the learning being accomplished in the classroom. We are taking a hard look at our overall state accountability system. Our priority continues to be preparing students for life after high school, whether they enter the workforce immediately or continue their education.”

Bosma supports Governor Holcomb’s call to hold schools, teachers harmless for ILEARN scores

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, August 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 26, 2019) – “As the state recently transitioned from ISTEP to ILEARN, we understood scores would be lower since students and schools needed time to adjust to the new exam. I agree with Governor Holcomb’s call to hold harmless our hard-working teachers and schools during this critical transition year. We will work closely with our House and Senate colleagues, and the governor to continue supporting Hoosier students, teachers and schools.”

May honors three Bedford citizens with Circle of Corydon award

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, August 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 26, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) honored Bedford residents Adele Bowden-Purlee, Byron Buker and Mark Scherschel Sr. with Indiana’s Circle of Corydon award during the Bedford Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.

Johnson County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, August 23, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 23, 2019) – Johnson County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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