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Martin County legislators: Grants, resources available to support small businesses during pandemic

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Jordan Wallace  | Friday, July 17, 2020

As Indiana continues to get back on track, State Reps. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) said the state is dedicating nearly $44 million in federal funds to help small businesses and manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.

Knox County lawmakers: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers in Indiana

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, July 17, 2020

State Reps. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) encourage veterans and Indiana companies to sign up for INvet's next-generation website that connects service members directly with Hoosier businesses.

Frye reminds local residents to complete census

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, July 17, 2020

According to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), 2020 census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

Judy reminds local residents to complete census

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, July 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – According to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

Wolkins reminds local residents to complete census

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, July 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – According to State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

Leonard reminds local residents to complete census

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, July 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – According to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

Area lawmakers remind local residents to complete census

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, July 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – According to local legislators, 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

Bacon: Hoosiers choose life as abortion rates decline

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, July 17, 2020

More Hoosiers are choosing life as abortion rates continue to decline in our state. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the 2019 rate dropped by 5%, with 400 fewer abortions. Still, there is work to be done to save the unborn. As your state representative, I am and remain committed to ending abortions and protecting life.

Huston responds to year-end fiscal closeout report

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – "Indiana's record of responsible budgeting and maintaining healthy reserves proved to be invaluable defenses against the significant economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the budget challenges ahead, we will continue to be strong stewards of Hoosier taxpayer dollars by finding efficiencies and funding our critical services like K-12 education.

"In the Indiana House of Representatives, we were able to revert 15 percent of our budget this year to help close the state's fiscal gap created by the public health crisis."

Budget Chair Brown's statement on 2020 fiscal closeout report

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – "The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the state budget, but Indiana remains in a better financial position than most other states due to our longstanding commitment to responsible fiscal management. As we head into the upcoming fiscal year, state leaders will continue to be mindful of our responsibility to Hoosier taxpayers by allocating our resources efficiently and effectively, prioritizing funding for critical services like K-12 education and reducing government costs whenever possible."

Cherry: Indiana Grown reaches milestone, expands membership

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – Indiana Grown celebrates its five-year anniversary this month as it continues to attract more members and expand services, according to State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield).

Saunders warns of coronavirus-related scams, highlights helpful tips

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which continue to surge during the public health pandemic.

Lauer warns of coronavirus-related scams, highlights helpful tips

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which are surging during the public health pandemic.

Eberhart warns of coronavirus-related scams, highlights helpful tips

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which continue to surge during the public health pandemic.

Elkhart County lawmakers: Indiana waives fees for 5-year gun licenses

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – Hoosiers no longer have to pay local or state fees for five-year gun licenses, thanks to a law Elkhart County lawmakers supported in 2019.

Manning: Indiana expands Next Level Jobs to include more job seekers, employers

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, according to State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver).

Vermilion: Indiana expands Next Level Jobs to include more job seekers, employers

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, according to State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion).

State Reps. Hostettler, McNamara: Indiana Grown reaches milestone, expands membership

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

Indiana Grown celebrates its five-year anniversary this month as it continues to attract more members and expand services, according to State Reps. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) and Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

State Reps. Sullivan, Bacon: Indiana Grown reaches milestone, expands membership

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

Indiana Grown celebrates its five-year anniversary this month as it continues to attract more members and expand services, according to State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).

Pressel: Local residents should be wary of threats to disconnect utilities

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) is helping warn local residents of utility scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic that is making the rounds.

Kirchhofer: New resources available to support Hoosier moms, newborns

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – To help lower Indiana's high maternal and infant mortality rates, State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) said there are new resources available for Hoosier moms and their newborns.

State Rep. DeVon highlights several new laws effective July 1

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, students and patients.

"Through listening and talking with constituents, I know that lowering the costs of health care, and supporting our students and educators are top priorities," DeVon said. "That's why I supported legislation to better protects patients and increase transparency in health care pricing. While there is more work ahead on this issue, we made some great progress. We also made changes in education to help retain and attract more teachers to our classrooms, and support our schools who made the transition from ISTEP to ILEARN."

Howard County lawmakers: Indiana expands Next Level Jobs to include more jobseekers, employers

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more jobseekers and employers, according to Howard County lawmakers.

Goodrich: Indiana expands Next Level Jobs to include more jobseekers, employers

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more jobseekers and employers, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).

State Rep. Borders highlights several new laws effective July 1

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, patients and farmers.

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