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Pressel: Bill taking aim at distracted driving moves forward

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) – Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) that would prohibit holding a hand-held electronic device while driving passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee Wednesday. Pressel, a member of the committee, said nine Americans are killed each day as a result of distracted driving.

Gutweinís bill eliminating license plate stickers, saving $6M heads to full House

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) – State Rep. Doug Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) legislation that would save taxpayers millions of dollars by eliminating vehicle registration decals passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee Wednesday. Each year, Hoosiers pay to renew their vehicle registrations and receive decals from the Indiana Bureau

Leheís bill targeting misuse of pesticides advances

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) —State Rep. Don Lehe’s (R-Brookston) legislation strengthening penalties for misuse of pesticides recently passed out of the House of Representatives. When a pesticide is applied, some of it may travel beyond the specific target. However, too much drifting of these chemicals can be harmful to nearby crops and homes,

Rep. Lehman named president of National Council of Insurance Legislators

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The National Council of Insurance Legislators recently named State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) as its president for 2020. In the role, he will help lead the national organization comprised of other state legislators who serve on insurance and financial institutions committees in their respective state assemblies.

Jordanís bill providing flexibility in teacher training, licensure renewal requirements passes key committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2020) – The House Education Committee advanced Wednesday State Rep. Jack Jordan’s (R-Bremen) bill that would add flexibility for education regulations and licensure renewal requirements. Jordan’s legislation would empower local schools to determine which education laws and requirements work best for their districts by

Sullivan's bill taking aim at distracted driving moves forward

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) bill that would prohibit holding a hand-held electronic device while driving passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee Wednesday.

Smaltzís bill addressing surprise medical billing passes out of committee

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2020) –State Rep. Ben Smaltz’s (R-Auburn) bill protecting Hoosiers from surprise medical billing passed unanimously out of the House Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

House supports Kirchhoferís legislation raising Indianaís smoking age to 21

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2020) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) bill to decrease Indiana’s smoking and vaping rates advanced out of the House of Representatives Tuesday.

Huston: Donít play politics with stateís reserves

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Indiana's fiscal turnaround over the last decade can be attributed to the simple philosophy that state government should manage tax dollars like Hoosier families manage their households: stick to a budget, don't buy anything you can't afford in the long run, avoid debt, plan for a rainy day, and invest extra money wisely. 

Engleman hosts local judge, veteran at 2020 State of the Judiciary

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) (center) welcomes Harrison County Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Claypool (right) and veteran James McClure (left) to the 2020 State of the Judiciary, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. McClure is a graduate of the veterans court program in Harrison County, a pre-trial diversion program providing second chances for low-level offenders. During the annual address, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush highlighted pre-trial diversion programs and the role they play in helping communities address jail overcrowding and reduce recidivism.

Corydon pastor leads Indiana House in prayer

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Local pastor Tom McGilliard leads the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer at the Statehouse Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. McGilliard, hosted by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown), is the pastor at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Corydon. Representatives invite religious leaders from their communities to offer a prayer before the opening of session each day.

Millerís bill to make interfering with fire scenes a crime passes House

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in favor of State Rep. Doug Miller’s (R-Elkhart) legislation that would help firefighters protect crime scenes from individuals deliberately tampering with evidence or interfering with an officer’s official duty.

Pressel invites community to attend public meetings Saturday

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) will host two public meetings Saturday, Jan. 25, to hear from members of the community and discuss important issues being considered during the current legislative session. “The 2020 legislative session is in full swing, and there are several important bills being debated

Support Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 17, 2020

We all know a brave friend, community or family member who has fought for our country. We owe so much to these upstanding, honorable people who chose to risk their lives to keep us safe. Each of our many Hoosier veterans deserve our respect and support for all they have done for us here in Indiana and for our country.

Behning: Number of homeless veterans on the rise

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 17, 2020

The foundation of our country and the freedoms we enjoy today come at a great price. For hundreds of years, brave men and women rushed to the frontlines to protect us. Unfortunately, too many military men and women face a multitude of challenges when they return home. From physical and emotional scars to unemployment and homelessness, our Hoosier heroes need our support.

Mayfieldís bill streamlining Hispanic/Latino Commission moves forward

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 17, 2020) – The Government and Regulatory Reform Committee voted unanimously to approve State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) legislation clarifying what constitutes a majority vote required for the Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs to take official action.

Manning Memo: Continuing to work for you

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, January 17, 2020

From addressing health care costs to considering important education matters, we are busy at the Statehouse working to serve Hoosiers across Indiana. During the second week of the legislative session, we listened to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State Address, which touted the many economic success stories Indiana has had over the past year.

Frye: Saving Hoosier taxpayers $130 million

Friday, January 17, 2020

Many Hoosier homeowners and those who have bought a car have likely gone through the loan process. When it comes to financing, the longer the loan takes to pay back, the more interest is paid over time. When a debt is paid faster, less money goes toward interest and you keep more of your money. The same applies for the state, which can save hundreds of millions of dollars by paying for capital projects in cash, rather than using bonds.

Negele: Lawmakers reflect on 100 years of womenís suffrage

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, January 17, 2020

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Abbott invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Fort Wayne lawmakers invite students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – Area lawmakers are encouraging Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.

Judy invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Smaltz invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Leonard invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Frye invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

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