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Jeter: Legislation providing COVID-19 liability protections to businesses passes key committee

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The House Judiciary Committee today voted to advance a bill co-authored by State Rep. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers) providing businesses, schools and health care entities with civil liability protections related to COVID-19.  

VanNatter supports bill to provide Hoosiers with more transparency in health care costs

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – A bill to provide Hoosiers with more transparency about their health care costs took a step forward Monday with the support of the House Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo). 

Frye's bill to expand use of Baby Boxes advances to House floor

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety voted unanimously today in support of State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation that would help increase the number of Safe Haven Baby Boxes across the state.

Support grows for Rep. Davisson's bill helping Paoli students

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee voted this week to advance State Rep. Steve Davisson's (R-Salem) legislation helping Paoli Junior-Senior High School students continue to sell their pork and lettuce to the school.

Baird: Bill supporting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry passes key committee

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program to support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

Borders: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

Bartels, Ledbetter: House passes legislation fully funding all K-12 public school students this year

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Cindy Ledbetter (R-Newburgh).

Sullivan supports bill assisting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).

Heaton: Bill supporting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry passes key committee

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program to support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

Heine's bill supporting Northeast Indiana's growth advances out of key committee

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – State Rep. Dave Heine's (R-Fort Wayne) legislation that would establish a Northeast Indiana Strategic Development Commission passed out of the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee today.

Bartels: House passes legislation fully funding all K-12 public school students this year

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Hancock County lawmakers: Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students this year advances to Senate

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, January 28, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to area legislators. "More than half of the state's biennial budget goes

Behning: Every student deserves equal opportunity to succeed

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A great education sets young Hoosiers on a successful path in life. From developing social skills to problem solving, school is where kids learn the most when outside of the home. But students all learn differently. While some may excel in a traditional classroom, others will thrive in a virtual learning environment. The pandemic highlighted the need for flexible schooling options to accommodate a wide variety of academic, medical and social needs. In Indiana, we believe families should have the freedom and opportunity to send their child to a school that best meets all of those needs.

Bill co-authored by Negele supporting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry passes key committee

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee today advanced legislation co-authored by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program to support Hoosier jobs and the economy.

Lucas: Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students advances to Senate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted Tuesday in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).

Payne: Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students advances to Senate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted Tuesday in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

Committee advances Lauer's bill to expand Safe Haven Law

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs voted unanimously today in support of State Rep. Ryan Lauer's (R-Columbus) legislation that would expand Indiana's Safe Haven Law.

Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students this year advances to Senate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted Tuesday in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to local legislators.

Goodrich: Empowering Hoosiers to take on that raise or promotion

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

For many, learning they earned a raise or promotion at work is news that calls for celebration. But for some, it could mean choosing between taking on a new opportunity or jeopardizing their families' financial assistance. I authored legislation to empower Hoosiers to take on these opportunities without worrying about losing certain benefits. 

Torr's bill providing COVID-19 liability protections to businesses passes key committee

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The House Judiciary Committee today voted to advance State Rep. Jerry Torr's (R-Carmel) bill providing businesses, schools and health care entities with civil liability protections related to COVID-19.  

Morrison's bill clarifying who must follow employee microchipping ban advances to House

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions unanimously voted today to advance a bill that would clarify a new state law, which bans employers from requiring workers to be microchipped, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

Lindauer's bill supporting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry passes key committee

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee advanced State Rep. Shane Lindauer's (R-Jasper) legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy.

Key committee supports Engleman's bill helping students impacted by pandemic

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) that would establish the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help young Hoosiers who are experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic.  

Saunders: Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students this year advances to Senate

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville). Saunders said the pandemic

Prescott: Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students this year advances to Senate

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to COVID-19, according to State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City). Prescott said the pandemic

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