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St. Joseph County legislators: Free advice available on paying down student loan debt

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – Hoosiers working to pay down their student loans can receive free financial help to tackle their debt, according to St. Joseph County lawmakers.

Nisly, Snow: Free advice available on paying down student loan debt

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – Hoosiers working to pay down their student loans can receive free financial help to tackle their debt, according to State Reps. Curt Nisly (R-Milford) and Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).

Bill sponsored by Slager to fully fund virtual public school students could soon be law

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) to fully fund students attending school virtually due to COVID-19 could soon be law.

Negele, fellow legislators work to erect Statehouse monument honoring suffragettes

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – A bill sponsored by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) to erect a Statehouse monument honoring Hoosier suffragettes received unanimous support today in the Indiana House of Representatives.

Davisson recognizes Salem student at the Statehouse for being named Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) at the Statehouse recently honored Salem student Khloe Mull with a House resolution for being named an Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star. 

Lucas recognizes North Vernon student at the Statehouse for being named Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) at the Statehouse recently honored North Vernon student Raul Antonio Ruiz with a House resolution for being named an Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star. 

Goodrich: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – Hoosiers seeking a better-paying job can use the state's new Hoosier Talent Network website to match to 1 of more than 135,000 job openings, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).

Karickhoff, VanNatter: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) — Hoosiers seeking a better-paying job can use the state's new Hoosier Talent Network website to match to 1 of more than 135,000 job openings, according to State Reps. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

Morgan County legislators support bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to Morgan County lawmakers.

Morrison supports bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

Indiana House passes legislation supporting lawful carry

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to local legislators.

Thompson recognizes Danville students at the Statehouse for being named Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Stars

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) – State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) at the Statehouse recently honored a pair of Danville High School students with a House resolution for being named Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Stars. 

Davis: Hoosier women are moving our state in the right direction

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

March is International Women's Month, and a time to reflect on the many contributions made by women throughout the world while looking to the future to ensure we are charting a path for the generations to come. From Mary Wright Sewall, a suffragist who helped lead the fight for women's rights on a national and international level, to Helen Murray Free, a chemist who revolutionized self-testing systems for diabetes and other diseases, Indiana's history is full of trailblazers. In 2021, Hoosier women are still moving our state in the right direction.

Bill sponsored by Lehe to better protect livestock and Hoosiers could soon be law

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) that would strengthen disease-reporting practices in order to better protect livestock and the health of Hoosiers could soon be law.

Bill sponsored by Olthoff to improve sexual assault investigations could soon be law

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) to improve sexual assault investigations across the state could soon be law.

Rep. Payne encourages struggling Hoosiers to turn to Be Well Crisis Helpline

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

 STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) — With the pandemic continuing to take a toll on Hoosiers' mental health, State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown) encourages Hoosiers to turn to Indiana's Be Well Crisis Helpline, a free and confidential resource already helping thousands of people across the state.

Reps. Lyness, Ziemke encourage struggling Hoosiers to turn to Be Well Crisis Helpline

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) —With the pandemic continuing to take a toll on mental health, State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) encourage Hoosiers to turn to Indiana's Be Well Crisis Helpline, a free and confidential resource already helping thousands of people across the state.

State Rep. Baird supports bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

Heaton supports bill removing roadblock for lawful gun owners

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

Bartels, Lindauer support lawful carry for Hoosiers

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, March 16, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).

Snow: Be aware of tax season scams

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, March 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 15, 2021) – As taxpayers continue to file their 2020 tax returns, State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) is urging Hoosiers to be on the lookout for identity thieves and scammers.

Nisly, Snow: Be aware of tax season scams

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, March 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 15, 2021) – As taxpayers continue to file their 2020 tax returns, State Reps. Curt Nisly (R-Milford) and Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) are urging Hoosiers to be on the lookout for identity thieves and scammers.

Frye: Educational opportunities for volunteer firefighters

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, March 15, 2021

More than 80% of Indiana's firefighters work on a volunteer basis, with many of the state's rural communities depending entirely on them to respond to emergencies at all hours of the day. These Hoosier volunteers put their lives on the line to protect us and our property and do so without financial compensation while also managing full-time jobs and family. Unfortunately, the number of volunteer firefighters fell by 12% nationally over the last three decades, as reported by the National Fire Protection Agency. To help our communities recruit and retain volunteers, academic incentives are offered to volunteers who want to jumpstart or advance their careers.

Bartels: Cutting red tape for health professionals

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Monday, March 15, 2021

Inspiration for legislation comes from all sorts of places, and when I'm not working at the Statehouse, I am in our community speaking with local Hoosiers about issues important to them. Last summer, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of veterinarians to see how I could support them. One veterinarian brought up a state requirement for them to report controlled substance prescriptions each day even if their office is closed and no medications were dispensed. To address this unnecessary administrative burden, I drafted legislation to cut this red tape for all health care providers throughout the state.

Rowray: House advances bill establishing $50M grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, March 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 15, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation that would establish a new $50 million grant program targeting the state's most critical health challenges according to State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown). According to the United Health Foundation, Indiana falls at the bottom of several health rankings,

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