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Wolkins honors Emmanuel Christian High School students at Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) — State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) honored the Emmanuel Christian High School boys’ basketball team and girls’ volleyball team at the Statehouse for their state championship wins.

Bill to improve opioid addiction treatment could soon become law

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – The House of Representatives and Senate recently approved legislation sponsored by State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) in an effort to improve office-based opioid treatment centers.

Behning encourages Marion County families to enroll in pre-K

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, April 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – On My Way Pre-K applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available for Marion County 4-year-olds, according to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).

Burton: Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, April 1, 2019

Who is the commander in chief of the Military?

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

 Did you know the answers to these questions? If you did not know that the president of the United States is the commander in chief of the military or that the Constitution was written at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, then you might have difficulty passing the U.S. citizenship test. 

Cherry: Fighting hunger with the Salvation Army

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, April 1, 2019

More than 900,000 people struggle with hunger in Indiana. The Salvation Army assists underserved people with a wide spectrum of resources like food drives, emergency responses and even emotional and spiritual support. With nearly 17.4 million American families going to bed without food each evening, the Salvation Army also helps combat hunger by providing nearly 156,000 nutritious meals each day to anyone in need.

Huston: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, April 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – Two Cathedral High School graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Max and Owen Adams, residents of Indianapolis, are the sons of Dave and Aileen Adams.

Max is currently a law student at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and earned bachelor’s degrees in English and public policy from Indiana University Bloomington. As a policy intern, he analyzes amendments and bills, prepares committee reports for legislators, researches Indiana Code and is a bill reader on the House Floor.

Owen is an Indiana University Bloomington graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in history. He works as an intern in the House Majority Communications Office, where he writes press releases, creates legislative handouts and assists with media relations.

Karickhoff: Eastern High School grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, April 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A graduate of Eastern High School is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Tristen Moyers, a resident of Greentown, is the son of Trever and Shelly Moyers. He attends Indiana University Kokomo where he is majoring in history and political science.

“I have learned so much during my time at the Statehouse,” Moyers said. “It is an honor to work in a building so rich in both political and architectural history.”

As a legislative intern, Moyers corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

Zent: Local business recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Monday, April 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) — Lonsbury Garage in Angola recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for operating since 1951, according to State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

Nisly: Local businesses recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Monday, April 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) — Amish Acres in Nappanee and Wawasee Boat Company in Syracuse recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award, according to State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Milford).

Miller: Elkhart business recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Monday, April 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) — Speedgrip Chuck Company in Elkhart recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for operating since 1946, according to State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart).

Frye: providing quality care for Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Friday, March 29, 2019

Those who serve in the armed forces make enormous sacrifices and work diligently to keep us safe. When they return home, it becomes our duty to do all that we can to take care of those who need support. Many veterans return carrying the burden of combat-related trauma, with some suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sometimes it can be difficult

Bacon: Tools for schools to combat radon exposure

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, March 29, 2019

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 50 percent of Indiana’s counties have dangerously high rates of radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive, odorless gas formed by radium decay in soil. Because radon is commonly found in homes and schools, I am sponsoring legislation that would require the Indiana State Department of Health to work with schools and provide important information to help better manage their air quality.

Eberhart: Local businesses recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) — Longstanding Shelby County businesses recently received the Governor’s Half Century or Century Business Award, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

Mahan: Local businesses recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) — Longstanding Grant County businesses recently received the Governor’s Half Century or Century Business Award, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).

Manning Memo: Investing in Indiana’s future

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, March 29, 2019

This week has been one of the busiest in the legislature so far. Legislation addressing school bus safety passed out of the House unanimously. The work done on this bill highlights how the entire General Assembly must work together to pass legislation. As a sponsor of this legislation, I am grateful for all the input from stakeholders and constituents to improve safety for children riding school buses.

VanNatter: Frankfort business recognized for over 100 years of operation

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) — Ryan, Moore, Cook, Triplett and Albertson, LLP recently received the Governor’s Century Business Award for being in operation since 1902, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

 

DeKalb County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – The Widney-Carpenter Family Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for over 150 years, according to State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) and State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn).

Huntington County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – The Felton Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 102 years, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington)and State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

Wells County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – The Kreigh Farm, located near Ossian has been in operation since 1869, and received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. This local family farm was recognized at the Indiana Statehouse for being in operation for 150 years, according to area legislators.

Area lawmakers honor local AP teacher of the year

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) and State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) Thursday at the Statehouse honored local teacher Jonathan Arndt for his achievements in teaching advanced placement courses. Arndt teaches AP Calculus AB, precalculus, algebra and eighth grade math at Argos Junior/Senior High School. He was

Wabash County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – The Dennis Keith Gilbert Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years, according to State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

Rep. Judy honors Whitley County student artists at Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored Whitko High School art students at the Statehouse for their accomplishments in the 49th World School Children’s Art Exhibition.

Fighting childhood hunger

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, March 29, 2019

No child should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. Unfortunately, research shows 1 in 5 children across the state will experience limited or uncertain access to food. To raise awareness of this issue, House lawmakers recently partnered with the Indiana Division of The Salvation Army to collect and donate backpacks with non-perishable food

Lyness: Local business recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Thursday, March 28, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) (left) joins Vince Karsteter (right), president of Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis to present him with a Governor’s Half Century Business Award for Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic’s 51 years of operation and community contributions.

 

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) — The Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic in Greendale recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for being in operation for 51 years, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Montgomery County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, March 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – The Goff-Clark Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 107 years, according to State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) and State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). The Goff-Clark Farm, located in Crawfordsville and in operation since 1912, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

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