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Mahan’s legislation expanding protections for vulnerable children now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) — State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation helping improve outcomes for the foster care system was ceremonially signed into law today at the Statehouse by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) — State lawmakers representing Johnson County will host two public meetings on Saturday, June 22, to provide a recap of the 2019 legislative session.

Sherman: Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) — State lawmakers representing Johnson County will host two public meetings on Saturday, June 22, to provide a recap of the 2019 legislative session. The first meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library, located at 310 S. Meridian St. The second meeting will be from 1-3 p.m. at the

Bosma statement on Gov. Eric Holcomb signing education, DCS reform bills into law

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

“This session, House Republicans delivered on our promise to strengthen our state’s commitment to educators and students. Along with providing a historic increase in education funding, we made significant progress to ensure more of those dollars flow directly to teachers with the passage of House Enrolled Act 1003. We also took important steps to provide educators with more career advancement opportunities and give much-needed support to new teachers. 

Karickhoff’s bill to improve state tourism ceremonially signed by governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff’s (R-Kokomo) legislation aimed at expanding Indiana’s tourism industry and encouraging economic growth was ceremonially signed into law today at the Statehouse by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Karickhoff worked with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch on the legislation to establish the Indiana Destination Development Corp. as a joint public-private agency that will replace the current Office of Tourism Development, which Crouch oversees. The new corporation will assume all the tourism office’s previous responsibilities, including marketing the state domestically and abroad.

Judy: Bill to increase teacher pay signed into law

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) – Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed into law Thursday legislation co-authored by State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) to help increase teacher pay.

Baird’s legislation helping Hoosier farmers now law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, second from left) ceremonially signs State Rep. Beau Baird’s (R-Greencastle) (seated, second from right) bill into law helping Hoosier farmers fight harmful and invasive weeds Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Farmers are battling herbicide-resistant super weeds that require expensive

Steuerwald’s legislation helping reform DCS now law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, second from right) ceremonially signs State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) (seated, far left) bill into law helping to reform the Indiana Department of Child Services Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The new law implements legislative recommendations based off an independent and

Negele’s bill to commemorate women’s suffrage now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) – Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday ceremonially signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) commemorating 100 years of women’s right to vote. Negele said the new law creates the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, which will organize and promote activities to celebrate the 100th

Sherman sworn in as new state representative for House District 93

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2019) – Dollyne Sherman of Indianapolis took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 93.

Mayfield: ‘I scream, you scream, we all scream for sunscreen’

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) recently presented Northwood Elementary School fourth-grade student Grace Anderson a certificate for winning the Sun Safety Poster Contest. The Indiana Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association sponsored the contest to promote the use of

Soliday receives IBTA’s Legislator of the Year award

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) (left) receives the 2019 Legislator of the Year award from Indiana Broadband and Technology Association President John Koppin (right) Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the 2019 IBTA Annual Convention in French Lick. Soliday sponsored Senate Enrolled Act 460 in the 2019 legislative session to expand broadband

Manning appointed to state’s energy task force

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, June 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 10, 2019) – “As the energy industry continues to evolve, it is vital for Indiana’s policymakers and leaders to balance the needs of the environment, economy and Hoosiers, both now and in the future. I look forward to studying how other states and countries are investing in new energy technology and what would be reasonable for Indiana to replicate or improve upon. The future of energy is really a global conversation, and Indiana has a role in this discussion.”

Soliday appointed to energy task force

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, June 10, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force, on which Soliday was appointed as co-chair: STATEHOUSE (June 10, 2019) – “The world of energy and utilities has become so

Bosma statement on state’s new energy task force

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, June 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 10, 2019) – “The 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force will take a deep look at Indiana’s energy policies,” Bosma said. “We look forward to working with Governor Holcomb and our fellow legislative colleagues to ensure Indiana’s approach to the evolving energy landscape is thoughtful and forward-looking.”

Frye: It’s time to start saving for college

Posted by: Sam Holifield  | Friday, June 7, 2019

With the rising cost of tuition, it is important to plan for college and other higher education expenses. From textbooks to room and board, the costs can add up quickly. It is never too early to start saving for your student’s future. Fortunately, there are financial aid opportunities available for students interested in pursuing education after high school.

Bartels: June 30 deadline for 21st Century Scholarship covering tuition

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, June 7, 2019

Since 1990, Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program has helped thousands of low-income Hoosiers afford a college education and earn a degree. To join the program and qualify for the scholarship paying up to four years of undergraduate tuition at public colleges or universities in Indiana, participants must enroll before June 30 of a student’s eighth-grade school year. With the deadline quickly approaching, those who want to save on college costs need to visit scholars.in.gov and submit an application.

Lehe: Connecting educators, students and employers

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, June 7, 2019

Indiana has an excellent economic climate for businesses to set up shop and grow. However, a shortage of highly skilled workers means there are a multitude of jobs available. In fact, it is estimated that over the next 10 years, Indiana will have to fill more than 1 million jobs. To help fill these positions and prepare the next generation of Hoosier

Rep. Lindauer selected to attend Midwestern leadership institute

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

 The Statehouse (June 5, 2019) — State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) is among 37 lawmakers who will participate in a leadership program analyzing public policy issues such as the economy, trade and health care policy.

Rep. Stutzman presents award to Northridge High School Starlights Show Choir

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Photo Caption: State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) (front right) presents members of the Northridge High School Starlights Show Choir a House Resolution recognizing their fourth state championship title May 17, 2019. The Starlights, which secured more state titles than any other school, are a devoted group of talented singers that consists of 34 singers and dancers, 12 band members and 10 crew members who perform and compete in Indiana and Illinois.

Borders helps celebrate Indiana Military Museum expansion

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) visits with members of the community at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes Friday, May 31, 2019. Borders, along with several state and local officials, joined hundreds of volunteers to celebrate the grand opening and formal dedication of the newly opened annex exhibit. The 22,000 square-foot annex

Mahan’s legislation implementing Sepsis Guideline Task Force now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, June 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 3, 2019) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation establishing the Sepsis Treatment Guideline Task Force was ceremonially signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse.

Davisson: What’s next after high school graduation?

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 31, 2019

Many students throughout our community are graduating from high school, and these young adults are now faced with important decisions regarding their next steps. While some have chosen to pursue a degree in higher education, others will immediately enter the workforce. Indiana offers a wide variety of helpful tools to guide those looking to gain skills and obtain a high-paying job.

Pressel: Bill increasing school bus safety now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, May 31, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 31, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed into law Wednesday legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) strengthening penalties for individuals who fail to stop when a school bus stop arm is extended. “When children are boarding or exiting a school bus, the stop arm extends and lights flash to

Rep. Bacon statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Indiana abortion law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

“Indiana’s fetal remains law protects the dignity of human life by requiring the respectful and humane disposal of aborted babies. While I am pleased the U.S. Supreme Court reversed an appeals court ruling blocking our law regarding fetal remains, I am concerned that the court declined to rule on another important part of this law. No life should be terminated on the basis of race, sex or disability such as Down syndrome. Every human being should have every right for a chance at life, and I am confident this issue will be before the courts again.”

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