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Lehe recognizes Delphi student at the Statehouse for being named Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) recently honored Delphi native Megan Kelly with a House resolution at the Statehouse for being named an Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star.  

Rep. Pressel: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Josh DeFonce and Nicki Clark  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – New Prairie High School graduate Sydney Moody is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Slager: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Josh DeFonce and Nicki Clark  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – Lake Central High School graduate Mason Montgomery is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Bartels: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jordan Wallace and Tricia Esarey  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

Perry Central Junior-Senior High School graduate Tricia Esarey is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Goodrich: Supporting our Purple Heart heroes, spouses

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

Each year, thousands of brave men and women say goodbye to their loved ones as they sign up to join our nation's armed forces. Sometimes, these heroes face some of the most difficult and dangerous challenges where their life, along with the lives of others, are on the line. In the legislature, we recognize their sacrifices and continuously work on policies – no matter how big or small – to better support our active service members, veterans and their families.

Rep. May: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

Bedford North Lawrence High School graduate Emily Shoemaker is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Jordan: Bill requiring middle school students to take a civics education course could soon be law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – Legislation to improve civic engagement among young Hoosiers is on its way to the governor's desk, where it could soon be signed into law, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen).

Ledbetter: Protecting human trafficking victims

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

The human trafficking industry is worth an estimated $150 billion worldwide with more than $9 billion generated in America. It is a form of modern-day slavery often occurring under the radar. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2019, 327 reports about Indiana were made via phone, text and online chats were reported. This session, I am supporting legislation expanding protections for young victims and to combat human trafficking.

Vermilion: Civics education for middle school students

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

Our democracy is dependent on citizens engaging at every level of our representative government. Unfortunately, many American voters are uninformed on how their government works, which can prevent them from getting involved and weaken our democracy. This session, I am supporting legislation to ensure civics education is incorporated into Hoosier students'

Miller, Wesco: Bill requiring middle school students to take a civics education course could soon be law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Legislation to improve civic engagement among young Hoosiers could soon be signed into law, according to State Reps. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).

Snow, Nisly: Bill protecting vulnerable newborns heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Legislation expanding Indiana's Safe Haven Law to save more newborns is on its way to the governor's desk, according to State Reps. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) and Curt Nisly (R-Milford).

Snow: Bill protecting vulnerable newborns heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Legislation expanding Indiana's Safe Haven Law to save more newborns is on its way to the governor's desk, according to State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).

Rep. DeVon: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Nicki Clark  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Penn High School graduate Joe Bursley is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session. 

Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings in Greenwood, Franklin

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

State lawmakers representing Johnson County will provide an update on the 2021 legislative session, which must conclude by the end of April. Members of the public are invited to attend and ask questions. Those unable to participate can share their thoughts anytime by calling State Reps. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) and John Young (R-Franklin) at 317-232-9600, and State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) at 317-232-9400.

Lyness, Ziemke: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 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. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

Payne: Free advice available on paying down student loan debt

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) — Hoosiers working to pay down their student loans can receive free financial help to tackle their debt, according to State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

Karickhoff: Local resident gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Joseph Bursley  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) — Kokomo resident Ely Page is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Schaibley: Local graduates gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Joseph Bursley  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Jeter: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Joseph Bursley  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Hamilton Southeastern High School graduate Colin Patrick is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Hamilton County Lawmakers: Local graduates gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Joseph Bursley  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) — Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with area lawmakers and their fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.

Rep. Goodrich: Local graduates gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Joseph Bursley  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Local Noblesville High School graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Lehman: Area legislators spearheading new law to spur regional growth

Posted by: Courtney E Heiden  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – A bill that would spur growth in Northeastern Indiana is headed to the governor where it could soon be law, according to local lawmakers championing the legislation. Lead author State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) said House Enrolled Act 1238 would establish a Northeast Indiana Strategic Development Commission with the

O'Brien sworn in as new state representative for House District 78

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, March 30, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 30, 2021) – Tim O'Brien of Evansville took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative for House District 78.

Frye: Bill would give more tools to combat jail overcrowding

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, March 29, 2021

Crowded jails continue to impact local budgets across the state and divert money away from other investments like infrastructure and education. Jail overcrowding also affects our entire criminal justice system, from prosecutors and courts to judges and law enforcement. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute's latest data, 77% of Indiana's jails are overcrowded or at capacity. This session, I am authoring legislation to continue building on our efforts combating jail overcrowding.

Davisson, Lucas: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, March 29, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 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. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).

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