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Student pages join State Rep. Jeff Ellington at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They helped staff with daily duties and joined Ellington on the House floor during the

Mayfield’s bill streamlining campaign finance reporting heads to governor’s desk

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) bill requiring all state legislative candidates to file campaign finance reports electronically could soon be law. “All candidates for statewide offices are already required to file their campaign finance reports electronically, but legislative candidates still

Steuerwald’s legislation to help keep schools safe could soon be law

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) proposal providing schools and local sheriff’s departments another tool to protect students could soon be law. After passing out of the House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously, House Enrolled Act 1225 is now headed to the governor for his consideration. The

Mulberry farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Two Mulberry family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) and State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston). The Skiles/Oliver Farm, in operation since 1908, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award. The Rothenberger

Howard County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 100 years, according to local legislators.

The Alice L. Maish and Myron E. Maish Farm, located in Russiaville and in operation since 1860, received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The Peters Farm, located in Kokomo and in operation since 1908, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

LaGrange County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – The Foster-Oliver Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1881, according to State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) and State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

Rep. Lucas: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

 

Lyness: Governor signs bill adding rare genetic disease to newborn screening panel

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) signs legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) (standing, fourth from right) adding Krabbe, a rare genetic disease that breaks down the nervous system, to Indiana’s newborn screening panel Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Statehouse. Holcomb and Lyness are joined by Joel and Andrea Clausen (seated) who advocated for the legislation after their son Bryce was diagnosed with Krabbe at 6 months old.

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Monday co-sponsored by State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) adding a rare neurological disorder to Indiana’s newborn screening panel.

House supports Ziemke’s bill updating child abuse reporting

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The House of Representatives Monday supported State Rep. Cindy Ziemke’s (R-Batesville) legislation to better protect Hoosier children from abuse.

Rush County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Hodson Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 106 years, according to State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Bartholomew County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.

Allen County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Marshall Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1855, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne).

Student pages join State Rep. Beau Baird at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with daily duties and joined Baird on the House floor during the legislative

Noble County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Piper/McLallin Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1869, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange).

Local family farms recognized at the Statehouse 

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Two Vigo County farms and a Parke County farm were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. Families can qualify for

May: Local business recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Hoosier Hills Credit Union recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for being in operation since 1969, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). Hoosier Hills is a Bedford-based financial cooperative, which operates eight financial service centers in south central and southwest Indiana,

Bill supporting at-risk youth heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Legislation sponsored by three local lawmakers creating a pilot program to support Hoosier children at high risk of becoming juvenile offenders could soon become law.

According to State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), proposed legislation would establish a two-year pilot program in five counties throughout the state to serve as an intervention initiative for children not yet in the court system. These children exhibit extreme behavioral issues that put themselves at risk.

State Rep. Goodrich honors local heroes for response to Noblesville school shooting

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) today at the Statehouse honored those who protected students and staff at Noblesville West Middle School during last year’s school shooting.

First responders from the Noblesville Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police and Riverview Health, as well as Noblesville teacher Jason Seaman, were presented a resolution recognizing their heroic efforts. During the shooting, Seaman disarmed and subdued the shooter, ignoring his own personal safety for that of his students and taking three bullets in the process.

Carroll County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Two Carroll County family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 100 years, according to local legislators.

The Carnell-Brown-Stone Farm, located in Camden and in operation since 1836, received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The Childers Farm, located in Delphi and in operation since 1919, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

Vermillion County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Two family farms in Vermillion County were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators. The Hughes Farm, located in Perrysville and in operation since 1834, received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The Redman Farm, located in Dana and in

Mahan: Teaming up with the Salvation Army to fight hunger

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, March 25, 2019

Each year, the Salvation Army assists more than 25 million Americans. Since 1865, the international organization and its 1.5 million members have helped with providing disaster relief, sheltering the homeless, assisting the unemployed and preventing domestic abuse. With nearly 50 million Americans facing food insecurity each day, the Salvation Army also helps stop hunger by providing nutritious meals to anyone in need.

Bacon: Bryce’s life will help save others

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Monday, March 25, 2019

A Hoosier family’s struggle could lead to other lives being saved. Bryce Clausen is a one year old diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, and while it is too late to help him, his parents are working with the General Assembly on a new law benefiting others. Because early detection is key to fighting Krabbe disease, legislation I am sponsoring would add it to the list of tests on the state’s newborn screening panel.

Miller’s bill to restore Habitat for Humanity’s property tax exemption heads to governor’s desk

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Monday, March 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 25, 2019) – State Rep. Doug Miller’s (R-Elkhart) legislation to restore property tax exempt status to Habitat for Humanity could soon become law.

Local lawmakers honor fallen Boone County Deputy Pickett

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, March 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 25, 2019) – State Reps. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) and Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) today at the Statehouse honored the life of fallen Boone County Sheriff Deputy Jacob Pickett.

Pickett lost his life in March of last year after succumbing to a gunshot wound while on duty. 

“Dedicated and selfless, Deputy Pickett embodies the definition of hero,” Schaibley said. “Our community lost a tremendous public servant, but his family lost a devoted son, husband and father. His compassion for others will continue on in the lives he touched.”

Gutwein: Gov. Holcomb signs ‘Bryce’s Bill’ into law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, March 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 25, 2019) – Gov. Eric Holcomb Monday at the Statehouse signed legislation sponsored by State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) into law that could help save the lives of Hoosier babies. The bill adds Krabbe, a rare genetic disease that breaks down the nervous system, to Indiana’s newborn screening panel. According to

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