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Leonard: Deadline nearing for House internship positions

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

Smaltz: Deadline nearing for House internship positions

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn).

Judy: Deadline approaching for House internship positions

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).

Smaltz, Zent respond to Michindoh Aquifer concerns

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, October 12, 2018

Note to the Press – State Reps. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) and Denny Zent (R-Angola) provided the following statements in response to concerns about the Michindoh Aquifer’s water supply. Smaltz reached out to the governor, Indiana’s Congressional delegation and other elected officials to help with this effort.

Pressel welcomes local students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, October 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 12, 2018) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently welcomed fourth-grade students from South Central Elementary School to the Indiana Statehouse to discuss his role as a state legislator. Students, parents and teachers toured government offices, learned about Indiana’s state history and experienced what it is like

Frye: Helping military members, spouses transition to Indiana

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, October 12, 2018

Military members and their spouses are often required to move from state to state due to their service to our nation. This constant changing of stations for military personnel and their families present some challenges when it comes to occupational licenses and employment. Resources are available to help those in the military and spouses of active-duty

Region schools receive Blue Ribbon designation

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 10, 2018) – Three Northwest Indiana schools were among the seven honored Tuesday, Oct. 2, by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to Region lawmakers. George Bibich Elementary School in Dyer, Solon Robinson Elementary School in Crown Point and Thomas Jefferson

Area lawmakers: Making infrastructure improvements in our community

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Next Level Connections program, as recently announced by Gov. Eric Holcomb, will help connect Hoosiers across the state through a variety of infrastructure projects. This includes improving our roads and bridging the digital divide in Indiana by expanding rural broadband, which will greatly benefit our community.

Davisson: Jobs help ex-offenders stay out of prison

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, October 5, 2018

More than 20,000 inmates are released from Indiana prisons each year, and statistics show ex-offenders are 60 percent more likely to return to jail after three years if they do not find a job. Meaningful employment after incarceration is crucial to regaining a stable life. To help those looking to start a new chapter, Indiana offers programs to curb

Davisson: Jobs help ex-offenders stay out of prison

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, October 5, 2018

More than 20,000 inmates are released from Indiana prisons each year, and statistics show ex-offenders are 60 percent more likely to return to jail after three years if they do not find a job. Meaningful employment after incarceration is crucial to regaining a stable life. To help those looking to start a new chapter, Indiana offers programs to curb

Bosma: Lawrence Township educator named 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, October 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – “Coming from a family of teachers, I understand and respect the tough jobs they do inside and outside the classroom to keep students engaged and on track. Tamara Markey is a shining example of the incredible leaders we have working in our schools who go above and beyond to reach students and make a positive impact. We are fortunate to have her in Lawrence Township, and I commend her for sharing her passion for engineering and encouraging students to explore STEM careers.”

Local schools receive National Blue Ribbon honor

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, October 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – Cascade High School and Reagan Elementary School were among seven schools honored Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).

Morrison: Local school receives National Blue Ribbon honor

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 3, 2018) – Staunton Elementary School was among seven schools honored Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil). Morrison said the school was recognized for creating an educational atmosphere where excellence thrives and

Tippecanoe County lawmakers: Scholarship available to aspiring educators

Posted by: Jessica Bruder and Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 3, 2018) – Area lawmakers urge current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.

Scholarship available for aspiring educators

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, September 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to area lawmakers.

Region lawmakers: Scholarship available to aspiring educators

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, September 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Northwest Indiana lawmakers urge current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. “Indiana is fortunate to be home to so many great educators,” said State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville). “Often, it is great

Lyness encourages aspiring educators to apply for scholarship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Frye: Share the road this harvest season

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 28, 2018

The beginning of autumn means harvest time in Indiana and more than 57,000 Hoosier farmers are hitting the roads to bring in their crops out of the fields. It’s important to remember to share the roadways with our local farmers and watch for slow-moving farm equipment. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, farm equipment vehicles

Local legislators encourage aspiring educators to apply for scholarship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, September 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 27, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). “The scholarship was established to encourage more high-achieving students to pursue a career

Bosma announces new chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 25, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) recently selected Noelle Sykes to serve as chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans.

Sykes is a licensed attorney and chief deputy securities commissioner in Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office, where she has worked since 2013. During her time on Lawson’s staff, she served in other roles including enforcement attorney and senior counsel in the Auto Dealer Services Division.

Scholarships available for aspiring teachers

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 21, 2018

Teachers spend over 900 hours in the classroom each school year inspiring the next generation of Hoosiers to succeed. They mold the minds of our future leaders, and we need the best and brightest in Indiana to teach our students for years to come. For aspiring young Hoosiers who want to follow in the footsteps of their teachers, the Next Generation Hoosier

Eberhart presents proclamation to Shelbyville couple

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 18, 2018) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Shelby County Courthouse presented Ray and Janet Morefield with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

Governorís infrastructure plan provides critical funding for fourth port

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 14, 2018

Southeast Indiana has significant economic potential. With our proximity to the Ohio River, many interstates and major cities, our community is able to quickly connect to all of Indiana, neighboring states and the country. To capitalize on our location, I worked with other state and local leaders to develop a plan to locate a fourth port in our part of the

Frye: Committee supports constructing injured public safety officer memorial

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, September 14, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 14, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs voted Thursday at the Statehouse to recommend the construction of an injured public safety officer monument in Indianapolis, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg). Frye, chair of the committee, said the monument could be built close to the

Bosma provides update on condition of State Rep. Tim Brown

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released the following update in coordination with State Rep. Tim Brown’s (R-Crawfordsville) family regarding Brown’s condition after his involvement in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday in Michigan:

“Tim remains in critical but stable condition. The next few days are going to be very important. Tim’s wife, Jane, and his daughters are with him, and he is receiving extraordinary care. The family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers for Tim’s quick recovery. Please continue to pray for him, his family, Representative Speedy and all those involved. I also ask that we all continue to respect the family’s privacy during this challenging time.”

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