STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2019) —The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee voted in support of legislation sponsored by State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) that would strengthen the penalties for individuals who fail to stop when a school bus stop arm is extended.
STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in support of legislation sponsored by State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) that would end disability-based discrimination for those seeking organ transplants.
STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2019) – State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) recently welcomed local FFA students to the Statehouse where they served as pages.
STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2019) — State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Young (R-Franklin) will host a public meeting on March 16, to discuss the progress of the legislative session.
The 2019 legislative session crossed the halfway point, with 201 House bills and 218 Senate bills passing out of their original chambers. The House will now consider Senate proposals, and the Senate will consider House proposals. During the first half of session, I worked on key issues to improve the Indiana Department of Child Services, enhance school safety and save lives by implementing new sepsis treatment protocols.
STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2019) – State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
At this point in the 2019 legislative session, the House is considering Senate bills and the Senate is considering House bills. I am particularly excited to sponsor a Senate bill that would ensure all Hoosiers have fair access to organ transplants. Reports show both children and adults with physical or mental disabilities can face additional challenges when applying for organ transplants, and they may be denied approval due to their disability. This legislation would prohibit health care providers from discriminating against potential transplant recipients solely on the basis of disability.
STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2019) — “Based on the corrected data from the Indiana Department of Education, the House proposed school funding formula has been updated and provides a better estimate of tuition support for each school corporation. The reduction in the statewide complexity index aligns with the latest certified data showing fewer Hoosier families are enrolled in public assistance.”
STATEHOUSE (March 8, 2019) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) this week at the Statehouse received the National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) (center) welcomes Indiana Farm Bureau members (left to right) Casie Roland, Megan Adkins, Morgan Adkins and Marlene Fudge to the Statehouse in Indianapolis Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Saunders met with the members from Rush County to discuss agriculture and how the community can grow with the industry.
As more businesses choose to set up shop in Indiana and offer high-paying jobs, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure Hoosier students graduate with the skills and experience necessary to enter the workforce. By 2021, it is estimated that our state will need to fill 1 million jobs. In order to prepare for these jobs, students must complete their high school education with the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a job.
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2019) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) presented the Circle of Corydon award to Marion native Jay Yeakle for his work helping families of sick children.
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2019) – State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) received the National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award during a presentation ceremony at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
“Thousands of hardworking Hoosier entrepreneurs help drive Indiana’s economy,” said VanNatter, who serves as chair of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee. “Promoting legislation that supports job creators, small business growth and economic development will continue to be my top priority.”
STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Division of The Salvation Army joined forces at the Statehouse Wednesday to fill backpacks with donated food items to help feed hungry kids across Indiana.
In January, House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) selected The Salvation Army as their bipartisan philanthropy project for the 2019 legislative session to help raise awareness for childhood hunger. As part of this effort, House lawmakers launched a food and backpack donation drive collecting over 200 backpacks and more than 5,300 healthy snacks and kid-friendly food items.
STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2019) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) at the Statehouse honored a group of University of Southern Indiana students with a resolution recognizing their accomplishments in building the UNITE CubeSat, a small research satellite.
STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2019) — Local Lawmakers honored members of the New Palestine High School football team and girls’ softball team at the Statehouse.
From jumping into the workforce to continuing their schooling, high school graduates have many options as they begin the next chapter of their lives. Throughout school, young Hoosiers must develop strong academic foundations and critical skills in order to achieve their goals. Their success upon graduation is a reflection of the education they received, and schools meeting this goal deserve to be recognized.
STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2019) – State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) and State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger Saints high school football team at the Statehouse.
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