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Frye: Dedicating their lives to our freedom

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, July 5, 2019

As the dust settles from the glorious fireworks displays celebrating the birth of our nation, thousands of brave American men and women remain deployed, protecting our country. While Independence Day has concluded, we can all work each day to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and military members who dedicate their lives so that we may be free.

Lehe: Be aware of road construction projects

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, July 5, 2019

With warmer weather comes increased road construction. Though it can be frustrating at times, our roads require constant maintenance to keep Hoosier motorists safe. It is important to be patient, remain calm and follow helpful safety tips while traveling on Indiana’s roadways this summer. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, 4

Mayfield’s legislation funding reserve officer training now law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) ceremonially signs legislation authored by State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) (seated, left) supporting increased reserve police officer training Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The law allows law enforcement agencies throughout the state to use the Law Enforcement

Sullivan selected to serve as vice chair of summer study committee on roads and transportation

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 3, 2019) State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation, which examines issues impacting Indiana’s transportation infrastructure and recommends potential legislation.

Stutzman responds to block on dismemberment abortion law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“The federal courts’ decision to block a life-saving provision that we passed in the last legislative session is disappointing and very concerning. The brutal practice of dismemberment abortion on a living child in the womb is disturbing and has no place in Indiana. I co-authored this law defending the dignity of an unborn life and providing more safety for mothers and it received bipartisan support. Despite this ruling, I will continue to fight for those who cannot protect themselves and I am thankful that our state attorney general has challenged this ruling.”

McNamara to serve on key summer study committee

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Summer Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code, which reviews current trends with respect to criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment.

Lindauer to serve on Sepsis Treatment Guidelines Task Force

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) will serve on the newly created Sepsis Treatment Guidelines Task Force, which will develop best practices and provide protocol recommendations to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Pressel receives top ranking from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) was recently ranked as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Pressel earned a score of 90% based on his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Aylesworth receives top ranking from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was recently ranked as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Aylesworth earned a score of 90% based on his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Area lawmakers respond to block on dismemberment abortion law

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“Indiana’s unborn could have been better protected starting today. While I am disappointed in the court’s decision and believe this is an issue of states’ rights, the remainder of the bill is intact and I am hopeful that the attorney general will vigorously appeal this ruling. In light of this recent action, we now have a greater duty to continue to be the voice for those unable to speak for themselves.”

Hostettler to serve on summer study committee on public policy

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy, which examines some of the state’s top issues and recommends potential legislation.

Bartels named to Orange County Development Advisory Board

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) was appointed to serve on the Orange County Development Advisory Board.

Baird to serve on summer study committee on ag, natural resources

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2019) — State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) was selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. “The committee will be studying farmland preservation, management options for state forest

Bacon named vice chair of Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Monday, July 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2019) State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) will serve as vice chair of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

Negele to serve on commission commemorating women’s suffrage

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, July 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2019) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) will serve on the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, which will commemorate 100 years of women’s right to vote. Negele authored the law creating the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to organize and promote activities throughout the 100th

Pressel selected for commission to improve Hoosier Medicaid transportation

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, July 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) will serve on the Nonemergency Medical Transportation Commission, which will work to improve transportation services for Hoosier Medicaid patients. Pressel sponsored a new law establishing the Nonemergency Medical Transportation Commission to oversee provided transportation

Mayfield’s statement on injunction of dismemberment abortion ban

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, July 1, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) in your coverage of the U.S. District Court’s preliminary injunction on House Enrolled Act 1211, authored by Mayfield: STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2019) – “I’m disappointed the judge issued an injunction on a portion of the new law

Davisson: Taking a deep dive into health care issues this summer

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, June 28, 2019

Each summer, state lawmakers use the interim period to prepare for the next legislative session and determine whether or not to pursue new laws based on their findings. These summer study committee are integral to the legislative process and provide opportunities for lawmakers to address a variety of complex issues on behalf of Hoosiers.

Soliday’s bill to bring data centers to Indiana now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, June 28, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) signs into law legislation authored by State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) (seated, left) incentivizing data centers to locate in Indiana Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Soliday said these technology companies invest millions of dollars in local communities and offer high-paying jobs.

Aylesworth’s bill helping counties complete road projects now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, June 28, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, left) signs into law State Rep. Michael Aylesworth’s (R-Hebron) (seated, right) legislation helping counties hire highway engineers and move forward on road projects Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Under the new law, the state will increase its contribution to a county highway engineer’s salary as long as the county’s contribution is equal to or greater than the prior year.

Cherry named to budget, fiscal policy committees

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was recently selected to serve on the State Budget Committee and the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy.

Eberhart to serve on summer study committee on ag, natural resources

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Prescott to serve on summer study committee on ag, natural resources

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) State Rep J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) will serve on two summer study committees, which examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation.

Engleman to serve on key summer study committee

Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) will serve as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary. 

Cook receives summer study committee assignment

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently appointed to a serve on the Interim Study Committee on Education.

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