STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – Indiana House of Representatives Monday voted in support of State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would ensure schools and teachers evaluations are not negatively impacted by ILEARN scores for two years.
The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School FIRST LEGO League Jr. team joins State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) (back row, center) in the House Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Statehouse. The team was recognized by the Indiana House of Representatives for their passion for learning about science, technology, engineering and math subjects. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a program designed to introduce STEM concepts to students ages 6 to 10.
Hoosiers spend more on health care annually than the average American. Anecdotal evidence indicates many patients are skipping necessary procedures and prescriptions because they fear they cannot afford them. To help, Indiana House Republicans are prioritizing driving down health care costs this session with two proposals for new laws that can also help empower consumers to make more informed choices regarding their health.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2020) – The Town of Spencer was awarded a $700,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant Fund to help continue economic development.
We kicked off the 2020 legislative session last week at the Statehouse. It’s an honor to continue serving you as your state representative and working to improve the quality of life in our community. This is a “short session,” which lasts until early March. This is the session we consider bills that have zero or limited fiscal impact.
The Indiana House of Representatives offers a unique hands-on learning experience through its page program. Hoosier students can learn how laws are made and how to get involved in government and public service. I encourage all interested students from our community to participate.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2020) – The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee recently approved State Rep. Donna Schaibley’s (R-Carmel) legislation opening up the opportunity for Hamilton County judges to appoint an additional magistrate.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2020) — State lawmakers representing Johnson County will host two public meetings on Saturday, Jan. 11, to discuss the start of the 2020 legislative session.
As the 2020 legislative session begins, lawmakers throughout Indiana are working on bills to address a variety of issues impacting our state. This session, I am authoring legislation on several topics, including county commissions and Indiana elections.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2020) – State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2020) – A bill authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) to permanently decouple teacher performance evaluations from student test scores passed out of the House Education Committee on Tuesday.
State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would provide flexibility to schools when considering ILEARN scores to determine a teacher’s effectiveness in evaluations passed out of the House Education Committee Tuesday.
A new year always starts with a new legislative session in Indiana. For the next 10 weeks, I will work with fellow lawmakers on legislation to positively impact the lives of Hoosiers across the state.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2020) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) rolled out Indiana House Republicans’ top legislative priorities for the 2020 session, which kicked off today at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2020) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2020) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
A new year is here and with it a new legislative session. School safety remains a priority, including protecting students from Mother Nature. Indiana averages 22 tornadoes a year, which is why I am authoring legislation to further protect our students, teachers and staff during these storms.
As we begin the 2020 legislative session, I will address three issues to support educators this year, including holding educators and schools harmless for ILEARN test results, improving the teacher licensing renewal process, and reducing the number of mandates placed on teachers and schools.
Through the Indiana House Page Program, local students learn firsthand how the state legislature operates, meet Indiana lawmakers and work with Statehouse staff. Students can take part in this unique one-day experience during the upcoming 2020 legislative session to build on classroom lessons while further understanding how laws are made.
Christmas is here and winter is in full swing. We have already seen significant snow and some Hoosiers may be struggling to keep their homes warm during the coldest days of the year. The lower temperatures mean an increase in heating and energy costs, and Indiana offers low-income households financial assistance to keep everyone warm.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2019) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) recently met with all of the Putnam County school superintendents followed by visits to Putnam County schools to meet with students and educators ahead of the 2020 legislative session.
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