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House supports DeVon’s bill holding teachers, schools harmless from ILEARN scores for two years

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, January 13, 2020

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.

Behning welcomes Abraham Lincoln Elementary School FIRST LEGO League Jr. team to Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Lehe: Kicking off the 2020 session

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, January 10, 2020

The 2020 legislative session kicked off this week, and House lawmakers are ready to get to work on issues facing Hoosiers. With some very important topics being discussed this year, including education and health care, it is important we stay in touch over the next few months. Each year during session, I participate in several third house meetings

Davisson: Improving transparency in health care

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Heaton: $700,000 grant to improve Town of Spencer sewer system

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Manning Memo: Kicking off the 2020 legislative session

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Bacon: Calling all students: Page with the Indiana House of Representatives

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Schaibley’s bill allowing Hamilton County to appoint an additional magistrate moves forward

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.  

Soliday presents state’s top award to local leaders

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2020) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) recently presented Sagamore of the Wabash awards to Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart for their many years of service to the city and their diligent work to improve the community. “Both Jon and Sharon embody what it means to be selfless public

House lawmakers, Indiana Legion join forces to help homeless veterans

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Wednesday, January 8, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion Department of Indiana are joining forces this legislative session to help homeless Hoosier veterans. House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) teamed up with officials from the Indiana Legion on

Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings Saturday

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

Improving local government, elections

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

Morrison invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

Cook’s bill to permanently decouple teacher performance evaluations from test scores moves forward

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

DeVon’s bill holding teachers, schools harmless from ILEARN scores passes committee

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

May: Supporting schools and addressing health care costs among our top priorities for 2020 legislative session

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

Bosma releases House Republicans’ 2020 legislative priorities

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Monday, January 6, 2020

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.

May invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 3, 2020

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.

Mayfield invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 3, 2020

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.

Frye: New school safety resource for the new year

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, January 3, 2020

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.

Bartels: Changes coming to help students, educators, schools

Friday, January 3, 2020

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.

Davisson: Students: Page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, December 27, 2019

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.

Frye: Help available to stay warm this winter

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, December 20, 2019

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. 

Bacon: Disparity in organ donation process

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, December 20, 2019

Every time a person in Indiana visits the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to renew or acquire a driver’s license, they make a choice that could save numerous lives. With thousands of Americans waiting for life-saving organs and a growing waiting list, Hoosiers should consider signing up to become an organ donor. This session, I will be working on

Baird visits Putnam County school students, officials

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, December 19, 2019

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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