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Carbaugh statement on loss of Fort Wayne officer

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:

Morris statement on loss of Fort Wayne officer

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:

Heine statement on loss of Fort Wayne officer

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:

Ellington works to stop unwanted calls

Posted by: Brenda L. Holmes  | Thursday, September 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2018) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) is working to stop unwanted calls and strengthen penalties against phone scammers and robocalls. Ellington testified at this week’s hearing for the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, calling for stronger penalties for telephone solicitation

Bosma statement on motorcycle crash involving State Rep. Tim Brown

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2018) – “State Rep. Tim Brown was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in northern Michigan late this morning. He was traveling on his motorcycle with State Rep. Mike Speedy when he struck an SUV that pulled out in front of them. Rep. Speedy was able to avoid the vehicle and was not injured. Out of respect for Tim’s family, we cannot confirm any details about his condition at this time. Tim is an invaluable member of our leadership team, a dedicated public servant and one of my most cherished friends. Our prayers are with him, his family and Rep. Speedy.”

Negele: Committee to study ways to help human trafficking victims, law enforcement

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 11, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code will meet Wednesday at the Statehouse to discuss ways to help law enforcement combat human trafficking, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). Negele said the committee, on which she serves, will take a closer look at the pros and cons of having one

VanNatter: Indiana leads the way in broadband investments

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, September 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2018) – With deployment commitments from the country’s top-two cellular carriers, State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) said Indiana is a national leader when it comes to 5G investments.

Bacon: Intern with the Indiana House of Representatives

Posted by: Victoria Lynn Klimczak  | Friday, September 7, 2018

Studies show quality internship experiences make graduates more marketable to employers, and they are more likely to find jobs after graduation. With many colleges including internship experience as a degree requirement, the House Republican Internship Program is a beneficial opportunity for college students and recent graduates.

Wesco: Elections security at the forefront for policymakers

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, September 7, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2018) – As a member of the House Committee on Elections and Apportionment, State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) joined fellow policymakers this week from the Great Lakes region to examine elections security. Hosted by the bi-partisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), state lawmakers focused on potential cyber threats

Frye supports Gov. Holcomb’s plan to complete evaluation of fourth port location

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program announced Tuesday: STATEHOUSE (Sept. 5, 2018) — “Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program wisely highlights the need for Indiana to complete the

Mayfield supports Gov. Holcomb’s infrastructure plan

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2018) — “Over the past several years, the General Assembly made crucial investments to provide a solid foundation supporting innovative programs that address the state’s current and future infrastructure needs. I look forward to continuing to work with Gov. Holcomb as he adds to state policies so we can further strengthen Indiana’s economy and keep Hoosiers connected.”

Steuerwald: Interim committee to examine issues facing DCS

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary will meet Wednesday at the Statehouse to discuss issues related to the Department of Child Services, according to State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon). Steuerwald, chair of the committee, said legislators will take a closer look at recommendations made by the Child

Bosma supports Gov. Holcomb’s continued focus on strengthening infrastructure

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2018) – “Today’s announcement underscores Gov. Eric Holcomb’s commitment to making our state an attractive destination for workers and businesses alike. I look forward to working with the governor to help build connections for all Hoosiers through supporting strong policies that solidify Indiana’s position as the economic powerhouse of the Midwest.” 

Frye: Infrastructure improvements for our rural communities

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, August 31, 2018

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch recently announced 19 rural communities were awarded $10 million in federal grant funding for infrastructure, downtown revitalization and public facilities improvement projects. Greensburg and Napoleon were among those receiving Community Development Block Grants to improve and

Mayfield: Local communities, youth will benefit from new program to combat drug abuse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) in your coverage of today’s announcement concerning the partnership between The Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse and Youth First in order to implement drug abuse prevention efforts in Daviess, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Posey and Warrick

Borders: Sullivan receives $700,000 for wastewater improvement projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, August 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2018) — Sullivan recently received a grant for wastewater improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Development, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville). Funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with projects

Karickhoff: Greentown receives $600,000 for stormwater improvement projects

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, August 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2018) — Greentown recently received a grant for stormwater improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Development, according to State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo). Funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with projects

Borders: Vincennes University secures $2.5 million for renovations

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 22, 2018) – The State Budget Committee recently approved Vincennes University’s $2.5 million funding request for two proposed renovation projects, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville). “These projects will greatly improve the college experience for Vincennes University students,” Borders said.

Young: Local farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, August 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2018) — The William O. Canary Farm was recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 120 years, according to State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) and State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin).

Rep. Frye: Interim committee to examine employment challenges facing military families

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Monday, August 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet Tuesday at the Statehouse to discuss employment challenges facing military personnel and their spouses who hold occupational licenses, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

Gutwein: Committee to study licensing hurdles facing military families

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, August 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet Tuesday at the Statehouse to discuss employment challenges facing military personnel and their spouses who hold occupational licenses, according to State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville). Gutwein said the committee, on which he serves, will

Fulton County farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — The Kline-Wagoner Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 142 years, according to area legislators. The Kline-Wagoner Farm, located in Fulton County and in operation since 1876, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award. “Owning and maintaining a farm for over 100 years

Marshall County farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards at Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators. The Gottschalk Farm, located in Bourbon, has been in operation since 1858 and received both the Centennial and Sesquicentennial Award. “These farmers have spent

Family farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) and State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). These farms throughout the area were presented a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award: The Putt Farm, located in

Bartels: Family farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more. According to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and State Sens. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) and Mark Messmer (R-Jasper), these farms throughout the area were presented a Hoosier Homestead Award: The Perry

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