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Burton’s ‘13th check’ legislation advances to the Senate

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The House of Representatives on Monday supported State Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) bill providing a 13th check for public employee pensions. 

Lindauer: House passes bill creating public safety scholarship

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) that would establish a scholarship for public safety officers.

House advances Frye’s bill creating public safety scholarship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation creating a scholarship for Indiana’s public safety officers.

House supports McNamara’s bill strengthening school safety

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s (R-Evansville) legislation strengthening school safety.

House supports Behning's bill creating teacher career ladders, mentorship programs

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The House of Representatives on Monday advanced State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation that would provide educators additional opportunities to earn more while remaining in the classroom.

House supports Cook’s bill strengthening school safety

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives Monday voted in support of legislation strengthening school safety co-authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

DeVon’s legislation supporting aspiring teachers advances

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) — The House of Representatives on Monday voted unanimously in favor of State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) proposal that would provide critical support to aspiring educators.

Key committee supports Steuerwald’s proposal helping schools install rapid response systems

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety today voted in support of State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) proposal helping schools install rapid response systems. Steuerwald said House Bill 1225 would open up funding through the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Fund for schools to install active

May: House supports public safety scholarship bill

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The House of Representatives today voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) that would provide scholarships to Hoosier public safety officers. According to May, this legislation would establish the Ivy Tech Public Safety Scholarship, covering tuition and fees for any associate degree

Rep. Goodrich: House supports bill to boost state’s workforce

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in favor of legislation to continue strengthening Indiana’s workforce pipeline co-authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).

Soliday’s bill improving Porter County elections advances to Senate

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) — State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) legislation improving efficiency and accountability in Porter County elections advanced out of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. “Many issues emerged during the 2018 election in Porter County, including the delayed opening of 12 polling places and the complete

Mahan: Building on Indiana’s school safety policies

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, January 28, 2019

Indiana schools have many tools available to keep students and educators safe. However, after two school shooting incidents in under a year, it is clear that more must be done in order to protect Hoosier students, teachers and staff. This session, state lawmakers are taking steps to better ensure the safety and well-being of those in our schools.

Davisson: Protecting Our Hoosier Youth

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Friday, January 25, 2019

When a child has a difficult home life, it could affect how they grow and develop into an adult. Protecting our children and providing them with the best possible care is crucial to setting them up for successful futures. Legislation introduced this session would work to improve the support and assistance given to our most vulnerable Hoosiers. Currently,

Bacon: Energy savings for nonprofits

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, January 25, 2019

Renewable energy sources give Hoosier homeowners, businesses, local units of government and others the opportunity to generate their own clean and efficient power. Oftentimes, solar and wind power generators can produce more energy than is needed. Net metering gives consumers the opportunity to sell excess renewable power generated at their homes or businesses back to utility providers. This can help offset the cost of electricity bought from the utility, as well as the cost of purchasing and installing these power sources.

Behning: Driving student success through parent empowerment

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 25, 2019

Every child deserves an effective, challenging and motivating education. To drive student success, Indiana continues empowering parents to choose the school that best fits the needs of their child. As we celebrate National School Choice Week highlighting Indiana’s strong school choice opportunities, it’s important to recognize how vital it is to put parents in control of their child’s education.

Frye welcomes Indiana motorsports industry members to Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, January 25, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) honors drivers and members of the motorsport industry with a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The motorsports industry has stimulated economic growth and attracted millions of visitors to Indiana annually for events like the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the NHRA Drag Racing U.S. Nationals. (Pictured left to right) IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles, IndyCar driver Jack Harvey, NHRA Top Fuel driver Terry McMillen, IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, Sprint Car driver Justin Grant, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann, Frye, former IndyCar team manager Andrew O’Gara, former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher, IndyCar driver Conor Daly, IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball.

Negele memorializes cancer awareness advocate Erica Frazier Stum

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, January 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2019) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) yesterday at the Statehouse remembered cervical cancer awareness advocate Erica Frazier Stum by honoring her life with a resolution in the House Chamber. “Erica occupied many roles throughout her life,” Negele said. “She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and

Manning Memo: Supporting our students

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 25, 2019

I recently spent a day meeting with local school officials, including superintendents, principals and other leaders of five school corporations. Hearing from these administrators on the accomplishments and challenges they face every day is vital for me as I discuss education policies at the Statehouse. With this feedback, I am able to make specific inquiries and suggestions to help our schools better serve Hoosier students.

House supports Schaibley’s bill protecting student athletes

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday supported State Rep. Donna Schaibley’s (R-Carmel) legislation that would provide additional safeguards to prevent coaches with a history of misconduct from working with students.

Barrett: House passes ‘Stop the Bleed’ bill

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, January 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) that would place life-saving kits in schools throughout Indiana.

House supports Frye’s ‘Stop the Bleed’ legislation

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, January 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in Indiana public schools.

House advances Kirchhofer's bill protecting at-risk Hoosier mothers, babies

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – The House of Representatives Thursday supported State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.

House supports legislation to provide perinatal care for at-risk mothers

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, January 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Reps. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) that would provide at-risk mothers with better access to health care and reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate.

Heaton: Clay City receives $700K grant for community improvements

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, January 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — Clay City recently received a $700,000 federal grant for wastewater system improvements, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute). Heaton said the grant will be used to rehabilitate four lift stations and make improvements to sewer lines. “This grant will help Clay City move forward with important

Gutwein’s bill reorganizing commission for Kankakee, Yellow rivers advances to Senate

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) legislation to better address flooding and drainage in the Kankakee and Yellow river basins advanced to the Senate on Thursday.

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