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Goodrich appointed to employment and labor summer study committee

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

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) was recently appointed to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor.

Bacon: Proud to be an American

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, June 28, 2019

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the founding of our nation, let us lay aside our differences and remember what it means to be an American. Independence Day serves as a reminder that our freedom and prosperity are owed to the brave men and women who lay their lives on the line for our country.

Rep. McNamara tours Posey County Jail addition, renovations

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) recently toured and spoke with officials at the new Posey County Jail in Mount Vernon.

Frye’s ‘Stop the Bleed’ bill signed into law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — Hoosier schools will now have access to emergency response kits based on legislation authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) signed into law Thursday by the governor.

Zent to serve on key summer study committees

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) will serve on two summer study committees, which examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation.

Soliday to serve on key study committees

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) will serve on six study committees, which examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. Soliday will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, and as co-chair of both the 21st Century Energy Policy

May to serve on courts and judiciary summer study committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary. Summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. “The committee will be busy over the next few months reviewing requests for additional

Jordan to serve on education summer study committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) – State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Education, which works to improve outcomes for Hoosier students. “Each year, the education committee explores ways to improve the learning experience for Indiana’s students,” Jordan said. “This summer, we will take a

Lucas to serve on two key summer study committees

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy and the Interim Study Committee on Elections. Summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. “These committees give us a chance as legislators to explore topics that need

Morrison to serve on key summer study committees

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) — State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) will serve on two summer study committees, which examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. Morrison will serve as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, and on the Interim Study Committee on Elections.

Lehe to serve on agriculture summer study committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) – State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) will serve as the vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Lehe said summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. During the 2019 legislative session, Lehe co-authored a measure urging for a study

Heaton to serve on financial institutions, insurance study committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. Summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. “We’ve been assigned several topics to study, including revisions to the

Burton’s bill protecting property owners signed into law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 26, 2019) – State Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation protecting property owners from being held accountable for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills was recently ceremonially signed into law by the governor.  

Baird’s legislation helping Hoosier veterans now law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, right) ceremonially signs legislation co-authored by State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) (back row, third from right) helping Hoosier veterans involved in the court system Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. House Enrolled Act 1299 better ensures struggling veterans are aware of available

Bosma releases summer study committee appointments

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2019) ― House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released the 2019 interim study committee appointments today for members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Cherry receives perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis.

Soliday receives top ranking from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Soliday earned a score of 96% based on his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Negele receives perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Negele earned a score of 100% based on her votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019 legislative

Ziemke receives perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Ziemke earned a perfect score based on her votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) — Christian Academy of Indiana, Floyd Central High School and Our Lady of Providence High School were among 54 schools recently honored during the Indiana Advanced Placement recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to local legislators. The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana College Board celebrated the

Frye: We all play a role in keeping our roads safe

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, June 21, 2019

Nearly 80,000 miles of roadways wind through Indiana. From well-traveled interstates to curving country roads, hardworking Hoosiers maintain this vital infrastructure connecting us. As we make record investments in infrastructure improvements and construction crews ramp up work this summer, we must all do our part to ensure those maintaining our roads and fellow motorists traveling through work zones are safe.

Bartels: Education is a top priority

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, June 21, 2019

This legislative session, lawmakers made record investments in K-12 education in Indiana. Ensuring our children receive quality instruction is a top priority, and it is important we continue to prepare them for success in the classroom and workplace.

Pressel welcomes La Lumiere students to Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 20, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) is joined at the Statehouse by (from left to right) La Lumiere graduate Elaine Jensen, Social Science Chair and educator Dettey Audette, and government course students Emma Schroder, Maddie Risser and Ella Craig on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Pressel welcomed the La Lumiere staff and students to the

Jordan: U.S. Highway 30 section renamed in memory of fallen officer

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2019) – A section of U.S. Highway 30 was renamed today in memory of a local state police officer killed in the line of duty, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen). Indiana State Police Master Motor Carrier Inspector Ralph “Ray” Reed Jr. was struck and killed on U.S. 30 in Marshall County on Aug. 3, 1995, when

Lauer’s bill holding public servants more accountable now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2019) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation imposing tougher penalties on government officials and employees who are convicted of stealing public funds was ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday at the Statehouse.

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