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Student pages join Rep. Lehe at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Lehe to learn more about the legislative

Student pages join Rep. Soliday at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Soliday to learn more about the legislative

Student pages join Rep. Aylesworth at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Aylesworth to learn more about the

Student pages join Rep. Negele at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Negele to learn more about the legislative

Student pages join Rep. Leonard at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Student pages join Rep. Judy at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Karickhoff receives Champion of First Steps Award

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 14, 2019) – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) recently received the Champion of First Steps Award from Indiana First Steps.

Marion County students receive future educator scholarship

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, May 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Marion County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to local lawmakers.

Lehe: Session ends with support for rural Indiana

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, May 13, 2019

The 2019 legislative session has come to a close, with all legislation making it through the process now signed into law by the governor. Legislators worked hard on important policies on behalf of Indiana’s rural communities, including new laws allowing industrial hemp to be grown and expanding broadband to unserved regions of the state.

Student pages join Rep. Jordan at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, May 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 10, 2019) – State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Jordan to learn more about the legislative

Manning Memo: Beginning the off-season

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, May 10, 2019

The 2019 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly finally adjourned. Lawmakers were even able to end a week ahead of schedule, saving taxpayers money! Throughout my first legislative session, I authored or sponsored five laws, the most of any first-term legislator.

May: Record investments in K-12 education

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, May 10, 2019

The 2019 legislative session came to a close after completing our work on the Indiana’s budget. We once again created a financial plan for state operations that is responsible while making a record investment in K-12 education. Enacting the state budget was a top priority, and Indiana’s fiscal blueprint for the next two years maintains prudent

Student pages join Rep. Eberhart at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2019) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.

Kirchhofer’s efforts to lower Indiana’s infant mortality rate now law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, May 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2019) – Hoosier mothers will soon have access to better care before, during and after birth thanks to a new law authored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).  

Saunders: Gov. Holcomb signs absentee ballot legislation into law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 8, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) helping to ensure absentee ballots are counted on time.

Gov. Holcomb signs into law Cherry’s bill increasing tax exemptions for veterans

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 8, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law State Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation providing tax relief to many Hoosier veterans.

Soliday: New law will improve Porter County elections

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 8, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) improving efficiency and accountability in Porter County elections was recently signed into law by the governor. The new law increases the number of officials on the Porter County Election Board from three to five, ensures all absentee and early voting ballots

Pressel’s bill creating alternative for paying court fees now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, May 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 6, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) providing offenders the option of paying court fees with community service was recently signed into law by the governor. Currently, a convicted person who does not pay their court fees by a specified date defaults and can be sent to jail. Pressel said making

Bacon: Strengthening our commitment to Hoosier students, educators

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, May 3, 2019

During the 2019 legislative session, one of the General Assembly’s biggest priorities was to pass an honestly balanced budget funding state operations for the next two years. By working diligently, lawmakers finished ahead of schedule and under budget while accomplishing our top goals. The new budget includes a record investment in K-12 public education while maintaining the state’s healthy reserves.

Davisson: Addressing opioid addiction in Indiana

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Friday, May 3, 2019

The opioid crisis continues to impact people across the state, and we must work together to combat this epidemic. As a pharmacist, I see first-hand how opioids have the ability to negatively impact those who take the drug. During the 2019 legislative session, I worked on several pieces of legislation to address opioid addiction in Indiana, and improve

Behning: Legislative session ends with big win for education

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 3, 2019

The legislative session began with a promise to students, teachers and schools that they would have the necessary tools and resources to drive student success. As our official business concluded at the end of April, it was clear education remained a top priority for lawmakers. With record investments in K-12 funding and innovative programs to help elevate the teaching profession, our schools can continue educating young Hoosiers.

Stutzman’s bill prohibiting dismemberment abortions now law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2019) — Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) prohibiting the practice of dismemberment abortions in Indiana was recently signed into law. 

Rep. Zent welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2019) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Sullivan selected as vice chair of leadership training program

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, May 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.

State Rep. Ron Bacon to host legislative update meeting

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, May 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) will host a legislative update meeting in Chandler on Thursday, May 9.

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