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Bosma statement on stateís new energy task force

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, June 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 10, 2019) – “The 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force will take a deep look at Indiana’s energy policies,” Bosma said. “We look forward to working with Governor Holcomb and our fellow legislative colleagues to ensure Indiana’s approach to the evolving energy landscape is thoughtful and forward-looking.”

Frye: Itís time to start saving for college

Posted by: Sam Holifield  | Friday, June 7, 2019

With the rising cost of tuition, it is important to plan for college and other higher education expenses. From textbooks to room and board, the costs can add up quickly. It is never too early to start saving for your student’s future. Fortunately, there are financial aid opportunities available for students interested in pursuing education after high school.

Bartels: June 30 deadline for 21st Century Scholarship covering tuition

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, June 7, 2019

Since 1990, Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program has helped thousands of low-income Hoosiers afford a college education and earn a degree. To join the program and qualify for the scholarship paying up to four years of undergraduate tuition at public colleges or universities in Indiana, participants must enroll before June 30 of a student’s eighth-grade school year. With the deadline quickly approaching, those who want to save on college costs need to visit scholars.in.gov and submit an application.

Rep. Lindauer selected to attend Midwestern leadership institute

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

 The Statehouse (June 5, 2019) — State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) is among 37 lawmakers who will participate in a leadership program analyzing public policy issues such as the economy, trade and health care policy.

Rep. Stutzman presents award to Northridge High School Starlights Show Choir

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Photo Caption: State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) (front right) presents members of the Northridge High School Starlights Show Choir a House Resolution recognizing their fourth state championship title May 17, 2019. The Starlights, which secured more state titles than any other school, are a devoted group of talented singers that consists of 34 singers and dancers, 12 band members and 10 crew members who perform and compete in Indiana and Illinois.

Borders helps celebrate Indiana Military Museum expansion

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) visits with members of the community at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes Friday, May 31, 2019. Borders, along with several state and local officials, joined hundreds of volunteers to celebrate the grand opening and formal dedication of the newly opened annex exhibit. The 22,000 square-foot annex

Mahanís legislation implementing Sepsis Guideline Task Force now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, June 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 3, 2019) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation establishing the Sepsis Treatment Guideline Task Force was ceremonially signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse.

Davisson: Whatís next after high school graduation?

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 31, 2019

Many students throughout our community are graduating from high school, and these young adults are now faced with important decisions regarding their next steps. While some have chosen to pursue a degree in higher education, others will immediately enter the workforce. Indiana offers a wide variety of helpful tools to guide those looking to gain skills and obtain a high-paying job.

Pressel: Bill increasing school bus safety now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, May 31, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 31, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed into law Wednesday legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) strengthening penalties for individuals who fail to stop when a school bus stop arm is extended. “When children are boarding or exiting a school bus, the stop arm extends and lights flash to

Rep. Bacon statement on the U.S. Supreme Courtís ruling on Indiana abortion law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

“Indiana’s fetal remains law protects the dignity of human life by requiring the respectful and humane disposal of aborted babies. While I am pleased the U.S. Supreme Court reversed an appeals court ruling blocking our law regarding fetal remains, I am concerned that the court declined to rule on another important part of this law. No life should be terminated on the basis of race, sex or disability such as Down syndrome. Every human being should have every right for a chance at life, and I am confident this issue will be before the courts again.”

Mayfieldís statement on the U.S.†Supreme Courtís ruling on Indiana abortion law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Note to the Press – Please include the following statement from State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) in your coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on House Enrolled Act 1337 (2016), co-authored by Mayfield: STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2019) – “I am pleased to learn that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the decision of the 7th

Rep. Judy statement on U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May, 28, 2019) ­­­– “Like many Hoosiers, it is very frustrating to watch the U.S. Supreme Court miss an opportunity to strike down the appeal court’s ruling on the decision to terminate pregnancy based on potential race, sex or disability. While certainly disappointed, I am encouraged with the justices’ affirmation of life with its ruling regarding the humane burying or cremation of aborted babies. That is a big win for protecting the dignity of life.”

Bacon: Keeping our communities safe

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 24, 2019

Every time they leave for work, law enforcement officials say goodbye to their families not knowing if they will return to their loved ones. Thanks to their bravery and dedication, each of us know that our communities are protected.

Gutwein welcomes local students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) recently met with local students who served as pages at the Statehouse. “It’s always nice to see students from our community down at the Statehouse,” Gutwein said. “The page program is a great opportunity for young Hoosiers to learn more about our state

Allen County students receive future educator scholarship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Allen County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to local lawmakers.

Whitley County students receive future educator scholarship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Whitley County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).

Huntington County students receive future educator scholarship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Several aspiring teachers from Huntington County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

DeKalb County student receives future educator scholarship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Aspiring teacher Evan Lung from DeKalb High School was recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn).

Local students receive future educator scholarships

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Many aspiring teachers from Kosciusko and Wabash counties were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

Local students join Pressel at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 21, 2019) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. “Being a page is a great way for students to learn more about the legislative process and the importance of becoming civically engaged,” Pressel said. “I always enjoy hearing from and meeting with younger members

Student pages join Rep. Saunders at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, May 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 20, 2019) – State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.

Student pages join State Rep. Stephen Bartels at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Monday, May 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 20, 2019) – State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.

Bartels: Recognizing National Foster Care Month

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 17, 2019

May is National Foster Care Month and a great opportunity to consider how we can help improve the lives of children in need. With over 26,000 children in Indiana’s child welfare system, the General Assembly enacted new laws providing the Department of Child Services with more resources to help vulnerable Hoosiers.

Sullivan: Strengthening the connection between Hoosier employers and our classrooms

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 17, 2019

Indiana will need to fill more than 1 million jobs over the next 10 years. As record job openings tug at our already low unemployment rate, employers are struggling to fill positions with qualified workers.

It’s clear we have to do more to strengthen the pipeline of young Hoosier talent to help fill the jobs of today and into the future.

Boone County students receive future educator scholarship

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, May 17, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 17, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Boone County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according State Reps. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton). Schaibley and Thompson supported legislation in 2016 creating the scholarship program. Schaibley said top-performing

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