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Region lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, August 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 9, 2019) – Northwest Indiana lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Heaton statement on broadband expansion funding for Monroe County

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, August 9, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Heaton (R-Terre Haute) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Bean Blossom and Bloomington townships, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Heaton supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

Ellington statement on broadband expansion funding for Monroe County

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, August 9, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Bean Blossom and Bloomington townships in Monroe County, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Ellington supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

Mayfield statement on broadband expansion funding for Monroe County

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, August 9, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Bean Blossom and Bloomington townships in Monroe County, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Mayfield supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

Family farms honored at Indiana State Fair

Friday, August 9, 2019

Six local farms were recently honored with Hoosier Homestead awards for their continuous family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

Davisson: Indiana State Fair: Honoring Hoosier Heroes

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Indiana State Fair marking the grand finale of our Hoosier summer is underway in Indianapolis. Visitors have until Aug. 18 to make everlasting memories at the Fairgrounds and learn about Indiana’s rich agricultural history and honor our heroes.

Bartels statement on broadband expansion funding for Spencer, Perry counties

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Spencer and Perry, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Bartels supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

Bacon statement on broadband expansion funding for Spencer County

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Spencer, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Bacon supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

Jordan invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen). Jordan said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply

Lehe invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston). Lehe said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply

Pressel invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie). Pressel said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience

Gutwein invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville). Gutwein said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience

Hendricks County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Hendricks County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Negele invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). Negele said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and

Negele statement on broadband expansion funding for Tippecanoe County

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties,

Rep. Abbott statement on broadband expansion in Noble County

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to 83 unserved households and 12 unserved businesses in Noble County as part of the Next Level Broadband program. Abbott supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – “It’s encouraging to see broadband infrastructure funding be directed to Noble County. I’m also pleased to see LigTel Communications take advantage of this grant opportunity so the unserved residents and businesses of the Brimfield and Merriam communities may utilize this vital resource.”

Bill increasing tax exemptions for veterans signed into law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, August 7, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2019) —Legislation authored by State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and sponsored by State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) providing tax relief to many Hoosier veterans was ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Monday at the Indiana State Fair.

Gutwein: Bill increasing tax exemptions for veterans signed into law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, August 7, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2019) – Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) providing tax relief to many Hoosier veterans was ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Monday at the Indiana State Fair. The new law will phase in a full income tax exemption for military retirement pensions over four years, decreasing

Marion County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, August 5, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 5, 2019) – Marion County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Behning: This is how we addressed the problem with virtual schools

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, August 2, 2019

A recent state audit found two virtual charter schools received funding to educate students, but failed to do just that. Like so many, I’m incredibly frustrated by this news.

Lehe: Working together to protect our students

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, August 2, 2019

August is here and summer is coming to a close, which means kids will be heading back to school very soon. To better provide a safe learning environment for our children, Hoosier lawmakers worked diligently on policies to improve school bus safety, as well as response times in the event of an emergency. Last year, our state was shaken by the deaths of

Frye: Addressing safety in new school year

Friday, August 2, 2019

It is always exciting when the bell rings for the first time in a new school year. Students flock back to classrooms and hallways with their young minds ready to face new challenges and new assignments while reconnecting with friends.  Chapter one of this school year begins with new laws to better protect students and staff.

Bacon: American Legion celebrates 100th anniversary

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, August 2, 2019

This year, the American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary as the nation’s premier veteran organization focused on serving veterans, active service members and local communities. This anniversary is a good reminder that we are called to help, serve and care for the service members who protect our freedom.

Sullivan: Why 2020 is a historic year for women

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, August 2, 2019

It is easy to take for granted the rights and liberties we possess as Americans. A right many often overlook is the ability to choose our local, state and national leaders. The coming year marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which secured right to vote for women. This historic occasion is an opportunity for us to reflect on the legacy of women’s suffrage and continue the fight for more equal representation in our government and in our society.

Davisson: 50th anniversary of moon landing still inspiring

Friday, July 26, 2019

It was a Sunday night and we were all gathered around the black and white television. I was only 11 years old, but it was something I knew I couldn’t miss. American astronauts were going to land and walk on the moon. Even after 50 years, I still remember Apollo 11, the three astronauts’ names, even Michael Collins who made the 240,000-mile trip to the moon but never stepped foot on it.

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