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Carbaugh honors Concordia Lutheran boys cross country team’s first state title

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2020) – State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Concordia Lutheran High School boys cross country team at the Statehouse. 

House honors Bacon for decade of service in General Assembly

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Members of the House of Representatives honored State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) today for his years of public service.

Lucas honors life of local U.S. Marine at Statehouse

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) recently honored the life of Jennings County native Lance Cpl. Jacky Ray Koenig Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corps for his service to his country.

Frye: Help our Hoosier heroes

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our heroes currently serving and who have served in the military provide so much to our country. Too often, our veterans are met with challenging times when returning home to civilian life. These brave men and women can encounter addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, joblessness and other contributors that cause homelessness. In 2019, Indiana saw its homeless veteran population increase by 6%. The American Legion, Department of Indiana can help these courageous service men and women in need. 

Bill sponsored by Bacon allowing EMS to cross state lines could soon be law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The House of Representatives on Tuesday supported legislation sponsored by State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) adding Indiana to the EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact, which would allow emergency service providers to cross state lines to save lives.

Student pages visit Rep. Baird at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2020) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.

Leonard fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) (center) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.

Behning: Aligning Indiana’s workforce efforts

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, February 17, 2020

Nearly half of Hoosier employers have unfilled positions due to not having enough qualified applicants. In just two years, it is expected the state will need to fill approximately 1 million jobs. As Indiana continues to skill up its workforce, our efforts at every level must be aligned.

Burton: Landlords shouldn't be stuck with tenants' unpaid bills

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, February 17, 2020

When someone rents a house or an apartment, they assume responsibility for paying their utility bills. In the past, smaller communities enacted ordinances placing the responsibility for tenants’ unpaid utilities on property owners. These local ordinances tied the hands of landlords who have limited options when their renter stops paying. A law I authored last year protects property owners from being held accountable for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills, but additional clarification is needed so the appropriate person is billed.

Nisly: Hot topics from this legislative session

Monday, February 17, 2020

It seems like just yesterday we started the 2020 legislative session of the General Assembly. I have been hard at work with my colleagues in determining new legislation to consider. All the bills approved by the House of Representatives must now make their way through committee and to the Senate floor and vice versa.

Jordan honors Bremen softball team for state championship title

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, February 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2020) – State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) today honored the Bremen High School Softball team on their 2019 state championship at the Statehouse. After a 29-2 season and earning the school’s first-ever conference title in any sport, the Lady Lions beat Tecumseh High School for the IHSAA Class 2A State Championship.

Cherry: Stopping distracted driving

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, February 14, 2020

With nearly nine American’s killed each day due to distracted driving, steps need to be taken to make roadways safer. While state law currently prohibits texting while driving, it is difficult to enforce as people use their cell phones for more than just texting. This session, state lawmakers are taking a stand against distracted driving to help keep Hoosiers safe.

Abbott fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, February 14, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Dave Abbott (R-Rome City) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.

Manning Memo: Moving swiftly into the second half

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, February 14, 2020

This week we began the second half of this year’s legislative session. In the first half, we passed 114 bills out of the House and the Senate advanced 169 bills. One point I always like to make is about the collaborative environment at the Statehouse. Of the bills that passed the House so far, every single one had bipartisan support. Furthermore, 89% of those bills passed with 10 or fewer “nay” votes. I think this is important to note because many people don’t realize that we have a lot of bipartisan and practical legislation. 

Mayfield fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Ziemke honors Honda’s 2 millionth Hoosier-made vehicle milestone

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) recently honored Honda Manufacturing of Indiana with a resolution at the Indiana Statehouse for producing its 2 millionth vehicle in Greensburg and its contributions to the community.

Borders hosts local district officials on Virtual Library Statehouse Day

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) (center) hosts administrators and employees of the Knox, Sullivan and Vigo county public libraries for Virtual Library Statehouse Day on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse.

Heaton fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Cook: Local school districts know what works best for them

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

Our teachers and schools spend countless hours working with young Hoosiers, helping to prepare them for bright futures. As our talented educators take on this vital responsibility, they are also met with copious mandates that can take them away from teaching in the classroom. Because local school districts understand what works best for them, I am co-authoring a bill that gives them more flexibility and streamlines teacher licensing requirements.

Goodrich fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Karickhoff fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) (left) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Schaibley fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) (left) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Saunders fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 13, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) (right) joins Knightstown American Legion members to fill care packages to donate to veterans in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Behning recognizes 2020 Plainfield teacher of the year at Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) Tuesday recognized Plainfield Community School Corp. Teacher of the Year Adam Ferguson in the House Chamber.

Ellington fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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