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Bartels: House advances bill giving school districts authority to determine weight of test results in teacher performance evaluations

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) that would decouple teacher performance evaluations from student test scores.

Lauer invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Cherry invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Barrett invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Burton: Legislative session off to a fast start

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, January 13, 2020

The 2020 legislative session kicked off this month, and we are hitting the ground running. This year is a short session, so lawmakers must conclude our business by mid-march. Already, several bills are moving through the legislative process, including two proposals supporting students, teachers and schools.

Baird invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Insurance committee to hear Smaltz’s bill addressing surprise medical billing

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – The House Insurance Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Ben Smaltz’s (R-Auburn) bill protecting Hoosiers from surprise medical billing.

House advances Cook's bill to decouple teacher performance evaluations from test scores

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) - State Rep. Tony Cook's (R-Cicero) bill to decouple teacher evaluations from student test scores took a critical step forward on Monday as the Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of the measure.

House supports DeVon’s bill holding teachers, schools harmless from ILEARN scores for two years

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, January 13, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – Indiana House of Representatives Monday voted in support of State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would ensure schools and teachers evaluations are not negatively impacted by ILEARN scores for two years.

Behning welcomes Abraham Lincoln Elementary School FIRST LEGO League Jr. team to Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 10, 2020

The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School FIRST LEGO League Jr. team joins State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) (back row, center) in the House Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Statehouse. The team was recognized by the Indiana House of Representatives for their passion for learning about science, technology, engineering and math subjects. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a program designed to introduce STEM concepts to students ages 6 to 10.

Lehe: Kicking off the 2020 session

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, January 10, 2020

The 2020 legislative session kicked off this week, and House lawmakers are ready to get to work on issues facing Hoosiers. With some very important topics being discussed this year, including education and health care, it is important we stay in touch over the next few months. Each year during session, I participate in several third house meetings

Davisson: Improving transparency in health care

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, January 10, 2020

Hoosiers spend more on health care annually than the average American. Anecdotal evidence indicates many patients are skipping necessary procedures and prescriptions because they fear they cannot afford them. To help, Indiana House Republicans are prioritizing driving down health care costs this session with two proposals for new laws that can also help empower consumers to make more informed choices regarding their health.

Heaton: $700,000 grant to improve Town of Spencer sewer system

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2020) – The Town of Spencer was awarded a $700,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant Fund to help continue economic development.

Manning Memo: Kicking off the 2020 legislative session

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, January 10, 2020

We kicked off the 2020 legislative session last week at the Statehouse. It’s an honor to continue serving you as your state representative and working to improve the quality of life in our community. This is a “short session,” which lasts until early March. This is the session we consider bills that have zero or limited fiscal impact.

Bacon: Calling all students: Page with the Indiana House of Representatives

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, January 10, 2020

The Indiana House of Representatives offers a unique hands-on learning experience through its page program. Hoosier students can learn how laws are made and how to get involved in government and public service. I encourage all interested students from our community to participate.

Schaibley’s bill allowing Hamilton County to appoint an additional magistrate moves forward

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, January 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2020) – The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee recently approved State Rep. Donna Schaibley’s (R-Carmel) legislation opening up the opportunity for Hamilton County judges to appoint an additional magistrate.  

Soliday presents state’s top award to local leaders

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, January 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2020) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) recently presented Sagamore of the Wabash awards to Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart for their many years of service to the city and their diligent work to improve the community. “Both Jon and Sharon embody what it means to be selfless public

House lawmakers, Indiana Legion join forces to help homeless veterans

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Wednesday, January 8, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion Department of Indiana are joining forces this legislative session to help homeless Hoosier veterans. House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) teamed up with officials from the Indiana Legion on

Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings Saturday

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2020) — State lawmakers representing Johnson County will host two public meetings on Saturday, Jan. 11, to discuss the start of the 2020 legislative session.

Improving local government, elections

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

As the 2020 legislative session begins, lawmakers throughout Indiana are working on bills to address a variety of issues impacting our state. This session, I am authoring legislation on several topics, including county commissions and Indiana elections.

Morrison invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2020) – State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Cook’s bill to permanently decouple teacher performance evaluations from test scores moves forward

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2020) – A bill authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) to permanently decouple teacher performance evaluations from student test scores passed out of the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

DeVon’s bill holding teachers, schools harmless from ILEARN scores passes committee

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would provide flexibility to schools when considering ILEARN scores to determine a teacher’s effectiveness in evaluations passed out of the House Education Committee Tuesday.

May: Supporting schools and addressing health care costs among our top priorities for 2020 legislative session

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A new year always starts with a new legislative session in Indiana. For the next 10 weeks, I will work with fellow lawmakers on legislation to positively impact the lives of Hoosiers across the state.

Bosma releases House Republicans’ 2020 legislative priorities

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Monday, January 6, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2020) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) rolled out Indiana House Republicans’ top legislative priorities for the 2020 session, which kicked off today at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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