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Bartels: Proactively addressing school safety

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, January 15, 2021

Schools do a tremendous job protecting our students, implementing safety measures like security check points, requiring additional background checks for parents and hiring school resource officers. These are great preventative measures, but there's always room for improvement. This is why I proposed legislation that would allow school corporations, along with sheriff departments, to apply for funds to improve communication and response times for local and state agencies in the rare event of an emergency.

Hamilton County Lawmakers: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.

Behning: Older Hoosiers now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).

Lyness: Hoosiers 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, January 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2021) – Hoosiers age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Payne: Hoosiers 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, January 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2021) – Hoosiers age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

Hamilton County lawmakers: Push for new court takes step forward

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, January 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2021) – The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Hamilton County to create a new superior court, according to State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel). 

Ziemke supports bill supporting law enforcement, transparency and accountability in policing

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, January 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2020) – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) recently voted to advance a bill supporting local law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing.

Barrett: Hoosiers age 80 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2021) – Indiana residents age 80 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond).

Sullivan supports legislation fully funding K-12 this school year

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2021) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) recently voted in support of a bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Lauer appointed as vice chair of House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2021) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) was recently appointed to serve as vice chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.

Key committee advances Steuerwald's bill supporting law enforcement, enhancements

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2021) – The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code unanimously voted today to advance State Rep. Greg Steuerwald's (R-Avon) bill supporting local law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing. Steuerwald, a member of the committee, said his proposal for a new law would require de-escalation

Behning: Education continues to be a top priority

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, January 11, 2021

State lawmakers are again gathering at the Capitol for the 2021 legislative session in order to continue working on issues that matter most to Hoosiers. While this session is unique due to steps being taken to keep everyone healthy and safe, I remain committed to being your voice at the Statehouse. Over the next several months as we consider new laws, I am dedicated to supporting policies to ensure Indiana comes back stronger than ever before.

Manning Memo: A unique start to session

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Monday, January 11, 2021

As I looked back at the last Manning Memo I wrote at the conclusion of the 2020 legislative session as the COVID-19 pandemic was just taking hold, I don’t think any of us could have imagined all that has transpired in the past nine months. This was quite the year, and we are all still dealing with a lot of challenges. But I am proud of our community, and I am proud of Indiana. We are blessed to live in the Hoosier state. 

Davisson: Same goals, new approach to 2021 legislative session

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, January 11, 2021

Even amid tremendous changes, Indiana is in a solid position entering the 2021 legislative session. Hoosiers are getting back to work, the state remains fiscally strong and the legislature is working to ensure public health and safety for all Hoosiers. While this session will certainly be different than previous years, I remain committed to working transparently and efficiently as we take a deep dive into important issues facing our communities.

Ledbetter: The 2021 legislative session is underway

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Monday, January 11, 2021

Last week, I joined my fellow lawmakers in Indianapolis for the start of the 2021 legislative session. While this session is unlike any others due to the pandemic, we are still hard at work tackling important issues like passing a responsibly balanced budget, supporting students and educators, improving public health and more.

McNamara working to put more human traffickers behind bars

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Monday, January 11, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2021) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) is working to further combat human trafficking in Indiana.

State Reps. DeVon, Teshka: House fast tracks legislation to fully fund K-12 this school year

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in support of a legislative proposal co-authored by State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Rowray: House fast tracks legislation to fully fund K-12 this school year

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee this week voted in support of a legislative proposal co-authored by State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Vermilion: Supporting rural health care workers, underserved areas

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 8, 2021

Indiana state lawmakers recently kicked off the 2021 legislative session at the Statehouse and I am eager to get to work serving our community in the General Assembly. This session, I am co-authoring legislation that would support many health care workers in underserved areas through a health workforce student loan repayment program.

Huston rolls out Indiana House Republicans' 2021 legislative priorities

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Thursday, January 7, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2021) – "We're focused on continuing to navigate this pandemic and helping Indiana bounce back stronger than ever before. It's critical we get more Hoosiers back to work, businesses open again and our economy firing on all cylinders. This session, our legislative priorities focus on helping small businesses and Hoosier workers, expanding rural broadband, improving public health, and supporting students and law enforcement. I look forward to working with our Senate colleagues and Governor Holcomb, and having a safe and productive legislative session."

House fast tracks Slager's legislation to fully fund K-12 this school year

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, January 6, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee today voted in support of State Rep. Hal Slager's (R-Schererville) legislative proposal to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Hendricks County House members named to legislative leadership roles, committees

Posted by: Courtney E Heiden  | Thursday, December 31, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 31, 2020) – Hendricks County legislators were recently reappointed to House leadership roles and standing committees. State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) will again chair the House Education Committee. He will also serve on the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. "Education remains a top priority for our

Frye: Optimistically heading into 2021

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, December 31, 2020

The year 2020 shared many challenges and trying times. As many states struggle to bounce back, Indiana is fortunate enough to remain fiscally strong and responsible, while also working to ensure public health and safety for all Hoosiers. Heading into 2021, let's count our blessings and work to make this coming year a better one. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as more people head back to work and COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be distributed to Hoosiers.

Goodrich: Jan. 1 new law removes barriers to opportunity

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, December 31, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 31, 2020) –  Starting Jan. 1, students' income earned through paid internships or work-based learning programs will no longer impact their families' eligibility for certain benefits.

Lehman re-elected House Majority Floor Leader, to serve on three standing committees

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, December 30, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 30, 2020) – State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) was recently re-elected House Majority Floor Leader and selected to serve on three key House standing committees. Lehman will serve on the House Committee on Public Policy, the House Committee on Public Health, and the House Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. As majority

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