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Hancock County lawmakers: Bill supporting small business recovery heads to governor

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2021) –  Legislation supporting jobs, employers and economic recovery by investing $60 million to expand the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program could soon be law, according to Hancock County lawmakers.

Bill requiring middle school students to take a civics education course signed into law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2021) – Legislation to improve civic engagement among young Hoosiers is now law, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville). House Enrolled Act 1384, which Saunders supported, requires students to take a semester-long civics education course in grades 6, 7 or 8. Saunders said young Hoosiers usually take a government

Governor signs 'monumental' new law sponsored by Vermilion to honor Hoosier suffragettes

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2021) – The Statehouse will be home to a new monument honoring Hoosier suffragettes thanks to a law sponsored by State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion). Vermilion, president of the women's POWER caucus, said Senate Enrolled Act 6 extends the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission's work to 2024 as they create a Statehouse

Karickhoff's bill to help Indiana lead in electric vehicle development heads to the governor

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2021) – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff's (R-Kokomo) bill to help Indiana car manufacturers prepare to develop electric vehicles could soon be law.

Reps. Barrett, Saunders: New law requires middle school students to take a civics education course

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2021) – Legislation to improve civic engagement among young Hoosiers is now law, according to State Reps. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville). Barrett and Saunders voted in support of House Enrolled Act 1384 requiring students to take a semester-long civics education course in grades 6, 7 or 8. Barrett said

McNamara: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jordan Wallace and Tricia Esarey  | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2021) – Evansville Central High School graduate Logen Sitzman is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Lyness, Ziemke: Bill supporting local law enforcement crosses finish line

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) — With the governor's signature, a bill co-authored by State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) supporting law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing is now law.

Ziemke: Bill supporting local law enforcement crosses finish line

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) — With the governor's signature, a bill co-authored by State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) supporting law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing is now law.

Davisson: Bill to fully fund virtual public school students now law

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2021) – Legislation to fully fund public school students attending classes virtually this academic year due to COVID-19 is now law, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Payne: Bill supporting local law enforcement crosses finish line

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) — With the governor's signature, a bill co-authored by State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown) supporting law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing is now law.

Lauer: Bill supporting local law enforcement crosses finish line

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) – With the governor's signature, a bill co-authored by State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) supporting law enforcement and boosting accountability and transparency in policing is now law.

Hostettler: Bill to fully fund virtual public school students now law

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) – Legislation to fully fund public school students attending classes virtually this academic year due to COVID-19 is now law, according to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka).

Lyness: Bill supporting local law enforcement crosses finish line

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) — With the governor's signature, a bill co-authored by State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) supporting law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing is now law.

Soliday's bill could soon be law prioritizing students, schools, rural clinics for broadband access

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Monday, April 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2021) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) prioritizing broadband access for students, schools and rural clinics could soon be law.

DeVon: Bill supporting small business recovery heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, April 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2021) –  Legislation supporting jobs, employers and economic recovery by investing $60 million to expand the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program could soon be law, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger). 

Rep. Slager: Bill heads to governor protecting Hoosiers' access to quality pediatric care closer to home

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Monday, April 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2021) – State Rep. Hal Slager's (R-Schererville) legislation to help Medicaid-covered Indiana children receive access to high quality pediatric care closer to home could soon be law.

Reps. Lehe, Negele: Tippecanoe County graduates gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Monday, April 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2021) – Local high school graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Reps. Don Lehe (R-Brookston), Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and their fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Lehman: Bill supporting local law enforcement crosses finish line

Posted by: Courtney E Heiden  | Monday, April 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2021) – With the governor's signature, a bill co-authored by State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) supporting law enforcement and boosting accountability and transparency in policing is now law. To ensure only the best officers are hired, Lehman said House Enrolled Act 1006 requires police agencies to request an officer candidate's

Frye: Supporting Hoosier first responders who die from COVID-19

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, April 12, 2021

Hoosier first responders work daily to keep Hoosiers and their communities safe. Every time they leave for work, they are unsure of the threats they may face. Many of our firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics and EMTs are responding to calls where they come in contact with COVID-19. In the event that a first responder dies from this virus, I am sponsoring legislation that will provide line of duty death benefits to their families.

Borders: Be aware of tax season scams

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, April 12, 2021

As taxpayers file their 2020 tax returns, State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) urges Hoosiers to look out for identity thieves and scammers.

Rep. Morrison: Local resident gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, April 12, 2021

Vigo County resident Carson Bailey is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Negele: Bill supporting small business recovery heads to governor

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, April 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2021) – Legislation supporting jobs, employers and economic recovery by investing $60 million to expand the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program could soon be law, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

Jordan: bill supporting small business recovery heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, April 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2021) –  Legislation supporting jobs, employers and economic recovery by investing $60 million to expand the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program could soon be law, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen).

Davisson, Engleman: Bill to fully fund virtual public school students now law

Posted by: Jordan Wallace and Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, April 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2021) – Legislation to fully fund public school students attending school virtually this school year due to COVID-19 is now law, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Cherry: Working hard to expand rural broadband

Posted by: Alexandra Radtke  | Friday, April 9, 2021

In today's world, the internet plays a vital part in our day-to-day lives. Whether using the web to look up directions, connect with loved ones or shop online, it can be difficult to navigate without it. However, many Hoosiers across the state are lacking adequate internet service, creating a “digital divide” among those with access and those

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