STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) — Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) – “Brett Kavanaugh is deeply respected and well-known for his fair-mindedness, commitment to public service and conservative track record. He’s uniquely qualified and a solid choice to serve on our nation’s highest court. His confirmation would help shape the court for years to come, and it is my hope the Senate works quickly to confirm him.”
HONORING LOCAL ATHLETES: State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) (second from left) meets with Gov. Eric Holcomb (center) and the Warren Central High School girls basketball team in the governor’s office on Friday, July 20, 2018. The team, who won their first Indiana High School Athletic Association 4A Girls Basketball State Championship in February, presented Holcomb with a basketball signed by the 2018 Warren Central girls and boys state championship teams.
STATEHOUSE (July 18, 2018) — The work of Wabash artist Ellen Stouffer was presented to Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw).
STATEHOUSE (July 18, 2018) – “We believe Curtis Hill is the individual who should be answering questions about allegations of inappropriate conduct, and we stand by our prior statements regarding this matter. We are fully cooperating with the Inspector General’s Office as they conduct their current investigation and will await the results.”
STATEHOUSE (July 18, 2018) — With students and educators preparing to head back to the classroom in the coming weeks, State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) said many new laws impact local school districts.
In the coming weeks, many students and educators will be heading back to the classroom for a new school year. While this is an exciting time, some may have questions about the steps being taken to ensure the safety of our children and those who dedicate their lives to educating our future leaders. School safety continues to be a top priority for state lawmakers as we build on our policies and offer a variety of resources to better ensure our children learn and grow in a safe environment.
STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2018) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) on Saturday received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Legion Department of Indiana for his work on behalf of Hoosier veterans.
STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) reminds motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3.8 million sport-related concussions are reported each year throughout the country. Because student athletes’ brains are still developing, concussions can cause serious, long-term damage when not properly treated. As we near the start of the school year and more sport seasons start, it is important to be mindful of student athlete safety.
STATEHOUSE (July 12, 2018) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) received the Legislator of the Year Award on Tuesday from the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association for his continued work to modernize telecommunications and broadband in Indiana.
On July 1, a number of new laws went into effect benefitting Hoosiers across Indiana, and it is important to keep up to date with those new laws impacting our area. Two laws I worked on this year will help locate missing children and equip landowners with a new tool to mark their property.
Road construction and summer months are familiar partners in Indiana. We are continually investing in our state and local roadways and implementing Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative. Patience is a key component when dealing with road construction. Investing in our infrastructure and making our communities open and accessible to motorists is important for maintaining our status as the Crossroads of America.
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2018) — “I’m truly overwhelmed today with a sense of awe. Throughout this team’s journey, they’ve seized each opportunity and been rewarded with success every step of the way. Their efforts have inspired and strengthened our community.
“Basketball is part of our state’s sports heritage, and it’s fitting an Indiana team won the gold medal. This group has overcome obstacles, shown resiliency and excelled at the highest level of competition. The experience will serve them well moving forward.”
STATEHOUSE (July 5, 2018) – “We believe that the women who came forward with accounts of inappropriate behavior by Attorney General Curtis Hill in the early hours of March 15, 2018, are telling the truth regardless of the Attorney General’s denial of these allegations. We do not believe that Curtis Hill, as chief law enforcement officer of the State of Indiana, can continue to perform his duties, nor should he, and we call for his immediate resignation. We have further requested that the Indiana Inspector General thoroughly investigate these allegations. Sexual harassment is unacceptable at any time, in any place. It makes no difference that these incidents did not occur in a workplace environment. Curtis Hill is not our employee; if he was, he would already have been fired. Because we cannot terminate his employment, we ask instead for him to own up to his actions, apologize publicly to the victims, and tender his resignation immediately.”
STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2018) - "Several of the recommendations made by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group regarding the Department of Child Services may require substantive changes to state law. That's why we assigned a number of these topics to the Interim Committee on the Courts and the Judiciary, where they can be fully vetted and lawmakers can bring sound policy recommendations to the table next session. Improving the state's child welfare system requires a comprehensive approach, and we remain fully committed to improving outcomes for these vulnerable children."
A new law allows certain products derived from industrial hemp, like CBD oil, to be sold and used in Indiana. Although Hoosiers can now legally use this alternative medical treatment option, some questions remain about CBD and the new law, which I would like to help clear up.
STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2018) – Those in Howard County at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can receive prevention assistance thanks to a new lifestyle change program, according to State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo).
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