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Judy: Apply for an internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, July 26, 2018

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).

Bosma says Brett Kavanaugh uniquely qualified, solid choice for U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, July 26, 2018

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.”

Rep. Kirchhofer joins Gov. Holcomb to welcome Warren Central girls basketball champs to Statehouse

Posted by: Sam Holifield  | Friday, July 20, 2018

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.

Wabash artistís work presented to governor

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, July 19, 2018

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).

Bosma, Long respond to latest from Attorney General Curtis Hill

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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.”

Behning: New laws supporting students, schools now in effect

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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.

Johnson County Lawmakers: Keeping our schools safe

Posted by: Samantha Holifield & Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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.

American Legion honors State Rep. Jim Lucas

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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.

Kirchhofer: New laws in effect for Hoosier motorists

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, July 16, 2018

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.

Bacon: Looking out for student athletes

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, July 13, 2018

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.

Davisson: New laws addressing drug abuse, costly prescriptions

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, July 13, 2018

July 1 marked the effective date of a number of new laws helping Hoosiers. I supported a variety of measures addressing issues facing our community, ranging from school funding to newborn screenings. Two new laws I focused on this year take steps to combat the state’s opioid epidemic and ensure consumers are given the most cost-effective options

Indiana Broadband and Technology Association honors Rep. Frye

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, July 12, 2018

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.

Aylesworth: New laws in effect for Hoosier motorists

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2018) — State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) reminds motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe. “Indiana is proud to be known as the Crossroads of America,” Aylesworth said. “With so many vehicles traveling on our roads every day, motorists should take every step

Olthoff, Slager: New laws in effect for Hoosier motorists

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2018) — State Reps. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) and Hal Slager (R-Schererville) remind motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe. “Under a new law, fire departments can now offer free vehicle emissions tests to Hoosier drivers,” Olthoff said. “Since carbon monoxide

Soliday: New laws in effect for Hoosier motorists

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2018) — State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) reminds motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe. “A new safety measure requires Hoosier motorists to use only white or amber headlights on vehicles, and another empowers local fire departments to offer free carbon monoxide testing on

Bartels: Silver and purple helping Hoosiers

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Monday, July 9, 2018

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.

Pressel: New laws in effect for Hoosier motorists

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, July 9, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 9, 2018) — State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) reminds motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe. “Colored headlights can be distracting and even confusing when driving at night,” Pressel said. “Under a new law, Hoosier drivers must have only white or amber

Frye: Updating our roadways

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, July 6, 2018

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.

Smaltz congratulates DeKalb County Special Olympics team

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, July 6, 2018

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.”

Bosma, Long call on Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, July 5, 2018

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.”

Bosma: Legislative Council directs study of several DCS issues ahead of next session

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, July 2, 2018

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."

Davsson: Safety first this Fourth of July

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Monday, July 2, 2018

As we celebrate our country’s independence by coming together and spending time with loved ones and friends, let’s also remember those who sacrifice so much so our country may continue to be free. While observing this holiday with parades, cookouts and fireworks, use caution when taking part in these traditions, practice safety handling

Bacon: Breaking down the FAQs about CBD

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, June 29, 2018

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.

Leonard to serve on summer study committee

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, June 28, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2018) — State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) was recently selected to serve on the Native American Indian Affairs Commission.

Karickhoff: Let's work together to reduce diabetes in Howard County

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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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