STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) – The House Committee on Ways and Means today voted to advance State Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation that would provide tax relief to many Hoosier veterans.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — Montpelier recently received a $600,000 federal grant for stormwater system improvements, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation Tuesday that would establish the Ivy Tech Public Safety Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday passed State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) legislation that would provide opportunities for local senior citizens to share their life experiences and skills with students.
At the start of the new year, lawmakers returned to the Statehouse to begin working on critical issues impacting Hoosiers. I’m excited about many of the topics being discussed, but my top priority continues to be helping children in the foster care system. We should be doing everything in our power to protect children in foster homes and take every step to limit potential trauma during this transition.
The 2019 legislative session is in full swing, and I am working on legislation that addresses issues both statewide and in our community. This year, I am spearheading a number of proposals that include efforts to provide more educational opportunities to students, support Hoosier veterans and provide a tax incentive to public safety volunteers.
Many townships in Indiana operate efficiently and transparently, but there are changes that can be made to help improve oversight and accountability across the board. Over the summer, I met with township trustees and advisory board members to discuss what steps can be taken to improve the structure and effectiveness of township government.
The 2019 legislative session kicked-off earlier this month, and lawmakers are already working to address issues affecting Hoosiers across the state. This session, our top priorities include maintaining a balanced state budget, increasing protections for young Hoosiers, strengthening our commitment to teachers and students, promoting workforce initiatives, and supporting Indiana veterans. As I represent you and your family at the Statehouse, your feedback on these issues and others will be extremely helpful. There are many ways we can stay connected throughout the legislative session.
This session, House Republicans are continuing their strong commitment to supporting our Hoosier veterans and putting their skills to use. Thousands of Indiana veterans risked their lives to ensure the safety of our state and nation, and I will continue seeking out new ways to support them and their families.
It is my privilege to serve the people of Indiana House District 22. I am proud of our district and what we contribute to the State of Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 17, 2019) – Key House committees advanced State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation that would provide more career opportunities for educators.
The second week of the legislative session moved quickly, as more committees begin their work and bills begin to move through the process. On Tuesday evening, Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined his 2019 goals during the annual State of the State address. I look forward to working with the governor to accomplish our shared goal of taking Indiana to the Next Level.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) – “I appreciate and support the work of Chief Justice Rush to ensure Indiana’s judicial branch continues to adapt to the changing needs of all those who interact with our court system. Indiana has successfully expanded court technology, which is critical to streamlining services and identifying efficiencies. Our Hoosier judiciary faces tremendous challenges, but continues to make great strides in curbing the effects of addiction, improving the paths to recovery for offenders and supporting our most vulnerable Hoosier children.”
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) — State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) recognized members of the USS Indiana and future members of the USS Indianapolis Tuesday with a resolution in the House Chamber.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in public schools.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – “Governor Holcomb set the right tone with his bold vision for our state’s future, and we will continue working with him to take our shared priorities across the finish line this session.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – The House Public Health Committee on Wednesday is set to hear State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation to help lower Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation to strengthen Indiana’s workforce pipeline.
The 2019 legislative session recently began and lawmakers are quickly getting to work addressing issues impacting our state. This session, Indiana House Republican priorities include passing a biennial budget that supports the state’s fiscal needs, protecting our youth, increasing teacher pay, strengthening workforce initiatives and supporting Hoosier veterans.
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