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Baird: Putnam County communities awarded over $1.6 million for road projects

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, December 10, 2020

Local communities recently received more than $1.6 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

May: Lawrence County, Bedford awarded over $1.4 million for road projects

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, December 10, 2020

Lawrence County and Bedford recently received more than $1.4 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

Prescott to serve on Ways and Means, Environmental Affairs committees

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, December 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2020) – State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) was recently appointed to serve on the House Ways and Means and the House Environmental Affairs Committee.  

Karickhoff: Kokomo awarded $1 million for road projects

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Wednesday, December 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 9, 2020) – Kokomo recently received $1 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo).  

Huston announces House standing committee assignments

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2020) – House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) today released House standing committee appointments, which are made biennially after each election.

Huston statement on Indiana awarding $101M for local road projects

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2020) – "Indiana is continuing its commitment to maintaining and investing in local roads and bridges, which are critical to keeping our economy moving and improving quality of life. The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program is a unique partnership between the state and cities, towns and counties, and it's proven to be a big win for businesses and Hoosier drivers alike. We continue to see local road projects popping up whether it's on our neighborhood streets or our rural country roads, and I'm thankful that Indiana's fiscal health allows us to keep up this momentum."

Manning joins leaders at COVID-19 Vaccine Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2020) – State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) joined the COVID-19 Vaccine Summit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. along with other state and national leaders to discuss efforts to quickly deliver a safe vaccine nationwide.

Behning says Indiana's workforce efforts 'paying off' with Elanco jobs announcement

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, December 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2020) – "Our efforts to bring more high-paying jobs to Indiana are clearly paying off, and Hoosier workers are benefiting. Not only are more jobs coming to our area, but an industrial site that has been vacant for nearly 10 years will be put to good use. Elanco's investment in our community will pay dividends for years to come.”

Pressel appointed chair of House Roads and Transportation Committee

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, December 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Roads and Transportation Committee.

Huston statement on Elanco locating global HQ in central Indiana

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Friday, December 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2020) – "Elanco's decision to locate their global headquarters in Indiana builds on our growing reputation as a hotbed for cutting-edge innovation and one of the best states to do business. In addition to retaining much-needed Hoosier jobs, they're also creating hundreds of high-wage, high-skill positions, and making tremendous investments in our circle city. We’ve long awaited the development of the former GM Stamping plant industrial site, and Elanco will be a great fit as they expand their operations and prepare for future growth."

Bartels: Scholarships for aspiring teachers

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, December 4, 2020

Teachers have a lasting impact on children's lives, helping to shape the minds of future generations. To help recruit more Hoosier educators and reduce the cost of college tuition, Indiana offers future teachers a scholarship that can be used to pay for tuition and other school-related expenses. High school seniors and current college students pursuing teaching as a career should apply for the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.

Supporting our farmers, ag community

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, December 4, 2020

Hoosier farmers play an integral role in feeding the world, and supporting our state and local economies. Unfortunately, some are leaving the agriculture industry because of the high cost of health care and lack of health benefit options. To prevent farmers from leaving the industry or going without health care altogether, Indiana Farm Bureau is now offering flexible, affordable health care options to its members.

Teshka sworn in as new state representative for House District 7

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 3, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 3, 2020) – Jake Teshka of South Bend took the oath of office yesterday to serve as state representative for House District 7.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath via Zoom video during a virtual swearing-in ceremony.

"As a long-time public servant, it is an honor to now serve our district at the Statehouse," Teshka said. "I am energized and ready to bring my skills to the table as lawmakers take on important issues facing our community and state. Looking ahead, I am committed to working with all my colleagues and state leaders to help keep Indiana on the right path."

Behning reappointed chair of House Education Committee

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, December 2, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Education Committee.

Cook appointed chair of House Ethics Committee

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Wednesday, December 2, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Statutory Ethics Committee.

Priorities for the next legislative session

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, November 27, 2020

State lawmakers recently convened at the Statehouse to take the oath of office and start preparations for the next legislative session, which is set to begin Jan. 4. To say our lives have changed since the end of the last session in March would be an understatement.

Huston announces committee chairs, leadership appointments

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 24, 2020) – House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) today released House standing committee chair appointments and leadership positions for the 122nd General Assembly.

Payne sworn in as new state representative for House District 66

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Zach Payne of Charlestown took the oath of office Nov. 17 to serve as state representative for House District 66.

Abbott elected as Indiana GLLC leader for 2021-22

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 24, 2020) – The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus, a binational, nonpartisan group, recently elected State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) to represent Indiana on its executive committee through 2022. Abbott, a member of the caucus since 2019, will help direct the group's activities over the next two years.

Rep. Soliday, Sen. Koch: Energy Task Force highlights key findings for state's long-term energy plan

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, November 20, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2020) – Years-long research on the state's long-term energy plan culminated Nov. 19 at the Statehouse as the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force, co-chaired by State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), released its findings and recommendations.

State Rep. McNamara: Grants support local arts, cultural and destination marketing organizations

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, November 20, 2020

New Harmony recently received $12,944 in support grants to help recover COVID-19 related expenses, according to State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

State Reps. Bartels, Lindauer: Grants support local arts, cultural and destination marketing organizations

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, November 20, 2020

Several local arts and cultural organizations received more than $101,000 in support grants to help recover COVID-19 related expenses, according to State Reps. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) and Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Support Small Businesses Nov. 28 & beyond

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, November 20, 2020

Communities rely on small businesses to provide jobs, goods and services, and they bring Hoosiers together. Our neighbors deserve our support, especially with the challenges they are facing due to the ongoing pandemic. With Small Business Saturday Nov. 28, let's all come together and participate by shopping local and supporting Indiana-based companies.

Behning comments on Gov. Holcomb's pick for state's first secretary of education

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 19, 2020) – "Students, parents and educators are currently navigating a wide variety of challenges. Katie's knowledge and experiences from inside and outside the classroom will be valuable in the days ahead as we work on policies to support our schools during the pandemic and beyond. I look forward to working with Katie in her new role.”

Huston statement on Gov. Holcomb's pick for state's first secretary of education

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

"Dr. Katie Jenner brings a vast array of education experience, including serving in the classroom, school administration and higher education. She's a great pick to fill this important role. I look forward to working with her to continue supporting our Hoosier students, teachers and schools."

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