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Davisson: Helping home-based vendors reach more Hoosiers

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, February 19, 2021

Indiana is home to thousands of Hoosiers who make their living by selling homegrown, homemade and locally produced goods. Home-based vendors make everything from baked goods to honey, jams and jellies. Right now, they can only sell their products at farmers markets and roadside stands, which limits their customer base and timeframe. To help them expand and succeed, I am authoring legislation this session so home-based vendors can sell their goods in person, remotely or through a third party. 

Lehe: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, February 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2021) – Some apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston).

Frye: Bill providing license plates to Purple Heart families advances to Senate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, February 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted unanimously to advance legislation co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) granting surviving spouses the ability to obtain a Purple Heart license plate in honor of their loved ones.

Hostetler: Legislation supporting local law enforcement advances to Senate

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2021) – After a unanimous vote by the Indiana House of Representatives, legislation co-authored by State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) supporting local law enforcement now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Bartels supports legislation improving public health

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation establishing a new $50 million public health grant program, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Prescott: Bill expanding school choice opportunities moves forward

Friday, February 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday supported legislation that would provide more families the freedom and flexibility to send their child to a school that best meets their needs, according to State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City). "Students should learn in a setting that best suits them," Prescott said.

Supporting, investing in local law enforcement

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, February 19, 2021

Our public safety officials do an important job protecting Hoosier communities and we must continue to support them. This session, I co-authored bipartisan legislation to support local law enforcement, and boost accountability and transparency in policing.

Jeter: Bill expanding telehealth access passes the House

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, February 18, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted to advance legislation that would make health care more accessible by expanding telehealth options, according to State Rep. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers).

Karickhoff's '13th check' for public employees clears Indiana House

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, February 18, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently approved State Rep. Mike Karickhoff's (R-Kokomo) bill, which would provide an additional yearly benefit to retired public employees and teachers along with a $50 increase.

Lindauer's bill expanding telehealth access passes the House

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, February 18, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted to advance State Rep. Shane Lindauer's (R-Jasper) legislation that would make health care more accessible by expanding telehealth options.

Bartels, Davisson support bill to improve public health

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, February 18, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted on Tuesday in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Lauer: Bill expanding school choice opportunities moves forward

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, February 18, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to advance legislation co-authored by State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) that would provide more families the freedom and flexibility to send their child to a school that best meets their needs.

Supporting small-business owners who choose to represent themselves in court

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, February 18, 2021

For some small-business owners who often make trips to small claims court, court costs and attorney fees can add up fast and sometimes outweigh the benefits of the claim itself. I am working on legislation to help remove a roadblock for business owners who may opt to represent themselves to help save money and time.

Cook's bill to increase transparency of school performance heads to the Senate

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) – State Rep. Tony Cook's (R-Cicero) bill to better inform Hoosier parents about school performance now heads to the Senate after the Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of the legislation.

Payne supports bill to improve public health

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted on Tuesday in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

Behning's bill expanding school choice opportunities moves forward

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday supported State Rep. Bob Behning's (R-Indianapolis) legislation that would provide more families the freedom and flexibility to send their child to a school that best meets their needs.

Lyness, Ziemke support bill to improve public health

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted on Tuesday in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

House advances Vermilion's bill establishing $50M grant program to improve Hoosier health

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of legislation authored by State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion) that would establish a new $50 million grant program targeting the state's most critical health challenges. According to the United Health Foundation, Indiana falls at the bottom of several health rankings,

Barrett: Local police rack up 14k miles transporting mental health patients

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2021) – The House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Brad Barrett's (R-Richmond) legislation that would help law enforcement agencies recoup costs of transporting mental health patients. Last year, Wayne County Sheriff's Department transported 115 patients with severe mental illness from the local

Rep. Snow's bill to protect Hoosier grain farmers advances to Senate

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2021) — The Indiana House of Representatives on Monday voted in support of legislation authored by State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) to help protect Hoosier farmers when a grain buyer's operation fails leaving them without payment.

Borders: Bill helping students impacted by pandemic passes House

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation establishing the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help students experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

Karickhoff's bill encouraging electric vehicle research and development clears Indiana House

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Monday, February 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2021) – On Thursday, the Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Mike Karickhoff's (R-Kokomo) bill that could help Indiana become a leader in the growing electric vehicle industry.

Frye: Warm up this winter with these tips

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, February 15, 2021

Winter is in full swing, ushering in extremely cold weather and layering our roads with ice and snow. Southeast Indiana continues to face cold temperatures and dangerous driving conditions. When it comes to the cold, preparation is key.

House supports Slager's bill improving access to pediatric care closer to home

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, February 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives this week advanced State Rep. Hal Slager's (R-Schererville) legislation that would provide access to pediatric hospitals across state lines for Medicaid-covered Indiana children.

VanNatter: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, February 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2021) — Some apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

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