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VanNatter to serve on three House Committees

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) — In addition to serving as chair of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee, State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was also named to serve on the House Environmental Affairs Committee and House Financial Institutions Committee.

Bosma releases House standing committee assignments

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 5, 2018) – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released House standing committee assignments today for the 121st General Assembly.

“House lawmakers are ready for the upcoming session as we focus on the state’s priorities and passing another honestly balanced state budget,” Bosma said. “Our committees do much of the heavy lifting during session as they review and evaluate legislative proposals. We are fortunate to have so many talented members with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences working to keep Indiana moving forward.”

Stutzman: Middlebury awarded $1M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 5, 2018) — Middlebury received $1 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury).

 Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds to local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.

VanNatter: Local communities awarded $2.4M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, December 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 3, 2018) — Local communities recently received more than $2.4 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

Sullivan to chair House Roads and Transportation Committee

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Roads and Transportation Committee.

Bacon to chair House Interstate and International Cooperation Committee

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Interstate and International Cooperation Committee.

McNamara to chair House Courts and Criminal Code Committee

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee.

VanNatter to chair House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was reappointed to serve as chair of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee.

As a small business owner, VanNatter says he understands many of the challenges facing Hoosier entrepreneurs and takes his experience to the committee, where he has served as chairman since 2016.

Wesco to chair House elections and apportionment committee

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, November 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Elections and Apportionment Committee.

Davisson: Responsibly funding Hoosier priorities

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, November 30, 2018

The Indiana General Assembly recently met at the Statehouse for Organization Day to ceremonially kick-off the 2019 legislative session. While session doesn’t officially begin until January, I am excited to get back to work on many of the issues that will be considered in the coming months. The state has many priorities this session, but the biggest is

Bosma responds to strategic plan on tolling, governorís assessment

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – “I appreciate the hard work that went into this strategic plan and support the governor’s assessment that additional tolling is not necessary in the foreseeable future. Last year, we passed a comprehensive and data-driven road funding plan, which significantly addresses state and local infrastructure needs. Our conservative approach is a model for other states, and positions Indiana to responsibly maintain and improve its infrastructure. While we have taken tremendous steps forward, we will continue to monitor future revenue projections and consider all options as our state’s needs change.”

Bosma announces committee chairmanships, leadership appointments

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released appointments today for House standing committee chairmanships, leadership positions and select, key committees for the 121st General Assembly.

“House Republicans have an outstanding team of leaders who are ready to roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running this legislative session,” Bosma said. “The work of our committees is often understated, but their roles are critical to the process as they carefully vet bills and dig in on the issues.”

Soliday to chair Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) was recently appointed as chair of the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. “There are many challenges that result from the rapidly changing world of energy and telecommunications,” Soliday said. “I believe my experience on the Water

Sullivan responds to governorís assessment on tolling

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, November 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – “When passing Indiana’s largest infrastructure investment in state history in 2017, we focused on implementing a comprehensive plan backed by significant data. I appreciate the governor’s announcement to not toll at this time, and am committed to working with Governor Holcomb’s administration and my colleagues in the House and Senate. In the future, it is important to keep our options open, remain aware of our state’s needs, and utilize the same kind of data-driven approach down the line. I look forward to the upcoming session as we continue to improve our state and local infrastructure.”

State Rep. Cook to file hate crime legislation

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 27, 2018) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) today released draft legislation that would create a statewide hate crime statute.

Bartels: Gearing up for the legislative session

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Lawmakers recently met at the Statehouse for the Indiana General Assembly’s annual Organization Day. This ceremonial start to the legislative session provides an opportunity for lawmakers to come together, discuss important issues and focus on legislative priorities before the official start of session on Jan. 3.

Bacon: Giving thanks and serving those in need

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The holiday season is a great time to give thanks, reflect on the blessings in our lives, and show compassion for those less fortunate. While spending time with your family and enjoying holiday activities, consider ways to help others in our community. Giving back can be a rewarding experience, and this time of year, there are many opportunities to get involved in our area.

Barrett sworn in as new state representative for House District 56

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 21, 2018) – Bradford Barrett of Richmond took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative for House District 56.

Frye: Consider giving this Thanksgiving

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season for many, and it gives us time to reflect on all the opportunities and kindnesses we continuously receive. For my family and me, we dedicate the day to seeing our extended family and friends, and giving thanks to the numerous blessings that we were given over the last year. In the spirit of giving thanks and

Rep. Bacon returns to the Statehouse for Organization Day

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) today joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Lauer sworn in as new state representative for House District 59

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – Ryan Lauer of Columbus took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 59.

Prescott sworn in as new state representative for House District 33

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – John Prescott of Union City took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 33.

Reps. Burton, Young return to Statehouse for Organization Day

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Young (R-Franklin) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse on Tuesday for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Bosma: Tough budget decisions ahead even as stateís economy fires on all cylinders

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – “Our state’s economy and government is hitting on all cylinders, and employers have taken notice. Existing businesses are expanding, entrepreneurs are launching startups and global, high-tech giants like GE, Salesforce and Infosys are relocating to Hoosier soil.

Manning sworn in as new state representative for House District 23

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – Ethan Manning of Denver took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 23.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during Organization Day, the formal start to the legislative session.

“Being sworn in as a member of the Indiana General Assembly is a moment I will never forget. It’s an honor to serve the people of my district and have their support,” Manning said.

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