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Lucas to serve on two key summer study committees

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy and the Interim Study Committee on Elections. Summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. “These committees give us a chance as legislators to explore topics that need

Morrison to serve on key summer study committees

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) — State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) will serve on two summer study committees, which examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. Morrison will serve as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, and on the Interim Study Committee on Elections.

Lehe to serve on agriculture summer study committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) – State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) will serve as the vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Lehe said summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. During the 2019 legislative session, Lehe co-authored a measure urging for a study

Heaton to serve on financial institutions, insurance study committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. Summer study committees examine the state’s top issues and recommend potential legislation. “We’ve been assigned several topics to study, including revisions to the

Burtonís bill protecting property owners signed into law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 26, 2019) – State Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation protecting property owners from being held accountable for their tenants’ unpaid utility bills was recently ceremonially signed into law by the governor.  

Bairdís legislation helping Hoosier veterans now law

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, right) ceremonially signs legislation co-authored by State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) (back row, third from right) helping Hoosier veterans involved in the court system Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. House Enrolled Act 1299 better ensures struggling veterans are aware of available

Bosma releases summer study committee appointments

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2019) ― House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released the 2019 interim study committee appointments today for members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Cherry receives perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis.

Soliday receives top ranking from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) – State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Soliday earned a score of 96% based on his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Negele receives perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Negele earned a score of 100% based on her votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019 legislative

Ziemke receives perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) was recently identified as a pro-economy, pro-jobs legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis. Ziemke earned a perfect score based on her votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 38 bills during the 2019

Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) — Christian Academy of Indiana, Floyd Central High School and Our Lady of Providence High School were among 54 schools recently honored during the Indiana Advanced Placement recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to local legislators. The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana College Board celebrated the

Frye: We all play a role in keeping our roads safe

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, June 21, 2019

Nearly 80,000 miles of roadways wind through Indiana. From well-traveled interstates to curving country roads, hardworking Hoosiers maintain this vital infrastructure connecting us. As we make record investments in infrastructure improvements and construction crews ramp up work this summer, we must all do our part to ensure those maintaining our roads and fellow motorists traveling through work zones are safe.

Bartels: Education is a top priority

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, June 21, 2019

This legislative session, lawmakers made record investments in K-12 education in Indiana. Ensuring our children receive quality instruction is a top priority, and it is important we continue to prepare them for success in the classroom and workplace.

Pressel welcomes La Lumiere students to Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 20, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) is joined at the Statehouse by (from left to right) La Lumiere graduate Elaine Jensen, Social Science Chair and educator Dettey Audette, and government course students Emma Schroder, Maddie Risser and Ella Craig on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Pressel welcomed the La Lumiere staff and students to the

Jordan: U.S. Highway 30 section renamed in memory of fallen officer

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 20, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2019) – A section of U.S. Highway 30 was renamed today in memory of a local state police officer killed in the line of duty, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen). Indiana State Police Master Motor Carrier Inspector Ralph “Ray” Reed Jr. was struck and killed on U.S. 30 in Marshall County on Aug. 3, 1995, when

Lauerís bill holding public servants more accountable now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2019) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation imposing tougher penalties on government officials and employees who are convicted of stealing public funds was ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday at the Statehouse.

Davisson: Indiana Grown showcases locally sourced products

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, June 14, 2019

Hoosiers spend $16 billion a year buying food, but less than 10 percent of that amount goes toward locally sourced products. With Indiana Grown, consumers can better identify and purchase products grown, raised, produced and processed in our state, while members receive free assistance with marketing their locally made goods.

Rep. Mahan announces resignation from House seat

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2019) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) announced today he will be resigning effective July 31, 2019, from the House of Representatives due to accepting a position with Community Health Network and moving outside of District 31.

Mahanís legislation expanding protections for vulnerable children now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) — State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) legislation helping improve outcomes for the foster care system was ceremonially signed into law today at the Statehouse by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) — State lawmakers representing Johnson County will host two public meetings on Saturday, June 22, to provide a recap of the 2019 legislative session.

Sherman: Johnson County lawmakers to host public meetings

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) — State lawmakers representing Johnson County will host two public meetings on Saturday, June 22, to provide a recap of the 2019 legislative session. The first meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library, located at 310 S. Meridian St. The second meeting will be from 1-3 p.m. at the

Bosma statement on Gov. Eric Holcomb signing education, DCS reform bills into law

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

“This session, House Republicans delivered on our promise to strengthen our state’s commitment to educators and students. Along with providing a historic increase in education funding, we made significant progress to ensure more of those dollars flow directly to teachers with the passage of House Enrolled Act 1003. We also took important steps to provide educators with more career advancement opportunities and give much-needed support to new teachers. 

Karickhoffís bill to improve state tourism ceremonially signed by governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff’s (R-Kokomo) legislation aimed at expanding Indiana’s tourism industry and encouraging economic growth was ceremonially signed into law today at the Statehouse by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Karickhoff worked with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch on the legislation to establish the Indiana Destination Development Corp. as a joint public-private agency that will replace the current Office of Tourism Development, which Crouch oversees. The new corporation will assume all the tourism office’s previous responsibilities, including marketing the state domestically and abroad.

Judy: Bill to increase teacher pay signed into law

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, June 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) – Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed into law Thursday legislation co-authored by State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) to help increase teacher pay.

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