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Kirchhofer’s efforts to lower Indiana’s infant mortality rate now law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, May 9, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2019) – Hoosier mothers will soon have access to better care before, during and after birth thanks to a new law authored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).  

Saunders: Gov. Holcomb signs absentee ballot legislation into law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 8, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) helping to ensure absentee ballots are counted on time.

Gov. Holcomb signs into law Cherry’s bill increasing tax exemptions for veterans

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 8, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law State Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation providing tax relief to many Hoosier veterans.

Soliday: New law will improve Porter County elections

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 8, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) improving efficiency and accountability in Porter County elections was recently signed into law by the governor. The new law increases the number of officials on the Porter County Election Board from three to five, ensures all absentee and early voting ballots

Pressel’s bill creating alternative for paying court fees now law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, May 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 6, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) providing offenders the option of paying court fees with community service was recently signed into law by the governor. Currently, a convicted person who does not pay their court fees by a specified date defaults and can be sent to jail. Pressel said making

Bacon: Strengthening our commitment to Hoosier students, educators

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, May 3, 2019

During the 2019 legislative session, one of the General Assembly’s biggest priorities was to pass an honestly balanced budget funding state operations for the next two years. By working diligently, lawmakers finished ahead of schedule and under budget while accomplishing our top goals. The new budget includes a record investment in K-12 public education while maintaining the state’s healthy reserves.

Davisson: Addressing opioid addiction in Indiana

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Friday, May 3, 2019

The opioid crisis continues to impact people across the state, and we must work together to combat this epidemic. As a pharmacist, I see first-hand how opioids have the ability to negatively impact those who take the drug. During the 2019 legislative session, I worked on several pieces of legislation to address opioid addiction in Indiana, and improve

Behning: Legislative session ends with big win for education

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, May 3, 2019

The legislative session began with a promise to students, teachers and schools that they would have the necessary tools and resources to drive student success. As our official business concluded at the end of April, it was clear education remained a top priority for lawmakers. With record investments in K-12 funding and innovative programs to help elevate the teaching profession, our schools can continue educating young Hoosiers.

Stutzman’s bill prohibiting dismemberment abortions now law

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2019) — Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) prohibiting the practice of dismemberment abortions in Indiana was recently signed into law. 

Rep. Zent welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, May 3, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2019) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Sullivan selected as vice chair of leadership training program

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, May 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.

State Rep. Ron Bacon to host legislative update meeting

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, May 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) will host a legislative update meeting in Chandler on Thursday, May 9.

Rep. DeVon welcomes Granger students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, May 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Student pages join State Rep. Peggy Mayfield at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these participants toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with daily duties and joined Mayfield on the House floor during the

Student pages join State Rep. Bob Heaton at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these participants toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They helped staff with daily duties and joined Heaton on the House floor during the legislative

Burton: Legislative session wraps up

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The 2019 legislative session has come to a close, with many proposals already signed into law by the governor. Lawmakers worked hard this session, putting Hoosiers first and passing sound policies moving Indiana forward. I tackled important issues to protect local property owners, support retired public employees and engage students in civics education.

Local students join State Rep. Jeff Ellington at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2019) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) recently welcomed Bloomfield residents to the Statehouse where they served as pages. Several Arrows Baptist Academy students served as House pages, including Danielle, Isaac, Jennifer and Kristen Ceaser. Students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers,

Student pages join State Rep. Beau Baird at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2019) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with daily duties and joined Baird on the House floor during the legislative

Rep. Abbott welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 26, 2019) – State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Student pages join Gutwein at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2019) – State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Gutwein to learn more about the

Student pages join Rep. Steuerwald at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2019) – State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Steuerwald to learn more about the

Local students join Rep. Brown at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2019) – State Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse. As House pages, these students toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Brown to learn more about the

Bellmont student joins Rep. Lehman at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2019) – Bellmont High School student Gunner Butler recently joined State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) at the Statehouse where he served as a page. Butler, from Decatur, toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. He also helped staff with their daily tasks and met with Lehman

Bosma statement on Gov. Eric Holcomb signing next state budget into law

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, April 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) – “This responsibly balanced state budget will make a difference for teachers and schools around the state. We are putting dollars directly in the pockets of teachers through a 25% increase in the Teacher Appreciation Grant, bringing the total grant to $37.5 million per year. In addition, local schools should prioritize teacher pay with over $140 million in savings realized through the state’s pay down of teacher pension liabilities and an increase of $539 million in direct state aid. We also invested in creating opportunities for experienced teachers to earn more by taking on additional responsibilities in the classroom. While teacher pay decisions are best left to local schools, our efforts to drive more dollars to the classroom through a record investment in education will be a boon for students and teachers alike.”

Huston comments on Gov. Holcomb signing Indiana’s balanced budget into law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, April 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) — “Today’s signing reflects our ongoing commitment to schools, workforce programs, veterans and the safety of Hoosier children. Our $34 billion balanced biennial budget is the culmination of many months of hard work. We funded the state’s priorities, protecting Indiana’s healthy reserves and valuable AAA credit rating without straining our finances or burdening future generations with debt.” 

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