State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) (right) listens to the FIRST LEGO League Heroes #31195 Robotics Team as they explain their solution to low visibility around corners at four-way intersections in farming areas Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The Heroes are ranked second in the state and made up of Elkhart and Mishawaka homeschool students (from left to right) Levi Swihart, Chad Renner, Luke Swihart and Mark Renner. The FIRST LEGO League is an international competition organized for elementary and middle school students to design and program robots to complete tasks and solve real-world problems.
State Rep. Holli Sullivan's (R-Evansville) hands-free driving proposal could soon become law.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.
State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation requiring national criminal history background checks on all employees and volunteers at licensed child care facilities could soon be law.
State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.
State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation to allow Indiana's jails to report population data to a new statewide database could soon become a state law.
STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) — State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) recently led efforts to raise more than $5,200 for cancer research during the Indiana House of Representatives’ ninth-annual bake sale and silent auction.
STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) – Artwork by a local artist will soon be displayed at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw).
Granger artist Nektaria Mattheos stands with her acrylic painting "Women Unbreakable: Together Indelible Flying the Coors of Courage & Endurance" as one of the 46 artists chosen for the 2020 Hoosier Woman Artists, Wednesday, March 2, 2020, at the exhibition reception in the Statehouse. Mattheos is an abstract painter and pays tribute to the women who fought for the rights females have today symbolized by the colors of the suffrage movement – gold, purple and white.
Warsaw artist Brenda Stichter (left) shows off her acrylic painting titled "The Garden Gate" as one of the 46 women artists chosen to participate in the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists program on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the exhibition reception in the Statehouse. Stichter wanted her abstract piece to symbolize growth seen in gardens, relationships, spiritual walks and personal journeys. Stichter's masterpiece will be on display in Treasurer of State, Kelly Mitchell's office, for the next year.
Warsaw artist Nina Unternahrer shows off her acrylic painting on fabric titled "Shiny Star" as part of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists program on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the exhibition reception in the Statehouse. The program was established in 2008 to celebrate female artists in Indiana communities. Unternahrer was one of 46 honorees that was selected from more than 112 entries. Her artwork will be on display in Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch's office for a year.
Goshen artist Brooke Rothshank stands with her watercolor portraits of Grace Julian Clarke, Madame C. J. Walker and Virginia Jenckes as part of her tripictic piece called "Hoosier Heroines" at the 2020 Hoosier Woman Artists exhibition reception, Wednesday, March 2, 2020, at the Statehouse. Rothshank heard about the art program from an email and knew she wanted to commemorate influential women from Indiana's history. Clarke was a journalist and author; Walker was an entrepreneur and social activist and Jenckes was first woman from Indiana elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. For the next year, Rothshank's art will be on display in Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch's office.
STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted to select State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) as the next Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives.
Note to the press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) in your coverage of State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) being sworn in as Indiana House speaker:
STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) – "With his calm demeanor and dedication to fiscal responsibility, Speaker Huston will take the lead and continue driving Indiana's success story. As the House Majority Floor Leader, I look forward to serving under his direction and guidance as we enact sound policies on behalf of all Hoosiers."
Developmental disabilities and delays can affect the lives of children and their families in many ways. Families typically need special education services for their children, or adjustments made to educational and developmental programs.
Corydon Central High School graduate Jordan Wallace is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.
Many Hoosiers receive health insurance through their employers or by participating in group plans. Because the majority of local farmers, others in the agriculture industry and small-business owners are sole proprietors or operators with no employees, they need other health care options. A proposal for a new law that I support would allow Indiana Farm Bureau to provide health plans to its members.
State Rep. Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) legislation making school resource officers eligible for special death benefits like those of police officers killed in the line of duty could soon be law.
State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) (right) welcomes Hoosier artist Eileen Siefker (left) of Greencastle Wednesday, March 4, 2020, to the Indiana Statehouse for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists exhibition.
We only have one week left in this short legislative session, which means bills are changing by the hour, so we have to do our best to keep up! Senate Bill 184, the bill I am sponsoring to allow Indiana Farm Bureau to offer health benefit coverage to its members, passed the House with a vote of 93-2. I believe this new and innovative health coverage plan option for farm bureau members has the potential to be one of the most impactful items we pass this session. It will allow more health care access at an affordable cost for those who participate.
State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) at the Statehouse honored the Linton-Stockton High School girls' basketball team for their championship win with a resolution.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) (right) welcomes Carmel artist Madhuchhanda Mandal (left) to the Statehouse for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Exhibition Reception Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
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