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DeVon meets with local robotics team

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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.

Sullivan’s bill taking aim at distracted driving heads to governor

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, March 11, 2020

State Rep. Holli Sullivan's (R-Evansville) hands-free driving proposal could soon become law.

Student pages visit Rep. Frye at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Wednesday, March 11, 2020

State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.

Jordan: Marshall County could soon have third superior court

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, March 11, 2020

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2020) – Legislation establishing a much-needed third superior court in Marshall County could soon be law, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen). Jordan, who sponsored the bill, said the two current superior court judges have workloads exceeding the state average. He said establishing an additional court would ease their

Rep. May’s bill requiring background checks on day care workers heads to governor

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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.

Student pages visit Rep. Davisson at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, March 10, 2020

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.

Rep. Frye’s bill to collect real-time jail data could soon be law

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Rep. Saunders’ charity bake sale raises $5k for American Cancer Society

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Rep. Lucas: North Vernon native gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Monday, March 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) – Jennings County High School graduate Chantz Morris is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session. Morris, a North Vernon resident, is the son of Billy and Kristi Morris. He graduated from Indiana

Wolkins: North Manchester artist's work will be on display at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Monday, March 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) – Artwork by a local artist will soon be displayed at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw).  

DeVon: Granger resident recognized as part of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Exhibition

Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Nisly: Warsaw resident recognized honoree of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists

Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Nisly: Second Warsaw resident recognized honoree of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists

Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Stutzman: Goshen resident recognized as part of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists

Monday, March 9, 2020

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.  

Indiana House lawmakers select Todd Huston as next House Speaker

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Hamilton County lawmakers weigh in on State Rep. Todd Huston's selection as House speaker

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Monday, March 9, 2020

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:

Rep. Lehman statement on Huston's selection as House speaker

Monday, March 9, 2020

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."

Improving access to First Steps

Posted by: Amy Cordill  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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.

Rep. Engleman: Elizabeth native gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Friday, March 6, 2020

 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.

Health benefits through Indiana Farm Bureau

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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.

Rep. Mayfield’s bill extending benefits to school resource officers heads to governor

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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.

Baird: Greencastle artist showcases work at Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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.

Manning Memo: Closing in on the session finish line

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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. 

Ellington honors Linton-Stockton girls' basketball team for winning state title

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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.

Carmel artists display work at the Statehouse

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, March 6, 2020

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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