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Heaton: Bill helping students impacted by pandemic passes House

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation establishing the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help students experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

Lyness and Ziemke support bill helping Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, February 11, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation that would establish the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program to support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

Morrison: Bill supporting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry passes House

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation co-authored by State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) to establish the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy.

Ellington: Bill helping students impacted by pandemic passes House

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation establishing the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help students experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

House passes Pressel's bill lifting needless regulations on kids' refreshment stands

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, February 10, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2021) — The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Jim Pressel's (R-Rolling Prairie) legislation to remove needless regulations on children's refreshment stands.

Judy's bill supporting surviving spouses of Purple Heart recipients passes House

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, February 10, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives today advanced State Rep. Chris Judy's (R-Fort Wayne) legislation that would grant surviving spouses the ability to obtain a Purple Heart license plate in honor of their loved ones. The bill passed unanimously, 93-0.

Goodrich's bill supporting opportunities for low-income Hoosier workers advances

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Tuesday, February 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2021) – A key House committee passed State Rep. Chuck Goodrich's (R-Noblesville) bill on Tuesday to help Hoosier workers who may decline a pay bump over fear of quickly losing government benefits. 

House committee advances bill co-authored by DeVon supporting opportunities for low-income Hoosier workers

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, February 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2021) – The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs today advanced legislation co-authored by State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) to help Hoosier workers who may decline a pay bump over fear of quickly losing government benefits.

Vermilion's bill to uphold quality opioid treatment programs moves to Senate

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, February 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Ann Vermilion's (R-Marion) legislation to ensure Hoosiers who are participating in opioid treatment programs are working with quality, evidence-based centers. Currently, if an opioid treatment program commits certain violations concerning their

Payne: House advances bill expanding early, in-person voting access

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, February 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2021) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously on Monday in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown) expanding early voting opportunities for Hoosiers.

Behning: Accelerating economic recovery by supporting small businesses

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, February 8, 2021

From our top ranking as the best business climate in the Midwest, to our low taxes and regulations, Indiana has a long history of supporting small-business owners and recognizes how vital they are to our state and local economies. Our communities rely on local businesses for jobs, products and services. To continue supporting small businesses and accelerate Indiana's economic recovery, we are working on legislation to provide relief directly to Hoosier entrepreneurs.

Frye's legislation focused on reducing jail overcrowding moves to Senate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, February 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representative recently voted unanimously to advance State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation continuing to address jail overcrowding across the state.

Jeter: Cutting red tape to improve telehealth access

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, February 5, 2021

Hoosiers use their cell phones and laptops to work, pay bills and connect with friends and loved ones. They are also finding themselves using this technology more and more to receive care from their doctor. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth became a more common way to continue serving patients while also mitigating the spread of the virus. To make this possible, Indiana took steps to cut red tape and allow providers to see patients virtually for certain conditions. Legislation I am supporting this session would work to make some of those temporary changes we saw last spring permeant, and would even expand them to include more health care professionals. 

Speedy supports bill helping Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, February 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis).

Cook: House advances bill to fund student learning grants

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, February 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation that would establish the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help students experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). 

Goodrich: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, February 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – Some apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).

Carbaugh's bill to speed up adoption process advances

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, February 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee recently passed State Rep. Martin Carbaugh's (R-Fort Wayne) legislation that would help unite more children with adoptive families in Indiana.

DeVon: House supports bill helping students impacted by pandemic

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, February 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives this week advanced legislation that would establish the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help students experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).

Davisson: Small businesses key to accelerating economy

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, February 5, 2021

Hoosiers across the state rely on small businesses to provide jobs, goods and services. Many small-business owners are our neighbors and friends, and their success is critical to the economic health of our communities and state. Even as dining, leisure, tourism and travel industries continue to return to pre-pandemic levels of business and customer interaction, many are still struggling. This session, I'm joining my colleagues by supporting legislation to spur Indiana's economic recovery by establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program.

Ledbetter: Helping small businesses bounce back

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 5, 2021

Indiana's economy thrives on the success of its small businesses. Over the last year, many have faced challenges to remain open as a result of the pandemic. Local businesses are often the first to lend a helping hand, support our schools and invest in communities. To help Hoosier employers retain jobs and accelerate the economy, I am supporting legislation that would establish the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Fund.

Abbott named Humane Society of United States Indiana Legislator of the Year

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, February 5, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – The Humane Society of the United States presented State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) with the Indiana 2020 Legislator of the Year Award for his efforts to help protect exotic animals in Indiana and the country.

Vermilion: Prioritizing student success through the pandemic

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, February 5, 2021

As students transition between e-learning and in-person class instruction, they can experience some form of learning loss. Fortunately, with the right tools and assistance, they can catch up, and ultimately get ahead. To help our students as they mitigate changing schedules and various forms of learning, the Indiana House of Representatives is working to

Johnson County Legislators: Bill helping Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry moves forward

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, February 4, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to state lawmakers representing Johnson County.

Aylesworth's bill increasing accountability for elected county officials advances out of committee

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, February 4, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) — The House Committee on Local Government voted today in support of State Rep. Michael Aylesworth's (R-Hebron) legislation increasing accountability for elected county officials.

Gutwein: Submit nominations for Governor's Century, Half Century Business Awards

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, February 4, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) — State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) encourages local businesses in operation for at least 100 or 50 years to apply for the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards before the March 31 deadline.

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