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Indiana Bankers name Washburne ‘Legislator of the Year’

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, September 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 18, 2017) – State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) has been named 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Bankers Association. Washburne was presented an award by Dax Denton, IBA senior vice president of government relations, on Sept. 11, at the association’s annual convention in French Lick. He was recognized for his

Bacon: Helping low-income Hoosiers take charge of their health

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, September 15, 2017

Low-income Hoosiers have an additional option available when it comes to health insurance. The Healthy Indiana Plan, also known as HIP 2.0, continues to see success, while providing more than 400,000 low-income Hoosiers with health insurance. Before HIP 2.0 was established, over half of those Indiana residents were uninsured. As a health-care provider, it is my belief that every Hoosier no matter their income level should have access to health insurance.

Rep. Friend, Farm Bureau to host public meeting on proposed J-turns

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, September 15, 2017

State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) will join community leaders, members of Farm Bureau and representatives from INDOT to discuss proposed J-turns on U.S. Highway 31 and U.S. Highway 24.

Eberhart: National Hunting, Fishing Day

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, September 15, 2017

This year, on Saturday, Sept. 23, the nation will celebrate the 45th National Hunting and Fishing Day. This day recognizes the heritage and tradition of hunting and angling, as well as the historical and current contributions supporting sound, science-based fish and wildlife conservation.

Zent: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, September 15, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 15, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

Need for skilled trades training increasing in Indiana

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Starting in the 70s and 80s, it was engrained into American culture that having a successful career requires a college education. This mentality often left trade schools and vocational programs with an uphill battle when it came to recruitment. Over the years, these schools have tried to attract more students to train for high-demand jobs that don’t

Chairman Gutwein kicks off new initiative to improve government efficiency

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2017) — State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) is teaming up with key statewide organizations to help identify burdensome or obsolete state reporting requirements for local governments. Gutwein, chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction, in coordination with Accelerate Indiana’s Municipalities and the

Slager: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville).

Speedy: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis).

Heine: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven).

Rep. Cook seeks constituents’ ideas, input

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) will host a series of public meetings this fall to gather input and suggestions for new laws prior to the 2018 legislative session. 

Lucas: Letter to the editor

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, September 11, 2017

Dear editor, After two hearings on constitutional carry, I am amazed at the amount of misunderstanding and misrepresentation still being shown on this issue and want to set the record straight on several points. Article 1 Section 32 of the Indiana Constitution specifically reads, “The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of

Frye: Resources for Hoosier workers, employers

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, September 8, 2017

As of July, the state and our local unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent, which is well below the national average of 4.3 percent. More Hoosiers are working today than ever before, but we are facing another challenge of filling open positions with skilled workers.

Arnold: Helping Hoosiers prepare for emergencies, provide assistance

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, September 8, 2017

As you may know, the coasts of Texas and Louisiana were recently victim to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the area. With record-breaking rainfall and wide-spread flooding, fully recovering from the effects of this hurricane will take years. While many Hoosiers have already aided in relief efforts, there’s still time to make donations assisting those impacted while also protecting yourself from potential scammers.

Davisson: Internships available at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, September 8, 2017

The Indiana House of Representatives is offering internships at the Indiana Statehouse for the spring semester. The House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for young adults to gain valuable professional experience, build their resumes, strengthen their workforce skills and explore networking opportunities that could open the door to a career.

Beumer: Flyover, highway naming ceremony to honor local veteran

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, September 7, 2017

State Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) will participate in a ceremony to name a portion of Highway 27 the Capt. Charles Engle Memorial Highway. Engle was a decorated Vietnam War hero from Lynn. The ceremony will include a flyover by the Indiana Air National Guard. 

Lucas, fellow committee members examine constitutional carry

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, September 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and fellow members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy today continued examining the implementation of constitutional carry in Indiana.

Local lawmakers honored for suicide prevention legislation

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, September 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2017) — The Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council (ISPNAC) helped mark September as Suicide Prevention Month by honoring two Indiana legislators. Co-chair of ISPNAC Alice Jordan-Miles presented State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) and State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) with 2017 Suicide Prevention Policy

Mahan: Lawmakers study ways to eliminate food deserts in Indiana

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) joined lawmakers during an Interim Study Committee on Government meeting Wednesday to discuss possible solutions to eliminate food deserts.  

Cherry: Lawmakers study ways to eliminate food deserts in Indiana

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) joined lawmakers during an Interim Study Committee on Government meeting Wednesday to discuss possible solutions to eliminate food deserts.  

Cook: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Bosma statement on Indy airport adding nonstop flight to Paris_copy_copy

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – “As Hoosier companies search for top-level talent and international businesses look for areas to grow their operations, it’s critical that Indiana offers fast and easy travel connections with global commercial hubs. This new, year-round flight to Paris, the gateway to Europe, is a major boost to our state’s overall competitive advantage, and further supports the European-owned companies that we want to continue to attract and that currently employ over 60,000 Hoosiers statewide.”

Engleman: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). Engleman said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity to participate in state government at the Indiana Statehouse while gaining valuable

Jordan: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen).

Borders: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

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