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Moving Indiana Forward

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 19, 2018

As your state representative, it has always been my priority to keep you informed about what is happening at the Statehouse and to listen to what you believe needs to be done for our community. One way I do this is by hosting town halls throughout the year. I recently held two town hall meetings to hear from you and share my legislative priorities. Thank you to all the people who attended. We were able to discuss the current legislative session and address top issues.

Bartels helps Hoosier landowners with purple paint legislation

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2018) — State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) proposed legislation to help Hoosier landowners prevent trespassing by authorizing the use of purple paint to mark private property.

Bacon: Let's maintain rural townships

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, January 19, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is moving fast, and a great deal of ideas for new laws are being proposed and debated each day. One proposal being considered would consolidate townships with a population less than 1,200. While I believe it is important for our state and local governments to work efficiently, consolidating townships is not the answer.

Rep. Cherry: Top priorities for the 2018 session

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Friday, January 19, 2018

The 2018 legislative session kicked off earlier this month, and I am working on behalf of you and your family to move Indiana forward. This session is considered a “short session” and is only 10-weeks long, with all business required to be completed by March 14. House Republicans are focused on addressing K-12 funding, increasing government

Driving safely during the changing weather

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Friday, January 19, 2018

Since the start of the new year, temperatures have been drastically fluctuating from warm to sub-zero causing Hoosiers to endure unpredictable and sometimes hazardous road conditions with slush, ice and potholes. I have encountered dangerous road conditions on my commutes to the Statehouse, and safety is a concern of mine and for those traveling throughout

Cook: Providing budgetary flexibility for schools

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 19, 2018

As a state representative and former educator, I am committed to supporting our schools and students. The legislature will be considering many new laws this session, and I am working on a few bills to help our schools.

Friend: Serving our community

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Katherine Mayo  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

The deadline to file a proposal for a new law was Jan. 9, so there will be no more new proposals filed this session. During the short session, House members can file up to a maximum of five bills. This rule is to help manage the time and keep everyone on schedule throughout the 10-week period.

Miller’s bill would help county save on court operating costs

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — The House Committee on Local Government today supported Rep. Doug Miller’s (R-Elkhart) proposal that would help counties save on court operating costs.

House passes Wesco’s bill aiding military students called to active duty

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — The House of Representatives voted today in support of State Rep. Tim Wesco’s (R-Osceola) bill that would protect military college students who are called to active duty during an academic term.

House passes Sullivan's bill to cut red tape for higher education

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Holli Sullivan‘s (R-Evansville) legislation to streamline administrative operations for public colleges and universities in Indiana.

 

Speedy honors Bunker Hill Elementary School at the Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) recognized Bunker Hill Elementary School at the Statehouse Thursday with a resolution celebrating its centennial anniversary. 

House supports Washburne’s bill to clarify Indiana Code

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — State Rep. Tom Washburne’s (R-Evansville) legislation to remove outdated and vague language from Indiana Code passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives today with a vote of 95-0.

Soliday works to expand automated vehicle operations

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) legislation expanding automated vehicle operations passed out of the House Roads and Transportation committee this week. Soliday’s legislation would enable automated vehicles, vehicles that do not need a human driver, to be operated on public roads under certain

Join Rep. Richardson at the Statehouse for Adult Page Day

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) – State Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) invites Hamilton County residents to join her for Adult Page Day on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Statehouse. “Each year on Adult Page Day, I spend time with members of our community discussing the important issues affecting our area and the state,” Richardson said.

Rep. Negele’s resolution recognizes January as Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — The House of Representatives today adopted State Rep. Sharon Negele’s (R-Attica) resolution urging the recognition of January as Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month. During a formal announcement of the resolution at the Statehouse, Negele was joined by her fellow POWER Caucus members, Commissioner of the

Jordan: Important topics of the 2018 session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing, with committee hearings and session meetings taking place at the Statehouse. The General Assembly will dedicate the upcoming weeks working toward a better Indiana. I am grateful for the privilege to serve our community, and will work with fellow lawmakers to strengthen Indiana’s workforce, address funding for K-12 education and tackle the opioid epidemic.

Rep. Steuerwald seeks higher penalty for dealers responsible for drug deaths

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, January 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 17, 2018) — The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code today supported State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) bill that would increase the penalty for drug dealers whose products cause death. “I’m working to strengthen the law when it comes to sentencing drug dealers,” Steuerwald said. “Prosecutors

Saunders statement on Holic Foods expansion in Henry County

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2018) –“Holic Foods has made the right choice to invest in Henry County. Our community is a great place for small businesses and we welcome the opportunity to help Holic grow their business with hardworking people in our area filling the positions this new facility will bring.” -30- State Rep. Tom Saunders

Rep. Gutwein works to reduce government red tape

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2018) – The House Select Committee on Government Reduction today passed State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) bill that would work to consolidate and streamline state agency reporting requirements. Gutwein, chair of the committee, said this bill would consolidate many standalone reports published annually by state

Rep. Baird seeks resident tuition rate for those who serve on USS Indiana

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2018) — The House Committee on Education unanimously passed State Rep. Jim Baird’s (R-Greencastle) bill to ensure those serving on the USS Indiana (SSN-789) are eligible for in-state tuition rates. “We have a new namesake, a submarine was christened the USS Indiana in April and will be commissioned sometime this

Prioritizing Hoosier needs

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 12, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing, and I am working on behalf of you and your family to move Indiana forward. Falling on an even-numbered year, this 10-week legislative term is considered a “short session” because we won’t be considering a biennial budget. We must complete all business by March 14. This year, House Republicans are focused on addressing K-12 funding, strengthening Indiana’s workforce, attacking the opioid epidemic and increasing government efficiency.

Bacon: Serving Southern Indiana residents

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, January 12, 2018

The Indiana General Assembly has kicked off the 2018 legislative session, and the House of Representatives is ready to focus on policies that invest in the future of Indiana. In addition to improving Indiana’s workforce, attacking the opioid epidemic, and addressing important education issues, I am working on a few bill proposals to benefit our district.

Rep. Mahan: Navigating the legislative process

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Friday, January 12, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is underway and must conclude by March 14. This is when laws can be passed in Indiana. While the process for a proposal to become a law is somewhat complicated, the system works to ensure that the pros and cons of a policy are fully vetted. The first step for a bill to become a law is gathering ideas and feedback from

Rep. Saunders invites students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Friday, January 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2018) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville). Pages have an opportunity to join Saunders during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme

Helping Hoosiers battle Indiana weather

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, January 12, 2018

With all the below freezing temperatures we have been experiencing, it is important that Hoosiers are able to get the assistance they need to stay warm this winter. Our state offers low-income households financial assistance to keep their utilities connected during the winter months through the Energy Assistance Program. The EAP is implemented by

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