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Negele: Newton County area nominated for Opportunity Zone

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 25, 2018) — A portion of Newton County has been nominated by Gov. Eric Holcomb as an Opportunity Zone, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). Negele said this nomination, which is sent to the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, could result in additional private-sector investments in the community. The goal of this new federal

Bartelsí bill to expand Silver Alerts signed into law

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse ceremonially signed into law legislation co-authored by State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) expanding Silver Alerts to include missing children with disabilities.

Burton: Governor signs bill helping students with dyslexia

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2018) — Students with dyslexia will soon have access to more resources thanks to legislation sponsored by State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).

Behning: Governor signs bill helping students with dyslexia

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2018) — Students with dyslexia will soon have access to more resources thanks to legislation sponsored by State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).

Negeleís bill to expand Silver Alerts signed into law

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse ceremonially signed State Rep. Sharon Negele’s (R-Attica) legislation into law expanding Silver Alerts to include missing children with disabilities. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement and voluntarily broadcast by TV and radio stations when an adult with

Mahanís legislation providing cost savings, flexibility for EMTs now law

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Monday, April 23, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed into law State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s (R-Hartford City) proposal allowing emergency medical technicians to use more cost-effective alternatives to EpiPens to help save lives. According to Mahan, EpiPens are used by paramedics and EMTs in response to life-threatening situations

Bacon: Staying connected year-round

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, April 20, 2018

Citizens are integral members of the legislative process, and your participation is essential to understanding the needs of our community. There are many ways my office can be of help to those in Pike, Spencer and Warrick counties.

Statements: Bosma, Long announce expectations for special session on May 14

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, April 20, 2018

“We are determined to complete our work quickly and efficiently while making sure the legislative process is open and transparent to the public. That’s why we will only focus on a handful of critical bills that were eligible for final votes but remained on the table when the session clock expired. Additionally, the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency has identified a few technical corrections that need to be addressed. We are taking unprecedented steps to ensure legislators and the public have time to review the legislation well in advance of the special session.”

-          House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis)

May supports Bedfordís nomination as an Opportunity Zone

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, April 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2018) — The city of Bedford has been nominated by Gov. Eric Holcomb as an Opportunity Zone, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said this nomination, which is sent to the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, could result in additional private-sector investments in the community. The goal of this new federal program is to

Davisson: Providing Hoosiers relief with CBD oil

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoosiers deserve the right to access medications and treatments that will provide them therapeutic relief, whatever illness they face. This session the General Assembly passed a new law allowing the use and distribution of CBD oil, in an effort to give a wider variety of treatment options to those suffering from illnesses that do not respond to conventional

Bosma: Indiana once again ranks among top states for economic outlook

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2018) – “Indiana continues to lead the pack with one of the top economic outlooks in the nation, which is the result of years of strong pro-growth policies and structurally balanced budgets. Under conservative leadership, our state is continuing to strengthen its welcoming environment for job creators and Hoosier workers.”

According to the publication, the economic outlook ranking is a forward-looking forecast based on the state’s standing (equal-weighted average) in 15 important state policy variables. Data reflect state and local rates and revenues and any effect of federal deductibility.

Steuerwald says new law linked over 200 DNA samples to crimes

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2018) — After just three months of being implemented, a state law requiring DNA samples to be collected from those arrested for a suspected felony is showing positive results, according to the law’s sponsor State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon). Steuerwald, chair of the House Committee on Judiciary, said as of Jan. 1 a DNA

Sullivan: Two USI students receive POWER scholarships

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Monday, April 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2018) — State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) today presented two University of Southern Indiana students with POWER scholarship awards.

Torr presents retiring Carmel Symphony president with Sagamore of the Wabash

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, April 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2018) – State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) on Saturday at the Palladium in Carmel presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Alan Davis for his dedicated leadership as president and CEO of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.

Student pages join Rep. Mayfield at the Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, April 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2018) — State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) welcomed student pages to the Statehouse during the 2018 legislative session.

Nisly: Local business recognized for 62 years of operation

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, April 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2018) — A local business on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen). 

Frye: Attacking the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, April 13, 2018

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, there was a 52-percent increase in opioid deaths from 2015 to 2016. It’s clear our state and country are in the middle of an opioid epidemic and more must be done. This year, the Indiana General Assembly made great strides in expanding treatment options, reducing the supply of addictive medications

Frye: Baylor Trucking recognized for more than 50 years of operation

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, April 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Baylor Trucking, Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

Lyness: Knueven Brothers recognized for longevity in community

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, April 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Knueven Brothers, Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Hendricks County businesses recognized for longevity

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, April 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2018) — Local businesses on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for their contributions to the community, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton). Steuerwald said Co-Alliance, LLP, in operation since 1927, and Hackleman Auto Collision

Jordan: Local business recognized for 90 years of operation

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, April 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2018) — Easterday Construction Co., Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen).

Lindauer: Local businesses recognized for 50 years of operation

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, April 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Local businesses on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for their contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).

Beumer: Local business recognized for 118 years of operation

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Thursday, April 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Reit Price Company, Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Century Business Award for its contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc). Beumer said Reit Price Company, in operation since 1900, was recognized for its longevity and sustained investment in the

Cook: Local business recognized for 53 years of operation

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Ashpaugh Electric, Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its longevity and sustained investment in the community, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Friend: Local business recognized for 66 years of operation

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — The Gray Mill Company on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its longevity and sustained investment in the community, according to State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy).

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