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Vermilion: Improving Indiana's public health

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 22, 2021

While Indiana excels in many areas like infrastructure and business, there are others where we can improve – like our state's public health. This has been declining for several years, and the past year has highlighted the need to invest and prioritize the health and wellness of Hoosiers. This session, I am authoring legislation that would establish a

Lehe, Negele: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, January 22, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2021) —Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Reps. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

Gutwein: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, January 22, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2021) —Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).

Heaton drafts bill expanding grant for National Guard members to pursue master's degrees

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 22, 2021

State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) is working on legislation to expand a grant to help Indiana National Guard members earn graduate degrees.

Ledbetter: Helping end generational poverty with a hand-up

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, January 22, 2021

Many low-income Hoosiers are turning down job promotions, small pay increases or passing up educational opportunities because their family may be at risk for losing government assistance. This session, I am working to ensure individuals can take on these higher-paying positions without worrying about losing certain benefits by modifying the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program income requirements.

Ziemke: Decatur County could be getting a local magistrate

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, January 21, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan 21, 2021) – Decatur County could be getting a local magistrate, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

Karickhoff, VanNatter: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, January 21, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2021) —Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

Jeter votes in favor of bill supporting law enforcement, transparency and accountability in policing

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Thursday, January 21, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2021) – State Rep. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers) recently voted to advance a bill supporting law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing.

Bartels, Davisson: ShopIndianaGrown.org connects Hoosiers to local products

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Wednesday, January 20, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 20, 2021) — Indiana Grown recently launched the Shop Indiana Grown online marketplace connecting Hoosiers directly to local vendors and products, according to State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Huston responds to Governor Holcomb’s State of the State address

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, January 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) – "Governor Holcomb did a great job highlighting the challenges and impact Indiana has faced because of the COVID-19 health crisis and the opportunities we have moving forward. His steady and strong leadership has been critical over the past 10 months and Indiana has benefitted from it."

Vermilion: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, January 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion). Vermilion said older Hoosiers can register for the vaccine by visiting ourshot.in.gov and finding a nearby vaccine clinic and selecting an appointment time. Those who do not have

Rowray: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown). Rowray said older Hoosiers can register for the vaccine by visiting ourshot.in.gov and finding a nearby vaccine clinic and selecting an appointment time. Those who do not have

Rep. Bartels backs bill supporting law enforcement, transparency and accountability in policing

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, January 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) – The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code unanimously voted to advance a bill co-authored by State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) supporting local law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing.

Davis: Legislative session kicks off, focuses on putting Hoosiers first

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, January 15, 2021

As the General Assembly wrapped up the second week of the legislative session, we are working diligently on bills addressing issues that matter most to Hoosiers. Hearing from and safely meeting with constituents, fellow lawmakers and stakeholders about a number of topics helps guide me as I work hard on behalf of House District 58. Among my key priorities is to continue supporting our schools as they navigate obstacles resulting from the pandemic.

Saunders: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Cherry: Supporting early graduates, schools

Posted by: Lydia Kirshner  | Friday, January 15, 2021

Graduating high school early offers many benefits, whether getting a jump start on higher education or a career. Hundreds of Hoosier students take advantage of this opportunity each year. This session, I am authoring legislation to ensure Indiana schools are not negatively impacted when students put in the work to graduate ahead of schedule.

House legislators partner with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to help Hoosiers in need

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives and Feeding Indiana's Hungry are coming together this legislative session to help Hoosiers who are struggling with hunger.

Morrison drafts bill repealing hold harmless payments between casinos

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 15, 2021

State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) filed legislation that would repeal a requirement for Vigo County's casino to make one-time payments to other communities with gaming establishments to help offset potential revenue losses from increased competition.

Mayfield drafts bill giving schools access to expunged criminal records to better protect students

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 15, 2021

State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) filed legislation that would allow schools to obtain expunged records of potential employees who are likely to have access to students.

Frye: Indiana is national leader in saving newborns

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, January 15, 2021

Indiana recently installed its 51st Safe Haven Baby Box, and that's more than four times as many as all other states have combined. In 2020 alone, five Hoosier babies were safely surrendered in these life-saving boxes. This session, I proposed legislation to help increase the number of baby boxes across the state to help save even more vulnerable infants.

Snow: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).

Davisson: Hoosiers 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Hoosiers age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

McNamara votes for bill supporting law enforcement, transparency and accountability in policing

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code unanimously voted to advance a bill State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) co-authored supporting local law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing.

Negele, Lehe: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, January 15, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Reps. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and Don Lehe (R-Brookston).

Cook: Indiana needs film and media incentives

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Friday, January 15, 2021

When thinking about Indiana's key industries, advanced manufacturing, agriculture and pharmaceuticals may come to mind. Many of these sectors have flourished in the Hoosier state because of our business friendly climate, which makes it possible for these job creators to expand their operations. We're at a time, when once again, Indiana can position itself as a place for economic development with the creation of a film and media tax credit, and I authored legislation to do just that.

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