Karen Engleman

Karen Engleman

Assistant Majority Floor Leader | District 70

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9769

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h70@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Adam Aasen

Phone: 317-232-9705

Email: adam.aasen@iga.in.gov

My Legislation

Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to visit. It is a privilege to serve as a state legislator for House District 70, which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.

It is my hope that this site will serve as a valuable resource for Southern Indiana, its residents and visitors to our communities.

I am always open to the ideas of my constituents, and I encourage you to contact me with any question or concerns that you may have. Please feel free to contact me by phone, mail, or e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you as we work together in our efforts to keep Indiana flourishing.

Sincerely,

Karen Engleman
State Representative
District 70

State Rep. Karen Engleman
Indiana State Representative | 2016 – Present
Represents House District 70, which includes most of Harrison County, and portions of Clark and Floyd counties.

Leadership
Assistant Majority Floor Leader

Committees:
Government and Regulatory Reform
Judiciary
Local Government
Statutory Committee on Ethics

 

Education:
Corydon Central High School
Attended Indiana University Southeast, Bellarmine University and Jefferson Community College

Telephone:
(317) 232-9769 Direct Line
(800) 382-9841 Toll Free

Address:
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

BIO:
State Rep. Karen Engleman of Georgetown has served in the Indiana House of Representative since 2016 and represents House District 70, which includes most of Harrison County and portions of Clark and Floyd counties. Engleman is also a member of the Indiana House Republican leadership team as the assistant majority floor leader.

In 2018, Governing Magazine honored Engleman as a Public Official of the Year for her legislative efforts on sexual harassment prevention. She authored a law requiring at least one hour of annual sexual harassment training for all members of the Indiana General Assembly.

Before elected to the legislature in 2016, Engleman served three terms as Harrison County Auditor and spent seven years as Crandall Town Clerk-Treasurer. She and her husband, Gary, have five children and 10 grandchildren. She is a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and the Corydon Rotary Club.

House District 70 includes most of Harrison County and portions of Floyd and Clark counties in southern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.


Engleman: POWER Scholarship applications now open

Posted by: Adam Aasen  | Friday, July 30, 2021

STATEHOUSE (July 22, 2021) — Non-traditional female students in Indiana can now apply for a scholarship through the Political Organization for Women's Education and Representation, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: State's unprecedented economic success triggers taxpayer refund

Posted by: Adam Aasen  | Friday, July 16, 2021

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) in your coverage of Indiana Auditor of State Tera Klutz announcing the state will end the fiscal year with $1.1 billion more than expected in reserves, triggering an automatic taxpayer refund.

Engleman receives commission appointments

Posted by: Adam Aasen  | Thursday, July 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (July 8, 2021) – State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) recently received appointments to serve on the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and the Code Revision Commission.

Engleman highlights new Indiana laws effective July 1

Posted by: Adam Aasen  | Friday, July 2, 2021

STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2021) – State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) said Hoosiers should be aware of several new state laws effective July 1, including the new state budget and those supporting law enforcement, expanding broadband access and investing in students.

Davisson, Engleman: Bill to combat Indiana's public health disparities now law

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Thursday, June 10, 2021

STATEHOUSE (June 10, 2021) – Legislation establishing a state health improvement plan and a $50 million grant program targeting Hoosiers' most critical health challenges is now law, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Davisson, Engleman: Harrison County students receive educator scholarship

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, May 28, 2021

Local students preparing to become teachers are among this year's recipients of the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Southern Indiana legislators: State awards over $1.6M to help drive local road projects

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, April 30, 2021

Indiana recently awarded more than $1.6 million in state matching grants to local communities for road and bridge improvements, according to local lawmakers.

Engleman: Bill supporting small business recovery heads to governor

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Monday, April 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 19, 2021) –  Legislation supporting jobs, employers and economic recovery by investing $60 million to expand the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program could soon be law, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Davisson, Engleman: Bill to fully fund virtual public school students now law

Posted by: Jordan Wallace and Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, April 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2021) – Legislation to fully fund public school students attending school virtually this school year due to COVID-19 is now law, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: Bill to strengthen sexual assault investigations could soon be law

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, March 24, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2021) – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) improving sexual assault investigations across the state can now be considered by the governor for a new law.

Indiana House passes legislation supporting lawful carry

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently advanced legislation to allow lawful carry in Indiana, which would allow law-abiding Hoosier adults to carry a firearm without having to first obtain a government-issued license, according to local legislators.

Davisson, Engleman: Harrison County farms recognized with Hoosier Homestead awards

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, March 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2021) – Two longstanding Harrison County farms were recently presented Hoosier Homestead Centennial Awards for being in operation for over 100 years, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Davisson, Engleman support bill to improve public health

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted recently in support of legislation establishing a new public health grant program, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: Bill helping students combat learning loss advances out of the House

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, February 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) co-authored that would establish the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help combat learning loss children may experience as a result of the pandemic.

Engleman co-authors bill expanding grant for National Guard members to pursue master's degrees

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, February 2, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2021) – Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) would expand a grant to help Indiana National Guard members earn graduate degrees.

Key committee supports Engleman's bill helping students impacted by pandemic

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) that would establish the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to help young Hoosiers who are experiencing learning loss due to the pandemic.  

State Reps. DeVon, Teshka: House fast tracks legislation to fully fund K-12 this school year

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in support of a legislative proposal co-authored by State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Harrison County communities awarded $1.6 million for road projects

Posted by: Jordan Wallace and Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, December 21, 2020

Local communities recently received more than $1.6 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).  

Clark County communities receive more than $2.37 million for road projects

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Friday, December 18, 2020

Local communities recently received more than $2.37 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to Clark County legislators.

Harrison County House lawmakers receive committee assignments

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) were recently appointed to several House standing committees.

State Reps. Davisson, Engleman encourage local communities to apply for road funding grants

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, October 15, 2020

State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) encourage communities in Southern Indiana to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.

Davisson, Engleman: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Jordan Wallace  | Friday, September 25, 2020

State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) encourage local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

State recognizes Harrison County businesses for operating 50 years

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, July 31, 2020

Blue River Services and Shireman Construction recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award recognizing their longstanding service in the community, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Harrison County legislators remind local residents to complete census

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, July 22, 2020

According to State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem), 2020 census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

State Rep. Engleman highlights several new laws effective July 1

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, July 8, 2020

With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, patients, crime victims and rural communities.

Davisson, Engleman announce new law protecting West Clark teachers

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, July 7, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 7, 2020) – As West Clark Community Schools are reconfigured, State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) said a new law ensures teachers within that school corporation have their contracts upheld. With voters living in the West Clark Community School district approving a June 2 referendum, the district will

Davisson, Engleman: Don't go hungry, turn to Indiana's Operation Food for help

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, June 23, 2020

State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) encourage Hoosiers who may be struggling to make ends meet and needing food assistance to turn to the state's recently launched Operation Food program for help. 

Harrison County legislators announce help available to farmers who suffered losses due to pandemic

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, June 12, 2020

Local farmers and agricultural producers directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Harrison County Reps.: Hoosier jobseekers should consider free job training, skilling-up amid COVID-19

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Monday, June 1, 2020

State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) encourage Hoosiers whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of tuition-free training grants offered through Indiana's Next Level Jobs program.

Engleman, Davisson: Harrison County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, May 22, 2020

Harrison County and local towns are eligible for more than $1.5 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Engleman, Davisson: Indiana's online marketplace offers PPE help to small businesses, nonprofits

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Harrison County lawmakers announce Indiana voters can now request absentee ballots online

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Monday, May 11, 2020

Indiana's registered voters can now submit an online application to receive their mail-in absentee ballot, according to State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Engleman: Corydon receives $250K COVID-19 response funding

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Corydon recently received $250,000 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman highlights mental health resources available to Hoosiers during pandemic

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, April 21, 2020

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) said many helpful mental health resources are available to Hoosiers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Southern Indiana lawmakers say over $3.6 million awarded to boost local road projects

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, April 10, 2020

Southern Indiana legislators said local communities were recently awarded more than $3.6 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements.

Harrison County lawmakers highlight help available to Hoosier workers, employers impacted by COVID-19

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, April 3, 2020

State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.  

Engleman: Floyds Knobs artist's work will be on display at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Friday, March 13, 2020

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) views artwork by Floyds Knobs resident Kevin Schultz at the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists awards ceremony Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Statehouse. Engleman said Schultz's piece, "The Spirit Lives On," will hang in Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch's office.

Rep. Engleman: Elizabeth native gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Friday, March 6, 2020

 Corydon Central High School graduate Jordan Wallace is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.

Clere, Engleman host IU-Southeast nursing students at the Statehouse

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, February 26, 2020

State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) (left, back row) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) (left of center at podium) welcome Indiana University Southeast nursing students to the Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. The state lawmakers discussed the 2020 legislative session with the students and Indiana’s implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact, allowing nurses to cross state lines to provide important medical services. Clere authored legislation to make Indiana effectively join the NLC starting in July.

Floyd County lawmakers pair sneakers with suits to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Monday, February 3, 2020

State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse. The Indiana House of Representatives participated in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer risks can be lowered by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and getting regular cancer screening tests.

Engleman hosts local judge, veteran at 2020 State of the Judiciary

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) (center) welcomes Harrison County Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Claypool (right) and veteran James McClure (left) to the 2020 State of the Judiciary, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. McClure is a graduate of the veterans court program in Harrison County, a pre-trial diversion program providing second chances for low-level offenders. During the annual address, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush highlighted pre-trial diversion programs and the role they play in helping communities address jail overcrowding and reduce recidivism.

Corydon pastor leads Indiana House in prayer

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Local pastor Tom McGilliard leads the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer at the Statehouse Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. McGilliard, hosted by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown), is the pastor at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Corydon. Representatives invite religious leaders from their communities to offer a prayer before the opening of session each day.

Engleman invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

Engleman statement on House Republicans selecting Huston as speaker-elect

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, December 3, 2019

“State Rep. Todd Huston has spent two years serving as our Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore and has filled in for Speaker of the House, proving he has what it takes for this position and will excel as House speaker. As the co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, Huston supports an education-focused budget and works to balance our books to keep our state’s AAA credit rating. I thank him for his leadership, and I look forward to continuing the positive direction he will move our state in his new role.”

Engleman goes on district listening tour, meets with constituents and employers

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) hosted a listening tour on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in House District 70 to meet and hear from constituents, employers and local leaders.

Over $1.4M to fuel road improvements in Clark, Floyd counties

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Communities in Clark and Floyd counties received over $1.4 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: Over $820K to fuel Harrison, Floyd County road projects

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Local communities were recently awarded more than $823,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: Ivy Tech offers scholarship for volunteer firefighters, EMTs

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 20, 2019

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) encourages active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians to apply for the Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship.

Local lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

Area state lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Engleman: New law hits the sweet spot for Indiana beekeepers

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2019) – Legislation aimed at protecting and growing Indiana’s honey bee population was recently signed into law by the governor. 

Engleman to serve on key summer study committee

Friday, June 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) will serve as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary. 

Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) — Christian Academy of Indiana, Floyd Central High School and Our Lady of Providence High School were among 54 schools recently honored during the Indiana Advanced Placement recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to local legislators. The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana College Board celebrated the

Engleman congratulates local basketball team on state championship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

PHOTO ATTACHED CAPTION: State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) (left, podium) honors the Silver Creek High School boys’ basketball team Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The basketball team won the 2019 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship against Culver Academy. -30- State Rep. Karen

Engleman laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PHOTO ATTACHED RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) pairs sneakers with her suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American

House supports Englemanís bill working to combat child trafficking

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2019) – The House of Representatives Monday supported State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R-Georgetown) legislation calling for a review of how the state’s child welfare system can better assist victims of child trafficking.

Engleman: House approves bill offering training to local elected officials

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) – The House of Representatives Tuesday supported State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R-Georgetown) legislation ensuring local elected officials are properly trained before they start their position.

Local legislators bring Culbertson Mansion, State Museum anniversary celebration to the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, February 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2019) — Local lawmakers introduced a resolution celebrating the 150th anniversaries of the Culbertson Mansion and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation.   

Local leaders invite students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, December 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.

Engleman receives committee assignments, leadership position

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2018) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) was recently selected to serve on five House standing committees.

Engleman lands spot on Public Officials of the Year list

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, December 6, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) – Governing Magazine recently named State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) one of their Public Officials of the Year for her legislative efforts on sexual harassment prevention.

Local legislators encourage aspiring educators to apply for scholarship

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, September 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 27, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). “The scholarship was established to encourage more high-achieving students to pursue a career

Harrison County farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem).

Clark County farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — The James A. Kruer Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 125 years, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown).

Engleman to serve on courts and judiciary committee this summer

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary, which examines assigned topics, gathers testimonies and recommends potential legislation.

Reps. Clere, Engleman recognize local schools for AP success

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, June 15, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 15, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education recently awarded Floyd Central High School, Christian Academy of Indiana and Our Lady of Providence High School for student success on Advanced Placement exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: Governor ceremonially signs bill to review maternal mortality

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Monday, June 11, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today at the Statehouse ceremonially signed into law a bill sponsored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) establishing a statewide maternal mortality review committee in Indiana. 

Future educator scholarship awarded to Floyd County students

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Two Floyd County students planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Student pages join Rep. Engleman at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Monday, March 26, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2018) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Governor signs Englemanís sexual harassment training bill into law

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, March 23, 2018

PICTURED: Gov. Eric Holcomb (center) signs State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R- Georgetown) (seated right) bill into law on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Engleman’s legislation requires a minimum of one hour of annual sexual harassment training for members of the Indiana General Assembly. Pictured left to right seated:

Engleman: Governor signs bill to review maternal mortality

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Tuesday a bill sponsored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) establishing a statewide maternal mortality review committee in Indiana. 

Engleman: Maintaining momentum for Indianaís workforce

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Friday, March 2, 2018

More and more businesses are relocating to Indiana each day. Last year, we were second in the nation for software-related job growth. As a result, tech firms and entrepreneurs are looking to make Indiana home. CNBC recently ranked Indiana as the best state in the Midwest for the cost of doing business, so it is no surprise companies are considering

Engleman: Bill to review maternal morality heads to the governorís desk

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, March 2, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2018) — Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) establishing a statewide maternal mortality review committee could soon become law. 

Rep. Engleman: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Friday, February 23, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2018) — A New Albany High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Englemanís legislation protecting human trafficking victims advances to the governor

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2018) — State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R-Georgetown) legislation to remove a common barrier for human trafficking victims seeking medical care could soon become law.

Combating human trafficking in Indiana

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, February 9, 2018

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that occurs in every state. In 2016, there were 83 human trafficking cases reported and 268 calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in Indiana alone. The most common types of human trafficking in Indiana are sex and labor. This session I am working on legislation that would help combat this

House passes Englemanís bill protecting victims of human trafficking

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R-Georgetown) proposal Tuesday that would remove a common barrier for human trafficking victims seeking medical care.

House advances bill providing training for local elected officials

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Monday, January 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R-Georgetown) proposal today that would require newly elected county officials to complete five hours of training before taking office.

Reps. Engleman and Davisson honor Lanesville High School baseball team

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Monday, January 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2018) — State Reps. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) recognized the Lanesville High School baseball team at the Statehouse today for their victory in the Class 1A state baseball championship.

Rep. Engleman invites students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, December 29, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 29, 2017) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).

Engleman: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings grant program, which is now in its second year. The grants are available

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

Rep. Engleman says Next Level Roads Plan will provide $61M in local funding

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, July 14, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “More than $61 million will be going toward improving our local roads and bridges in the next five years as a direct result of the comprehensive, long-term roads plan enacted this session. Safety is a major concern when our infrastructure is not well maintained – not to mention the costly wear and tear to

Engleman to serve on summer study committee on courts

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, July 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary. The committee will examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation for the 2018 legislative session. “Throughout the next couple months, we will be

Engleman: Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, June 16, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2017) — Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Junior-Senior High School were among 73 schools honored during Wednesday’s Indiana AP Recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana College Board celebrated the success of these

Engleman: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, May 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). “Keeping the best and the brightest in Hoosier classrooms is key to students’ academic success,”

Rep. Engleman welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Monday, May 1, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2017) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Engleman on the House floor during the legislative session: Ally Baimer, from Sellersburg, attends Indiana Academy; Jackson

Rep. Arnold: A proven investment: Mentorship programs for new teachers

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Monday, April 17, 2017

Great teachers and administrators are key to a child’s academic success and Indiana is fortunate to have young professionals dedicate their careers to serving young Hoosiers. Like any profession, both classroom instruction and on-the-job training are essential. Giving new teachers structured guidance and support to develop their passion and skills is

Clere and Engleman: Local farms honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Zach Weismiller & Emily Gaylord  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany), State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) today honored locally owned family farms for being in operation for more than 100 years. The Sperzel and Collins-Taylor-Jacobi farms, located in Floyd County, were recognized at the Statehouse with

Engleman: Local farms honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown) today honored a pair of locally owned family farms for being in operation for more than 100 years. The Clifton Eve/Elizabeth Weidner Family Farm and the Dreyer farm, located in Clark County, were recognized at the Statehouse with Hoosier

Engleman: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 100 years. The Hausz farm, located in Harrison County, was recognized at the Statehouse with a Hoosier Homestead award for 100 years of family farm ownership. In

Davisson: Local legislators wear sneakers to support cancer awareness

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Wednesday, March 8, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 8, 2017) – Area lawmakers laced up their sneakers with their suits this week at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness. State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem), Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth), Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown), Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and Chris May (R-Bedford) participated in the annual event. The Suits and Sneakers

Rep. Engleman welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Monday, February 27, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2017) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Engleman on the House floor during the legislation session: Kayla Crone, from Depauw, is a homeschooled

Engleman to serve on four House committees

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, December 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2016) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) was recently selected to serve on the House Committee on Local Government. She was also named to the House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Select Committee on Government Reduction. “Committees play an integral role

Engleman sworn in as state representative for House District 70

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 23, 2016) – Surrounded by family and fellow legislators in the Indiana House Chamber, member-elect Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) took the oath of office yesterday, officially becoming the state representative of House District 70. Engleman was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush. She was elected to fill

Rhoads: Gain experience by interning with the House of Representatives

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, September 29, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 29, 2016) – State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives encourage students to apply to intern for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April. “Internships with the House of Representatives provide opportunities to gain valuable

Rhoads: Harrison County farm receives distinguished award

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2016) — State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulates the Fessel family from Harrison County for their designation as a Hoosier Homestead award recipient for 100 years of family farm ownership. “Indiana’s agriculture industry is a critical part of our economy, contributing more than $44 billion and supporting

Rep. Rhoads welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) — State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Grayson Boone, from Corydon, attends Lanesville Junior-Senior High School; Jake Cole, from Sellersburg, attends Providence High School; Kaeli Yates, from Lanesville, attends Lanesville Junior-Senior High School; Mahala

Rep. Rhoads supports bill returning $550M to locals

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, February 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2016) – State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) supported legislation that would return $550 million to local governments. House Bill 1110 would immediately infuse $440 million into local government budgets free of restrictions. The remaining $110 million would be distributed over the following four years, for a total of $550

Rep. Rhoads congratulates local families on long-standing farms

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, August 17, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulates the Boldt-Fell and Glaze families for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.

Rep. Rhoads honors Principal Ellett of Heth-Washington Elementary at the Statehouse

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, April 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) authored a resolution to honor Principal Nissa Ellett of Heth-Washington Elementary in the House Chamber. Principal Ellett was recognized because she led the school’s fundraiser to provide her students with new shoes, boots and Christmas gifts when she recognized their need.

Rep. Rhoads congratulates Statehood Day Essay Competition winner

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, December 11, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulates the first place winner of the Annual Statehood Day Essay Competition, Olivia Abner. Olivia is a fourth grade student at Morgan Elementary in the North Harrison Community School district. “Being a retired teacher from Morgan Elementary, I am so proud of Olivia and all of

Rep. Rhoads supports charity, sworn in on Organization Day

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) was sworn into office at the Statehouse, marking the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. Rep. Rhoads was reelected to represent House District 70, which includes portions of portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.

Rep. Rhoads announces Indiana House Intern Program

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R–Corydon) encourages college students and recent graduates to apply for the 2015 Indiana Legislative Session Internship with the Indiana House of Representatives. 

[R70] Rep. Rhoads participates in bipartisan service day (2/19/2014)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Start Date: 2/19/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/19/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon), along with House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and fellow House legislators and staff, joined students at the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis to read to students as part of a bipartisan House service day.

[R70] Rep. Rhoads congratulates Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School on academic success (6/26/2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Start Date: 6/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) is pleased to congratulate Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School for being in the top 15 of schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of having 25 percent or more of its students pass Advanced

[R70] Rep. Rhoads appointed to summer study committees (6/25/2013)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Start Date: 6/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Education, Interim Study Committee on Common Core Educational Standards and Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission. “The Interim Study Committee on Common

[R70] A look back at the 2013 legislative session (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM In what seems like the blink of an eye, the 2013 legislative session has come and gone. I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished over the past four months. As a body, the General Assembly worked together to pass a fiscally sound, balanced budget and provide relief

[R70] House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/26/2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Start Date: 4/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, “Own Your American Dream” which

[R70] Borden boys' basketball championship team recognized at the Statehouse (4/16/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Start Date: 4/16/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/16/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representatives Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) presented a resolution on the House floor on Tuesday honoring the Borden High School boys’ basketball team for winning the 2012-2013 state title. “The

[R70] New law addresses skills gap (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) joined Governor Mike Pence today as he signed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 465 into law. SEA 465, cosponsored by Rep. Rhoads, creates Indiana Works Councils to evaluate the vocational, technical and career

[R70] Rep. Rhoads appointed to NCSL committee (4/10/2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Start Date: 4/10/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/10/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Education Committee. The NCSL Standing Committees are composed of legislators and legislative staff who are appointed by

[R70] National background checks to be required for prospective school employees (3/28/2013)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Start Date: 3/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) sponsored legislation regarding school employee background checks, which passed the Indiana House on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. Senate Bill (SB) 160 would require a national criminal history background check

[R70] Rep. Rhoads testifies about the impact of gaming revenue in Harrison Co. (3/20/2013)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Start Date: 3/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/20/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) testified in the House Committee on Public Policy on Wednesday regarding Senate Bill (SB) 528 and gaming revenue in Harrison Co. Rep. Rhoads spoke in favor of an amendment restoring revenue sharing. The amendment

[R70] Fighting against Hoosier Hunger (2/14/2013)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Start Date: 2/14/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/14/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Inc., a statewide association of Feeding America affiliated food banks, lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist

[R70] Indiana Statehouse goes red for American Heart Association Day (2/5/2013)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Start Date: 2/5/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) participated in American Heart Association Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and more deadly than all other forms of cancer combined, yet only one in five women believe that

[R70] Reps. Clere and Rhoads and Sen. Grooms host town hall in Georgetown (2/4/2013)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Start Date: 2/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Georgetown. What: Town hall with Reps. Clere and Rhoads and Sen. Grooms When:

[R70] Winter weather reminders (1/31/2013)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Start Date: 1/31/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/31/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM One issue that is very important to me is the safety and well-being of Hoosier children. Protecting and caring for our children is one of our most critical tasks. With the changing weather conditions, it is important to remember how to best ensure our children are prepared in

[R70] House supports increased school employee background checks (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) authored legislation strengthening school background checks for potential employees, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a 97-0 vote. The bill is coauthored by Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem)

[REP CAUCUS] ADVISORY: Speaker and the House accept the "Suits and Sneakers" Challenge (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has taken the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge (attached) to the Statehouse and will be joined wearing sneakers by other House of Representative members and staff to raise awareness of cancer prevention. Coach Greg

[REP CAUCUS] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer

[R70] Legislation focused on young Hoosiers (1/18/2013)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Start Date: 1/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/18/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM The General Assembly is back at work for the 2013 legislative session. Focusing on jobs and education is what will propel us forward and make a stronger Indiana for generations to come. Educating a workforce that is able to meet the high demands of the growing marketplace will

[R70] Rep. Rhoads: The focus is on jobs and education (1/7/2013)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Start Date: 1/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) was sworn in today as a member of the 118th General Assembly. “Hoosiers expect Indiana’s public servants to lead with integrity and humility, and I expect nothing less of every member here,” said

[R70] Hoosier Homestead Awards Presented to Local Farms (8/9/2012)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Start Date: 8/9/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/9/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay honored the Mayfield Farm and the Everett and Annette Albin Farm at Wednesday’s Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes

[R70] Rep. Rhoads designated as a "Pro-Jobs"Ě legislator (7/11/2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Start Date: 7/11/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 7/11/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) as having a 97 percent when it comes to legislation creating jobs in Indiana. "We want employers and citizens to take

[R70] Rep. Rhoads' higher education legislation signed by Gov. Daniels (3/27/2012)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Start Date: 3/27/2012 All Day End Date: 3/27/2012 Harrison County State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ (R-Corydon) legislation ensuring state colleges and universities control the amount of credit hours imposed for degree programs was signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1220 requires the Commission of

[r70] The 2012 Session under review (3/14/2012)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Start Date: 3/14/2012End Date: 3/14/2012 At approximately 1:45 a.m. early Saturday morning, we finished our work for the 117th Indiana General Assembly. Despite the late night, we actually concluded session half a week earlier than previously scheduled – something I would not have believed could have been done after what we experienced during the

[r70] Rep. Rhoads speaks on completion of 2012 legislative session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 STATEHOUSE — “We just finished a short session at the Indiana Statehouse, and – although it was not a budget year – we were able to pass monumental legislation benefitting all Hoosiers. Additionally, we worked in a bipartisan effort to continue keeping Indiana competitive and viable.

[r70] Rep. Rhoads celebrates Georgetown Elementary School's academic achievement (3/2/2012)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Start Date: 3/2/2012 End Date: 3/2/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulated the fourth and fifth grade students of Georgetown Elementary School for their significant academic growth in the field of mathematics over the past year. Georgetown Elementary School was honored today at the Indiana Statehouse for

[r70] Rep. Rhoads honors Providence High School girls soccer team (2/23/2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Start Date: 2/23/2012End Date: 2/23/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulated the Providence High School girls soccer team today for their Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Class A Championship this past fall. The team’s victory marks the first time Providence – located in Clarksville, IN –

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' construction contracting legislation signed by Governor Daniels (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012 End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE —Governor Mitch Daniels signed State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ (R-Corydon) legislation into law today allowing fire protection districts the opportunity to utilize the design-build contracting method for public projects. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1016 is the third bill of this

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' higher education legislation passes Senate (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012 End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ (R-Corydon) legislation ensuring state colleges and universities do not require an excessive number of credit hours for varying degrees passed out of the Senate with a 39-11 vote late Tuesday afternoon. HB 1220 would require higher education

[r70] Education legislation sitting in committee (2/20/2012)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Start Date: 2/20/2012End Date: 2/20/2012 As we head into the final stretch of our short session, legislation is advancing through both chambers. In the Indiana House, we are hearing bills from the Senate and vice versa. In fact, House Bill (HB) 1016 – concerning design-build projects – passed through both houses and now awaits the

[70] Rep. Rhoads honors Super Bowl committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) along with her colleagues in the Indiana House took time today to honor members of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Indianapolis for their efforts in hosting Super Bowl XLVI. The Super Bowl Host Committee served as the city’s ambassadors for

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' construction contracting legislation passes Senate (2/13/2012)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Start Date: 2/13/2012 End Date: 2/13/2012 STATEHOUSE —Legislation authored by State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) regarding the design-build contracting method for public projects made it through the final stage of legislative procedure as it passed out of the Indiana Senate today. In a design-build contracting method, both the

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' higher education legislation passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012 End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) presented legislation today she authored to ensure state colleges and universities are requiring an appropriate number of credit hours for varying degrees. House Bill (HB) 1220 passed out of the House of Representatives with a 60-35 vote.

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' legislation passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012 End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE —Legislation authored by State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) regarding the design-build contracting method for public projects passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives with a 92-1 vote today. In a design-build contracting method, both the design and construction project

[r70] Making Indiana better is top priority (1/17/2012)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Start Date: 1/17/2012End Date: 1/17/2012 Despite some small hiccups, the 2012 legislative session finally got underway after Gov. Mitch Daniels gave his final State of the State Address on Tuesday night. His speech was nothing short of inspiring and helped set the tone for this session for all legislators. He compared Indiana to the rest of the nation,

[r70] Rep. Rhoads reacts to State of the State Address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012 Harrison County “I was very inspired by Gov. Daniel’s State of the State address tonight. He is a true leader who has helped make Indiana a state respected by our neighbors and our nation. Gov. Daniels continues to hold education high on his list of priorities. House Bill 1220, for example, supports a

[r70] Rep. Rhoads to Host Town Halls (10/12/2011)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Start Date: 10/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2011State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) will be holding two town hall meetings with Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) in order to discuss various community concerns to better prepare for the upcoming legislative session. All interested and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.

[r70] Rep. Rhoads assigned to interim study committees (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 . Determine whether an essay question or a scoring rubric complies with specific statutory requirements Interim Study Committee on Education Issues . Study the causes of low graduation rates in Indiana high schools . Identify the best practices that increase graduation rates in high schools in Indiana and

[r70] Rep. Rhoads ranked as a "pro-jobs" legislator (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 "I am in full support of legislation that will bring jobs to our state and our community, while also improving our economy," said Rep. Rhoads. "Even in tough times, we must continue our efforts to find more and more ways to further Indiana's economic development for the benefit of our state and its Hoosiers."

[r70] The Rhoads Review: Delivered Promises (5/17/2011)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Start Date: 5/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/17/2011 But I won't stop there. I also promised a more transparent government. This year we passed legislation that will require state and local governments, public schools and universities to post financial data on a user-friendly website. I believe in giving Hoosiers the option to see where their hard-earned

[r70] Reps present as governor signs major education reform bills (5/5/2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Start Date: 5/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/5/2011STATEHOUSE -Two education reform bills, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1002 and 1003, were signed by Governor Mitch Daniels today. HEA 1002 expands options for charter schools by allowing them more access to charter school sponsors and will provide more opportunities for charters to innovate. The bill removes many

[r70] Rep. Rhoads Delivers on Promises (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011STATEHOUSE - The 2011 legislative session has been a session of historic challenges and historic accomplishments. Despite the many road bumps, House Republicans have delivered on the promises they made in 2010. State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) along with other House Republican legislators presented the

[r70] Reps. Clere and Rhoads gets River Ridge bill enacted into law (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011 "Designating the River Ridge Commerce Corridor area as an extra heavy-duty highway will increase economic growth in Southern Indiana, and it's an important tie-in to the Ohio River Bridge Project," said Rep. Clere. The corridor is meant to enhance economic growth in an area that is expected to experience

[r70] The Rhoads Review: Addressing True Education Reform (4/25/2011)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Start Date: 4/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/25/2011 House Bill 1003, to start, will provide school choice scholarships to low-income students in order to supplement or pay the cost of tuition and fees at a public or private elementary or high school that charges tuition. For students to be eligible, they would have to not only meet the income guidelines but

[r70] Rep. Rhoads urges female students to apply for leadership scholarship (4/20/2011)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Start Date: 4/20/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/20/2011Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) is encouraging high school junior and senior female students to apply for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) scholarship. Each year, the NFWL and the National Rifle Association (NRA) co-sponsor an academic scholarship for seven recipients. Winners receive a

[r70] Rep. Rhoads: Continuing to Expand on Education Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011In a rare joint announcement, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) along with Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Governor Mitch Daniels announced their support for an additional $150 million investment in K-12 education emphasizing early learning opportunities for Hoosier

[r70] Bill to provide college scholarships to early high school graduates passes House (4/14/2011)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Start Date: 4/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2011Rep. Rhonda Rhoads' (R-Corydon) legislation to provide an early graduation college scholarship to students who graduate before grade 12 passed out of the House today with a 57-38 vote. "We should be rewarding the efforts made by students who are eager to further their education by giving them the additional

[r70] Giving students even more education choices (4/13/2011)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Start Date: 4/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/13/2011 When I was in school, things were a little different. But that is what is so great about our education system-it's constantly evolving, with new opportunities knocking at the door. Senate Bill 497, for example, would provide an Early Graduation Scholarship to students who graduate from high school before

[r70] Progress Continues in House Chamber (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011As the House got back to business today, Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) were successful in passing House Bill 1132 and House Bill 1265-bills they both co-authored-out of the House chamber. Both bills passed unanimously out of the House. House Bill 1132 would allow Indiana wineries

[r70] Rhoads: House modifies state abortion regulations (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) supported legislation today that dealt with physician requirements for abortions and various other abortion matters. House Bill 1210 passed with a 72-23 vote. The bill would allow an abortion to be performed after the first trimester, but before the earlier of viability of

[r70] Rep. Rhoads Releases Statement Regarding Democrat Walkout: (3/29/2011)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Start Date: 3/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2011"As a freshman legislator, I have been frustrated over the past five weeks, with the House minority's refusal to participate in the democratic process. It is very satisfying, to say the least, that they have decided to return to their legislative duty and that negotiations and compromise can finally be worked

[r70] House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy (3/16/2011)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Start Date: 3/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2011We entered the 2011 General Assembly with a passion to serve and a commitment to make a difference. Voters put us in charge to focus on jobs, a balanced budget with no new taxes and education improvement. In November we took an oath to uphold Indiana and our country's constitution. We quickly got to work

[r70] Building the educational framework (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 One of those bills I discussed was House Bill 1002, which would set guidelines for charter schools to be created or for a public school to be converted into a charter school. The bill received more than 16 hours of discussion, public testimony and debate before its vote late Tuesday evening. Although no

[r70] Getting down to business (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 Many bills have already passed out of their assigned committees, and are now receiving their second or third hearings. This week in the House Education Committee, we heard several bills dealing with education reform and ways to improve the education system. One of those bills we heard testimony that dealt

[r70] Rep. Rhoads supports "Texting and Driving Ban" (1/26/2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Date: 1/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2011 House Bill 1129 would make sending or reading a text message or e-mail while driving a motor vehicle a Class C infraction. In 2009, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that would ban teen drivers under the age of 18 from texting or emailing while driving a motor vehicle. Since 2009, the

[r70] Putting our students first (1/14/2011)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Start Date: 1/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2011 Too often we see passionate teachers who simply don't have access to the tools they need to get the job done. Fifty-four percent of the state budget goes to education funding, and it is our responsibility to find better ways to use every education dollar. The economy continues to change, and we have to make

[r70] Rep. Rhoads Appointed to House Committees (1/4/2011)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Start Date: 1/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/4/2011 "As a newly-elected official, I am eager to get the ball rolling for this session and have the opportunity to make my district proud," said Rep. Rhoads. "I am very thankful to Speaker Bosma for the appointment. "Having been a teacher, I am very excited to be selected to serve on the Education Committee,

[r70] test (10/12/2010)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Start Date: 10/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2010

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Color your way through Indiana government

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