Tony Cook

Tony Cook

Representative | District 32

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9678

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h32@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Devan Strebing

Phone: 317-232-9705

Email: devan.strebing@iga.in.gov

2017 Digest of Enactments

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope it serves as a helpful resource for information. I am truly humbled by the opportunity to serve in the General Assembly on behalf of the people of House District 32.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Your feedback will help me better represent you in the Statehouse.

Sincerely,

Tony Cook
State Representative
House District 32

Indiana House of Representatives: 2014-present

House District 32: Includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Howard, Grant, Madison and Delaware counties.

Committees:

  • Education (Vice Chair)
  • Family, Children and Human Affairs
  • Government and Regulatory Reform 

Statehouse Phone Number: 317-232-9678

Education:

  • Anderson College - Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies and Political Science
  • Butler University – Master’s Degree in Education: Educational Administration 
  • Purdue University - Superintendent License and Curriculum Specialist Degree

Activities:

  • Cicero Christian Church Member
  • Cicero Little League Coach
  • Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Member
  • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Member
  • Indiana Association of School Principals Member
  • Hamilton North Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Indiana Farm Bureau Member
  • National Rifle Association Member

Honors:

  • Boss of the Year, Hamilton County Business Women
  • State Finalist, District Principal of the Year
  • Health Award (promoting health and wellness), Governor Mitch Daniels and First Lady Cheri Daniels
  • Service Awards, Noblesville Schools and Hamilton Heights School Corporation
  • High School Library named for (HHHS)
  • Community Health Award (representing Hamilton Heights’ Ryan White), Governor Robert Orr
  • Health Education Sherry and Mitch Daniels Outstanding Legislator award 
  • American Institute of Architects Indiana Legislator of the Year award 

Occupation: Teacher/Principal/Superintendent (retired)

State Representative Tony Cook joined the Indiana House of Representatives in December 2014.

Since joining the state legislature, Rep. Cook has served as a strong advocate for education reform. His leadership in the General Assembly stems from a career in education that has spanned more than 40 years, including 36 years in various leadership capacities at Hamilton Heights, Clinton Prairie and Noblesville School Corporations. His many years of experience, accrued knowledge and compassion have strengthened K-12 education in Indiana and put Hoosier students on the path to success.

In 1987, Rep. Cook gained national attention as he welcomed HIV-positive teenager Ryan White to Hamilton Heights High School at the height of an HIV/AIDS crisis riddled with public misperception. Rep. Cook continues to speak across the country on the power and importance of acceptance and AIDS education.

Outside of his role in the legislature, Rep. Cook is involved in a number of community activities. He resides in Cicero with his wife Kathryn, a practicing attorney in Frankfort. Together, they have two grown sons; Tyler and Travis. 

House District 32 consists of all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Howard, Grant, Madison, and Delaware counties.

Cook: Cicero receives $403K grant for revitalization efforts

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, October 12, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 12, 2017) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Cicero a $403,000 Community Development Block Grant for local projects, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Rep. Cook seeks constituents’ ideas, input

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

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

Cook: Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

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

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

Community, local leaders celebrate Ryan White’s legacy

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, August 31, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 31, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) and local and state leaders joined the staff and students of Hamilton Heights Middle School today in commemorating the 30th anniversary of Ryan White’s first day as a student at Hamilton Heights High School.

Cook: Community invited to attend ‘Remembering Ryan’ program

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, August 24, 2017

WHO:

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams

Hamilton Heights Middle School Principal Bret Bailey

State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero)

Hamilton Heights Middle School Assistant Principal Corey Kiger

HIV Prevention Director John Nichols

Cook: Local Family Farms Receive Hoosier Homestead Awards

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, August 14, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 14, 2017) — Area legislators recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Cook: Small businesses can report duplicative state requirements via new web portal

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

Cook says Next Level Roads Plan will help drive local economy forward

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, July 13, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “In the next five years, our communities will receive over $216 million to improve local roads and bridges and finish current projects thanks to a responsible funding plan approved by the legislature this session. This much-needed investment will improve our roadways, which help drive our local economy forward. Over the next five years, there will be construction zones and slower traffic — please drive safely out there.”

Cook to serve on summer study committee on education

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, July 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Education.

Cook: Bill providing more early education opportunities to at-risk Hoosiers signed into law

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, June 26, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 26, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed into law a bill supported by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) expanding Indiana’s pre-K pilot program.

Rep. Cook earns perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) earned a 100 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

Cook: Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, June 15, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 15, 2017) — Tri-Central Middle/High School and Westfield High School were among 73 schools honored during Wednesday’s Indiana AP Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook: Gov. Holcomb signs law increasing student course options

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, June 8, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 8, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently ceremonially signed a law authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) providing students with increased access to specialty classes and business or trade certification programs.

Cook: Gov. Holcomb signs law reforming school funding

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, June 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 7, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed a new law authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) providing schools with more budgetary flexibility.

Cook: Gov. Holcomb signs law helping animals trapped in hot vehicles

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, May 26, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed a law authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) providing some protections for people who rescue animals from hot cars. 

Gov. Holcomb signs Cook’s bill notifying family members after tragic car accidents

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, May 25, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 25, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed a law authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) providing law enforcement officers with a new tool to more quickly notify emergency contacts after responding to a tragic car accident.  

Cook: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | 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. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). 

Cook’s bill protecting those who rescue pets left in hot cars is signed into law

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, April 28, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 28, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Wednesday State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) legislation providing partial immunity to individuals who rescue pets trapped inside hot cars. 

Cook welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 26, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Cook: Wrapping up the 2017 session

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, April 21, 2017

The 2017 legislative session has come to an end. Policymakers supported my legislation this session, reforming school funding and protecting pets left inside of hot vehicles. 

Local lawmakers honor Westfield football team

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE  (April 19, 2017)  State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) and Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) recently honored the Westfield High School football team with a House resolution congratulating them on their state championship win.

Cook and Schaibley recently visited Westfield High School to honor team members and coaching staff.  

Cook’s bill increasing student course options heads to the governor

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill providing students with access to additional specialty courses and programs that their schools may not provide, could soon be law.  

Cook’s emergency contact database bill heads to the governor

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, April 13, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would allow law enforcement officers to more quickly notify family members in the event of a person’s death or serious bodily injury, could soon be law. 

Cook: Moving legislation through the process as session winds down

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, April 7, 2017

At this point, the governor has signed 20 bills into law. He is considering a handful of others, including proposals I supported to decrease cervical cancer rates in the state, help veterans and remove financial barriers for those heading off to college.

Cook: Local farms honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Sen. Jim Buck (R- Kokomo) and State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) today honored a pair of locally owned family farms for being in operation for more than 100 years. 

Senate committee passes Cook’s bill protecting those who rescue animals left in hot cars

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2017) —The Senate Committee on Civil Law today passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide protections to individuals who rescue animals left unattended in hot cars.

Rep. Cook: Weighing pre-K program expansion options for Indiana

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, March 24, 2017

Children who attend high-quality preschool have higher wage-earning potential and are more likely to graduate from high school. With these proven benefits in mind, lawmakers are working this session on expanding early childhood education options in Indiana. 

Senate committee passes Cook’s bill increasing student course options

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development recently passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide students with access to additional specialty courses and programs that may not be offered at their school. 

Cook: Four bills progressing at legislative session halftime

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, March 10, 2017

The General Assembly recently reached the halfway point of session. Now, House bills move to the Senate for consideration and Senate bills move to the House. I have four proposals for new laws that are continuing to advance through the legislative process.

Cook: Indiana’s government ranks best in the nation

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Thursday, March 9, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2017) – The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Indiana No. 1 on its list of “Best States,” according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook joins Indiana legislators to build first-ever Habitat for Humanity home at Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Wednesday, March 8, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 8, 2017) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Indiana and fellow lawmakers today to formally kick off the General Assembly’s first-ever home build on Statehouse grounds.

Hamilton County lawmakers wear sneakers to support cancer awareness

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, March 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – Area legislators laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

Senate committee advances Cook’s emergency database bill

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, March 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) — The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation today passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would establish the Indiana Emergency Contact Database giving public safety officers access to information in the event of a death or serious bodily injury.

Local lawmakers wear sneakers to support cancer awareness

Posted by: Brenda Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, March 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – Local lawmakers this week at the Statehouse laced up their sneakers with their suits to help raise cancer awareness. “Every year, we participate in the Suits and Sneakers challenge to stand up to cancer,” State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) said. “We want to raise awareness, increase research and pro mote a

Cook: Making the call

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Last summer, I was contacted by a constituent after her son was involved in a car accident. He was airlifted to Methodist Hospital where his mother was just six miles away. She did not receive a call notifying her of her son’s accident for six hours. The call finally came from the hospital chaplain telling her that her son had passed away. 

Rep. Cook honors Farm Bureau with House resolution

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently recognized the Indiana Farm Bureau for its dedication to infusing agriculture in Hoosier classrooms. 

Cook's bill providing students more course options moves to Senate

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would give students more access to specialty classes and programs that their schools may not provide. 

Cook welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, February 17, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:

House committee advances Cook’s bill establishing an emergency contact database

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, February 16, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2017) — The House Committee on Roads and Transportation recently passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would establish the Indiana Emergency Contact Data Base giving  public safety officers access to information in the event of a death or serious bodily injury. 

Key committee advances Cook’s bill improving course offerings for Hoosier students

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2017) — The House Committee on Education recently passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide students with access to specialty classes and programs if they are not provided by the school they attend. 

Cook’s bill protecting citizens who rescue animals from hot cars heads to the Senate

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2017) — The House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would provide protections to those who rescue animals left unattended in hot cars. 

Cook’s school funding bill heads to the Senate

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, February 13, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2017) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would allow school corporations to direct more dollars to classrooms by providing more budgetary flexibility.

Cook: Protecting citizens who rescue animals left in hot cars

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, February 10, 2017

Even when the outside temperature is as low as 72 degrees, the interior temperature of a car can reach up to 116 degrees within an hour. Rolling down or cracking windows is still not enough to affect the inside temperature of the vehicle in order to make it a safe environment for animals. If pets are exposed to this type of heat for a period of time, not only are they suffering, but they could also endure permanent organ damage and death. 

Committee approves Cook’s bill protecting those helping animals left in hot cars

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, February 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2017) — The House Committee on Judiciary today passed State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) proposal that would provide protections to those who rescue animals left unattended in hot vehicles. 

Grant County lawmakers to host town hall on Saturday

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WHO: State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) WHAT: Town Hall WHEN: 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 WHERE: Marion City Hall Council Chambers 301 S. Branson St. Marion, IN 46952 NOTES: This meeting is open to the public. Legislators will be available to answer questions about issues that

Cook: Funding flexibility would help direct more money to Hoosier classrooms

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Friday, January 27, 2017

As a member of the House of Representatives, I remain dedicated to supporting educators and students. Working to direct more dollars to the classroom and improving testing is among my priorities.

Cook: Roads, education top 2017 investments for the next generation

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, January 13, 2017

As the 2017 session starts, legislators in the House of Representatives are working to responsibly make the necessary investments in roads and education for the next generation. 

Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. Cook

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 28, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). 

Cook selected to serve on three House committees

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, December 19, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently selected to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Education

Cook: Deadline to apply for educator scholarship is fast approaching

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, December 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 12, 2016) — The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship, paying $7,500 per year for students pursuing a career in education, is Dec. 31, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). 

Rep. Cook named to state superintendent transition team

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, December 2, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) has been selected to serve on State Superintendent-Elect Dr. Jennifer McCormick’s transition team as she prepares to take office in January.

Cook appointed as vice chair of House Education Committee

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 23, 2016) — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) today named State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) as vice chair of the House Committee on Education.

Cook supports Habitat for Humanity home recipient

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

“Habitat for Humanity gives Hoosiers like Natalie and her family a decent, safe and affordable place to live,” Cook said. “Volunteer opportunities for this great organization are available all across the state; take time to help those in need while making a difference in your community.” 

Cook: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day. 

Cook: Looking ahead to the 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, November 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 10, 2016) — “A top priority this session is responsibly expanding the pre-K pilot program across our state,” State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) said. “I am looking forward to exploring effective educational opportunities that will help our Hoosier children develop and learn.

Rep. Cook named Legislator of the Year

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, October 28, 2016

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR: State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) receives an award Wednesday from the American Institute of Architects Indiana. Cook was named Legislator of the Year by the group for his work advocating for great design, advancing the architecture profession, and championing legislation that was positive for architectural firms and school

Rep. Cook named Legislator of the Year

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, October 5, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was named Legislator of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Indiana for advocating for great design, advancing the architecture profession, and championing some legislation that was positive for architectural firms and school corporations

Cook recognized for conservative excellence

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2016) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) received an award for conservative excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation in its 2016 ratings of the Indiana General Assembly. 

Cook: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, August 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Five local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook to serve on Education, Elections summer study committees

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Education.  

Cook: Grant County farm receives distinguished award

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, March 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) congratulates Bonnie and Kenneth Harrold as Hoosier Homestead award recipients for 150 years of family farm ownership in Grant County.

“Agriculture plays a vital role in our economy,” Cook said. “Farming operations like the Harrold Farm provide jobs to hard-working Hoosiers while putting food on our tables. I wish the Harrold family continued success for the next 150 years.”

Rep. Cook welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, March 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:

Cook: Wrapping up the 2016 legislative session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, March 14, 2016

The 2016 legislative session came to a close last week, and legislators made significant progress on important issues facing Indiana. I am very pleased to report a bill I authored, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1209 establishing a workplace Spanish curriculum for Hoosier students, passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate and can now be signed

Rep. Cook: Hamilton County student gaining experience with the legislature

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) welcomes Hamilton County resident, Gabe Sachs, to the Statehouse where he is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session.

Rep. Cook: Legislative Update

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, February 26, 2016

To ensure Hoosier students are better prepared to compete in the global economy, I authored a bill that would provide high school students the opportunity to take classes in newly created workplace functional Spanish. This bill would emphasize common Spanish vocabulary and acceptable grammar usage. Upon successful completion of the classes, students would

Rep. Cook welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, February 19, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:

Rep. Cook: 2016 Session Halftime Report

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, February 12, 2016

We have officially passed the halfway mark for the 2016 session. Legislators in the House of Representatives approved 116 proposals, sending them to the Indiana Senate for consideration; while Senators approved and sent 150 bills to the House for consideration. Main topics of the session include funding roads and curbing illegal drugs. House Republicans

Rep. Cook: Arcadia resident gaining experience with the legislature

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) welcomes local resident, Erin Moorhous, to the Statehouse where she is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session.

Rep. Cook welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, February 5, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2016) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:

House passes Cook's high school 'workplace' Spanish bill

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2016) – The House of Representatives voted 95-1 in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill to provide high school students classes in newly created workplace functional Spanish, emphasizing common Spanish vocabulary and acceptable grammar usage. Upon successful completion of the classes, students will qualify for credit and special language notations on their transcripts.

Cook: America's Pig Farmer of the Year recognized at Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, January 29, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2016) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently welcomed Tipton County pig farmer, Keith Schoettmer, to the Statehouse where he was recognized as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. Schoettmer was awarded this unique title from the National Pork Board. This award identifies pig farmers who take an ethical “We

Cook: House attracting more teachers to Indiana's classrooms

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, January 29, 2016

Educational research consistently supports that the most significant factor to ensure student success in the classroom, is to provide students with a highly effective teacher with a vast array of skill sets. Hoosiers have a shortage of teachers in several areas, and especially in hard-to-fill positions, such as Science, Technology, English, Math (STEM),

Rep. Cook: Pig Farmer of the Year

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, January 22, 2016

Dear Friend, Did you know Tipton County is home to America's Pig Farmer of the Year? Our own Keith Schoettmer recently earned this unique title from the National Pork Board. I welcomed Schoettmer to the Statehouse where he was joined by his family and recognized by the General Assembly for securing this first-ever title. The award identifies pig farmers

Rep. Cook laces up sneakers to fight cancer

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) paired his sneakers with his suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness. “According to the American Cancer Society, more than 13,000 Indiana residents were expected to die of cancer last year alone, which translates to approximately 36 people every day,”

Improving education today leads to a better future tomorrow

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, January 15, 2016

In order to perform well at college, a student must do well in high school, and in order for a student to do well in high school, they need effective teachers. As lawmakers, we must provide Hoosier students access to high-quality education by helping schools retain and recruit the best and the brightest educators. There is no question that great teachers

Rep. Cook: 2016 Page Program

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dear friend, The Indiana House of Representatives is calling all students ages 13 to 18 to experience a legislative session firsthand through its unique page program. As a House page, students will tour Gov. Mike Pence's office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate Chambers. They will also have the opportunity to join me during session and

Rep. Cook: Learning about Agriculture

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, December 11, 2015

Dear friend, On Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the invitation of host Bruce Hartley, President and Owner of Hartley Grain Company, I had the pleasure to meet and speak to farm constituents from Madison, Grant, and Tipton Counties, along with chemical experts from BSAF company, the largest chemical company in the world. It was enjoyable to outline the agriculture

Student leaders

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dear friend, Earlier this month, the Purdue Extension of Hamilton County asked Rep. Kathy Richardson and myself to talk to high school freshman leaders about government and civic engagement. This community youth leadership program called "A Chance to Serve" (ACTS) places youth on local boards and committees after participating in a series of leadership

Statement: Rep. Cook: focuses on education, supports Boys and Girls Club

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) in your coverage of Organization Day 2015 at the Indiana Statehouse. In addition to being sworn-in, the House of Representatives announced a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club that will last until the end of the legislative session. “One of the main

Rep. Cook: Fire Ops 101

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, November 13, 2015

Dear friend, Firefighters are a vital part of our community; but many people do not realize how much hard work they put into their jobs. At the end of October, I participated in Fire Ops 101: living a day in the life of a firefighter. I traveled to the training center in Noblesville where I was able to get a taste of what a firefighter does every day on

Rep. Cook: Educating our nation

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dear friend, As a member of the Interim Study Committee on Education, I understand the concern parents, students, educators and administrators have about the teacher shortage in Indiana. However, this is not exclusive to Indiana. In fact, this is a national and even global issue. Having spent many years in education, I know how critical it is to have

Rep. Cook: Focusing on teacher recruitment, retention

Posted by: McKenzie Clift  | Monday, October 5, 2015

Having spent 41 years in education, I know how important it is to have excellent teachers in the classroom. Providing a world-class education for our children starts with exceptional educators. When innovative and talented teachers populate our schools, the impact can be far reaching. That’s why concerns over a potential teacher shortage in Indiana

Rep. Cook congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: McKenzie Clift  | Friday, August 14, 2015

STATEHOUSE- State Representative Tony Cook (R-Cicero) congratulates Steven Osborne and family for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann presented the award during a ceremony in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families that have owned and operated the

Rep. Cook welcomes international students to the Statehouse

Posted by: McKenzie Clift  | Thursday, August 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Tony Cook (R-Cicero) welcomed several international students from Taylor University to the Indiana Statehouse. The students are studying in Indiana as part of a collaborative partnership between Taylor University and Lithuania’s LCC International University. “In an ever-evolving global marketplace, it is

Rep. Cook discusses support for RFRA and clarification

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Thursday, April 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE- “Senate Enrolled Act 101, more commonly referred to as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or simply RFRA, was never intended to be a means of discrimination and exclusion; rather, it was meant to be a means of inclusion for the religious convictions of all Hoosiers. “Unfortunately, the letter of the law was subject to

Tony Cook sworn in as State Representative for District 32

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Tuesday, December 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was sworn in today by Chief Justice Loretta Rush to serve House District 32. He was joined at the ceremony by his family. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my community in this new capacity,” said Rep. Cook. “I bring 40 years of education experience, and I look forward to working

[r32] Rep. Turner pleased pro-jobs bill signed into law (3/26/2014)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Start Date: 3/26/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 3/26/2014 Rep. Eric Turner pleased “pro-jobs bill” signed into law STATEHOUSE – “As the author of House Bill 1001, I worked this session to give local governments the option to exempt business personal property taxes. I was very pleased to be a part of this pro-jobs

[r32] Rep. Turner helps create a state tax credit for adoptive families (3/5/2014)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Start Date: 3/5/2014 All DayEnd Date: 3/5/2014Rep. Turner helps create a state tax credit for adoptive families STATEHOUSE – A bill co-authored by State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) providing a state tax credit for individuals that adopt a child is heading to the governor’s desk after being concurred on by the House. House Bill (HB)

[r32] Lifeline Law expansion passes Indiana House (2/26/2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Start Date: 2/26/2014 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2014Lifeline Law expansion passes Indiana House STATEHOUSE – Today, legislation expanding Indiana’s Lifeline Law passed out of the House unanimously. Senate Bill (SB) 227, cosponsored by State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), will provide legal protection for anyone less than 21 years old who

[r32] Rep. Turner supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 All DayEnd Date: 1/23/2014Rep. Turner supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer STATEHOUSE — State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday in support of the Suits and Sneakers Challenge to help raise awareness about

[r32] Rep. Turner supports bill to provide tax credits for adopting households (1/15/2014)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Start Date: 1/15/2014 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2014Rep. Turner supports bill to provide tax credits for adopting households STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) supports House Bill (HB) 1222, which would provide a state tax credit for individuals that adopt a child. HB 1222 would establish an adjusted gross income tax credit for

[r32] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMOrganization Day charity drive focuses on giving back STATEHOUSE — State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) joined House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to

[r32] Indiana's tax climate ranked 10th in the nation (10/15/2013)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Start Date: 10/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 10/15/2013 Indiana’s tax climate ranked 10th in the nation STATEHOUSE – Indiana’s tax climate ranked 10th in a national report released this week from the Tax Foundation, an independent, non-partisan organization that provides research and analysis on federal and state

[r32] Rep. Turner receives Legislator of the Year Award (10/11/2013)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Start Date: 10/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 10/11/2013 End Time: 1:59 PMRep. Turner receives Legislator of the Year Award STATEHOUSE – The Aviation Association of Indiana (AAI) presented State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) with the Legislator of the Year Award last night. During the AAI’s annual conference in Plymouth, Rep.

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Steven Perkins, Indiana Teacher of the Year (10/4/2013 - 10/5/2013)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Start Date: 10/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner congratulates Steven Perkins, Indiana Teacher of the Year STATEHOUSE – “Every teacher aspires to make a positive difference in the lives of students; they are the future. Steven Perkins has stood out from many highly qualified candidates to be

[r32] Rep. Turner's statement on Rep. Pond's passing (9/23/2013)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Start Date: 9/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/23/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner: Honored to serve with Rep. Pond “State Representative Phyllis Pond was a dedicated public servant for more than three decades. I had the distinct privilege of serving with her for the past twenty years on the House Ways and Means committee and valued

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates local families on longstanding farms (8/7/2013)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Start Date: 8/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Turner congratulates local families on longstanding farms STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates the Michel family farm from Tipton, Ind. and the Richardson family farm from Sheridan, Ind. for receiving Hoosier Homestead Awards. The

[r32] STATEMENT: Rep. Eric Turner responds to Supreme Court rulings (6/26/2013 - 6/27/2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Start Date: 6/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner responds to Supreme Court rulings Please include the following statement from State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) in response to today’s United States Supreme Court rulings: “The federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 protected the

[r32] Rep. Turner appointed to interim 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 PMRep. Turner appointed to interim study committees STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) has been appointed to be an alternate for the Budget Committee and to serve as a member of the Health Finance Commission and the Commission on State Tax &

[r32] Indianapolis Motor Speedway bill signed into law (5/23/2013)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Start Date: 5/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 5/23/2013 End Time: 1:59 PMIndianapolis Motor Speedway bill signed into law STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), who served as the author for House Enrolled (HEA) Act 1544, joined motorsports industry representatives today as the governor signed the bill into law. HEA 1544

[r32] Rep. Turner: Bill signed into law gives nonviolent offenders a fresh start (5/6/2013)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Start Date: 5/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/6/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMBill signed into law gives nonviolent offenders a fresh start STATEHOUSE – A bill to eliminate or expunge non-violent, felony or misdemeanor charges was signed into law today by Governor Mike Pence. Coauthored by State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), House Enrolled

[r32] Largest tax cut in Hoosier history (4/27/2013)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Date: 4/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/27/2013 End Time: 1:59 AMLargest tax cut in Hoosier history STATEHOUSE — Authored by the Chairman of Ways and Means, State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001, the biennial budget for the State of Indiana, passed this session with a 70 to 30 vote and sent to

[r32] More assistance for “Hardest Hit” Hoosiers (4/18/2013 - 4/19/2013)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Start Date: 4/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMMore assistance for “Hardest Hit” Hoosiers STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann held a press conference yesterday announcing the expansion of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund. The U.S. Department of the Treasury identified Indiana as one of 18 states plus the

[r32] Students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse (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 PMStudents receive prestigious award at the Statehouse STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulate Clayton Smith from Sharpsville and Anna R. Bates from Cicero for both receiving the 2013 Comcast

[r32] Representative Turner honored at the 9th Annual Kennedy-King Commemoration (4/5/2013)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Start Date: 4/5/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRepresentative Turner honored at the 9th Annual Kennedy-King Commemoration STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was honored with the Trailblazer Award at the 9th Annual Kennedy-King Commemoration. The award was given to Rep. Turner to recognize his

[r32] Rep. Turner: Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMHoosier farmers recognized for achievements STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates the Crawford-Sinclair, Paul and Kelsay families for receiving Hoosier Homestead Awards. The awards were presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and

[r32] Rep. Turner: House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/4/2013)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Start Date: 1/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMHouse Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session STATEHOUSE — State Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a

[r32] Rep. Eric Turner elected to leadership roles (12/3/2012)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Start Date: 12/3/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/3/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner selected to leadership roles STATEHOUSE –Speaker of the House Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced that State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) will continue to be the Speaker Pro Tempore for the Indiana House of Representatives for the 118th

[r32] Rep. Turner: State balances in the strongest possible position (11/21/2012)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Start Date: 11/21/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/21/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner: State balances in strongest possible position The following is a statement from State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) in response to Governor Mitch Daniels’ press conference highlighting the Automatic Taxpayer Refund today: "I was very pleased

[r32] Rep. Turner to focus on jobs, educational opportunities for 2013 (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Turner to focus on jobs, educational opportunities for 2013 STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn

[r32] Own Your American Dream (10/4/2012)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/4/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE- Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), joined by a dozen of his House Republican colleagues, announced the House Republican Agenda today which focuses on making Indiana a stronger state for future generations. “Not

[r32] ISMA awards Rep. Turner as Legislator of the Year (10/1/2012)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Start Date: 10/1/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/1/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) awarded State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) with the Legislator of the Year Award. Rep. Turner, along with two other legislators, was presented the award during the ISMA’s annual convention which took place

[r32] Rep. Turner announces local job fair (9/26/2012)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Start Date: 9/26/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/26/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is pleased to announce a job fair coming to Noblesville on Oct. 2. The job fair will be held at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds on Pleasant St. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by the Mayor of Noblesville, John

[r32] Hoosier Homestead Awards Presented to Local Farms (8/10/2012)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Start Date: 8/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/10/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates two families who received the Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair on August 8. Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay presented the awards in the Farm Bureau Building. The

[r32] Indiana ranked 5th in the nation (5/9/2012)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Start Date: 5/9/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/9/2012 In a report released last week, Indiana was ranked as the best place to do business in the Midwest and the fifth best nationwide in a survey of more than 500 chief executives by Chief Executive magazine. To see the full magazine article click here. This recent ranking is the latest of a series of

Rep. Torr: Teacher Appreciation Week (5/9/2012 - 5/10/2012)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Start Date: 5/9/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/10/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Teaching is one of the most important occupations that one could pursue. Teachers not only equip students with how to read and write but leave long lasting wisdom to help young people succeed in their academia, career and family lives. I want you to

[r32} Rep. Turner’s inheritance tax legislation signed into law (3/20/2012)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Start Date: 3/20/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 3/20/2012 STATEHOUSE –The Inheritance Tax bill, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 293, was signed in to law today. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) sponsored the legislation that would allow small business owners, farmers and individuals who have acquired savings and assets to pass these to their children or

[r32] Smoking Ban signed into law (3/19/2012)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Start Date: 3/19/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 3/19/2012 STATEHOUSE –Indiana became the 30th state to have a comprehensive smoke-free statute. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) co-authored the smoking ban, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1149, which was signed by Governor Daniels into law today. “Hoosiers’

[r32] Rep. Turner's inheritance tax legislation headed to Governor's desk (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE –The Inheritance Tax bill, Senate Bill (SB) 293, passed out of the House Friday with a final vote of 78-17 and is now headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Rep. Eric Turner’s (R-Cicero) sponsored bill would allow small business owners, farmers and individuals who have

[r32] Smoking ban legislation headed to the Governor's desk (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE –Indiana is well on its way to becoming smoke-free. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored House Bill (HB) 1149 which passed out of the Senate with a final vote on Friday and is now ready for the Governor to sign into law. The smoking ban legislation, HB 1149, will prohibit smoking in public places,

[r32] New law disassociates Indiana from companies in Iran (3/6/2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Start Date: 3/6/2012End Date: 3/6/2012 STATEHOUSE-Companies that have specified business activities or investments in Iran’s energy sector will be prohibited from contracting with the State of Indiana and its subdivisions under new law. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) sponsored the prohibition, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 231, which applies to new contracts

[r32] Inheritance tax bill makes its way through the General Assembly (2/29/2012)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Start Date: 2/29/2012End Date: 2/29/2012STATEHOUSE – The Inheritance Tax, Senate Bill 293, sponsored by Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) passed out of the House on Tuesday with an 80-17 vote. The proposed bill allows small business owners, farmers and individuals who have acquired savings and assets to pass these to their children or others without tax.

[r32] Legislation to disassociate Indiana from Iran's energy sector (2/28/2012)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Start Date: 2/28/2012End Date: 2/28/2012STATEHOUSE- The Indiana House has passed a bill that would prohibit the State of Indiana and its subdivisions from contracting with companies that have specified business activities or investments in Iran’s energy sector. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is sponsoring the prohibition, Senate Bill (SB) 231, which

[r32] Taylor University's Coach Paul Patterson honored by House (2/16/2012)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Start Date: 2/16/2012End Date: 2/16/2012STATEHOUSE- Taylor University’s men’s basketball coach Paul Patterson was recognized today by the Indiana House of Representatives in honor of becoming the only coach in history to record 700 wins while coaching at a four-year Indiana college. Coach Patterson along with the Taylor University men’s

[r32] Rep. Turner honors Super Bowl Host Committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE- Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) along with his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives 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

[r32] Representatives help men and women transitioning from correctional facilities to workforce (2/6/2012)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Start Date: 2/6/2012End Date: 2/6/2012STATEHOUSE- A clothing drive was hosted at the Statehouse last week for men and women who are getting ready to return to the workforce from correctional facilities. State Representatives Eric Turner (R-Cicero), Peggy Welch (D-Bloomington) and Cindy Noe (R-Indianapolis) were among the group of legislators and staff

[r32] Rep. Turner's proposed legislation phases out inheritance tax (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012STATEHOUSE –House Bill 1199, co-authored by Reps. Eric Turner (R-Marion) and Jeff Thompson (R- Lizton), passed out of the House on Monday with a 78-17 vote. The proposed bill allows small business owners, farmers and individuals who have acquired savings and assets to pass these to their children or others

[r32] Smoking Ban legislation passes out of House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012STATEHOUSE –A bill to ban smoking in work places passed out of the House today with a 62-34 vote. Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored the legislation, House Bill (HB) 1149, that would limit smoking in public places among other enclosed areas. The final version of the smoking ban legislation will prohibit

[r32] Smoking ban legislation advances through the House (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012STATEHOUSE –A bill to ban smoking in work places advanced in the House today, with the bill passing out of second reading. Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored the legislation that would limit smoking in public places among other enclosed areas. The smoking ban legislation, House Bill 1149, will prohibit

[r32] Rep. Turner reacts to State of the State (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012STATEHOUSE -“It was an honor to be in attendance at Governor Daniels’ final State of the State address. The Governor has been an outstanding public servant. We were reminded in the Governor’s address of Indiana’s fiscal solvency, the top rankings it has received, and the fact no taxes have been

[r32] House Democrats silent Hoosier voices (1/4/2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start Date: 1/4/2012End Date: 1/4/2012STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and his House Republican colleagues came ready to get back to work today, however the majority of the House Democrats did not show up to do the work of the people. The majority of Democrats failed to attend the start of the 2012 legislative session, which prevented all

[r32] Rep. Turner: Hoosiers back to work is top priority (11/22/2011)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Start Date: 11/22/2011End Date: 11/22/2011STATEHOUSE — Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day, a ceremony setting the tone for the upcoming legislative session. This year, Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) delivered a speech that addressed job

[r32] Rep. Turner: Median barriers to provide safety to I-69 travelers (10/28/2011)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Start Date: 10/28/2011End Date: 10/28/2011STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the announcement made by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to add median barriers to Interstate 69 in Grant County. The barriers to be added are designed to prevent cross-over crashes. Rep. Turner worked with INDOT in championing the

Wrapping up the interim, gearing up for session (10/28/2011)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Start Date: 10/28/2011End Date: 10/28/2011 Following the 2011 legislative session, the General Assembly has continued to work hard and take a closer look at issues facing Hoosiers across the state. At the beginning of the interim, which began once session ended in April, Speaker Brian Bosma appointed each member to various interim study committees.

Rep. Turner encouraging fourth graders to partake in essay competition (10/21/2011)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Start Date: 10/21/2011 End Date: 10/21/2011 STATEHOUSE— State Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is encouraging local fourth graders to participate in an essay competition in conjunction with “Indiana Statehood Day,” a celebration of Indiana’s 195th birthday. The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring the

[r32] Rep. Turner named ‘Public Policy Advocate of the Year’ (9/27/2011)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Start Date: 9/27/2011End Date: 9/27/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) accepted the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition’s ‘Advocate of the Year’ award on Saturday. The award recognizes Rep. Turner’s work on the ‘Second Chance Law’, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. Rep. Turner authored HEA 1211, the second

[r32] Rep. Turner receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ for pro-life efforts (9/9/2011)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Start Date: 9/9/2011End Date: 9/9/2011STATEHOUSE –State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was presented with the Indiana Family Institute’s 2011 Legislator of the Year award on Wednesday, an accomplishment recognizing him for his pro-marriage, pro-life and pro-family legislative efforts. This is the first time the Indiana Family Institute has given

[r32] New Legislation Provides Continued Government Transparency (8/1/2011)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Start Date: 8/1/2011End Date: 8/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Indiana now offers a central website devoted to viewing the financial information for local government expenditures and school corporations as well as state government finances through the recently launched government transparency portal. State Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored House

[r32] Rep. Turner: Pete Dye Golf Trail ‘welcome addition’ to Indiana tourism (8/1/2011)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Start Date: 8/1/2011End Date: 8/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the launch last week of the statewide Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven public golf courses designed by Indiana native, renowned architect and accomplished golfer Pete Dye. The trail is part of an effort to showcase Dye’s course designs as well as

[r32] Rep. Turner: Indiana in strong fiscal shape (7/18/2011)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Start Date: 7/18/2011End Date: 7/18/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the announcement of the state closing out fiscal year 2011 with $1.2 billion in reserves. Auditor Tim Berry announced Indiana closing the books on the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a net reserve balance around $173 million greater than what they

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Tipton (7/13/2011)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Start Date: 7/13/2011End Date: 7/13/2011STATEHOUSE—Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulated the City of Tipton for receiving a $195,000 grant for a community project today. The grant was presented by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. “I congratulate Tipton for receiving this grant,” said

[r32] Rep. Turner ranked with high voting record (7/11/2011)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Start Date: 7/11/2011End Date: 7/11/2011STATEHOUSE – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis ranked Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) as one of the highest voting records for state lawmakers during the 2011 session with a score of 94 percent. He was also recognized as a legislator who demonstrated conspicuous leadership on

[r32] Rep. Turner appointed to study Barnes v. State of Indiana (7/1/2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Start Date: 7/1/2011End Date: 7/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was recently appointed to serve on the Legislative Council Barnes v. State of Indiana summer subcommittee. The subcommittee met Wednesday to formally begin reviewing the Barnes vs. State of Indiana decision regarding police entry. Rep. Turner is one of four legislative

[r32] Rep. Turner: Second chance law to take effect (7/1/2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Start Date: 7/1/2011End Date: 7/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) joined Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) in announcing a change in state law to allow non-violent offenders to request their criminal records be kept private. The legislators were joined by Quinn Minor, an Indianapolis resident who was able to file a petition with the

[r32] Rep. Turner applauds drug screenings for training program users (6/27/2011)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Start Date: 6/27/2011End Date: 6/27/2011 STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) implementation of mandatory drug testing for Hoosiers who receive training paid though the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Indiana is the first state in the nation to drug test individuals who receive

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Mississinewa High School (6/23/2011)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Start Date: 6/23/2011End Date: 6/23/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates Mississinewa High School for being among12 Indiana schools selected for the Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program, an honor given by the Indiana Department of Education based on the school having some of the largest non-waiver graduation rate

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Mississinewa High School (6/23/2011)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Start Date: 6/23/2011End Date: 6/23/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Marion) congratulates Mississinewa High School for being among12 Indiana schools selected for the Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program, an honor given by the Indiana Department of Education based on the school having some of the largest non-waiver graduation rate

[r32] Statement from Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) on Sine die (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011 "Overall, I think Hoosiers will be pleased with what we have accomplished this session, and we did it despite the unique circumstances we faced this year."-30-

[r32] Statement from Rep. Eric Turner on the Governor's Decision to Sign HB 1210 (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011

[r32] Statement from Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) on HB 1210 (4/28/2011)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Start Date: 4/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/28/2011

[r32] Statement from Rep. Turner on US 31 expansion (4/18/2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Start Date: 4/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/18/2011STATEHOUSE - "Today's groundbreaking is another step forward in our efforts to improve Indiana's and Hamilton County's infrastructure. Something we have worked hard in the legislature to improve and as a resident of Cicero I understand the importance of the US 31 project. "Improvements to US 31 will have a

[r32] New Bill Would Increase Government Transparency (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011 State Auditor, Tim Berry, has already created a broad based user-friendly website required by the bill. However, if the bill passes through the Senate and is signed into law by Governor Daniels, the state agencies, local governments, and school districts would be required to post detailed spending

[r32] General Assembly to Hold Public Meetings on Redistricting (3/21/2011)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Start Date: 3/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/21/2011 "We want this process to be as open and transparent as possible," said Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero). "In the past there have been some concerns about how districts are redrawn, and the public has expressed those concerns. These public meetings will allow people to give their input and receive insight on what

[r32] New Bill Would Increase Government Transparency (3/12/2011)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Start Date: 3/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/12/2011 The bill would require the State of Indiana to create a user-friendly website that posts detailed information about government expenditures. Required information to be posted includes: . Budgets . Expenditures . Contracts, grants, and leases . Property owned by the state . Educational institutions . Local

[r32] Rep. Turner's Comments on House Joint Resolution 6 passing (2/15/2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Start Date: 2/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2011-30- Rep. Turner is the Speaker Pro Tempore and represents District 32 in the Indiana House of Representatives.

[r32] House Passes Child Protection Registry (2/10/2011)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Start Date: 2/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/10/2011 Any communications to contacts listed on the child protection registry containing material harmful to minors or advertising for products or services that are illegal for minors would be prohibited. "While we have some barriers in place to protect our children from inappropriate material, this bill address

[r32] Remembering Reagan (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011

[r32] House Passes Statewide Smoking Ban With Exemptions (1/31/2011)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Start Date: 1/31/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/31/2011 "Support for this ban has continued to grow amongst the public. Each year we get more and more information about the risks of smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke. This bill is about protecting the public from some of those risks," said Rep. Turner. "This is a public health issue that we need to address."

[r32] Rep. Turner Named Speaker Pro Tempore (11/19/2010)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Start Date: 11/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 11/19/2010 "What an honor it is to be appointed to such position by the Speaker," said Rep. Turner today. "I am very appreciative and I am looking forward to severing our Speaker and our assembly to the best of my ability this upcoming session. Rep. Turner was Speaker Pro Tem during the 114th General Assembly and

[r32] Parents Are Key to Educational Success, says Turner (10/5/2010)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Start Date: 10/5/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/5/2010Please insert the following quote into your coverage of Dr. Tony Bennett and the Pacer organization, who are together promoting parental involvement in education. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Marion) is pleased with State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Tony Bennett, and the Pacers organization, who are promoting

[r32] "What Indiana Means To Me:" Fourth Grade Student Essay Competition (9/22/2010)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Start Date: 9/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/22/2010The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring an essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 194th birthday. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration taking place on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Statehouse. I

[r32] Turner, House Republican Leaders Unveil Strengthen Indiana Plan (9/15/2010)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Start Date: 9/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/15/2010STATEHOUSE-Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and other House Republicans today unveiled a detailed plan to "Strengthen Indiana" during a press conference in the House Chambers. In 2011, the House of Representatives must craft a budget for the State of Indiana. In 2005, when House Republicans were last in the

[r32] National Organization Recognizes Rep. Turner's Pro-Business Voting Record (9/14/2010)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Start Date: 9/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/14/2010 The NFIB is a membership organization that focuses on current and proposed state and federal legislation and its impact on small business. The organization has a specialized understanding of what legislation would promote or harm small business growth. This year's scores were determined by floor votes that

[r32] Rep. Turner Applauds Transparency (9/1/2010)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Start Date: 9/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/1/2010

[r32] Rep. Turner Elected to Serve on National Conference of State Legislatures' Executive Committee (8/31/2010)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Start Date: 8/31/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/31/2010 The Executive committee meets four times a year to oversee the development and implementation of NCSL policies. Representative Turner has been an active member of the National Conference of State Legislatures throughout his tenure as a state legislator. "As the federal government assumes a bigger role in

[r32] Homeowners Facing Foreclosure can 'Get Hope' with Free Workshops (8/20/2010)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Start Date: 8/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/20/2010With demand for home refinancing loans at its highest level in 15 months, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is encouraging Hoosiers to avoid foreclosure through free workshops. Since 2007 the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network has assisted more than 75,000 troubled borrowers. The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention

[r32] Gun Bans Struck Down; Rep. Turner Pleased with Supreme Court's Decision (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010STATEHOUSE- State Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) supports the United States Supreme Court's decision yesterday restraining the government's ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms." Last year, Rep. Turner signed onto the National Rifle Association's (NRA) amicus brief in this case,

[r32] Rep. Turner Appointed to Interim Study Committees (6/8/2010)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Start Date: 6/8/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/8/2010 The Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy will study the following in addition to other topics: Allocation and distribution of county adjusted gross income taxes, county option income taxes and county economic development income taxes State and local road fundingTax credits for contributions to K-12

[r32] Rep. Turner: Indiana can't afford federal healthcare mandates (4/15/2010)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Start Date: 4/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2010Congress recently passed healthcare legislation that will have a profound effect on states, including our own. Unfortunately, it seems that the 2,500 page bill the president signed into law contains billions of dollars in unfunded mandates-and Indiana is now going to have to pick up an enormous tab.Of all my

[r32] Turner Statement on Governor Daniels' State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010STATEHOUSE-Please include the following statement from Rep. Eric Turner (R-Marion) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address: "I'm pleased with the governor's remarks. Holding the line on spending will be critical for Indiana to emerge from this recession a leader in the nation," said

[r32] Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate STATEHOUSE- Representative Eric Turner (R-Marion) released the following statement today in response to the passage of HJR1, the constitutional amendment to permanently cap homeowner's property taxes. The measure passed the House by a vote of

[r32] Rep. Turner Honors Fallen Heroes (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009 The names of 152 soldiers, sailors and Marines were read from the podium in the presence of the full House and members of the fallen Hoosiers' families. "What a humbling experience it is to think about the devotion of these men and women and the sacrifices they made," said Rep. Turner. "They gave their blood

[r32] Beware the Scammers (3/9/2009)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Start Date: 3/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/9/2009ECONOMIC STIMULUS SCAM: With all the news about the federal stimulus package, it is not a surprise some people are using the package as the basis for a scam.This scam, using e-mail and the Internet, tries to convince people they can qualify for part of federal government's stimulus package. The scammers ask, of

[r32] Democrats Vote to Gut Taxpayer Referenda (2/26/2009)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Start Date: 2/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2009 The bill, passed by a 52-48 party line vote, now heads to the Senate for consideration.

[r32] Marriage Is Still Worth Defining, Defending (2/21/2009)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Start Date: 2/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2009STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2009) - Back in the first days of this General Assembly session, I introduced an amendment to the Indiana Constitution defining and defending marriage. | I hoped the House would be allowed to debate and vote on the amendment, and I was confident that, if we did get that opportunity, the

[r32] Nothing about This Budget Deserved a 'Yes' Vote (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009Nothing about This Budget Deserved a 'Yes' Vote I could not support a budget that takes more money out of Hoosiers' pockets than it should STATEHOUSE - The budget passed by the Democrat majority in the Indiana House of Representatives on Friday is not only a disappointment, it is a disaster. That is why I

[r32] Statement from Rep. Turner on the Passing of Senator Ford (3/5/2008)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Start Date: 3/5/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/5/2008

[r32] SB 345 Third Reading Statement (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008

[r32] SJR 1 Third Reading Statement (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008"From the beginning, property tax reform has been the No. 1 priority for this legislative session," said Rep. Turner. "SJR 1, in its current form, is unworkable. Rep. (William) Crawford (D-Indianapolis) has admitted that there is no viable evidence on the results of basing property taxes on a household income.

[r32] Bipartisan Group Urges Reps. Bauer and Pelath to Hear SJR 7 (2/19/2008)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Start Date: 2/19/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/19/2008-30-

[r32] Rep. Turner Authors Student Athlete Drug Testing (1/23/2008)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Start Date: 1/23/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/23/2008

[r32] Rep. Turner Votes $900 Million Tax Cut Out of Committee (1/17/2008)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Start Date: 1/17/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/17/2008 The assessment system would be over-hauled, bringing training and certification to the process and reducing 1,100 assessors statewide down to one assessor per county. The assessor would be appointed by the county commissioners and county council. HB 1001 now moves to the House floor, where it will be handed

[r32] Rep. Turner Begins Work at the Statehouse (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Marion), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Turner starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families. "It's no secret that the primary focus of

[r32] Turner Commends BMV for New Convenience Initiatives (12/21/2007)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Start Date: 12/21/2007 All DayEnd Date: 12/21/2007"Online discounts only make sense and give the pubic an incentive for taking advantage of online services. Call ahead appointments allow individuals the opportunity to schedule an appointment that best fits their individual schedules."I applaud Commissioner Ron Stiver and his entire BMV staff for putting

[r32] Rep. Turner Comments on Kernan-Shepard Report (12/11/2007)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Start Date: 12/11/2007 All DayEnd Date: 12/11/2007"I am encouraged with the work of the Kernan-Shepard Commission. It certainly gives us a framework to consider for the 21st century to make government more efficient and more effective."I want to make sure, in all of the consolidation discussions, rural Indiana and our small communities do not lose their

[r32] Rep. Turner Responds to 7th Circuit Court Ruling (10/31/2007)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Start Date: 10/31/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/31/2007

[r32] Rep. Turner Comments on the Governor's Property Tax Plan (10/24/2007)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Start Date: 10/24/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/24/2007 "The Governor's plan has a solid foundation for the legislature to build off," said Rep. Turner. "The plan sets forth an excellent framework that includes substantial property tax cuts and lasting property tax relief for every Hoosier homeowner. In addition, the plan caps state and local government

[r32] Representative Turner Applauds ISTEP+ Move to Spring (10/5/2007)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Start Date: 10/5/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/5/2007(STATEHOUSE) Oct. 5, 2007 - Today, Governor Mitch Daniels and the State Board of Education announced that the ISTEP+ exam will be moved from the fall to the spring. House Republicans have made moving the ISTEP+ a top priority for many years. "I commend the Governor and the State Board of Education for their

[r32] Representative Turner Votes to Repeal the "Death Tax" (1/25/2007)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Start Date: 1/25/2007 All DayEnd Date: 1/25/2007 In general, estates or beneficiaries of Indiana residents are required to file an inheritance tax return if the value of transfers to any beneficiary is greater than the exemption allowed for that beneficiary. The committee report proposed by House Republicans includes a five-year phase-out of the Indiana
Rep. Cook listening to session
Rep. Cook speaking with Rep. Saunders
Rep. Cook with Rep. Richardson and Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter.
Rep. Cook being sworn in
Rep. Cook and Condoleezza Rice at an event
Rep. Cook speaks at a Chamber Third House event with Speaker Bosma
Rep. Cook attends event for Hamilton County Women leaders with Susan Brooks
Rep. Cook visiting International Paper in Tipton, Indiana
Rep. Cook receives Legislator of the Year award by the AIA
Rep. Cook speaks to Rep. Hamm on the House floor.
Rep. Cook gets ready for session.
Rep. Cook presents a resolution on the House floor.
Rep. Cook with a House page.
Rep. Cook speaks at the podium.
Rep. Cook goes over legislation at his desk.
Rep. Cook honors the Farm Bureau in the House Chamber.
Rep. Cook speaks to Rep. Greg Porter in session.
Rep. Cook, Rep. Karickhoff, Rep. VanNatter and Rep. Friend participate in Suits and Sneakers challenge.
Hamilton County legislators pair their suits with their sneakers to help raise cancer awareness. From left to right are State Reps. Tony Cook, Todd Huston, Kathy Richardson, and Donna Schaibley.

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