Lauer invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, January 13, 2020 11:20 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

 According to Lauer, students ages 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis assisting House legislators and staff, and touring the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and the House and Senate chambers. He said it is also an opportunity to witness the legislative process in person, including debates on various proposals for new laws.

 “The page program is a rewarding and educational opportunity for students,” Lauer said. “Participants are able to observe legislation in session, explore the Statehouse, and meet with lawmakers. I look forward to seeing many students from Columbus and Bartholomew County at the Statehouse this session.”

 Lauer said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together. Students are responsible for their own lunch expenses and transportation to and from the Statehouse. Opportunities to serve as a page include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session, which concludes by March 14. For more information and to sign up, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/PageProgram or call 800-382-9841.

 With limited openings, students are encouraged to apply soon.

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 State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which includes portions of Bartholomew County.

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