Senators

Brandt Hershman

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
Email: Senator.Hershman@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Anne Swords
Phone: 317-232-9840

Brandt Hershman

Majority Floor Leader

State Senator - District 7

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2000 - present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Joint Rules, Chair
Tax and Fiscal Policy, Chair
Appropriations
Rules and Legislative Procedure

Education

Purdue University, B.A. in Political Science
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,
  - Certificate in Tax Administration and Policy 2010
Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2013

Activities

Legislative Leaders Advisory Board, GOPAC, 2013 - present
Indiana GOP Platform Committee, 2004 and 2008 and 2014
Council of State Government Economic Development Committee
Pi Kappa Phi Board of Directors, vice president
Private Pilot

National Conference of State Legislators

Labor and Economic Development Committee, co-chair

Honors

Indiana Health Industry Forum, Legislator of the Year, 2014
Presidential Citation, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 2013
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, 2012
Guardian Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2012
Dean's Advisory Council, Purdue University School of Agriculture, 2012
Advisory Council, Indiana University School of Medicine in Lafayettte, 2011
Sen. David Ford Memorial Award, Access Technology Across Indiana (ATAIN), 2010
Sen. David Ford Legislature Award, 2010
President’s Award, Association of Indiana Architects, 2008
Legislative Champion Award, Indiana Telecommunications Association, 2006
John Reeves Award, Indiana Rural Water Alliance, 2006 
Henry Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2006
Small Business Champion Award, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2006 
President's Award, Indiana Soybean Growers Association, 2004 

Personal

Married: Lisa

Counties Served

White County and portions of Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Jasper and Tippecanoe counties

Brandt Hershman

Majority Floor Leader

State Senator - District 7

Sen. Hershman: Indiana's Tax Climate 8th Best in Nation

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Tuesday, October 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 28, 2014) — Indiana’s tax climate has climbed to eighth-best in the nation according to rankings announced today by the Tax Foundation, the nation’s leading independent, non-partisan organization on federal and state tax policy research, said State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek), who chairs the Indiana Senate more»

Sen. Hershman to Chair Business Taxation Commission

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) will chair the Commission on Business Personal Property and Business Taxation. Hershman authored a new law during the 2014 legislative session that established this commission, which will review the competitive advantages and disadvantages that result more»

Sen. Hershman: Gov. Pence Signs Bill to Support Pharmaceutical Consumers

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sen. Hershman: Gov. Pence Signs Bill to Support Pharmaceutical Consumers –Gov. Mike Pence (seated, center) joins legislators and representatives from the life sciences industry at a bill signing ceremony for Senate Enrolled Act 262 at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday, June 17. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek, seated on left) authored the more»

Sen. Hershman: Indiana Leads in Manufacturing Job Growth

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, June 12, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2014) — Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the Hoosier State leads the nation in manufacturing job growth, said State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek). Over the past 12 months, Indiana has added the most manufacturing jobs in the country. At approximately 13,400 manufacturing jobs added, more»

Sen. Hershman Receives High Score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2014) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2014 Legislative Vote Analysis, which ranks state lawmakers based on their votes for pro-jobs, pro-economy measures. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) received a score of 93 percent. According to the Chamber, bills used in the report were selected based on more»

Sen. Hershman Honored for Law Expanding Affordable Medication Options

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, May 9, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2014) — The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) recently presented State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) its “Legislator of the Year” award. The honor recognizes Hershman’s efforts to expand access to pharmaceutical drugs substituted for biologically comparable name-brand products – alternatives known as more»

Sen. Hershman Reacts to Tax Foundationís Spotlight on Indiana

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2014) - "The Tax Foundation's acclaim for Indiana’s recent tax reforms is just another sign that people around the country are taking notice of our state’s economic performance. "Building on Indiana’s record of balanced budgets and pro-growth tax cuts, Senate Enrolled Act 1 will make our state more competitive for more»

Sen. Hershman Applauds Lafayette Aviation Development

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today regarding GE Aviation’s decision to build its first-ever Indiana production facility in Lafayette:

 

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Sen. Hershman: Gov. Pence Signs Senate Tax Plan into Law

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Today, Gov. Mike Pence signed into law State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s (R-Buck Creek) legislation to boost Hoosier job and economic growth.

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Sen. Hershman: Lafayette Icon, Olympian Honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lafayette icon Ray Ewry was recently recognized by the Indiana General Assembly for his status as one of the most successful Olympians of all time. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) authored Senate Resolution 60, which requests that a highway section be renamed for Ewry.

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Sen. Hershman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, March 17, 2014

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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Sen. Hershmanís Bill to Reduce Taxes on Hoosier Employers Moves to Governorís Desk

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Legislation authored by State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) to boost Hoosier job and economic growth cleared its final passage in the General Assembly today. Senate Bill 1 now moves to the governor’s desk for further consideration.

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Sen. Hershman: House Approves Bill to Reduce Taxes on Hoosier Employers

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, March 3, 2014

Today, the House of Representatives approved State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s (R-Buck Creek) legislation to boost Hoosier job and economic growth. The bill, which would reduce the state’s corporate income tax and business personal property tax, passed by a 63-36 vote.

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Sen. Hershman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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Sens. Hershman, Kenley, Holdman: Senate Approves Bill to Reduce Taxes on Hoosier Employers

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Today, the Indiana Senate approved legislation authored by State Sens. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek), Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to boost Hoosier job and economic growth. The bill, which would reduce the state’s corporate income tax and business personal property tax, passed by a 35-11 vote.

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State Senators Propose Amendment to Provide Relief to Hoosier Propane Customers

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

State Sens. John Waterman (R-Shelburn), Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) and Jim Smith (R-Charlestown) are offering an amendment to Senate Bill 1 which would provide relief to Hoosiers who may be affected by the Midwest propane shortage.

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COLUMN: Indiana Leads in Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 23, 2014

Over the past few years, Indiana has built a reputation as a state that works. In 2012, we were among the top 10 states for both private-sector job creation and overall economic growth. And though December employment numbers aren’t out yet, 2013 is shaping up to be another top-10 year for job creation in Indiana.

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President Pro Tem Long, Sens. Hershman, Kenley Introduce Bill to Reduce Taxes on Hoosier Employers

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 9, 2014

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) and State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) unveiled legislation today to boost Hoosier job and economic growth by reducing the state’s corporate income tax and business personal property tax. The Indiana Senate Majority Caucus has designated this initiative Senate Bill 1.

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Sen. Hershman: Indiana Senate Now Accepting Page Requests

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, December 13, 2013

Students in grades six through 12 can now submit requests to serve as a page during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session, said State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek).

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Sen. Hershman Applauds Monticello Jobs Announcement

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today applauding Adkev, Inc.’s plan to add up to 60 jobs to the Monticello area 

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Sen. Hershman Congratulates Local Student

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, November 22, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today congratulating Elizabeth Parrish, a fourth-grade student from Van Rensselaer Elementary School, for winning third place in the Indiana Statehood Day essay contest.

 

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Sen. Hershmanís Proposal to Honor Tippecanoe County Veterans Advances to Full House

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s (R-Buck Creek) proposal to honor local Medal of Honor recipients by naming one-mile sections of the Hoosier Heartland Corridor in their honor advanced today after receiving approval from the House of Representatives Committee on Roads and Transportation.

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Sen. Hershmanís Bill to Combat School Gang Activity Approved by Full Senate, Moves to House of Representatives

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, February 25, 2013

A bill to help law enforcement officers and educators collaborate to keep gang activity out of Indiana schools passed the full Senate today by a 50-0 vote.

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Sen. Hershman: Committee Approves K-12 Performance Grant Proposal

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Today, the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development advanced State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s (R-Buck Creek) proposal to reward Indiana’s highest performing public schools with additional state funding.

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Sen. Hershman: Committee Approves Bill to Fight School Gang Activity

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today voted 11-1 in support of State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s (R-Buck Creek) comprehensive plan to help law enforcement officers and educators collaborate on keeping gang activity out of Indiana schools.

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Sen. Hershman Urges Dedication of Hoosier Heartland Corridor to Tippecanoe County Medal of Honor Recipients

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) honored Tippecanoe County Medal of Honor recipients today, calling for part of an Indiana highway to be dedicated to U.S. Army Lt. William P. Thompson, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David M. Shoup and U.S. Army Master Sgt. Thomas E. McCall.

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Sen. Hershman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse in January

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, February 4, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse as Senate pages in January.

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Sen. Hershman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse in January

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, February 4, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse as Senate pages in January.

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Sen. Hershman on Pence State of the State Address

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State Address.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly’s budget session.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Congratulates Local Schools on ĎAí Performance Grades

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, October 31, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today praising Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Jasper, Tippecanoe and White county schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Dedicates Lafayette-Delphi Hoosier Heartland Corridor

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) joined Gov. Mitch Daniels and other state officials today to dedicate a 12-mile segment of the new State Road 25 connecting Lafayette to Delphi.

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[s7] Sen. Brandt Hershman Breaks Ground on New Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, October 16, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) and Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials today broke ground on a Prophetstown State Park aquatic center expected to attract more visitors and generate revenue growth for the park.

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[s7] Sen. Brandt Hershman Breaks Ground on New Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, October 15, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) and Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials today broke ground on a Prophetstown State Park aquatic center expected to attract more visitors and generate revenue growth for the park.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: State Budget Committee Approves Purdue Project Funding

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, October 11, 2012

State Budget Committee members met at Purdue University in West Lafayette today, approving funding for multiple campus projects that State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) said will give student buildings needed upgrades.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Appointed Co-Chair of National Economic Development Committee

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) has been named co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Labor and Economic Development Committee, a group charged with presenting state employment concerns to Congress.

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[s7] Sen. Brandt Hershman Praised for Voting Record

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, September 28, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 99.7 percent.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Applauds Gov. Daniels' Appointment of Judge Loretta Rush to Supreme Court

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Saturday, September 15, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today praising Gov. Mitch Daniels’ for appointing Tippecanoe County Juvenile Court Judge Loretta Rush to the Indiana Supreme Court:

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Funding Requests, Including Wang Hall Sublease

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

State Budget Committee members approved three funding requests for Purdue University West Lafayette projects on Monday, including a sublease agreement that will give the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) more research space, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) said.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Funding Requests, Including Wang Hall Sublease

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, September 11, 2012

State Budget Committee members approved three funding requests for Purdue University West Lafayette projects on Monday, including a sublease agreement that will give the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) more research space, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) said.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Named IACT 'Legislator of the Year'

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, August 9, 2012

Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) President Joe Stahura today named State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) “Legislator of the Year” for his support and commitment to municipal issues during the 2012 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly.

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[s22] Sen. Alting: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Power Plant Funding Plan

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, July 26, 2012

Indiana State Budget Committee members today approved a funding plan for improvements to Purdue’s Wade Power Plant, State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced.

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[s22] Sen. Alting: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Power Plant Funding Plan

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Indiana State Budget Committee members today approved a funding plan for improvements to Purdue’s Wade Power Plant, State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee Approves Purdue Power Plant Funding Plan

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Indiana State Budget Committee members today approved a funding plan for improvements to Purdue’s Wade Power Plant, State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Commended for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, July 12, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) received a 92 percent ranking — tying for second highest in the Senate — from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in its annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Applauds North White ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today congratulating North White School Corporation officials, teachers, parents and students on their improved ISTEP+ scores:

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Applauds North White ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today congratulating North White School Corporation officials, teachers, parents and students on their improved ISTEP+ scores:

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Asks U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director to Reconsider Lake Freeman Decision

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe on Monday calling for the agency to reconsider a recent order that could dramatically lower the water level in Monticello’s Lake Freeman.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Asks U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director to Reconsider Lake Freeman Decision

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe on Monday calling for the agency to reconsider a recent order that could dramatically lower the water level in Monticello’s Lake Freeman.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Appointed to Serve on Budget, Medicaid Oversight, Tax Policy Panels

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his appointment of State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) to once again serve as a member of the State Budget Committee.

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[s7] Sen. Brandt Hershman: Use Caution with Fireworks During Dry Weather

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, June 29, 2012

With 83 of Indiana’s 92 counties currently reporting burn bans, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) today encourages local residents to use common sense and make safety a top priority when it comes to celebrating this Fourth of July.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Announces K-12 Performance Grant Proposal

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, June 25, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) today proposed a legislative plan to reward Indiana’s highest performing public schools with additional state funding.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman Applauds News of Purdue's Choice of Daniels for President

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement:

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: Monticello BMV Closed Monday, Delphi Branch Open Instead

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Monticello branch of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be closed on Monday, June 11, for completion of a remodeling project, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) reminded residents today.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Host Job Fair with U.S. Sen. Coats

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, May 21, 2012

State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) will co-host a Tippecanoe County job fair — featuring 3,800 potential jobs — on Wednesday, May 30, with U.S. S

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Sens. Alting, Hershman Applaud Subaru Jobs Announcement

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“Unemployed and underemployed Hoosiers in Tippecanoe County once again have the opportunity to find meaningful work thanks to Subaru of Indiana.

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Statement from Sens. Charbonneau, Hershman on Jobs Announcement for Jasper County

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

“Encouraging high-paying jobs and creating a business-friendly atmosphere that continues to position Indiana as a prime location for employers both nationally and globally remain top priorities in the Indiana Senate.

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[s7] Statement from Sen. Hershman on Chief Executive Magazine Business Climate Ranking for Indiana

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, May 2, 2012

“Indiana’s growing leadership in economic development is the result of making tough choices during difficult economic times.

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[s7] Brandt Hershman Named Senate Majority Floor Leader

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, April 30, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Ft. Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) as Senate Majority Floor Leader.

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Zionsville Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, April 20, 2012

State senators representing Zionsville Community Schools congratulated the district for being awarded an Excellence in Performance grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[7] Sen. Hershman: Funding Approved for Prophetstown Pool, Indiana Veterans' Home

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, April 13, 2012

Prophetstown State Park now has the funding it needs to build a swimming pool that will help generate more visitors and revenue growth, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced today.

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[s7] Statement from Sen. Hershman on Automotive Robotics Bringing Jobs to Tippecanoe County

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, April 11, 2012

“I’m pleased by Automotive Robotics’ decision to locate a new facility in Tippecanoe County. West Lafayette and surrounding communities will benefit from the jobs this engineering firm is expected to create over the next few years.

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[s7] Sen. Hershman: State Budget Committee to Consider DNR Project Funding for Prophetstown State Park Pool This Friday

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, April 9, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) today applauded fellow State Budget Committee members for their decision to consider project funding that will allow Prophetstown State Park to build the swimming pool it needs to generate more visitors and revenue growth.

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[s7] MEDIA ADVISORY: Hershman Encourages Local Farmers to Attend IDEM Meeting

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, April 5, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) encourages area farmers to attend a local open house hosted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on Monday, April 9.

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[7] Hershman Welcomes Local Student Pages to Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, March 16, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as Senate pages:

  • John Michael Beale, son of Delphi residents Mike and Jonella Beale. He is a sixth-grade student at Delphi Middle School.
  • Michael Cook, son of Wheatfield residents Eileen and Richard Cook. He is a sophomore at Kankakee Valley High School.
  • Mitchell Kotterman, son of Lafayette residents Dave and Susan Kotterman. He is a junior at Harrison High School.
  • Carl Landskron, son of Lafayette residents Carl and Michele Landskron. He is a seventh-grade student at East Tipp Middle School.
  • Jake Quasebarth, son of Monon residents Kirk and Sherrie Quasebarth. He is a seventh-grade student at North White Junior/Senior High School.
  • Ryan and Taylor Shriver, children of Reynolds residents Todd and Gail Shriver. They attend North White Junior/Senior High School.
  • Michael Watson, son of Frankfort resident Belissa Watson-Tomlinson. He is a senior at Frankfort Senior High School.
  • John Wright, son of West Lafayette resident Lisa Wright. He is a junior at Harrison High School.
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[7] Sen. Hershman: 2012 Hoosier Job Fair Scheduled for May 30

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) is joining local leaders to host a job fair on May 30 at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds

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[7] Sen. Hershman: 2012 Hoosier Job Fair Scheduled for May 30

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) is joining local leaders to host a job fair on May 30 at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds.

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[7] House Committee Approves Local Legislatorís Plan to Phase Out Tax

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Indiana House Committee on Ways and Means voted 21-3 today in favor of State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s policy initiative phasing out Indiana’s inheritance tax.

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[7] Hershman Welcomes Students Serving as Pages to Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, February 10, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse in January:

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[7] Hershman Calls for More Fiscal Oversight of Enacted Regulations

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Monday, January 30, 2012

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) is working to provide more fiscal oversight of governmental regulations enacted in the state. 

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[7] Panel Backs Hershmanís Gang Policy Initiative

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Senate Panel on Education and Career Development voted 7-3 this week in support of State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s gang-policy initiative during a hearing that featured testimony from Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington.

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[7] Hershman: Legislation to Decrease Taxes Passes Senate Committee, Advances to Full Senate

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy voted 11-0 today in support of State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s bill to decrease Indiana’s inheritance tax.

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[7] Hershman: Rensselaer Central Grad Interning at Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jessica Evers, a graduate of Rensselaer Central High School, is interning at the Statehouse with the Indiana Senate, working in the page office.

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Hershman: Statement on State of the State Address

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“Under the guidance of Governor Daniels and the General Assembly, Indiana has enacted historical property tax reform, fostered a pro-job climate with low taxes and limited regulation, and established economic development practices to help us recover from the national recession better and faster than other states,” said State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek).

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Report: Indiana Transparency Portal Makes Great Strides

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, January 5, 2012

A recent law authored by State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) increasing transparency of government expenditures has resulted in the only website in the nation to receive an “A” grade from the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups and the Sunshine Review – two non-profit organizations dedicated to state and local government transparency.

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Area Students Visit Statehouse, Serve as Pages for State Sen. Brandt Hershman

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 28, 2011

Area students recently visited the Statehouse and served as legislative pages for State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette):

Andrew Parker, a son of Tammy and Joe Parker and a student at Castle High School;

Jayme and Wyatt Martin, children of Jay and Gena Martin and homeschooled students;

Grace Hampton, a daughter of Enice and John Hampton and a student at Delphi High School;

Graham Rider, a son of Jeffery and Abby Rider and a student at Thistle Byre Academy; and

Grant Harbaugh, a son of John and Kathy Harbaugh and a student at Western High School;

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Senate committee OKs bill authorizing Purdue University Fire Department to serve outside campus boundaries

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Even before alumnus Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Purdue University had its own fire department. Today, a Senate committee took another step toward giving that department authority to serve beyond campus boundaries.

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Senate committee OKs bill authorizing Purdue University Fire Department to serve outside campus boundaries

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Even before alumnus Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Purdue University had its own fire department. Today, a Senate committee took another step toward giving that department authority to serve beyond campus boundaries.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor State Sports Champs from Lafayette Central Catholic School

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 24, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor three Class A state championship winning teams from Lafayette Central Catholic High School at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

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Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee Approve Loans for Local School Corps.

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 24, 2011

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) and fellow members of the State Budget Committee gave final approval today on loan requests from two Howard County school corporations affected by Chrysler Corp.'s bankruptcy status.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor State Sports Champs from Lafayette Central Catholic School

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 24, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor three Class A state championship winning teams from Lafayette Central Catholic High School at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

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Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee to Consider Loans to Local School Corps.

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 21, 2011

Members of the State Budget Committee will meet on Monday to consider final approval on loan requests from Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corp. and Northwestern School Corp.

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Senate Approves Alting's Bill Extending Vote Centers, Proposal Moves to House

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Senate lawmakers by a 49-0 vote today approved State Sen. Ron Alting's proposal authorizing the continued use of vote centers in Tippecanoe County and allowing it as an option for the entire state.

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Senate Approves the Extension of Vote Centers, Bill Co-Authored by Hershman Moves to House

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Senate lawmakers by a 49-0 vote today approved a bill co-authored by State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) giving all Indiana counties the option to use vote centers.

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Hershman introduces jobs package

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 14, 2011

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette), chair of the Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy, is introducing legislation this session aimed at creating jobs by lowering Indiana's corporate income tax rate and implementing other recommendations made by last summer's Economic Development Study Committee.

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Area students serve as pages for Sen. Brandt Hershman

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 10, 2011

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages: Trey and Ty Mattix, sons of Shannon Mattix. Trey attends Monon Elementary School while Ty is a student at North White Jr.-Sr. High School.

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Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 10, 2011

Hoosiers in Senate District 7 can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette).

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor PU's Air Force ROTC Program

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor Purdue University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at the Statehouse on Thursday, celebrating a national recognition the program recently received.

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Sens. Alting, Hershman to Honor PU's Air Force ROTC Program

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sens. Ron Alting and Brandt Hershman (Rs-Lafayette) will honor Purdue University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at the Statehouse on Thursday, celebrating a national recognition the program recently received.

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Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session -which began today at the Statehouse - should be passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers, said State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette).

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Sens. Hershman, Alting to Honor PU's Air Force ROTC Program

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sens. Brandt Hershman and Ron Alting (Rs-Lafayette) will honor Purdue University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at the Statehouse on Thursday, celebrating a national recognition the program recently received.

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Hershman will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 3, 2011

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) will assist Hoosiers by mailing state income tax forms to residents unable to obtain the documents online, at public libraries or offices of tax preparers and the Indiana Department of Revenue.

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