Improving Hoosier Health Outcomes

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Indiana Department of Health recently awarded more than $35 million in grants through the Health Issues and Challenges Grant, which was established by the General Assembly in 2021 to help improve Hoosiers' health across our state. more »

Indiana's State Fossil

Friday, June 10, 2022

Over the years, Indiana has adopted different symbols to represent our diverse state. The colorful peony is our state flower, and the glowing Say's firefly is our state insect. Until recently, however, Indiana was one of the few states that didn't have a state fossil. more »

Auto Insurance for Foster Children

Friday, June 3, 2022

Getting a driver's license and auto insurance are important steps toward independence for many young Hoosiers, but those in foster care often face high cost barriers when trying to obtain insurance. Senate Enrolled Act 246 creates new insurance options and charitable funding opportunities to help foster children obtain auto insurance and offset costs. more »

Improving Safety at Exotic Animal Facilities

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Coming into close contact with wild animals, even in what appears to be a controlled situation, can be dangerous. Many people visit animal facilities to get a one-of-a-kind and up-close experience with a tiger or lion cub. However, this can pose a threat to the animals and humans involved. House Enrolled Act 1248 prohibits owners of certain animals – specifically exotic big cats and bears – from allowing the public to come into direct contact or proximity to them. more »

Supporting Local Producers

Friday, May 27, 2022

Homegrown food products continue to increase in popularity, and Hoosier vendors often provide an abundance for consumers. Previously, Indiana producers were only able to sell their products at farmers' markets or roadside stands. House Enrolled Act 1149 broadens the number of places home-based vendors can sell their products more »