News Releases

Expand rural broadband to improve Hoosier health

When we were faced with going virtual in March, our lives became more reliant on the internet and technology. Some recent numbers on Hoosiers' use of telehealth show just how important connectivity has become. more »

Houchin: Five rural broadband grants awarded in Senate District 47

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced five rural broadband projects were awarded grant funding to improve internet service in Senate District 47, as part of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 awarded broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 9, 2020) — Three rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 27 were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Perfect: Senate District 43 awarded broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) — Six rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 43 were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg). more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) — Four rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 42 were recently awarded grant funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Zay: Rural broadband grants awarded to local companies

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 8, 2020) — Three local rural broadband projects were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

State Sen. Jim Merritt announces plan to leave the Senate in November

State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) announced today that he will retire from the Senate in November. more »

Helping Small Businesses

Indiana's 520,000 small businesses play a critical role in our state's economy, and according to the Small Business Administration, they employ 44% of Hoosier workers. Similarly, small businesses account for 44% of U.S. economic activity. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities, including four in Senate District 27, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »