News Releases

State Sen. Andy Zay to attend annual Midwestern Higher Education Compact Commission Meeting and Policy Forum

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 14, 2018) – State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) will attend the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) Commission Meeting and Policy Forum Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16. more »

Bohacek files bias crimes bill

State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) recently filed a bill that would make bias-motivated crime an aggravating circumstance to be considered by a court during sentencing. more »

Bray selected for Pro Tem, announces committee chairmanships

State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) was recently selected by his peers as the next Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore. Bray has appointed State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) as Majority Floor Leader, and State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) was elected Majority Caucus Chair by the Indiana Senate Republicans. more »

State Sen. John Ruckelshaus to host town hall meetings

State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) invites residents of Indiana Senate District 30 to attend a bipartisan town hall meeting in November and December at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. more »

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau to chair the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus

The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus (GLLC), a nonpartisan group of lawmakers from eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces that focuses on issues and policies concerning the Great Lakes, recently elected State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) to chair the Caucus during 2019 and 2020. more »

Road funding legislation leads to INDOT, Mid State Regional Development Authority partnership

Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced the finalization of a partnership agreement with the Mid State Corridor Regional Development Authority (RDA) to review the possibility of constructing a highway in rural southwest Indiana. The Mid State Corridor RDA was formed as a result of Senate Enrolled Act 128, authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) in 2017. more »

Alting to present at SURF Center 25-Year Celebration

State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) will speak at the Service, Unity, Recovery, Fellowship (SURF) Center 25-Year Celebration Open House Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 3:30 p.m. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jim Merritt regarding today’s meeting of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services

State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) made the following statement regarding today’s meeting of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services: more »

Houchin: Local communities receive Broadband Readiness Pilot Grant

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) today announced that English, in partnership with Marengo and Milltown, is one of the communities chosen to receive a Broadband Readiness Pilot Grant, said State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem). more »

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) offered the following statement today amid reports of State Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville)’s accident in Michigan:

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) offered the following statement today amid reports of State Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville)’s accident in Michigan: more »