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Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development unanimously. more »

Bohacek recognizes The Arc of Indiana on World Down Syndrome Day

State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) today honored The Arc of Indiana with Senate Resolution 41, which recognized World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). more »

Supporting Indiana’s agriculture industry

Indiana is one of the most successful farming states in the nation, ranking among the top 10 according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). more »

Messmer: Bill to increase protections for abuse victims passes House

A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) that would increase protections for victims of abuse in Indiana recently passed the Indiana House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 92 to 4. more »

Kruse: Bill to engage students and senior citizen community passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that would work to improve school environments, while engaging the senior citizen community passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today by a vote of 10 to 0. more »

Raatz: Road construction project to begin in Lynn

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin a road construction project next week to improve U.S. Route 27 from the southern city limit to the northern city limit of Lynn, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Freeman: Bill to help protect Hoosiers passes House Committee

STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that would help protect Hoosiers today passed the House of Representatives Committee on Courts and Criminal Code by a vote of 9 to 3. more »

State Sen. Ron Grooms to host town hall meeting

State Sen. Ron Grooms will host a town hall meeting from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Auditorium for an open discussion on state issues and update on proposed legislation. more »

Leising: Bill to help prevent opioid abuse passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help prevent opioid abuse in Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help address teacher shortage in Indiana passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help address the teacher shortage and improve the teaching profession in Indiana today passed the Senate by a vote of 37-11. more »