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Zay: Bill to expand rural internet access passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would expand rural internet access passed the Indiana Senate today unanimously. more »

Zay: Pharmacy benefit management bill passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would protect pharmacies and people who are prescribed drugs passed the Indiana Senate Tuesday, Feb. 23 by a vote of 45-3. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray 2.18.2021

State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today following Gov. Holcomb signing Senate Enrolled Act 1 into law: more »

Zay: Bill to free up money for teacher pay passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would allow Indiana schools to claim federal Medicaid reimbursements for providing Individualized Education Program (IEP) services and special education services recently passed the Indiana Senate by an unanimous vote. more »

Bill to study IMPD oversight passes committee

A bill authored by State Sen. Jack E. Sandlin that would request a study of creating a five-member state board to oversee the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) passed out of the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law today. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today regarding Secretary of State Connie Lawson's resignation announcement: more »

Op-ed: Leising: Free mental health services available for communities across Senate District 42

As a retired nurse, I have advocated for statewide health and well-being throughout my tenure as a state senator. The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to the mental health of many people throughout the state, but programs like the Be Well Crisis Helpline serve as excellent resources for those who are struggling during this difficult time. more »

Op-ed: Leising: High school seniors missing out on more than $70 million in federal aid

As a member of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, I have learned that Indiana students who are seeking a post-secondary education are missing out on more than $70 million of federal funds by not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). more »

Area legislators seek to rename roadway to honor the late Richard A. Maughmer

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2021) – Area legislators today announced that Senate Concurrent Resolution 8, which urges the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to rename a section of State Road 218 in Miami County as "The Honorable Richard A. Maughmer Highway," passed out of the Indiana Senate. more »

Leising: Bill to address maternal mortality reporting passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality in Indiana passed the Senate today with bipartisan support. more »