News Releases

Bohacek authors legislation addressing out-of-state children's hospitals and Medicaid

State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) recently filed a bill that would allow easier access to out-of-state children's hospitals for Hoosier children covered by Medicaid. more »

Donato: Bill to allow conservancy district boards to meet electronically passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport) that would allow conservancy district boards to meet electronically unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Local Government today. more »

Raatz: Bill to address proof of mailing dates passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would address proof of mailing dates unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Local Government today. more »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools passes appropriations committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations today. more »

Leising: Bill to address pesticide violations passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations passed the Indiana Senate unanimously today. more »

Leising: Bill to address testing and reporting of diseased animals passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the testing and reporting of diseased animals passed the Indiana Senate unanimously this week. more »

Zay: Bill to help fund Kids First Trust Fund passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would allow the Kids First Trust Fund board to create a new way to raise money passed the Indiana Senate unanimously today. more »

Raising revenue for rural broadband and more

When the Indiana General Assembly wasn’t in session this past summer and fall, I spent a lot of my time investigating innovative ways to increase funding for rural broadband projects. After plenty of research, I requested a bill be written that would bring in revenue for our state by imposing a surcharge tax on social media providers like Facebook and Twitter. more »

COLUMN: Career development opportunities for Hoosiers

As we continue to assess the impact COVID-19 has had on our state and communities across Senate District 43, Hoosiers should be aware of the many training programs and career improvement opportunities offered by the state. more »

Zay files bill to protect Hoosier pensions

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2021) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) recently filed Senate Bill 140, which would prevent state government pensions from being invested in foreign entities that could pose a threat to the United States. more »