News Releases

Head: Task Force’s Work to Curb Substance Abuse and Suicide Culminates in Passage of Senate Bills

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2017) – Several measures authored by State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) that resulted from the recommendations of the Substance Abuse and Child Safety Task Force, which is a subcommittee of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children, passed the full Senate today. more »

Ruckelshaus: Bill to Help Employment of Individuals with Disabilities Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — A bill authored by State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) passed the full Senate yesterday by a vote of 48-0. more »

Leising: Bill to Count Pre-K Participants Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to determine the level of participation in Indiana pre-K programs passed the full Senate today by a vote of 41-5. more »

Hershman: Bill to Prepare Indiana for Future Investment Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) that would prepare the state for future telecommunications investment passed the Senate Committee on Utilities with a bipartisan vote of 8-2 today. more »

Statement from Sen. Ford

State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) made the following statement regarding today’s vote on Senate Bill 354 in the Senate Committee on Public Policy. SB 354 would authorize Full House Resorts to establish a gaming facility in Terre Haute: more »

Leising: Bill to Count Pre-K Participants Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to determine the level of participants in Indiana pre-K programs passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Sen. Delph: Committee Passes Bill on Veterans’ Treatment Pilot Program

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) concerning a veterans’ treatment pilot program was amended and passed out of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military today with a vote of 9-0. more »

Zay’s First Bill Passes Full Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2017) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help foster care children unanimously passed the Senate this week by a vote of 49-0. more »

Ruckelshaus, Hamilton Host Town Hall Meeting

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2017) — State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) and State Rep. Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) will host a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m. to gather feedback from residents on legislative topics. more »

Sen. Grooms to Host Town Hall Meeting Feb 11 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2017) – Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) will host a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Jeffersonville City Hall. more »