News Releases

Zay: Rural broadband grants awarded to local companies

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 8, 2020) — Three local rural broadband projects were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

State Sen. Jim Merritt announces plan to leave the Senate in November

State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) announced today that he will retire from the Senate in November. more »

Helping Small Businesses

Indiana's 520,000 small businesses play a critical role in our state's economy, and according to the Small Business Administration, they employ 44% of Hoosier workers. Similarly, small businesses account for 44% of U.S. economic activity. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities, including four in Senate District 27, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Perfect: Senate District 43 awarded COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities, including three counties in Senate District 43, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg). more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) —Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 42 rural communities, including three communities in Senate District 42, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding to support local businesses, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Donato: Marshall County awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) —Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 42 rural communities, including Marshall County, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding to support local businesses, said State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport). more »

Raatz: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid 2021 internships

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2020) — The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative and policy offices during the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Leising: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid 2021 internships

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2020) — The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative and policy offices during the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »