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Ford: Bill to protect Hoosier parents with disabilities passes House 4.12.2021

A bill authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would protect the rights of Hoosier parents with disabilities unanimously passed the Indiana House of Representatives today. more »

Alting: Bill to protect Hoosier parents with disabilities passes House 4.12.2021

A bill co-authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would protect the rights of Hoosier parents with disabilities unanimously passed the Indiana House of Representatives today. more »

Messmer: Creating urban agricultural zones in Indiana 4.9.2021

Agriculture is a fundamental part of Indiana, contributing more than $31 billion dollars to our economy each year. While farming is predominantly practiced in rural areas of our state, we have recently seen an increased interest in urban agriculture, which enables communities to work together to provide fresh produce for Hoosier families. more »

Buchanan: Bill allowing schools to purchase produce from youth agricultural programs passes Senate 4.12.2021

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) that would allow schools to purchase food produced by youth agricultural education programs unanimously passed the Indiana Senate last week. more »

Mishler: Senate Republicans propose balanced budget, increase for K-12 funding, state debt reduction

Senate Republicans today announced their two-year state budget proposal, which is balanced, provides historic support for education, and cuts half a billion dollars in debt, said State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen), chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. more »

Messmer: Catching Up Hoosier Students 4.1.2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a tremendous challenge for Hoosier students, causing many to fall behind in their studies. more »

Messmer: Balancing the Powers of Indiana Government 3.26.2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I've heard from many Hoosiers in Senate District 48 who are frustrated by the long-term restrictions on their livelihoods and their lack of recourse or voice in the matter. more »

Bills authored by Leising advance to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – Two bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality and the enforcement of pesticide violations passed out of the Senate with bipartisan support today. more »

Ford: Bill to improve Indiana's election laws passes Senate 3.30.2021

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would make updates to Indiana's election laws passed the Senate with bipartisan support Monday, March 29. more »

Alting: Out-of-state children's hospital Medicaid bill passes Senate 3.31.2021

A bill that would increase health care access for Medicaid-covered children unanimously passed the Indiana Senate Tuesday, March 30, said State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette). more »