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State Sen. Brian Buchanan to vice chair pension management oversight study committee

State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2025 legislative session. more »

State Sen. Greg Goode to serve on roads and transportation study committee

State Sen. Greg Goode (R-Terre Haute) will serve as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation in preparation for the 2025 legislative session. more »

State Sen. Gary Byrne to serve on study committees 6.27.24

STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2024) — State Sen. Gary Byrne (R- Byrneville) will serve as a member of several study committees in preparation for the 2025 legislative session. more »

Raatz Roundup: Expanding Educational Flexibility

Students can save a significant amount of time and money by obtaining college credits while still in high school, but some do not have this opportunity. That is why I co-authored Senate Enrolled Act 8 this session, to address this issue and other inflexibilities in the process of obtaining college credits and applying them to a degree. more »

Messmer Report: Maintaining responsible taxpayer stewardship

Senate Republicans have worked diligently to maintain fiscal responsibility in Indiana's government for many years. more »

Statement from State Sen. Andy Zay on IN Grain Indemnity Fund

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) made the following statement regarding the recent court ruling to expand the pool of Indiana farmers eligible for reimbursement from the grain indemnity fund more »

State Sen. Greg Goode Statement on ISU Board Appointments

State Sen. Greg Goode (R-Terre Haute) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb's appointments of Jon Ford, Lori Danielson and Rob Carter to the Indiana State University Board of Trustees more »

Messmer Report: Protecting Hoosiers' Second Amendment Rights

Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms, and as your state senator, I will continue to fight to protect this right for law abiding Hoosiers. more »

Sen. Goode welcomes Vigo County Students to the Statehouse

Sen. Goode welcomes Vigo County Students to the Statehouse

Sen. Goode welcomes Vigo County Students to the Statehouse more »

RAATZ ROUNDUP: Protecting children from explicit content online

In an age where smartphones and the internet are more accessible to children than ever before, better guardrails to protect them from unhealthy content are sorely needed. That is why I co-authored Senate Enrolled Act 17, which requires websites where a majority of the content is sexually explicit to verify the age of its users. more »