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Merritt: Legislation to assist homeless Hoosiers moves to governor’s desk

STATE HOUSE (April 18, 2019) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) that would help homeless youth in Indiana today passed the Senate by a vote of 36 to 10. more »

Busch: Bill to clarify child support duties passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2019) — A bipartisan bill sponsored by State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne) that would help ensure parents or guardians receive child support benefits while their student is in high school recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to require schools to teach cursive writing passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) – A bill amended by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would require Indiana schools to teach cursive writing today passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 18. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve student learning passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help improve student learning today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Busch: Bill to allow qualified medication aides to administer insulin passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne), House Bill 1652, that would allow qualified medication aides (QMAs) to administer insulin to specific patients at licensed health facilities today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve school safety passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would make changes to requirements regarding the Indiana Safe Schools Fund and Indiana Secured School Fund to help improve school safety in Indiana today passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 17. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve student learning passes committee

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help improve student learning recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow work-based learning, CTE to count toward high school diploma passes committee

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow certain work-based learning and career and technical education (CTE) to replace required courses needed in order to receive a high school diploma recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 9 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to help address teacher shortage in Indiana moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help address the teacher shortage and improve the teaching profession in Indiana recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »