News Releases

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray

State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today regarding the governor's 2021 State of the State address: more »

Statement from State Sen. Jean Leising

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) — “Tonight Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined a number of priorities and goals during his State of the State address, including reducing the state's infant mortality rate. more »

Expanding rural internet access

The cost of internet access is a major barrier in providing broadband to every Hoosier, and the ongoing pandemic has further confirmed the need for expansion of these services. That's why I authored Senate Bill 377, which would establish broadband programs to help distribute funds and gather data to increase internet access in our state. more »

Baldwin authors bill to help local communities finance high-speed broadband projects

State Sen. Scott Baldwin (R-Noblesville) recently authored legislation that would create an innovative financing tool to help Indiana communities invest in high-speed broadband projects. more »

Leising: Bill to address maternal mortality reporting passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 businesses encouraged to apply for Main Street grants

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) is now accepting applications for the Taking Care of Main Street grant program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending school virtually, passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Zay: Bill to help fund Kids First Trust Fund passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would allow the Kids First Trust Fund board to create a new way to raise money unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services this week. more »

Zay files bill to create more health care options for Hoosiers

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2021) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) recently filed Senate Bill 139, which would allow existing membership associations to create and offer health care plans. more »

Leising: Bill to address pesticide violations passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture today. more »