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Messmer: Session halftime update 2.25.2021

This week, the Indiana General Assembly reached the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session – meaning the Senate and House of Representatives have chosen which of their bills to hear, amend and vote on. During the second half of session, each chamber will swap bills – the Senate will hear House bills and vice versa. more »

Messmer: Strengthening laws against rioting 2.19.2021

Over the past year, cities across the U.S. have been the scene of repeated and prolonged riots. more »

Messmer: Protecting Freedom of Religion 2.15.2021

During an emergency, providing for the spiritual needs of a community can be just as essential as other forms of relief. A Gallup poll taken at the end of 2020 found that Americans who attend a weekly religious service are more likely than any other listed demographic group to say their mental health is "excellent." This group is also the only listed demographic where the percent of members with "excellent" mental health went up in 2020. more »

Bassler: Bloomington resident gains experience at Indiana Statehouse 3.17.2021

Bassler: Bloomington resident gains experience at Indiana Statehouse 3.17.2021

Erin Siegel is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2021 legislative session, said State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington). more »

Alting: Lafayette students gain experience at Indiana Statehouse 3.17.2021

Alting: Lafayette students gain experience at Indiana Statehouse 3.17.2021

Five Lafayette area students are serving as interns for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2021 legislative session, said State Sens. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon). more »

Boots:  Seeger Jr./Sr. Memorial High School graduate gains experience  at Indiana Statehouse 3.17.2021

Boots: Seeger Jr./Sr. Memorial High School graduate gains experience at Indiana Statehouse 3.17.2021

Andrew Warrick is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2021 legislative session, said State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville). more »

Bassler: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools sent to governor's desk 3.16.2021

A bill co-authored by State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) that would fully fund students attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic was concurred on by the Indiana Senate today by a vote of 44-4. more »

Ford: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools sent to governor's desk 3.16.2021

A bill co-authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would fully fund students attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic was concurred on by the Indiana Senate today by a vote of 44-4. more »

Ford: Preserving Indiana's roadways and strengthening Hoosier commerce 3.10.2021

Indiana takes great pride in being “The Crossroads of America.” Our geographic location places us within one day’s drive of 80% of the major US markets. More than $650 billion in goods annually move through Indiana. Our state is ranked No. 1 in pass through highways and No. 3 in freight railroads. Hoosiers have a rich history of making and growing world class products that make our nation and our world thrive. The ability to move those goods and services effectively and efficiently across Hoosier roadways is a critical challenge that, as Hoosiers, we must respond to. more »

Donato: Bill to expand patient lift service access passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) — A bill co-authored by State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport) that would allow personal service agencies (PSAs) to train their employees to use patient lift equipment recently passed the Indiana House of Representatives unanimously. more »