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

Senate Republicans today announced their two-year state budget proposal, which is balanced, maintains strong reserves and includes a significant increase in funding for K-12 schools, said State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen), chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. more »

Kruse: Bill to engage students and senior citizen community moves to governor’s desk

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that would work to improve school environments by engaging the senior citizen community today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow for the creation of an ICO certification passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow for the creation of an Industry Collaboration Organization (ICO) certificate recently passed the House Committee on Education unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow for residential housing development programs passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow for the creation of residential housing development programs recently passed the House Committee on Ways and Means by a vote of 22 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs recently passed the House Committee on Education unanimously. more »

Ruckelshaus: Legislation to assist Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) that would assist Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Zay: Bill to connect vulnerable children to resources passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) — A bipartisan bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington), Senate Bill 365, that would address the Indiana Department of Child Services’ (DCS) skyrocketing caseload and escalating costs to maintain the agency recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Kruse: Bill to require Indiana public high schools to administer civics test moves to governor’s desk

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that would require Indiana public high schools to administer a civics test to students as part of the required high school curriculum recently passed the Senate by a vote of 40 to 8. more »

Updating utility services for Hoosiers

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly passed a law allowing utility companies to recover infrastructure improvement costs through the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (IURC) Transmission, Distribution and Storage System Improvement Charge. This tool, commonly referred to as a tracker, helps utility companies invest effectively in their infrastructure’s health. more »

Alting: Bill to help protect victims in nonconsensual pornography cases passes House

A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would help reduce nonconsensual pornography, also known as “revenge porn,” today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »