News Releases

Byrne: District 47 benefits from nearly $16.4 million in broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2024) — More Hoosiers in Senate District 47 are gaining access to high-speed internet thanks to laws supported by State Sen. Gary Byrne (R-Byrneville) and Indiana Senate Republicans. more »

The Raatz Roundup: Supporting teachers is vital to Indiana's future

As the school year wraps up, the importance of our educators cannot be understated. In addition to the curriculum they teach, they are role models for our children and have a major impact on their lives. Above and beyond words, however, my colleagues and I hope the legislation we passed this session will show the value we place on teachers throughout the state. more »

Raatz: Universities must remain politically neutral

STATEHOUSE (May 10, 2024) – "Students should and do have the right to speak about issues they care about. However, universities must maintain a safe environment during protests while making sure all laws are followed. more »

Messmer Report: Ensuring students are focused in class

Students should be focused on their coursework when they are in the classroom. more »

Messmer Report: Raising standards for dog breeders

This year, I supported a new law that will require pet stores in Indiana to sell dogs from a registered breeder who meets national health and safety standards. more »

Release: Sen. Leising meets with St. Gabriel Catholic School students

LEISING MEETS WITH ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS: State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) visits St. Gabriel Catholic School in Connersville Tuesday, April 30. Leising spoke with a class of fifth grade students and met with Principal Michelle Struewing and the Rev. Dustin Boehm. more »

Leising: Link 101 Corridor Project Cancelled

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2024) – "I was pleased to hear the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) listened to my concerns as well as those of community members and canceled the Link 101 Corridor Project. more »

Raatz: When immigration law not enforced, Hoosiers bear cost

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2024) – State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) is highlighting the importance of a new law passed this year to push back against illegal immigration in Indiana. more »

Messmer Report: Protecting Hoosier Property

Protecting Hoosiers from adversarial nations has been a top priority of mine in recent years, especially with the increase in Chinese ownership of the American food supply we've seen in recent years. more »

Statement from State Sen. Mark Messmer on Toyota announcement

State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) made the following statement regarding Toyota's $1.4 billion investment at its Princeton plant more »