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Leising: FAFSA bill heads to governor's desk

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2022) —A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is headed to the governor for final consideration. more »

Leising chairs final Rural Caucus of the 2022 session

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2022) – This week, State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), co-chair of the Rural Caucus, hosted the final Rural Caucus meeting of the 2022 legislative session. more »

Columbus East High School graduate gains experience at Indiana Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2022) – Carolyn Travis is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2022 legislative session, said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). more »

Sen. Garten welcomes local students to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2022) – State Sen. Chris Garten (R-Charlestown) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. more »

Bohacek: Bill to protect at-risk children advances to governor

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2022) — A bill authored by State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) that would help remove children from abusive homes unanimously passed the Senate this week. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today regarding Gov. Holcomb ending the public health emergency: more »

Bohacek: Bill to protect rape victims moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2022) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) that would close a loophole in Indiana law with regard to the legal definition of rape was concurred on in the House with bipartisan support this week. more »

Raatz Roundup: Education and line of succession legislation moves forward

We have just finished week seven of the 2022 legislative session, and we only have three weeks remaining. Next week is the last week for bills to be heard in their respective committees, and if they are not heard, they will not move forward in the legislative process. more »

Raatz Recognizes Career and Technology Month

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) welcomed the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education (Indiana ACTE) to the Statehouse Feb. 15. more »

Raatz Roundup: Starting the Second Half of Session

The Indiana General Assembly has wrapped up the first half of the 2022 legislative session. The Senate and House of Representatives have chosen and traded their respective bills for review. Now, the chambers will restart the process before the bills can be sent to the governor for final consideration. more »