News Releases

Hershman: Hoosier Personal Income Growth Top 10 in Nation

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2017) – Indiana’s personal income growth ranked seventh-highest in the nation for 2016, State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) announced. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Indiana’s per-capita personal income grew 3.6 percent in 2016. more »

Senate Rules Committee Approves Amended Version of Legislation Providing for Appointed Secretary of Education

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2017) ― The Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure today advanced a significantly amended version of House Bill 1005, which would provide for a Governor-appointed Secretary of Education starting in 2025, said Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne). more »

Leising: Statehouse Leaders Speak at Agriculture Ceremony

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch addressed Indiana farmers and members of the agriculture community during a National Agriculture Day ceremony at the Statehouse Tuesday, March 21. more »

Leising: Bill to Prevent Cervical Cancer Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) requiring the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to create a plan aimed at preventing and eliminating cervical cancer recently passed the Senate by a vote of 50-0. more »

Leising: Bill Requiring Joint Payment for Bovine Tuberculosis Testing Passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to change who pays for bovine tuberculosis testing passed the House of Representatives recently by a vote of 96-0. more »

Kenley, Richardson Honor Noblesville Cultural Arts District

STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2017) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) today honored the Noblesville Cultural Arts District with Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 on the floor of the Senate and House of Representatives. more »

State Legislators Working Together To Stop Opioid Epidemic

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2017) - State legislators met with LaPorte County Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora and members of the Swanson Center today to discuss the possible development of a regional opioid treatment center located in LaPorte County. more »

Ruckelshaus, Hamilton Host Town Hall Meetings

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2017) — State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) and State Rep. Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) will host a series of bipartisan town hall meetings to gather feedback from residents on legislative topics. more »

Zay Authors Resolution Honoring E.J. Tackett

Zay Authors Resolution Honoring E.J. Tackett

ZAY AUTHORS RESOLUTION HONORING E.J. TACKETT: State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington, far right) honors E.J. Tackett (second from right) with Senate Concurrent Resolution 31 in front of the full Senate Monday, March 13. SCR 31 recognized Tackett for being named the 2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year. more »

Sen. Grooms to Host Town Hall Meeting

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2017) – Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) will host a town hall meeting Saturday, March 11, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Georgetown Elementary School. more »