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Halftime at the Statehouse

The Indiana General Assembly recently reached the halfway point, which marks when bills in each chamber have been heard, amended, voted on, and passed to the opposite chamber. The Senate has been working hard to craft purpose-driven legislation to benefit Hoosiers, and the following bills are a few I have supported. more »

Op-ed: Donato: 2021 legislative session update

The Indiana General Assembly recently completed the first half of the 2021 legislative session. The Indiana Senate introduced 411 bills, and of those, 168 were passed by the Senate. more »

Op-ed: Leising: 2021 legislative session update

The Indiana General Assembly recently completed the first half of the 2021 legislative session. The Indiana Senate introduced 411 bills, and of those, 168 were passed by the Senate more »

Op-ed: Raatz: 2021 legislative session update

The Indiana General Assembly recently completed the first half of the 2021 legislative session. The Indiana Senate introduced 411 bills, and of those, 168 were passed by the Senate. more »

Statement on HB 1005 from State Sen. Brian Buchanan 3.3.2021

State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) made the following statement today regarding House Bill 1005: more »

Messmer's bill expanding victims’ rights passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) that would allow Hoosiers to request the re-opening of a death investigation today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Messmer: Bill to improve local government accountability passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) that would improve local government accountability by establishing an appeals process for local health orders issued during a state disaster emergency passed the Senate Monday by a vote of 40-8. more »

Messmer: COVID-19 liability protections passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) that would provide liability protections to Indiana businesses, organizations and individuals in coronavirus-related lawsuits passed the Senate today by a vote of 40-8. more »

Ford: Bill revising TANF eligibility requirements passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) seeking to revise the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program today passed the Senate by a vote of 43 to 5. more »

Ford: Bill to provide suicide hotline on student IDs passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would require the national suicide hotline and human trafficking hotline numbers to be printed on or affixed to student ID cards passed the Indiana Senate Tuesday with bipartisan support. more »