News Releases

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today in response to the State Board of Accounts audit finding two virtual schools defrauded taxpayers:

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today in response to the State Board of Accounts audit finding two virtual schools defrauded taxpayers: more »

Spartz: Bill to reduce impact of regulations on small businesses passes the Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville), that would enhance legislative oversight of the executive bureaucracy and decrease regulatory impact on small businesses recently passed the Senate. more »

Spartz: DCS must provide better value to children and taxpayers

A bill authored by State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville), which would require the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to provide a breakdown of spending per child, recently passed the Senate. more »

Raatz: Holcomb signs Senate Enrolled Act 2 into law

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond, left) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb (right) as he signs Senate Enrolled Act 2 into law at the Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 12. SEA 2, which Raatz authored, will provide a two-year “hold harmless” policy for state accountability grades and teacher evaluations for the 2019 and 2020 ILEARN results. more »

Bray honors 21st Century Scholars Program

Bray honors 21st Century Scholars Program

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) welcomed Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers and participants, graduates and representatives of the 21st Century Scholars Program to the Senate to present them with Senate Concurrent Resolution 5, which recognizes the 30th anniversary of the Program’s founding. more »

Young's Town Hall Meeting a Big Success

Young's Town Hall Meeting a Big Success

State Sen. R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis, podium) answers questions from constituents at his town hall meeting at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 12. more »

Freeman: Commitment to helping small businesses

During my tenure as state senator, I have made it a priority to craft and support legislation that is beneficial to Indiana’s many small businesses, and recently, I have been focusing on business personal property taxes. more »

State Sen. Ron Grooms to host town hall meeting

State Sen. Ron Grooms to host town hall meeting

State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) will host a town hall meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the New Albany-Floyd County Library to discuss the 2020 legislative session. more »

Spartz: Bill to enhance private property rights passes Senate

State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) authored Senate Bill 340, which would ensure that Hoosier property owners are afforded due process and given ample opportunities to object in cases where authorities attempt to condemn private property. more »

Young honors 2020 Plainfield teacher of the year

Young honors 2020 Plainfield teacher of the year

State Sen. R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis, right) honors Adam Ferguson (second from right), the 2020 Plainfield Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year, at the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 11, with Senate Concurrent Resolution 25. more »