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Buchanan: Bill allowing schools to purchase produce from youth agricultural programs passes Senate 4.12.2021

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) that would allow schools to purchase food produced by youth agricultural education programs unanimously passed the Indiana Senate last week. more »

Mishler: Senate Republicans propose balanced budget, increase for K-12 funding, state debt reduction

Senate Republicans today announced their two-year state budget proposal, which is balanced, provides historic support for education, and cuts half a billion dollars in debt, said State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen), chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. more »

Messmer: Catching Up Hoosier Students 4.1.2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a tremendous challenge for Hoosier students, causing many to fall behind in their studies. more »

Messmer: Balancing the Powers of Indiana Government 3.26.2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I've heard from many Hoosiers in Senate District 48 who are frustrated by the long-term restrictions on their livelihoods and their lack of recourse or voice in the matter. more »

Bills authored by Leising advance to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – Two bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality and the enforcement of pesticide violations passed out of the Senate with bipartisan support today. more »

Ford: Bill to improve Indiana's election laws passes Senate 3.30.2021

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would make updates to Indiana's election laws passed the Senate with bipartisan support Monday, March 29. more »

Alting: Out-of-state children's hospital Medicaid bill passes Senate 3.31.2021

A bill that would increase health care access for Medicaid-covered children unanimously passed the Indiana Senate Tuesday, March 30, said State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette). more »

Alting: Bill to protect pregnant workers passes Senate committee 3.31.2021

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would protect pregnant employees from workplace discrimination passed the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor today. more »

Op-ed: Addressing misconceptions about school choice and funding for Indiana schools

In recent weeks, I have fielded concerns from constituents across Senate District 42 who believe the concept of school choice is detrimental to public brick-and-mortar school funding because students are leaving public schools for private schools. I would like to take this opportunity to address those concerns and clarify my position on the topic. more »

Leising: Bill to address agricultural emergency procedures passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2021) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address agricultural emergency procedures passed the Indiana Senate with bipartisan support this week. more »