News Releases

Op-ed: Leising: High school seniors missing out on more than $70 million in federal aid

As a member of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, I have learned that Indiana students who are seeking a post-secondary education are missing out on more than $70 million of federal funds by not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). more »

Area legislators seek to rename roadway to honor the late Richard A. Maughmer

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2021) – Area legislators today announced that Senate Concurrent Resolution 8, which urges the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to rename a section of State Road 218 in Miami County as "The Honorable Richard A. Maughmer Highway," passed out of the Indiana Senate. more »

Leising: Bill to address maternal mortality reporting passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality in Indiana passed the Senate today with bipartisan support. more »

Increasing accountability for high-level felons

To combat crime in our community, my fellow lawmakers and I are working diligently to pass legislation that holds dangerous criminals accountable for their actions. Senate Bill 133, which I authored, would increase the punishment for repeat offenders who are convicted of possessing child pornography, exploiting children, or dealing drugs. more »

Bill to improve local government accountability passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Chris Garten (R-Charlestown) that would establish an appeals process for Hoosiers to contest local health orders issued during a state-declared emergency passed the Senate today. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray 2.8.2021

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today regarding the Senate's vote to override the veto of Senate Enrolled Act 148 from the 2020 legislative session: more »

Charbonneau's telehealth expansion bill passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) that would expand telehealth in Indiana recently passed out of the Senate with unanimous support. more »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Indiana Senate today with bipartisan support. more »

Raatz: Bill to address proof of mailing dates passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would address proof of mailing dates unanimously passed the Senate today. more »

Donato: Bill to allow conservancy district boards to meet electronically passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport) that would allow conservancy district boards to meet electronically unanimously passed the Senate today. more »