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Government

  • It’s getting harder to govern; It’s not just politicians’ fault

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set aside their differences on behalf of a compelling new vision for the country? It’s vanished.

  • Expanding Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Unfortunately, there are many veterans who face lifelong financial difficulties after concluding their military service. This year, I was proud to support a measure that allows these veterans to seek help from Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund, regardless of how long ago they served.

  • Combating Indiana’s drug epidemic

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    As the top meth-producing state in the nation, Indiana needed to take action this session to keep the ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine out of the wrong hands.

  • Beyond transparency, we need accountability

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic – I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want to know how often I got a straight answer? Almost never.

  • In race for 8th Congressional District, Moss challenges Bucshon to debate the issues

    The Moss For Congress Campaign has issued a formal and public challenge to Congressman Larry Bucshon to debate congressional Candidate Dr. Richard Moss in three areas across Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. Moss has proposed debates in Vanderburgh, Vigo and Dubois counties in April before the May 3 Republican primary. Moss asked that his challenge take the form of a letter to the editor.

     

  • Arnold hunting bill signed by Pence

    INDIANAPOLIS – A proposal authored by State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth), which would authorize the use of a wider range of firearms for hunting deer, has been signed by Gov. Mike Pence.

    House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1231 would allow the use of more accessible firearms, which are currently not permitted, to be used to hunt deer during firearms season.

  • There’s still too much secrecy in government

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals’ lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is definitely the wrong direction.

    In fact, I’m dismayed by how often public officials fight not to do the public’s business in public. And I’m not just talking about the federal government.

  • Arnold: Governor signs bills to help veterans into law

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence today signed into law two pieces of legislation, co-authored by State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth), which will help better serve and honor veterans across Indiana.

    House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1089 will require the Indiana Veteran’s Commission to submit an annual report to the governor and legislature about the welfare of Hoosier veterans.

    The new law decentralizes assistance for veterans by allowing city mayors to hire a veteran service officer.

  • Improving education for all Hoosiers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Supporting Hoosier educators was one of my top priorities during this past year’s legislative session. As part of this effort, I was pleased to support a measure, House Enrolled Act 1005, that allows supplemental pay for advanced-placement teachers, and empowers school districts to establish career- pathways programs.

  • Pro-life legislation in Indiana

     

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75

     

    As a pro-life supporter and policymaker, this legislative session I co-authored a measure establishing a system for proper disposal of fetal remains by facilities that receive the remains – either from miscarriages or abortions – while also making it illegal to transport aborted fetuses into or out of Indiana. 

    This piece of legislation was crafted after it was discovered that a medical waste company in Indiana was accepting containers with fetal tissue.