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Government

  • Protecting our personal freedoms

    State Sen. Mark Messmer

    District 48

     

    As I continue to prepare legislation for the upcoming session, protecting Hoosiers’ personal freedoms remains a top priority of mine.

    I authored and sponsored various bills during the 2018 session with this goal in mind, including House Enrolled Act 1035.

  • IDEM hearing slated on proposed Riverview plant

    LINCOLN CITY – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced a new date and location concerning a formal public hearing on the Riverview Energy Corp. facility. Topics will focus on the pending issuance of new source construction and Part 70 operating permits for the Riverview plant being considered in Dale. On Dec. 5, IDEM will allow for public input and testimony regarding the proposed plant that would be located at 4702 E. County Road 2000 N. in Dale.

  • Cultivating a strong economy

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As your state senator, I strive to make Indiana – and our community in particular – a place where businesses want to grow or locate.

    In 2018 alone, businesses have committed to creating up to 26,149 Hoosier jobs in the next few years.

  • Early voting underway
  • Werner retiring from city attorney role
  • Early voting begins at courthouse

    Early voting at the county courthouse began Wednesday and will continue through noon on Monday, Nov. 5. The courthouse will also be open two Saturday mornings for those wanting to cast early ballots.

    Voting is taking place in the commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The courthouse will be open 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 3. On Monday, Nov. 5, early voting will end at noon.

  • It’s time to solve housing affordability crisis

    U.S. Sen. Todd Young

    Guest Columnist

     

    Indiana’s housing affordability crisis strains our ability to grow and creates second- and third-order effects on education, health, and safety.

    In Jasper, the economy is booming. But although local businesses are recruiting people to Dubois County, there isn’t enough workforce housing available for new employees to live. Bloomington and Warsaw are facing similar challenges.

  • Supporting our military

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Earlier this year, I proudly voted for legislation that supports current and former members of our military. These brave citizens dedicate years of their lives and often sacrifice their own safety to serve our country, and I strongly believe in creating policies that benefit them during and after their service.

  • Improving school safety

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As a parent and a lawmaker, keeping children safe is extremely important to me, especially when they are in school. Indiana has been a national leader in school-safety measures in recent years, and we continue to look for ways to enhance the safety of our schools. This year, lawmakers, the governor, and state agencies have made this a priority.

  • New education laws aim to increase student employability

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District 74

     

    With the start of August comes the beginning of a new school year and opportunities for students to learn and grow. To help drive student achievement and prepare young Hoosiers for the workforce, I supported new laws that focus on teaching employability skills, expanding STEM education and streamlining diploma options.