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Government

  • Perry County child support office achieves ‘green’ honors

    TELL CITY – The Child Support Division of the Perry County Prosecutor’s Office has earned the It’s Not Easy Being Green! 2018 Honor Roll Award. This award was only given to a select few counties in that State of Indiana for being above the National and State required averages for five years in a row.

  • Improving our foster care system

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Our state, along with the rest of the country, is fighting a deadly opioid epidemic. One of the many negative side effects of this issue is the skyrocketing number of children in need of services in Indiana. The Department of Child Services is simply unable to keep up with the number of children whose parents are not able to care for them.

  • Making progress on priorities

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District 74

     

    The 2019 legislative session reached the midway point, and significant progress was made to pass an honestly balanced budget and address issues facing Hoosiers. Of the 201 House bills moving to the Senate for consideration, 75 percent were passed with bipartisan support. After being supported by House members, two bills I authored to help our community are moving forward.

  • Houchin: Helping disabled Hoosiers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Recently, I was proud to join over 100 Hoosiers with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their advocates at the Statehouse to hear their stories, learn about the financial hardships they face, and discuss programs to enrich their lives. One of these programs is INvestABLE Indiana.

  • Goffinet, Lassaline attend AIC conference
  • Forensic medical studies

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Over the past few years, Indiana has seen an increase in violent crime and opioid abuse. This has contributed to a large number of suspicious deaths needing examination — a number that exceeds the availability of the forensic pathologists who must perform autopsies in suspicious or potentially criminal deaths.

  • Treating opioid addiction

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    In 2016, there were 488 opioid pain reliever-related deaths in Indiana – more than double the total from 2010. By taking a three-point approach of prevention, treatment and enforcement, my colleagues in the General Assembly and I continue to fight this epidemic for the betterment of our state.

  • New opportunities, benefits to Hoosiers

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District74

     

    The 2019 legislative session is in full swing, and I am working on legislation that addresses issues both statewide and in our community. This year, I am spearheading a number of proposals that include efforts to provide more educational opportunities to students, support Hoosier veterans and provide a tax incentive to public safety volunteers.

    Ensuring Hoosiers have opportunities for quality education is always a top priority, and I will continue to support local students, educators and schools.

  • Committee passes Houchin’s bill regarding juveniles charged with attempted murder

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced today that her legislation, Senate Bill 279, which would change when a youth could be tried in adult court, unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law.

  • Progess in Yemen requires U.S.

    SEN. TODD YOUNG

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Yemen’s civil war is an unmitigated humanitarian and national security disaster. Almost 16 million men, women, and children are now on the verge of starvation. That’s almost two and a half times the population of Indiana.

     In addition to this horrible human suffering, Iran and terrorist groups like al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have exploited the war and humanitarian crisis to further expand their influence and threaten the United States, our partners, and our interests.