Capturing Indiana Agriculture in Photos
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by inhousegopblog
3d ago
Applications are now open for the annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest hosted by the Indiana Department of Agriculture. Indiana is known for agriculture, both for its contributions to our economy and its eye-catching landscapes.  To capture the powerful testament of our hardworking communities and the contributions of Hoosier farmers, up to five photos showcasing any of the five categories, On the Farm, Faces of Agriculture, Agritourism and Conservation, may be submitted for selection. Submissions are due on June 30, 5 p.m. EST and will be evaluated on creativity, composition and cate ..read more
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Remembering America’s Heroes
Indiana House Republicans
by inhousegopblog
3w ago
As Memorial Day weekend is upon us, we hope you join us in taking time to recognize the significance of this national holiday. It’s important to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, which is to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. We all owe a tremendous debt to those who served and gave their life to ensure our nation and our freedoms are protected. The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in ..read more
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Celebrating Foster Care Month
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by inhousegopblog
3w ago
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and is an ideal time to raise awareness about the challenges within the foster care system while also celebrating and appreciating the heroes who open both their hearts and homes in order to help children in need. These dedicated foster families, social workers and advocates work endlessly to ensure that every child has a safe and healthy environment that is needed to thrive. According to Who Cares: A National Count on Foster Homes and Families, in 2023 there were about 8,600 Hoosier youth in foster care and 4,531 total licensed foster homes within ..read more
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Preparing Hoosier students for the future
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by inhousegopblog
1M ago
According to the National Skills Coalition, about 58% of jobs in Indiana require skills training beyond a high school diploma, but not a four-year degree. To help meet the need, Indiana launched Career Scholarship Accounts, which are innovative, state-funded scholarships designed to help students pursue their interests through unique career preparation opportunities while giving local employers a chance to connect with and mentor the next generation of talent. Accounts are available to high school students who are enrolled in a course or educational experience approved by the Indiana Departme ..read more
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What to Know Before Election Day
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by inhousegopblog
1M ago
The Indiana Primary Election is just around the corner and Hoosiers should make a plan to vote on or before May 7. To find early voting locations or your polling location on Election Day, visit IndianaVoters.com for information. You can also see early vote hours and who’s on your ballot, and check your registration or find out more about election security. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time on Election Day and don’t forget to bring your photo ID. Registered voters are at least 18 years old on or before the upcoming election, have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ..read more
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Hoosier communities receive state funding to roll ahead on road projects
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by inhousegopblog
1M ago
Communities across Indiana can roll forward with road and bridge projects thanks to a recent boost in state funding. Indiana’s Community Crossings Matching Grant program will provide $207 million to 252 Indiana towns, cities and counties. Funds can be used for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements and other items. To qualify for the competitive grant, smaller municipalities provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while larger communities provide a 50 percent match. State law requires 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded annually ..read more
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Locating Missing, At-Risk Veterans
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by inhousegopblog
2M ago
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Indiana’s veteran suicide rate is higher than the national average. In 2021, nearly 140 Hoosier veterans died by suicide and over 6,000 died nationwide.  This legislative session, we supported a new law to create a Green Alert that will notify the public when a veteran or military service member is reported missing and believed to be at risk of being hurt or hurting themselves. The alert will function similarly to the state’s successful Amber Alert for missing children and Silver Alert for missing seniors. A Green Alert will be issued ..read more
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Celebrating Hoosier Farmers
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by inhousegopblog
2M ago
Recently, 60 Hoosier farm families were recognized with Hoosier Homestead Awards at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for being in operation for 100 years or more. The Hoosier Homestead Awards, created in 1976, are given biannually to spotlight farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100, 150 and 200 years with centennial, sesquicentennial and bicentennial distinctions. Over the past 48 years, more than 6,000 Indiana farms have received this honorary award. Nominated farms must have more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products each year to qual ..read more
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Supporting Hoosier Students
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by inhousegopblog
3M ago
During the 2024 legislative session we supported legislation to help Hoosier students, including boosting work-based learning opportunities. One new law builds off work last year to create Career Scholarship Accounts, which can be used by sophomores, juniors and seniors to enroll in earn-and-learn opportunities, as well as to pay for items like transportation and uniforms. House Enrolled Act 1001 extends the application window for students to apply for these scholarships and expands use of the funds to include driver’s training classes. The application window for the CSA program is currently c ..read more
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Protecting Hoosier Homeowners
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by inhousegopblog
3M ago
Legislation on its way to the governor’s desk would crack down on a robocall scam where homeowners receive a small cash offer in exchange for signing a decades-long contract that could cost them thousands. According to the Indiana Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, more than 300 Hoosiers entered into these contracts known as Homeowner Benefit Agreements. Robocallers generally offer to give homeowners between $500-$700 in exchange for signing a long-term contract, which gives the company exclusive rights to sell the home, if and when the homeowner decides to, or pro ..read more
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