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Protecting our military: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act heads to governor

Protecting our military: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act heads to governor
For immediate release: April 23, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation co-authored by State Representative Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) that supplements the federal protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is heading to Governor Mike Pence for final approval. Members of the Indiana House concurred Tuesday with changes made in the Senate to House Bill 1456. The bill aims to protect military service members from financial penalties resulting from breaking leases, Read More...

Rep. Steven R. Stemler appointed to Indiana House Ethics Committee

Rep. Steven R. Stemler appointed to Indiana House Ethics Committee
For immediate release: April 22, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - State Representative Steven R. Stemler (D-Jeffersonville) has been appointed to the Indiana House Ethics Committee by the House Democratic Leader, Scott Pelath from Michigan City. Stemler is replacing the late State Rep. Earl Harris (D-East Chicago) on the committee. “Since this committee oversees the ethical conduct of the Indiana House, it is imperative that it be populated by lawmakers who demonstrate a moral code that Read More...

Hale to take part in panel discussion tonight on media and sexual assault

Hale to take part in panel discussion tonight on media and sexual assault
For immediate release: April 22, 2015   STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) will be among the participants in a panel discussion tonight on the influence of media on coverage of sexual assault. The discussion, entitled “Examining Influences of Media on Attitudes and Beliefs Around Sexual Assault,” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library, located at 40 E. St. Clair St. [get a map]. Joining Hale in the Read More...