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State Senator Head Discusses ISTEP+ Testing

February 23, 2015
State Senator Head Discusses ISTEP+ Testing

Throughout this legislation session State Senator Randy Head plans to provide periodic updates on noteworthy education legislation being discussed by the Indiana General Assembly.  The issue that received attention in the Senate last week was ISTEP+ testing. Head said, “As I’m sure you’re aware, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently announced that this...
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Legislation Supporting Hoosier Veterans

January 26, 2015
Legislation Supporting Hoosier Veterans

Last week the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military advanced three bills that provide support for Hoosier veterans. The bills that passed out of Tuesday’s committee are: SB 298 - Provides for a voluntary veterans’ preference policy for hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran in private employment. SB 262 - Increases the income tax deduction...
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Expanding Indiana’s Lifeline Law

April 12, 2014
Expanding Indiana’s Lifeline Law

Did you know alcohol kills more young people than all illegal drugs combined?   April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to discuss the dangers of alcohol abuse.  During the 2014 legislative session, Indiana Senator Randy Head co-authored an expansion of Indiana’s Lifeline Law to help save more young lives from alcohol-related tragedies. Senator Head...
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Improving Criminal Justice Reform

March 10, 2014
Improving Criminal Justice Reform

  In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly passed the first comprehensive update to Indiana’s criminal code in more than 30 years. This session, House Bill 1006 makes improvements to Indiana’s criminal code ensuring the penalty for each crime is fair and consistent. A previous version of HB 1006 reduced maximum sentences as a cost-saving...
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Registering Meth Properties

March 9, 2014
Registering Meth Properties

In 2013, the Indiana State Police reported the seizure of more than 1,800 meth labs across the state. Properties seized as meth labs often still contain dangerous chemicals, offering unsafe living conditions for Hoosiers who don’t know the home has been contaminated. This session Senator Randy Head sponsored, House Bill 1141 requiring the Indiana...
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Senator Head’s Bill Provides Relief for Struggling Schools

February 17, 2014
Senator Head’s Bill Provides Relief for Struggling Schools

02/18/14 Keeping Indiana’s school systems running smoothly and efficiently is vital to the education of our students. Due to a protected levy, schools in Indiana have experienced shortfalls in their transportation funds. In order to keep our schools performing at an optimal level, it is important that they get relief. State Senator Randy Head...
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Stopping Unwanted Calls

February 3, 2014
Stopping Unwanted Calls

  02/04/13 As technology advances, telemarketers and scammers have found new ways to reach and potentially victimize Hoosiers. State Senator Randy Head said, “Currently, it is illegal to solicit landlines and cellphones registered on the Do Not Call list, but new technology has allowed solicitors to sidestep the law.” Senate Bill 349 would expand...
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Senator Head Helps Foster Economic Ties with China

October 24, 2013
Senator Head Helps Foster Economic Ties with China

  10/25/13 State Senator Randy Head, the Republican from Logansport will host a delegation of Chinese officials from Indiana’s sister province of Zhejiang at the Statehouse on Monday, Oct. 28. Discussions will center around continued efforts to foster sister-city relationships as well as educational and economic growth between Indiana and Zhejiang. “Indiana’s sister relationship...
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Senator Head Receives National Forensic League Public Service Award

June 25, 2013
Senator Head Receives National Forensic League Public Service Award

  06/26/13 The National Forensic League recently recognized State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) for his leadership and public service at the organization’s Congressional Banquet for National Congress Competition Finalists.                              An honor society for middle and high school speech and debate, the National Forensic League annually presents the Harold C. Keller Award for Public...
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Senator Head’s Bill to Protect Hoosier Children Online Moves to Governor’s Desk

April 28, 2013
Senator Head’s Bill to Protect Hoosier Children Online Moves to Governor’s Desk

    04/29/13 One of State Senator Randy Head’s (R – Logansport) bills to protect Hoosier children cleared the Senate and House of Representatives today. Senate Bill 347 now moves to the governor’s desk for final approval.   SB 347 makes the following changes to Indiana’s criminal code: ·      Makes it illegal for sex...
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