Lawmakers are proposing a plan to expand the Military Family Relief Fund to include combat veterans who served before 9-11.
Sen. Banks says he plans to address supporters Tuesday afternoon at Allen County Republican Headquarters.
The Indiana Senate chamber greeted Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, with a standing ovation when he arrived Wednesday morning.
Twenty-five Indiana state senators were sworn at the legislature’s Organization Day, but one had a very different ceremony.
Amanda Banks plans to fill in for District 17 Senator Jim Banks who is being deployed to Afghanistan.
Sen. Jim Banks, a Naval Reserve officer, is taking a temporary leave of absence when he is deployed to Afghanistan this fall.
During the last session of the General Assembly, a bill requiring all school buses to have seat belts by 2015 did not pass.
Governor Pence sent legislators a letter on Monday outlining his plan for cushioning the blow to Jackson and Pulaski counties if the veto stands.
The bill's author says it will help veterans receive jobs training and reduce the veteran unemployment rate.
Senator Jim Banks to introduced a bill to let regional campuses offer their own degree programs.