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The 2019 legislative session kicked-off earlier this month, and lawmakers are already working to address issues affecting Hoosiers across the state.

This session, our top priorities include maintaining a balanced state budget, increasing protections for young Hoosiers, strengthening our commitment to teachers and students, promoting workforce initiatives, and supporting Indiana veterans.

As I represent you and your family at the Statehouse, your feedback on these issues and others will be extremely helpful. There are many ways we can stay connected throughout the legislative session.

Each year at the start of session, I ask for your input on issues directly impacting our community and the state. This year’s survey, which was mailed to homes throughout our area and is available online, includes questions on education, workforce development, township governments and other issues that may be discussed this session. The survey can be found online by visiting www.in.gov/h25 and clicking on “2019 Legislative Survey.” The deadline is Jan. 31.

Another way to share your thoughts with me throughout the session is by attending town halls and third houses. These informal meetings allow me to provide updates on things going on at the Statehouse and answer any questions you might have.

In many cases, it also gives you the chance to meet and connect with other state lawmakers representing our area. Be sure to check community calendars and your local chamber of commerce website to learn more about these events.

My e-newsletters are also a great way for us to stay connected. These regular updates provide helpful information on legislation and important happenings in our state’s Capitol. To sign up, visit www.in.gov/h25, enter your email address in the box on the left and hit “subscribe.”

It is critical that we remain in touch as I vote on important legislation. I encourage you to stay connected by completing the survey, attending town halls and signing up for my e-newsletter.

You can also reach out anytime by emailing h25@iga.in.gov or by calling 317-234-2993. To follow legislation and watch session and committee hearings live, visit iga.in.gov.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.

State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) represents House District 25, which includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White counties.

State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) represents House District 25, which includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White counties.