returned to the Statehouse Tuesday, Nov. 20 for the Indiana General
Assembly’s Organization Day.
State Reps. Michael
Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) were among those who met
for the ceremonial start of the 2019 legislative session.
is always a very busy and exciting day,” Aylesworth said. “It’s a great
start to the upcoming legislative session, as we prepare to craft the
state’s biennial budget and work on legislation to address issues facing the
Members of the
House of Representatives are partnering with the Indiana Division of The
Salvation Army to increase awareness about childhood hunger. Advocacy groups
report nearly half of all food-insecure households in Indiana have children
living there, and 33 percent of those being served at Hoosier food banks are
under the age of 18. House legislators are collecting non-perishable food
items for school children who face a period of hunger between the free lunch
they receive in school on Friday and the free breakfast they receive in
school on Monday.
“There are many
families in Indiana who struggle to make ends meet, and unfortunately, their
children can go hungry as a result,” Soliday said. “House lawmakers are
eager to do what they can to raise awareness of this issue so that Hoosier
children don’t have to go hungry.”
legislative session begins Jan. 3 and by law must conclude by April 29.
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