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August 2021

Savor the Flavors of Indiana

Discover the flavors and cultures of Hoosier communities large and small with the Indiana Culinary Trails Passport. The digital passport can be used on smartphones and when checking into more than 250 local establishments – including old favorites and new hotspots – along 21 culinary trails across the state.

The Indiana Culinary Trails Passport doesn’t just connect users to traditional restaurants, food lovers of all kinds will be introduced to small, family-operated ice cream parlors, bakeries, drive-ins, farms and more.

Those using the Indiana Culinary Trails Passport qualify for seasonal giveaway drawings throughout the year, with all sign-ups and check-ins considered entries. After visiting 30, 60 and 90 locations, participants will receive a custom pie server, a tumbler and a hat.

How it works:

  • Sign up for the digital passport at VisitIndiana.com/cuisine.
  • Check your phone for a text and email. No app download necessary, and be sure to save the passport to your phones home screen for easy access.
  • Head to a participating Indiana Culinary Trail business and check in.
  • Earn rewards.

Whether looking for the perfect sugar cream pie or tenderloin sandwich, or trying something new, there is an Indiana Culinary Trail for you. Get your digital Indiana Culinary Trails Passport today at VisitIndiana.com/cuisine and start savoring the flavors of Indiana.

Supporting Hoosier Law Enforcement

New tools and investments in training facilities and programs for Hoosier law enforcement will help departments throughout the state better protect and serve our communities. Now ceremonially signed into law, House Enrolled Act 1006 along with the new state budget supports police departments and their efforts to hire the best officers.

With total backing from law enforcement, bipartisan support and not a single “no” vote, this historic legislation authored by State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) (pictured) allows full employment record sharing between police departments to vet potential officers, and provides the state additional flexibility to address significant officer misconduct.

Indiana’s state budget also invests $70 million in additional funding for improved training programs and facilities, including at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy where many House Republicans joined officers in training for the ceremonial signing of HEA 1006. Departments can also apply for grants to purchase body-worn cameras.

House Republicans value Hoosier police officers, and thank them for risking their lives to protect our communities.

Intern With Our Team, Apply Today!

College students and recent graduates seeking valuable hands-on work experience should apply to intern with Indiana House Republicans.

Our paid internships help young professionals build their skills as they network with leaders from across the state. Positions are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors, including law school students. Students and recent graduates can apply for internships in a variety of departments related to their field of study, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy.

Interns will work at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for the duration of the 2022 legislative session, which kicks off in January and concludes mid-March. The paid, spring-semester positions are full time, Monday through Friday. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, free parking, career and professional development assistance, enrollment access to an Indiana government class, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.

Many former interns joined Indiana House Republicans as full-time staff, while others used the internship as a launching point for meaningful careers in both the public and private sector. Visit indianahouserepublicans.com/internship for more information and to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline. Don’t miss out on interning with our team, apply today!

Local Redistricting Meetings Start This Week

Hoosiers are invited to attend one or more of a series of public meetings across the state this week on Aug. 6-7 and next week on Aug. 11 to provide feedback on Indiana’s redistricting process.

Indiana is required to redraw its districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Indiana House of Representatives and Indiana Senate following the nationwide census every 10 years.

Before legislators are expected to return to the Statehouse in mid-to-late September to redraw the district boundaries, public meetings will be held in each of Indiana’s nine congressional districts. The meetings are grouped into geographic areas, including north, south and central.

Below is the complete schedule of public meetings:

  • North – Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7 at the following Ivy Tech campuses:
    Lafayette | 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 6
    Valparaiso | 3-5 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 6
    Fort Wayne | 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 7
    Elkhart | 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7
  • South – Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7 at the following Ivy Tech campuses:
    Anderson | 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 6
    Columbus | 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6
    Evansville | 9-11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 7
    Sellersburg | 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7
  • Central – Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Statehouse
    Indianapolis | 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse

Campus meeting room information will be updated as it’s available on the Indiana General Assembly’s website at iga.in.gov/redistricting. Meetings will be livestreamed and archived at iga.in.gov.

Census data is delayed due to the pandemic, but is expected to arrive on Aug. 16. An online portal with mapping software will be launched in late August that will allow the public to draw and submit their own maps for consideration.

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