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Financial help expanded for Hoosier women battling breast and cervical cancer

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –More Hoosier women are now eligible for financial assistance to help diagnose breast and cervical cancer, state health officials say. The Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program – BCCP – released new guidelines last week that expand funding options for women who fall below the 200 percent federal poverty line […]

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State allocates $3.5 million for services to pregnant women, new moms

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday the state has entered into a year-long contract with Real Alternatives to provide free pregnancy and parenting services. “After seeing the success of the Real Alternatives pilot program in northern Indiana, the importance of expanding the contract statewide became clear,” Pence said in a media […]

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Commission seeks nominations for women’s awards

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state commission is seeking nominations for the Indiana Torchbearer Awards, which honor women who are leaders in breaking down barriers to women’s full participation in society. “These women are lasting legacies for us all by overcoming immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion,” said Kristin Svyantek Garvey, executive director […]

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Rep. Brooks supports women on US currency

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, said Tuesday she backs legislation that would put a woman on the face of American currency notes — for the first time in the country’s history. Brooks said in a statement that it is time for United States money to “to better reflect the […]

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Video & story: Veterans, lawmakers clash over bills – many, many bills

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At the Indiana Statehouse there are bills to give property tax breaks and hunting permits to veterans. There’s legislation to pay for specialized treatment for soldiers who come home suffering from post-traumatic stress. And there are proposals to help the children of disabled veterans go to college. “All of […]

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Video: Female lawmakers talk about their role in the legislature

Female legislators talk about being a woman in the Indiana General Assembly from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Women’s veterans bill moves to House for consideration

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that requires the director of veterans’ affairs to designate a coordinator for the Hoosier women veterans program passed the full Senate unanimously. Senate Bill 424 authored by Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, would change the language in the current state law from saying that the office “may” appoint the […]

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Woman who inspired ‘Scandal’ to appear in Indy

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Crisis communications expert Judy Smith will keynote the 2nd Annual Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women on Oct. 21 in Indianapolis. Smith will discuss how to handle crisis situations in a candid presentation at the close of the conference. She is best known as the inspiration for the hit television […]

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Applications for Lugar Series due by Aug. 1

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The application deadline for the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is Aug. 1. This marks the 25th anniversary of the series, which seeks to train Republican women to be leaders in their communities by encouraging, mentoring, and preparing them for new levels of personal achievement and […]

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30 Laws: Female veterans to get dedicated assistance

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s female veterans will have a program and a liaison dedicated to their issues under a law that takes effect July 1. Senate Bill 354 creates the Hoosier Women Veterans Program and authorizes the state to hire a coordinator to oversee the program. The program is meant to […]

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