Advocacy Update | 01.10.24


Welcome back! The 2024 Session of the Indiana General Assembly has officially begun. Here are some upcoming deadlines to keep in mind as the session moves forward.

  • Thursday, January 11 – Deadline for filing House bills (no later than 2:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, January 16 – Last day Senate bills may be assigned to Senate committees.

Governor Eric Holcomb also released his 2024 Next Level Agenda, focusing on administrative and legislative items related to childcare, education, and the workforce. 

One Southern Indiana (1si) kicked off January with the Advocacy State Leadership Breakfast, sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Presenting Sponsor: MAC Construction
  • Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Baptist Health, and Duke Energy
  • Gold Sponsor: Mister “P” Express, Inc.
  • Silver Sponsor: Frost Brown Todd, LLP

The following senators and representatives were in attendance:

  • Senator Gary Byrne, Dist. 47
  • Senator Chris Garten, Dist. 45
  • Representative Rita Fleming, Dist. 71
  • Representative Karen Engleman, Dist. 70
  • Representative Ed Clere, Dist. 72

Each person reviewed what they had planned for the upcoming session and discussed details of the bills they were working on. Education, workforce, and healthcare were all major topics mentioned by the senators and representatives.

The discussion ended with a question-and-answer session, with questions provided by the audience. The Q&A raised questions about education, affordable housing, economic investments and development, and childcare.

The next advocacy event will be on March 15, 2024, at IU Southeast and will feature regional leaders in Southern Indiana. More details to come.

You can find a copy of the 1si 2024 Advocacy Agenda by visiting or download a PDF copy here.

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