Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wesco: New grant money paves way for local road projects

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings grant program, which is now in its second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation supported by Wesco in 2016.

“These grants help our communities to address their immediate road-funding needs,” Wesco said. “Improvements that will be made will help keep Hoosiers safe as they travel on our roadways, while also securing Indiana’s position as the Crossroads of America.”

Elkhart County will receive $344,000 and St. Joseph County will receive $670,000. In addition, various communities in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties will be awarded grants:

Grant Amount
New Carlisle
North Liberty
South Bend

Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, small structure replacements, guardrail replacements and signs.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings can be found by clicking here. More information about the program can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Apply today to intern at the Indiana Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).

Wesco said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity to participate in state government at the Indiana Statehouse while gaining valuable skills for the workforce. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made.

“Interning with the House of Representatives provides students opportunities to learn more about state government while building their resumes,” Wesco said. “Former interns have gone on to work as full-time staff in the House of Representatives, state agencies and in the private sector.”

Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications, policy, fiscal policy and technology. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March.

In addition to getting paid $750 every two weeks, students can earn academic credit through their college or university, and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate or graduate expenses. Wesco said this one-of-a-kind experience also offers networking opportunities and could open the door to a career. 

For a list of career fairs and recruitment events House staff members will be attending this fall, visit

More information about the internship program or the application process can be found at The application deadline is Oct. 31.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wesco to serve on key summer study committees

STATEHOUSE (July 5, 2017) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) was recently named to four summer study committees, which examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.

“As a member of the Interim Study Committee on Elections, we will examine how policy changes to Indiana election law have affected voter participation and election results,” Wesco said. “I look forward to working with fellow lawmakers this summer, holding discussions on important topics in all of these study committees.”

Wesco said interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify.