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House Democratic Leader Pelath mourns passing of former state representative Dale Sturtz

House Democratic Leader Pelath mourns passing of former state representative Dale Sturtz
For immediate release: July 24, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City has issued the following statement on the passing of former State Representative W. Dale Sturtz from LaGrange: "I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, former State Representative Dale Sturtz of LaGrange County. "Dale was a brilliant public servant with a larger-than-life personality. He truly understood the struggles of everyday Read More...

Porter on year-end close-out: Indiana continues to excel at hoarding money

Porter on year-end close-out: Indiana continues to excel at hoarding money
For immediate release: July 16, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Ways & Means Committee, today issued the following statement on the announcement of the state budget close-out earlier today: “For those who control our state treasury, the year-end close-out serves only one clear function: an opportunity to pat themselves on the back for their fiscal wizardry. We must gaze in awe at our ability to hoard Read More...

Niezgodski urges Gov. Pence to protect children by adding DCS case managers

Niezgodski urges Gov. Pence to protect children by adding DCS case managers
For immediate release: July 15, 2015         INDIANAPOLIS - The letter below was sent to Gov. Mike Pence by State Rep. David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) today in response to recent reports that document the renewed concerns about progress in reforms in the Indiana Dept. of Child Services (DCS):       Dear Governor Pence:       At the close of the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly, many of us who advocated for strengthening efforts by our state’s Department of Child Read More...