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Indiana House Democrats made strides in 2016 legislative session

Indiana House Democrats made strides in 2016 legislative session
For immediate release: March 18, 2016   INDIANAPOLIS — The column below from Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath was issued by the Media Relations Office at the Statehouse: At a time when Americans decry the national fissures of the Trumpian Era, Indiana House Democrats are proving one can wage an effective opposition without polarization, stalemate, and puerile name-calling. As House Democratic Leader, I have emphasized three essential duties of the minority party: Read More...

Pelath on 2016 session: roads a plus, civil rights a minus

Pelath on 2016 session: roads a plus, civil rights a minus
For immediate release: March 10, 2016   INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement at the close of the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly: “Now that we are done for 2016, I am pleased with one accomplishment. We took a steady first step toward fixing our decaying roads and bridges. “Rather than submitting to a fever of tax increases and expensive bonding, the Republican supermajorities finally Read More...

Macer: In the end, Republicans did not want to penalize companies that leave Indiana

Macer: In the end, Republicans did not want to penalize companies that leave Indiana
For immediate release: March 10, 2016   INDIANAPOLIS — As the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly came to a close, Republican leaders chose to stand with companies that take taxpayer money and leave the state, rather than penalizing them. Republican leaders in the Indiana House and Senate chose to get rid of language offered by State Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) that would have provided severe penalties against companies like Carrier that have taken advantage of Read More...