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Muncie legislators continue to push for pre-K funding

Muncie legislators continue to push for pre-K funding
For immediate release: Sept. 12, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) and State Representative Sue Errington (D-Muncie) announced Thursday (Sept. 11) that they will join together to urge lawmakers to extend pre-K funding to Delaware County. Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly approved legislation that enabled Gov. Mike Pence to select five counties to serve as pilots for pre-K programming. Even though Delaware County was not Read More...

Blind devotion to a huge state surplus does not serve the best interests of the people of Indiana

Blind devotion to a huge state surplus does not serve the best interests of the people of Indiana
For immediate release: Sept. 10, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Ways & Means Committee, issued the following column today: The biennial state budget is the single most important bill that Indiana lawmakers must pass. It is literally the one thing we are required to do in order to keep the operations of state government functioning. Yet this is what the budget process in our state has become: Read More...

Pelath on Governor’s decision to re-evaluate Camp Summit closure: “It was the right decision to make”

Pelath on Governor’s decision to re-evaluate Camp Summit closure: “It was the right decision to make”
For immediate release: September 8, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement after Gov. Mike Pence announced he will re-evaluate a plan to close Camp Summit in LaPorte County: “Of course, this is the right decision to make. The initial announcement to close Camp Summit was clearly the product of bean-counters who have no interest in anything other than the bottom line, rather than discussing the human toll Read More...