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Pelath on jobs reports: Indiana excelling in creating jobs that don't pay well

Pelath on jobs reports: Indiana excelling in creating jobs that don't pay well
For immediate release: Nov. 21, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City issued the following statement on unemployment figures released today by the state Department of Workforce Development (DWD): “Each month’s Indiana Employment Report offers a great deal of sound and fury that signifies very little in helping restore Indiana’s middle class. Take the latest version. “Yes, we may continue to keep our unemployment rate at 5.7 Read More...

Organization Day spotlights domestic violence awareness

Organization Day spotlights domestic violence awareness
For immediate release: Nov. 19, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - Every year, House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) selects a philanthropy that the Indiana House of Representatives participates in and raises awareness for throughout the legislative session. Joined by Democratic Leader Scott Pelath of Michigan City [pictured with Speaker Bosma (left)], they announced this year’s philanthropy is the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV). “Last year, over 1,700 victims of Read More...

Rep. Melanie Wright promises constituent service will be cornerstone of her legislative work

Rep. Melanie Wright promises constituent service will be cornerstone of her legislative work
For immediate release: Nov. 18, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - Standing before family and friends, State Rep. Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) took part in her first Organization Day as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and vowed to make service for the 35th House District a cornerstone of her legislative agenda. [Wright is pictured below with her parents, Richard and Sharon Wright.] “I can imagine no greater honor than to be selected to serve as the representative for the people Read More...