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Hazards of one-party rule make it painfully clear: we can do better

Hazards of one-party rule make it painfully clear: we can do better
For immediate release: Sept. 17, 2014   STATEHOUSE - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath of Michigan City today issued the following column to newspapers across the state: After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is doing. For the folks in my beloved home of LaPorte County, its impact is being felt with the anxiety over Camp Summit, a tough-love boot camp that has put many wayward teens on Read More...

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 Rep. 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 among the 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...