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Sad times in Indiana due to RFRA, notes Rep. Gregory W. Porter

Sad times in Indiana due to RFRA, notes Rep. Gregory W. Porter
For immediate release: March 31, 2015   STATEHOUSE - “These are sad times in Indiana. At a time when we should be looking forward, we find our leaders determined to take us back to a time when discrimination was the order of the day. “Last week, Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 101. It has been dubbed a ‘religious freedom’ bill, when in truth it provides license for anyone to discriminate against others by using the excuse of religious belief. It brings Read More...

Bill improving pension fund options awaiting governor's signature

Bill improving pension fund options awaiting governor's signature
For immediate release: March 31, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) that would provide members of public pension and retirement funds with more withdrawal options is making its way to Gov. Mike Pence for final approval. Members of the Indiana House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 265 earlier this week 93-0. SB 265 would authorize the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) to transfer a member’s contributions from the 1977 Read More...

Democratic legislative leaders call for repeal of RFRA to reverse extraordinary damage to Indiana's image

Democratic legislative leaders call for repeal of RFRA to reverse extraordinary damage to Indiana's image
For immediate release: March 30, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Democratic legislative leaders—Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson and Rep. Scott Pelath of Michigan City—held a joint news conference this morning during which they called for repeal of Senate Enrolled Act 101, the so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" signed into law by the governor last week. "We have a power imbalance here in Indiana," Pelath said, "and because of this power imbalance, our leaders have become Read More...