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Diligence needed to assure administration's commitment to stopping domestic violence

Diligence needed to assure administration's commitment to stopping domestic violence
For immediate release: Sept. 19, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond) today issued the following statement on the controversy swirling around the Pence Administration’s treatment of domestic violence prevention programs across Indiana: “At first glance, it seems insane that, during a time when public awareness of the horrors of domestic violence is at a peak, we would be discussing potential cuts in funding for programs designed to prevent those abuses and Read More...

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...