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House Democratic Leader Pelath: One-party rule is leading Indiana astray

House Democratic Leader Pelath: One-party rule is leading Indiana astray
For immediate release: Feb. 26, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement as he looked back on the first half of the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly: "Any lawmaker who believes this session is serving regular Hoosiers should consider getting into some sort of treatment. "We are wallowing in the mire. The everyday worries of a vast majority of Hoosiers are being ignored, while Read More...

"Accelerate Your Success" Program is increasing graduation rate, crushing student debt

"Accelerate Your Success" Program is increasing graduation rate, crushing student debt
For immediate release: Feb. 25, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) providing grants to colleges that establish accelerated degree programs was approved Monday (Feb. 23) by the Indiana House of Representatives. House Bill 1231 incentivizes hardworking college students to graduate ahead of their program’s established timeline. Students must attend an approved postsecondary institution and graduate at least one year early to qualify. Read More...

BMV "reform" bill actually offers little of what is truly needed

BMV "reform" bill actually offers little of what is truly needed
For immediate release: Feb. 24, 2015   STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) today issued the following statement after the Indiana House Republican supermajority passed House Bill 1393, described by its advocates as a measure to help reform the state’s troubled Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV): “If this is to be the first step in fixing what’s wrong at the BMV, the people of Indiana should settle in for a long haul, because this ‘reform’ effort is a bust. “The Read More...