For immediate release:
September 8, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement after Gov. Mike Pence announced he will re-evaluate a plan to close Camp Summit in LaPorte County:
“Of course, this is the right decision to make. The initial announcement to close Camp Summit was clearly the product of bean-counters who have no interest in anything other than the bottom line, rather than discussing the human toll of such a decision.
“Too often, though, decisions like this are made for the sake of political convenience. The governor’s office has merely said things are ‘on hold.’ That’s great, but if this announcement was made simply to keep the wolves at bay for the time being, and they go ahead and do what they wanted to do in the first place, nothing is getting solved here.
“I brought this issue to the public’s attention because Camp Summit deserves to remain open. I’m not done with this issue until it stays open.”