GiaQuinta comments on Indiana’s 2020 legislative session

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) released the following statement regarding the 2020 legislative session:

“The truth is that we probably could have adjourned from this legislative session after the first two weeks in January and saved Hoosier taxpayers some money. Since then, House Republicans haven't worked on very many proposals that would benefit the people of our state.

“House Democrats put together an ambitious agenda that would have served Hoosiers first.

“During the 2020 session, we proposed:

  •       a paid family and medical leave plan,
  •       a child and dependent care tax credit,
  •       a $100 cap on the price of a 30-day supply of insulin,
  •       an increase in the minimum wage, and
  •       more dollars for public education while holding virtual charter schools more accountable.

“Unfortunately, all of these proposals were voted down by Republicans or blocked from debate on the House floor.

“My hope is that Hoosiers take a long, hard look at what both parties tried to accomplish this session when they go to the polls this November. In the meantime, House Democrats will continue to fight for what is right for hardworking Hoosiers across our state.”

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