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Op-Ed: Making the Case, Again, for Hate Crimes Legislation

Op-Ed: Making the Case, Again, for Hate Crimes Legislation By State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) Word Count: 781 Events in Charlottesville this past weekend have finally alerted my colleagues in the legislature, as well as Governor Holcomb, to the possibility that hate crimes legislation is needed in Indiana. For the past five years, I have [...]

2017-08-17T13:32:52+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

Lanane: Trump’s lack of moral leadership makes Indiana hate crimes law a priority

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued the following statement after Speaker of the House Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) called for the state’s first hate crimes law following the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia. “The events that occurred this past weekend in Charlottesville were shocking and tragic. What was even more tragic was the [...]

2017-08-16T18:02:10+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Lanane: U.S. Senate health care debate could be disastrous for Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted on a motion to proceed and debate amendments on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.  “Governor Holcomb wrote an inconsistent letter to Hoosiers stating he supports the HIP 2.0 expansion while fully supporting the repeal and replacement of [...]

2017-07-26T09:23:19+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

Auspicious fiscal closeout achieved through austerity

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, state officials presented the closeout report for Fiscal Year 2017. State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage), a member of the State Budget Committee and Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Appropriations Committee made the following comments: “I am happy to see the healthy numbers reflected in the closeout report, presented today. This shows [...]

2017-07-20T10:46:06+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

Breaux: Voter information sharing didn’t start with federal commission, but with Indiana state law

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity is the latest federal overreach that puts Hoosiers’ private information at risk. In reality, President Trump, Vice President Pence and their administration are using this commission to justify the president’s claims of a “rigged election” and his absurd accusation that three to five million people voted illegally in [...]

2017-07-20T10:58:34+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

Democratic legislative leaders urge Gov. Holcomb to immediately share health care data and analyses with Congressional vote on health care looming

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) penned the following letter to Governor Eric Holcomb to formally request the release of any data or analyses his administration has commissioned regarding the impacts of federal health care policy changes on the state of Indiana.   July 12, [...]

2017-07-12T12:06:59+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

Tallian responds to Kenley’s retirement announcement

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage) released the following comments upon hearing the news of Senator Luke Kenley’s retirement from public office: “I have been honored to work with Sen. Kenley for the past several years, both in my position as the Senate Democratic Caucus’ budget designee on the State Budget Committee and [...]

2017-07-10T09:27:52+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

Breaux concerned over Anthem, MDwise withdrawal from ACA marketplace

INDIANAPOLIS – Assistant Senate Democrat Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis) issued the following statement after an announcement that Anthem and MDwise will withdraw from being Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace providers. “It is extremely disappointing and frustrating to hear that Anthem and MDwise – two of our major health care providers in Indiana – will [...]

2017-07-10T09:30:22+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Lanane OpEd: “Is this the best we can do for children in Indiana?”

The 2017 Kids Count Data Report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Indiana Youth Institute ranks Indiana 28th among states for overall child well-being. While there have been some improvements in our state’s rankings, this report signals a clear need for lawmakers to take action in a number of areas and protect [...]

2017-06-21T15:50:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|