Trump’s “unworkable” executive order newest effort to destabilize health care markets

Since the start of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the expansion of Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program, over half a million Hoosiers have gained access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. This lowered Indiana’s uninsured rate to just eight percent. Unfortunately, President Trump and his administration have put it all at risk by [...]

2017-10-17T14:29:55+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Niezgodski: Donald Trump’s broken promises costing Indiana jobs

Donald Trump is doing to America what Mike Pence did to Indiana, and it's costing us job after job after job. During his tenure as Governor, Mike Pence financially rewarded nearly a dozen companies that fired employees in Indiana and sent those jobs overseas. I've spent a decade representing my community in the Indiana state [...]

2017-08-30T13:38:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

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|