Ford calls for utility cut-off moratorium extension and grace period

On Wednesday, the Holcomb administration unveiled a new rent assistance program for Hoosiers struggling to pay rent as a result of coronavirus-related economic fallout. This program, which requires landlord permission to participate, was announced in conjunction with a one month extension to the statewide moratorium [...]

2020-06-26T15:07:24-04:00June 26th, 2020|

Ford Urges Utility Commission to Deny Rate Hike Petition

On Monday, State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to deny a recent petition filed by several investor-owned utility companies seeking to increase consumer rates to make up lost revenue due to a COVID-19 related decrease in energy demand. In [...]

2020-05-21T12:52:39-04:00May 21st, 2020|

Indianapolis Democratic Senators support veto of landlord-tenant bill

On Wednesday, Governor Holcomb vetoed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 148, a contentious proposal that would have prohibited local government from passing legislation regulating landlord and tenant relationships. If signed, SEA 148 would have immediately invalidated a recently approved Indianapolis ordinance to provide more protections to [...]

2020-03-27T12:33:49-04:00March 26th, 2020|

AG Hill against gender-neutral license, Ford responds

On Monday, Attorney General Curtis Hill issued an official opinion that the Indiana BMV is not permitted to allow Hoosiers to use a gender-neutral marker on their licenses. State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) had the following response to the issued opinion: "Why are we so [...]

2020-03-10T13:11:32-04:00March 10th, 2020|
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