Melton opposes bill attacking teachers and unions

INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, Senate Bill (SB) 251 was momentarily defeated after failing to receive a constitutional majority to pass second reading. The bill would have required school employees to reauthorize their union dues annually, placing an unfunded mandate on schools and intentionally creating an obstacle to [...]

2021-02-17T10:13:05-05:00February 17th, 2021|

Melton bill on police misconduct database approved in committee

INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, Senate Bill (SB) 110, law enforcement officer misconduct database, passed out of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee with unanimous support. Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Eddie Melton (D-Gary) released the following statement on the passage of this bill: “I’m thankful to my [...]

2021-02-16T17:23:44-05:00February 16th, 2021|

Melton responds to senate override of governor veto

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, Senate Republicans voted to override Governor Holcomb’s veto on Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 148. The contentious proposal, which was pushed out of the legislature last session by the Republican supermajority with little public input, would preempt all past and future ordinances [...]

2021-02-08T16:32:07-05:00February 8th, 2021|

Sen. Melton responds to governor’s State of the State address

Indianapolis--On Tuesday, Governor Holcomb delivered his state of the state address to Indiana. Assistant Minority Leader Eddie Melton (D-Gary) released the following statement in response: "All across the state, Hoosiers families are up against hard times. Small businesses and organizations are struggling. Black and minority [...]

2021-01-21T11:33:19-05:00January 20th, 2021|
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