The Gary Legislative Delegation Shares Update on HB 1187

INDIANAPOLIS—On Thursday, a proposal targeting the Gary School Corporation, House Bill 1187, was pulled from the House Ways and Means Committee agenda.  The Gary Legislative Delegation, composed of Sen. Eddie Melton, Sen. Lonnie Randolph, Rep. Vernon Smith, Rep. Earl Harris Jr. and Rep. Ragen Hatcher, [...]

2022-01-20T15:53:22-05:00January 20th, 2022|

Indiana Lags Behind the Nation on Raising the Minimum Wage

Historically, the minimum wage has been a contentious issue. When it was first introduced and passed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, it was deemed unconstitutional. The buying power of the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968, over 50 years ago, at $11.91 adjusted for [...]

2022-01-20T14:26:37-05:00January 20th, 2022|

Senator Melton discusses issues with SB 167

INDIANAPOLIS—On Wednesday, the Senate Education and Career Development Committee met for the first time for the 2022 Legislative Session. One of the proposals for consideration was Senate Bill 167, which attempts to ban curriculum not currently being taught in Indiana’s K-12 public schools. Senate Assistant [...]

2022-01-07T09:23:12-05:00January 6th, 2022|

Taylor Responds to the Cancellation of Monday’s Surprise Session Day

INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, November 23, the Joint Committee on Legislative Rules and Procedures met at the last minute to hear testimony on drafted language that would allow Hoosiers to continue receiving federal benefits. Unfortunately, this bill also would have put onerous regulations on businesses, risked our [...]

2021-11-30T11:19:47-05:00November 26th, 2021|

Senate Democrats Respond as Republican Disarray Over Vaccines Puts Federal Benefits at Risk

INDIANAPOLIS—This week, lawmakers were called in for a surprise session to consider a proposal to end Indiana's public health emergency. The proposal includes language cracking down on vaccine requirements by private businesses and government related entities like public schools and state-funded universities. Senate Democratic members [...]

2021-11-23T17:01:03-05:00November 23rd, 2021|
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