Lanane Bill Easing Distribution of Assets Passes Senate

INDIANAPOLIS—Today Senate Bill 67, authored by State Senator Tim Lanane (D-Anderson), passed out of the Senate. This legislation would increase the value of estates that could be distributed by affidavit from $50,000 to $100,000. Sen. Lanane released the following remarks: “This bill provides a quicker [...]

2022-01-20T15:55:00-05:00January 20th, 2022|

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|

Lanane Addresses Crowd at Statehouse Climate Rally

INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, students gathered at the Statehouse to demand action on climate legislation. State Senator Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following statement: "There is no longer time for Indiana lawmakers to drag their feet on passing climate legislation that affects not only our [...]

2022-01-18T16:56:22-05:00January 18th, 2022|

Childcare Issues in Indiana

There is a concerning lack of childcare across Indiana. We don't even rank close to the top half of the country when it comes to access, cost or quality.(1) High demand for childcare, exacerbated by the pandemic, is pushing prices to levels that an average [...]

2022-01-18T15:04:48-05:00January 18th, 2022|

Senator Greg Taylor comments on SB 167’s withdrawal

INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement on the news that Senate Bill 167 would no longer be considered in the Senate: “I’m glad that Senate Republicans listened to our well-trained and experienced teachers who testified about the damaging consequences of this [...]

2022-01-18T13:22:57-05:00January 18th, 2022|
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