INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following statement in response to the governor’s second State of the State address.

“The governor delivered a speech tonight woefully short on substance.

“At a time when too many are still without work and Hoosier households are earning less than they did a decade ago, Indiana needs leadership. Unfortunately, I did not hear that in the governor’s speech tonight.

“We heard the same platitudes, the same speaking points.

“We need a new approach. It’s time to spend a little more time investing in Hoosiers and taking a common sense approach toward solving the issues facing our state.

“The governor had an opportunity on the biggest stage to demonstrate real leadership.

“He could have stood against injustice, calling on the legislature to set aside House Joint Resolution 3 and instead focus on issues that bring Hoosiers together, not drive them apart.

“That opportunity came, and sadly passed without any intervention. “


SEN. LANANE: “Well he did at least briefly mention major issues the state has to deal with…”

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SEN. LANANE: “One of the things I was disappointed in was he downplayed the importance of the marriage amendment…”

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Sen. Lanane represents Indiana Senate District 25 includes the portions of Madison and Delaware counties, including the City of Muncie and the southeastern portion of the City of Anderson. For more information on Sen. Lanane, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit .