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Democrats push to be heard though they have little power

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Greg Taylor told members of the Senate to “buckle up” for another one of his lengthy speeches on hate crimes. Taylor, of Indianapolis, is one of 10 Democrats in the 50-member Senate and he knows he won’t change anybody’s mind because the issue has already been decided. He […]

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The rules of the House thwarted Democrats in 2019 session

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Rep. Dan Leonard making his way from his seat in the back of the House to the front usually meant one thing in the just-ended session of the General Assembly—someone broke one of the chamber’s rules. “Point of order,” he’d say to House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and go on to […]