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Senate Democrats push redistricting reform, raising minimum wage in 2018

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Creating redistricting reform, passing hate crime legislation and raising the minimum wage are the Senate Democrats top priorities for the 2018 legislative session. “We’ve accomplished some things in the General Assembly, but we’ve dropped the ball on several important issues,” said Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson.” Lanane and […]

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Democrat hopes to make Senate road plan into “Indiana jobs” bill fail

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attempts by Senate Democrats to make changes to the Senate Republican road funding plan failed Monday. Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, spoke on behalf of the Senate Democrats for her giant amendment, which would have raised the cigarette tax, phased out a moratorium on corporate income taxes, and mandated Hoosiers […]

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Senate Democrats offer agenda packed with jobs-related proposals

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Senate Democrats will push for work-share legislation as well as consumer and job protections when the General Assembly reconvenes in January. Democrats – who hold just 13 of the chamber’s 50 seats – on Tuesday released their 2012 legislative agenda, which Minority Leader Vi Simpson, D-Ellettsville, said […]