Session Halftime: The INGOP Bloodbath, Tossing Out Party’s Morals for Bullying Cities, Public Schools, and Low-Income Hoosiers


Indiana Republicans discard “local government” party values in favor of assault on city governments 

INGOP continues abuse on public schools and teachers, bullies low-income Hoosiers’ transportation and housing needs

Don’t forget: There’s an ongoing INGOP civil war happening as well 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today criticized the Indiana Republican Party for what will be remembered as a legislative session where GOP Members of the General Assembly tossed out their Party’s “local control, small government” morals in favor of bullying city governments, abusing Indiana’s public schools and teachers, and kneecapping the state’s low-income families. And as a cherry on top, Republicans still find themselves in a bitter civil war between Governor Eric Holcomb and the unruly and unchecked GOP supermajority. 

“What Hoosiers are witnessing this session is a fundamental breach of trust from voters and families who want their elected leaders to solve today’s major problems. Instead, voters are seeing an Indiana Republican Party who cares more about fulfilling a partisan checklist than leading Indiana and all of its families into a better future,” said John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. “Indiana’s Republican Party has lost its morals, and their actions will continue to drive Hoosiers and others away from the state unless we bring some accountability and common-sense ideas back to our political discourse.” 

Here’s how the INGOP has broken voters’ trust in common-sense government midway through this year’s legislative session:

INGOP Discards Party’s “Local Control” Values, Attacks Cities 

WFYI: Senate Narrowly OKs Bill Overriding Local Prosecutors 

Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana Senate passes bill to strip IndyGo funding, prevent rapid bus line expansion

Fox59: Senate overrides Gov. Holcomb’s tenant-landlord bill veto

Republicans Continue Abuse on Public Schools, Teachers

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: “The [House budget] includes no specific dollars or provisions to raise teacher pay despite a state report recommending state and local actions to bring Indiana teacher compensation in line with other Midwest states.”

Associated Press: Indiana voucher plan could take 1/3 of school funding boost

WSBT: Despite guidelines from the CDC, Indiana still not prioritizing teachers for vaccine

INGOP’s New Target: Low-Income Families (Minimum Wage)

NWI Times: “What I don’t want people to be caught up in is tethered to some appeal to a minimum expectation of anything in their life” – Governor Holcomb

Todd Young: “Great meeting with Rep @JoannaKing. As a small business owner, she informed me how raising the minimum wage would negatively impact growth and stunt job creation in her small business and those she represents in Elkhart County.” 

Kokomo Tribune: In visit to Kokomo, Sen. Braun speaks against $15 min. wage, $1.9 trillion relief package

INGOP Eating Each Other Alive

IndyStar: Indiana House votes to rein in Holcomb’s use of emergency powers 

Indiana Public Media: “SB407, restricting the governor’s emergency authority, passes the Senate 38-8. It moves on to the House.”

IndyStar: “Gov. Holcomb has called into question whether both proposals are Constitutional.”


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