Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, Friday issued the following
statement upon completion of the 2017 session of the Indiana General
“You could choose
to get mad and stay that way about how this session deteriorated into a
morass of social issues and drinking cold beer with a burrito, but that
doesn’t wholly describe what many Hoosiers witnessed.
“At last, we have
seen a commitment toward improving our crumbling infrastructure, at least
for the next several years. It is good that there is a growing consensus of
the need to put every penny you pay at the pump toward improving our roads.
It would have been nice to see more shared sacrifice from all Hoosiers, but
the powers that be felt corporate Indiana deserved to keep getting huge
breaks, even as prices at the pump rise for the rest of us.
“After nearly two
years of study, it was felt that we were moving closer to seeing some kind
of bipartisan reforms to our election system to make Hoosiers feel that
their votes do count. But the reforms we approved were small, and the
biggest reform of all