The bill that would have created criteria for redistricting reform passed the Senate, but died in the Indiana House this week. Redistricting reform is crucial for fair and competitive elections. Politicians should not be the ones drawing their legislative districts, and the Speaker continues to drag his feet on this issue.
"Should the bill pass, it will be legal to carry guns into churches that also serve as schools, unless those properties set a policy prohibiting it."
Indiana lawmakers - Are you listening to the people?
The sole redistricting bill still alive in the legislature (SB326) has been denied a hearing for tomorrow. While this bill does not establish an independent redistricting commission on WHO does the redistricting, it addresses criteria for how the maps are drawn. Next week is the deadline for bills to pass out of committee. Comprehensive redistricting reform is crucial for fair and competitive elections.
Indiana has 85,000 jobs that are unfilled. Indiana also has more than 475,000 adults without a high school diploma, and 700,000 adults who started college but didn’t finish. Let’s start by investing in education.