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AUDIO RELEASE: Call for public study of Marion County overhaul denied
Start Date: 2/18/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/18/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS – On a party-line vote, members of the Indiana Senate rejected an amendment to study a major overhaul of Marion County government. The amendment to Senate Bill (SB) 621, proposed by Assistant Democratic Leader Jean D. Breaux (D-Indianapolis), would have created a summer study committee to examine the impact of eliminating the City-County Council’s At-large councilor seats, reducing mayoral residency requirements among other significant changes. Breaux’s proposal to study the move aimed to lengthen the conversation on the issue, however it was rejected 13-37.  Members of the senate democratic caucus, particularly those representing areas within Marion County expressed their disappointment that More Public Discussion was not had before passing such a substantial shift of power.

SEN. BREAUX: “I was hoping, with the amendment I offered to 621 to do as I said on the floor and that is to slow this process down…”

SEN. LANANE: “It seems very clear to me that the elimination of the…”

SEN. LANANE: “I was disappointed our amendment was defeated because…”
(Length- 01:20)

SEN. TAYLOR: “I think the amendment would have done something we always do in the legislature. We allow the public to have public input…” 00:43)

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Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
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    Senate Democratic Caucus

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