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AUDIO RELEASE: Breaux speaks out against partisan power-grab
Start Date: 4/2/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/3/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS – THE INDIANA HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY REFORM APPROVED A CONTROVERSIAL MEASURE OVERHAULING MARION COUNTY GOVERNMENT WITH A NEAR PARTY-LINE VOTE OF 8 – 5 ON TUESDAY. SENATE BILL (SB) 621, CHARACTERIZED BY ITS OPPONENTS AS A PARTISAN ATTEMPT TO SHIFT INFLUENCE IN MARION COUNTY GOVERNMENT, WAS AMENDED IN COMMITTEE TO REMOVE THE PORTION OF THE BILL ELIMINATING THE CITY- COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELECTED AT-LARGE. OPPONENTS OF THE BILL, INCLUDING ASSISTANT DEMOCRATIC LEADER JEAN D. BREAUX (D-INDIANAPOLIS), SAY THAT SUCH A SUBSTANTIAL SHIFT OF POWER SHOULD INCLUDE MORE PUBLIC INPUT AND ADDITIONAL STUDY BEFORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS FUNDAMENTALLY ALTERED.

SEN. BREAUX: “Mayor Lugar commissioned the Government Restructure Task Force back in the 70’s to create Uni-Gov, but the Mayor had the good sense to include the public when considering these fundamental changes…” 
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Breaux.SB621CommStatement1.040213.MP3
(Length – 02:04)

For more information on the Senate Democratic Caucus, their legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.SenateDemocrats.IN.gov.

Contact Information:
Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
Email: emannies@iga.in.gov
Sen. Breaux
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