politics

Immigration Roundtable: 'Find A Solution For DACA, Now'

Dec 12, 2017

Hoosier community groups and businesses have a message for Indiana’s congressional delegation: find a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act or DACA. The program allows minors who came to the country illegally to get an education and receive work permits.

It expires March 6, 2018 and the Trump administration has tasked Congress with finding a permanent replacement. There are several pending bills in Congress, including the DREAM act, which would provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.

A small group of demonstrators were turned away from U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)’s Indianapolis office Tuesday as they sought to protest the GOP lawmaker’s vote on the Senate tax bill. They describe themselves as frustrated but undeterred.

The protest of Young’s vote on the tax overhaul was born out of a Facebook group discussion, says organizer Kendra Wilcox.

Indiana Senators Split On $1.4 Trillion Tax Bill

Dec 2, 2017

Indiana’s U.S. senators split on the landmark tax overhaul bill as the Senate voted overnight Saturday 51 to 49 to advance the measure.

The legislation lowers the corporate rate to 20 percent and – at least temporarily – lowers taxes for most individuals. It’s also expected to swell the deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years. And the average taxpayer ends up paying more over the next decade as most of the cuts expire.

A grassroots conservative political action group – Indiana First – is supporting Republican candidate Roy Moore in his Alabama senate race. Many called for him to leave the race after he was accused of pursuing and participating in sexual relationships with underaged women.

Pelath To Step Down As House Democrats' Leader

Nov 19, 2017

 

Indiana House Democrats will have a new leader after this week. Minority Leader Rep. Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) announced Sunday he’ll step down from his post Tuesday.

Pelath will remain in his House seat through the end of his term but he says he won’t run for re-election next year. Pelath and his wife recently had a baby and the Michigan City Democrat says he wants to spend more time with his family.

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