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Indiana Senate Democrats say that without accountability, the state’s workplace safety guidelines around COVID-19 fall short. They say their offices continue to hear about a lack of enforcement of worker health protections. 

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The leaders of Indiana’s two major political parties want all Hoosiers to be able to vote by mail in May’s primary.

In a letter to the Indiana Election Commission, GOP Chair Kyle Hupfer and Democratic Party Chair John Zody say Hoosier voters have legitimate concerns about voting in person this May.

Current law only allows vote-by-mail if the person is totally unable to be at the polls on Election Day – for instance, if they’re going to be out of town, if they’re confined to a health care facility or their home, or if they’re a member of the military.

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A new national poll finds some high-profile Republicans – including President Trump – struggling against Democratic candidates in Michigan.

   

The respected Quinnipiac University poll finds the top six Democratic presidential contenders defeating President Trump in both Michigan and Pennsylvania, though half of those results were within the surveys’ margin of error.

 

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More than 150 people gathered in Indianapolis Saturday for a national Democratic candidate training. State party leaders say this is part of a larger push for Democrats in Indiana. 

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Today it was announced that Michigan's Democratic Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, will deliver her party's response following President Trump's State of the Union address.

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Indiana House Republicans rejected all of Democrats’ attempts Thursday to change how the state will use its extra state surplus money.

The state collected nearly $300 million more last year than expected. Republicans plan to use it to pay cash for higher education building projects that were approved in the last budget.

Leading White Democrats Court Black Votes; Some Find Trouble

Nov 22, 2019
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ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party's crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display.

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Democrats will enter 2020 with a City Council majority in Republican Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana hometown for the first time since the 1980s after a recount confirmed a candidate’s one-vote victory margin.

Top Democrats Clash Over Health Care At Marquee Iowa Event

Nov 2, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the three-month sprint to the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak at the 2019 Young Democrats of America convention in Indianapolis next week.

The Young Democrats of America and the Indiana Young Democrats announced Sunday that Pelosi will speak to the meeting on the evening of Friday, July 19.

The groups say more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the convention July 17-20, at Indianapolis' Union Station.

South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to address the convention on July 18.

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A bill allowing schools to break for the summer without having to make up for snow days missed this past winter is headed to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk. But before getting final approval in the state Legislature… Senate Democrats found a way to get more of what they wanted out of the bill. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about a new tool Democrats are using to wield more power over negotiations in Lansing.

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The St. Joseph County Democrats hosted Joe Donnelly, Mel Hall and other local candidates at a Get Out The Vote rally Monday night.

Local Democrats and Democratic candidates thanked their supporters and volunteers and encouraged them to continue working til the polls close.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says getting out the vote is the most important thing. “And it all depends on this one thing. Which is, do our people vote? Will the people who share our values vote? And that depends, in part on whether we ask them to.”

 

1968: 50 Years Later - Part 2: A Party Divided

Aug 24, 2018
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Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

Buttigieg, Obama Talks Confirmed, Content Unclear

Jun 11, 2018
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is among the list of Democrats the news website Politico has indicated met with former President Barack Obama in D.C., to discuss a potential 2020 bid for the Presidency.

Mark Bode, Buttigieg’s Director of Communications, confirmed the Buttigieg and Obama have met several times, most recently for a- quote, “informal, private conversation last fall.”

 

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With a vote scheduled for this Thursday in the U.S. House, it's down to the wire for the American Health Care Act, the Republican-authored bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The bill would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, and it would eliminate the current subsidies that are used to bring down the cost of premiums. NPR's full coverage explains how those subsidies would be replaced with a fixed refundable tax credit and there would be big changes to Medicaid.

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, says he will also look for opportunities to work with the GOP.

The GOP picked up one seat in the state Senate and a few in the House, to retain their supermajority in both houses of government.