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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers unveiled a criminal justice reform plan that mandates new training for police, shifts funding to social services and decriminalizes marijuana.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Woody Myers has selected former state Rep. Linda Lawson to be his running mate as his choice for lieutenant governor. Lawson was the first woman to lead a caucus in the Indiana House when she was chosen as minority leader in 2012. She also was the first female police officer in the Hammond Police Department, rising to the rank of captain after a long career as a patrol officer and member of the sex crimes and domestic violence units. Lawson moved to Brown County after retiring from the legislature in 2018.

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Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers announced proposals Wednesday to provide more state-level support for Hoosier small businesses suffering from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Woody Myers says the General Assembly should be brought in for an emergency session to help address the COVID-19 crisis.

The former state health commissioner unveiled proposals Tuesday for the health emergency.

Myers says he would urge the General Assembly to help confront the coronavirus crisis by, for instance, passing a paid leave law for Hoosier workers.

“I think we ought to immediately attack those who are seeking to inappropriately profit from the pandemic by gouging with respect to prices,” Myers says.

Democrat Myers Says Indiana 'Ready For A Change' In Governor

Feb 8, 2020
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Longtime health care business executive Woody Myers declared "Hoosiers are ready for a change" as the Democrat formally launched a bid to challenge Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.