The special state legislative session should have been unnecessary if the governor and super majority in the legislature had done their jobs. The GOP controls the statewide offices plus top majorities in both houses of the state legislature, yet they could not get their agenda passed and enacted.
They did nothing about gerrymandering reform. With a state that has one of the worst voting turnouts, they didn’t pass letting voters cast an absentee ballot without an excuse. With a possibility of getting Amazon’s HQ2, they set back light rail again. Hate-crime legislation wasn’t approved, leaving us as one of only five states without such protections in law.
They may have crippled the state’s fast growing solar industry, a source of jobs that can’t be shipped overseas. Nothing like letting utilities rule over what saves residencies, churches, schools and businesses money. Maybe it’s time to give the other political team a chance. They can’t do any worse.
Mike Boland, Fishers