J.D. Ford

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A bipartisan task force to address jail overcrowding kicked off the first of three meetings with local law enforcement around the state Monday in French Lick.

State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) proposed legislation creating the task force earlier this year, after hearing about jail overcrowding problems in each of the seven southeast Indiana counties he represents.

“Building a new jail will accommodate more prisoners, but it doesn’t solve the problem, it’s more about treating the symptom,” Frye says.

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Moms Demand Action and other gun control activists from across Indiana gathered at the Statehouse Saturday to demand state and federal policymakers pass legislation to reduce gun violence.

A bipartisan group of local and state officials joined the crowd to talk about what they and activists can do to reduce gun crime in Indiana – including passing federal red flag legislation and limiting access to firearms.

During his remarks, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett signed the Mayors Against Illegal Guns statement of principles from the gun control advocacy group Everytown. 

Senate Republicans rejected more than two dozen amendments offered by Democrats to the budget bill Monday.

Ford Becomes First Openly Gay State Senator, Defeating Delph

Nov 7, 2018

Indiana’s 29th District was one of the few Indiana districts that turned blue. Republican state Sen. Mike Delph was defeated by Democratic challenger J.D. Ford.

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Democrats are mounting a full-court press to unseat one of the most conservative members of the Indiana Senate.

Carmel Republican Mike Delph won his last reelection race by 18 points, narrowly winning the district‘s Indianapolis precincts while piling up most of his seven-thousand-vote margin in conservative Hamilton County.

Since then, Delph‘s L-shaped district has been slightly redrawn, adding Zionsville and more of Indy‘s westside.