Indiana Senate Democrats have released their priorities for the 2020 Legislative session. The release comes on the heels of the recent priority list release for State Senate Republicans.
Senate Democrat Leader Tim Lanane says his party’s top goal is setting up a non-partisan re-districting committee for the next re-districting. The state Legislative seats will be re-drawn again, based on numbers in the 2020 census. Other Democrat items are de-criminalizing of possession of small amounts of marijuana, and a push for safer firearm storage and stricter firearm background checks.
Lanane and fellow Democrats know those items will need Republican support, since Republicans have super-majorities in both State Legislative chambers.