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2017 Indiana General Assembly

Each year, Hoosiers have come to rely on Citizens Action Coalition to monitor Indiana legislation pertaining to energy, environment, and utilities. As always, we are watching closely to protect... Read More »

2016 Indiana General Assembly Voting Records

Every year, we make sure to let you know how your state legislators voted on the issues we work on and who in the energy industry is contributing to their campaigns, so you can make informed... Read More »

Politicians shouldn't be hand-picking their voters. Voters should be hand-picking their politicians.

Representation is a crucial element of a strong democracy.  Redistricting is crucial to representation.   What is redistricting? Redistricting is the process of re-drawing district maps after the... Read More »

The Game is Rigged: We Need a Customer Bill of Rights!

Contact your State Senator and Representative: Tell them to Support a “Customer Bill of Rights” Indiana large gas and electric utilities have been granted state franchised monopolies that protect... Read More »

2016 Indiana General Assembly

Every year, Citizens Action Coalition is down at the Indiana State House to monitor utility legislation. This year is no exception, so rest assured that we are watching closely to see if there are... Read More »

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January 6, 2010

These are the bad bills that died in the Statehouse.

January 5, 2010

These are the good bills that died at the Statehouse this year.

May 15, 2009

The 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly adjourned sine die on Wednesday April 30, 2009. Lawmakers failed to pass HB1001, or the budget bill; therefore Governor Daniels will have to call a special session. The Senate passed the bill 37-13, but minutes later the bill failed in the House, 27-71, with all the Republicans and 24 Democrats voting no.

January 28, 2009

While our legislators did not talk much about tax increases this year, there were several bills at the State House that would have dramatically increased our utility rates. These bills were loaded with trackers, which allow the utilities to avoid rate cases by raising rates when their costs go up, without ever having to lower rates when their costs go down.

January 27, 2009

Rather than discuss each bill by number, as that would be an incredibly difficult process to recreate in a coherent manner, I think it best to discuss the issues that the utilities and the Governor’s office attempted to pass into law, and surely will be back with in future sessions. Their efforts ultimately failed. For the most part, we have Rep. Moses, Rep. Grubb, and believe it or not, AT&T, (yes, I said AT&T), to thank for stopping this language.

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