Restoring Integrity to State Government
Over the last four years, Indiana government has grown increasingly – and disappointingly – partisan. Jim believes that we must take several steps to reduce the influence of money in state politics and ensure more transparent government. Currently, Hoosier candidates can accept unlimited sums of money from political donors. Jim will support efforts to place common-sense limits on political donations. Perhaps more troublingly, Hoosiers politicians have drawn state and federal legislative districts to ensure that nearly every district is guaranteed to be one by one party or the other. Jim will support proposals that take redistricting out of the hands of partisan politicians. Finally, Jim supports John Gregg’s call for an “Open Government Initiative” that improves the process of making public information requests and ensures that open government laws are followed and that no politician can hide public information contrary to state law.