State of Indiana Archives: on Government Reform


John Gregg: Longer voting hours; make registration & mail voting easier

In 2014, Indiana was dead last in the nation in voter turnout. Only 28% of registered voters actually cast ballots. This low rate of civic engagement should concern every Hoosier, no matter your political party or philosophy, because it puts the future of our democracy in jeopardy.

In Indiana, partisan politics has made it harder and harder for Hoosiers to participate in our own government. We have some of the shortest voting hours in the country; there are cumbersome requirements to register and to vote; and voting by mail requires a signed affidavit. On top of all that, the General Assembly continues to pass laws to make voting even more difficult every year.

I'm running for Governor because I believe Indiana is stronger and better when every Hoosier has a seat at the table and is called upon to participate. We all have a stake in Indiana's future. To set the best course possible, we need everyone's input. Mmy `Voter Participation Plan` will increase voter participation to 75% by 2020.

Source: 2016 Indiana campaign website, GreggForGovernor.com Sep 9, 2015

John Gregg: Voter Participation Plan: expand ID rules & early voting

Through my `Voter Participation Plan` I will work to enact common sense reforms that will allow and encourage more Hoosiers to vote, with the goal of increasing voter participation in Indiana to 75% by 2020 [from 28% in 2014]. Those reforms include:
Source: 2016 Indiana campaign website, GreggForGovernor.com Sep 9, 2015

Brian Bosma: No limits on PAC contributions; but full disclosure

Q: Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates...

Q: Individual?

A: No.

Q: Political Action Committee?

A: No.

Q: Corporate?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Party?

A: No.

Q: Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial 2012 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Brian Bosma: Require a photo ID in order to vote

Q: Do you support the use of an independent and/or bipartisan commission for redistricting?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?

A: Yes.

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial 2012 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD

Asked what could be done to cut the $15 trillion federal debt, Lugar, 80, urged the passage of the "remarkable" House budget plan and the extension of Bush-era tax cuts. Mourdock, 60, called for the elimination of the Energy, Education, Commerce and Housing and Urban Development departments.
Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate Apr 12, 2012

Mitch Daniels: No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions

Q: Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to gubernatorial candidates: Individual?

A: No.

Q: PAC

A: No.

Q: Corporate

A: No.

Q: Political Parties

A: No.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state-level political campaigns?

A: No.

Q: Should Indiana participate in the federal REAL ID program?

A: Yes.

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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