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Indiana Democrats Criticize Unemployment Numbers
Updated November 21, 2013 7:08 AM | Filed under: Politics
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana's Legislative Democrats are calling for a 2014 session focused on creating jobs and increasing personal income.

WVUT reports, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says lagging unemployment and income figures show Republicans' emphasis on creating a strong business climate isn't enough.

He says Indiana should raise its minimum wage and take advantage of federal money available under the health care law to expand Medicaid.

Republicans have opposed both those ideas, though the Pence administration has been in talks with the federal government on expanding Medicaid through the state's Healthy Indiana Plan.

Pelath notes he's voted for several tax cuts for business, but says it's time to focus on the consumers whose ability to buy goods and services fuel the economy.

Instead, he complains Republicans have treated the state's surplus "like some kind of deity."

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