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Thursday, April 04, 2013
Outrage: Republican Lawmaker Says Christine Scales Is Not A Member Of Republican Caucus
Marion County Republicans are doing everything they can to alienate members of their own party with their bad government legislating. It's not enough that they sponsor legislation to strip the Indianapolis City-County Council of legislative powers to establish a near-dictatorship for the Indianapolis mayor's office. During debate in the Indiana House of Representatives over the Republican-sponsored controversial power grab legislation offered on behalf of Mayor Greg Ballard, State Rep. David Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) disowned one of the most principled Republican council members, Christine Scales, because she has the courage to speak out against SB 621. Radio talk show host Amos Brown minutes ago tweeted the following, quoting Frizzell:
Radical GOP in IN House rejecting amendments to send the UniGov power grab bill to a study committee.
Just think about it. Mayor Greg Ballard is using your tax dollars to pay Barnes & Thornburg's Joe Loftus to lobby Indiana lawmakers to pass this piece of garbage. The Mayor lacks the courage to even accept public ownership of the legislation his taxpayer-paid lobbyist drafted for Sen. Mike Young to introduce. One of Scales' fellow councilors, Jeff Miller, tweeted his disappointment with Frizzell's comment about Scales: