Stalled wages, inadequate child care top House Democrats’ list of concerns

Ashlyn Myers & Samuel Maurer, an 8, 2024 Updated Jan 8, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana House Democratic leaders met Monday just after their first House meeting of the year to announce their Economic Freedom Agenda, which aims to combat financial concerns regarding workers, homeowners, retirees and students.

Minority Leader Rep. Phil GiaQuinta, D-Fort Wayne, kicked off the press conference by addressing the minimum wage, which Indiana has kept at $7.25 since 2009. GiaQuinta said this wage isn’t sufficient for Hoosiers to live on as the cost of living increases.