Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Today: Gary native and Indiana legislative candidate Belinda Drake is with us to give her eyewitness-view of a Saturday confrontation between state Senator Eddie Melton and a Statehouse police officer -- an incident which is now under investigation as an alleged racial profiling incident. Melton and his Indianapolis colleague JD Ford were with Drake and several other people who had participated in a rally outside the building and went indoors to escape a strong thunderstorm, but that was where the incident took place. Senators Melton and Ford issued a joint statement Monday afternoon through the Indiana Democratic Party organization. We also have another Welcome Project conversation, and we bring back our conversation with Lake County Plan Commission chairman Bill Emerson about a July 15th public hearing on zoning law changes that may affect citizen unput on solar panel farm projects.