Sen. Bray comments on statewide mask mandate order

Friday, July 24, 2020
Sen. Rodric Bray

INDIANAPOLIS -- Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville), who serves District 37 that includes the southern half of Putnam County, issued a statement Friday regarding Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's executive order implementing a statewide mask mandate.

“Senate Republicans have been in close contact with the governor since his announcement of the new mask mandate earlier this week,” Sen. Bray said. “We are very pleased to see that the executive order he signed today does not include a criminal penalty for non-compliance, and we will continue to provide input in our role as part of the legislative branch of state government.

“We all want to do our part to see our state continue to move forward,” Bray concluded.

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  • One of those non-commital, typical political statements to not ruffle anyone’s feathers.

    -- Posted by Phelpsfamilyfarm on Fri, Jul 24, 2020, at 4:00 PM
  • Oh look! I agree two days later with everyone else! See me!!

    We need leaders not Johnny Come Lately.

    -- Posted by concernedcitizen3 on Fri, Jul 24, 2020, at 8:39 PM
  • Rodric Bray is about to lead the charge gerrymandering Indiana voting districts, if you didn't already know!...... he's basically going to rig the elections(even more) to protect his job, instead of letting a bipartisan commission do it. I saw him on Indiana Lawmakers awhile back and he came across as shady to me, of all the guests.

    Indiana is nearly 50/50 Republican vs. Democrat in voters, but 40 out of 50 state senators and 2/3 of state reps. are Republican? That's not representative government!

    -- Posted by Raker on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 12:27 AM
  • Raker, You should quote your source of the number of voters for each party. Based on those voting in the most recent primary, your claim of 50-50 does not hold up.

    -- Posted by rawinger on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 6:18 AM
  • Rawinger what state primary results are you referring to? If we are going by statewide election results, or competitive district results.... but I don't have time to research that, feel free to look it up.

    -- Posted by Raker on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 7:32 AM
  • Mask up!

    -- Posted by GladysK on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 8:43 AM
  • Primary turnout by party is not representative in a state where you must select only one party's ballot and are free to choose the "other" party so you can vote against someone you don't want to see on the ballot in the general election.

    -- Posted by Geologist on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 9:40 AM
  • Maybe someone should educate the democrats and tell them that they can’t control every voting district in the state if they all move to a single city. That’s the way the system was designed, and it works just fine.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 2:41 PM
  • Techphcy sorry, but no - gerrymandering is corrupt, and long overdue to be dealt with. I think I learned that in middle school.

    -- Posted by Raker on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 3:50 PM
  • Gerrymandering is done by both parties and always has been. It’s part of the process. You can either contain the cities in a few districts helping republicans, or divide the cities to reach into every district helping democrats. There’s no way to avoid it other than computer randomization which I guarantee you both parties will oppose because both benefit from the current system.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 5:48 PM
  • Techphcy, redistricting is already done by commission in other states, so it can be done. Sure, both parties have been guilty in the past, but the fact is, putting an end to gerrymandering is part of the Dem platform, while gerrymandering as much as possible (project redmap) is what the GOP plan is to win elections, along with purging voters, and other tricks.

    -- Posted by Raker on Sat, Jul 25, 2020, at 6:34 PM
  • “One Party is good and the other is bad” , the single biggest lie in American history.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Sun, Jul 26, 2020, at 5:19 PM
  • I pointed out the reality of what's happening techphcy no lies, but interprete how you want.

    -- Posted by Raker on Sun, Jul 26, 2020, at 7:05 PM
  • techphcy seems to be the only to readily acknowledge the fact that gerrymandering has been done for decades by BOTH political parties. Right or wrong, it has become a part of the political process. Once started, almost impossible to change.

    -- Posted by FactswithoutBS on Thu, Jul 30, 2020, at 8:35 PM
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