The 1-12-19 Indiana Talks Daily Progress Report

The 1-12-19 Indiana Talks Daily Progress Report

Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii Democrat told CNN’s Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.” (CNN)

Bill would give renters more rights, require landlords to give more notice before evicting
A state lawmaker has filed legislation that would provide more rights for renters, including the ability to withhold rent for repairs, limit the amount of security deposit a landlord can require and provide longer notice before eviction proceedings can begin. (WRTV 6)

South Bend mayor’s race heats up: Another candidate in, 3 others move closer
The scramble to replace Pete Buttigieg as mayor intensified on Friday, with a second candidate officially announcing a run and three others taking big steps toward joining the race. (South Bend Tribune)

Williams-Preston Explores Mayoral Candidacy
Regina Williams-Preston, District 2’s Common Councilwoman and South Bend Community School Corporation teacher, has announced today she is forming a committee to explore a potential mayoral candidacy in the upcoming Democratic primary. (Indiana Talks Network)

Shutdown effecting SNAP program
Indiana plans to issue February’s food stamp benefits next week to Hoosiers due to the partial federal government shutdown. (Indiana Talks Network)

Indiana is one of the ten worst states for Infant mortality
Every year, roughly 600 Hoosier babies die before they get to celebrate their first birthday.  (WRTV 6)
State Cuts Indy-Chicago Rail Service From Budget
The Hoosier State—the Amtrak rail line that provides service between Indianapolis and Chicago four days a week—may soon be history. (Nuvo)

Justice Ginsburg Has No Remaining Signs Of Cancer, Will Return To Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer after her surgery last month, requires no additional treatment, but will miss oral arguments at the court next week to rest, the Supreme Court said Friday. (NPR)

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold. (Politico)
The Indiana Talks Network Weekday LIVE Lineup:

12a- The Progressive Voices Overnight

7a- The Bill Press Show

8a- Democracy Now!

9a- The Stephanie Miller Show

12p- The Thom Hartmann Program

3p- The Leslie Marshall/Mark Levine Show

4p- Randi Rhodes

6p- Progressive Voices Primetime

9p- Mike Malloy

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Needle Exchange Spreads

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz The head of Indiana’s Department of Public Health provides Indy Politics with an update on the state’s needle exchange program which began in Scott County to stem