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ITW: Exclusive interview with John Gregg

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 12:54:03-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- On Indianapolis This Week, Jason Fechner spoke exclusively with John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor. 

The two discussed Gregg's "low profile" campaign so far, whether he would support a tax increase to pay for new road construction in Indiana, and if he would veto anything short of full civil rights protections for the LGBT community. 

“If I were governor, I wouldn’t have signed the original law. That’s what being a leader does, a leader steps up when there are certain controversial issues moving through the General Assembly. You have to be recognizable they’re a separate branch of government, but you get involved and you try to work through some of those things. Again, I think the only way you solve this problem is by adding the four words and a comma to our state’s civil rights statute," he says.

Watch the full interview on Indianapolis This Week in the player above

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Plus, Rafael Sanchez talked with Mary Ann Sullivan, the new president of the IPS School Board, about the district's plan to reform and revitalize its schools, and the changes she hopes parents will see over the next 12 months. 

"A lot of the work in the past year has been laying the foundation and having lots of community meetings, getting input from all of our stakeholders," she says. 

Watch the full interview on Indianapolis This Week in the player above

And Call 6 Investigates Paris Lewbel looked at a proposed state law that could make it more difficult, or even impossible, for the media and members of the public to see police body camera video. 

According to the bill, someone who wants records would need to file a court order and explain if public interest would be served by releasing the video. They would also need to explain that releasing the video would not create a risk to people, and would not hamper the case in court. It would then be up to a judge to decide. 

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Plus, our Political Insiders Mary Beth Schneider, Pete Seat and Adam Kirsch talked about the governor's race, next week's debate on civil rights changes, and the Trump/Palin political team. 


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