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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Indiana's female lawmakers fear they're losing ground

Legislators don't know why number of women elected to General Assembly has fallen from its high point in 1995.

Female lawmakers fear they're losing ground
By Mary Beth Schneider, Indianapolis Star
March 20, 2005

There are fewer women in the Indiana General Assembly today then there were 10 years ago -- a fact that surprises and disappoints the state's 25 female lawmakers.

In 1995, Indiana had just elected the most women to the legislature in its history. There were 33 women in the House and Senate.

It seemed like just the beginning of a wave that would change the face of Indiana's government. Instead, it turned out to be the high-water mark....