INDIANAPOLIS – After the Indy Star revealed Rep. Braun wrote and actively pushed legislation for the timber industry at the Statehouse that resulted in significant personal financial gain, the GOP candidate still has yet to answer basic questions about their bombshell report.
Friday, the Indy Star reported that Braun wrote bills that he personally profited from by giving millions of dollars in tax breaks and rolling back significant regulations for the timber industry during his two terms at the Statehouse. Rep. Braun is one of Indiana’s largest timber land owners, laying claim to more than 5,000 acres of timber land that yield him tens of thousands of dollars a year in profit. Industry experts made clear that given his significant stake in the timber industry, he undoubtedly stood to gain from the passage his bills.
Rep. Braun’s history of writing blatantly self-enriching legislation has thrown serious doubt over the weekend about his claim that he’s running as a political outsider. With less than a month left until the primary, Hoosiers deserve answers from Rep. Braun about his time in the Statehouse, and whether he’d engage in the same type of self-enriching behavior if he were elected to the Senate.
Here are six questions Rep. Braun still owes Hoosiers answers on: