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AG Curtis Hill Takes Questions During Bloomington Conservative Group Discussion

AG Curtis Hill takes the podium at the county library auditorium.

Hill spoke to locals and residents of surrounding communities about the importance of political engagement, starting at the basic grassroots level. (Alex Eady, WTIU/WFIU News)

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill stopped in Bloomington for a guest appearance at a community forum Monday night hosted by local Republican group, Grassroots Conservatives.

During the event at the Monroe County Public Library, Hill spoke about the importance of political engagement, starting at the basic grassroots level.

Hill answered questions from the audience on a variety of topics, including immigration, the legalization of marijuana and abortion.

Hill defended his pro-life stance, which has surfaced in a number of debates regarding Indiana’s abortion laws.

Hill also addressed pay hikes for AG office employees which he says are a result of a 3-phase process of adjusting employee pay scales over the last two years.

"It’s not a pay raise for merit it’s an adjustment of what we believe the scale ought to be for these particular positions based on the external market conditions, as well as the internal public office’s conditions," says Hill.

The Republican attorney general contends the raises are not rewards for sticking with him as he faces allegations of drunkenly groping four women during a party last year

Hill continues to deny those allegations of sexual misconduct.

A special prosecutor declined in October to pursue any criminal charges against Hill. However a former state Supreme Court justice is set to consdier whether Hill commited professional misconduct. A pre-hearing conference is set for May 22 at the Statehouse.

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