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BRIAN HOWEY: Mike Pence for president? Stay tuned

BRIAN HOWEY: Mike Pence for president? Stay tuned

Mike Pence for president?

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

As Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign in February 2011, the most conspicuous person in the wings was Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp Jr.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: For Indiana Republicans, it’s tax cut showtime

BRIAN HOWEY: For Indiana Republicans, it’s tax cut showtime

I had this really crazy idea: Instead of giving tax abatements to businesses and industry, give them to Hoosier folks who want to build a new home or remodel the one they're in, particularly with the historic low interest rates that may begin disappearing soon.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Putin’s Russia, and perhaps Putin’s Ukraine

BRIAN HOWEY: Putin’s Russia, and perhaps Putin’s Ukraine

As day slipped into night during the cruel winter of 2014, millions of Americans watched the mesmerizing closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

Mike Delph is a Republican state senator from Carmel, but he is well known to Republicans throughout the state.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Bipartisan lessons from Nunn, Lugar

BRIAN HOWEY: Bipartisan lessons from Nunn, Lugar

There will never be a movie about the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

The voters will not see the constitutional marriage amendment on the Indiana ballot until 2016, if ever.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Pence knee deep in taxes, repeals and mud

BRIAN HOWEY: Pence knee deep in taxes, repeals and mud

If you want to go to one of the most conservative places in Indiana where Hoosier Republicanism runs deep, I would recommend Wakarusa.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Meth kids, wounded cops and feral cats

BRIAN HOWEY: Meth kids, wounded cops and feral cats

In small town and rural Indiana, you can see the gaunt, ghost people. They have rotting teeth. They drive beat up pickup trucks and old Pontiacs, sometimes with kids standing in the backseat. They can be tracked on a ritual tour of drug stores.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Tax repeals and Gov. Pence's promise

BRIAN HOWEY: Tax repeals and Gov. Pence's promise

In the past month, I feared Gov. Mike Pence and legislative Republican leaders had a rude surprise for us middle class working stiffs.

January 30, 2014 1:34 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Speaker Bosma and the second sentence

BRIAN HOWEY: Speaker Bosma and the second sentence

In the post-Mike Pence world of gubernatorial politics – either 2016 or 2020 – Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma is positioned as the heir apparent.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

One of the most unique places in Indiana is Mount Baldy on the southern rim of Lake Michigan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

In 1988, with 20 years into the Republican gubernatorial dynasty, there stood the ideal candidate — Lt. Gov. John Mutz. He was of excellent pedigree, having served with distinction under two-term Gov. Robert Orr. He had been a successful state senator and a corporate executive.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Don’t hold your breath for Indiana pot law change

BRIAN HOWEY: Don’t hold your breath for Indiana pot law change

The legal sale of recreational marijuana began Wednesday in Colorado and will be followed later this year by Washington state, but Hoosiers shouldn't hold their breath about that happening any time soon in Indiana.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

Let people decide on constitutional amendment

In response to Brian Howey's Dec. 22 column, he is right. I will take ownership of the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Ranking the Hoosier condition

BRIAN HOWEY: Ranking the Hoosier condition

As we pull away from 2013, what is the state of the Hoosier condition?

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

Indiana is the “Crossroads of America.” We are the second ranking automobile manufacturer in the nation.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Two political docs' diagnosis of Obamacare

BRIAN HOWEY: Two political docs' diagnosis of Obamacare

Larry Bucshon is a heart surgeon, a Republican and a congressman. He has had employees who have reached lifetime insurance caps and ended up on Medicaid. He has seen thousands of poor Hoosiers on Medicaid denied access to health care. He paid about $40,000 a year in medical malpractice insur…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Highways for Hoosier innovation

BRIAN HOWEY: Highways for Hoosier innovation

Drifting back in time, I can see my family loading up the Rambler for that Thanksgiving trip up to Grandma's house in Mishawaka.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
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