Indiana's call for a constitutional convention -- at the federal level, not state -- didn't make it out of the House Judiciary Committee and is now dead for the year. That's a relief.
The Indiana Senate has approved legislation that could tear up the U.S. Constitution, by way of a constitutional convention. It's a dangerous move.
INDIANAPOLIS | If some day the parchment of the U.S. Constitution is added to the ash heap of history, an action taken by the Indiana Senate this week may prove to be the spark that eventually set flame to the document that's governed the nation since 1789.
It's heartening that the Indiana Legislature provides gainful employment to the mentally challenged, but sometimes they introduce bills that become laws.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed state constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to hunt, fish and farm is one step closer to being submitted to Hoosier voters for ratification.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly will wait until next year to decide whether to send a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions to voters for ratification.
INDIANAPOLIS | All union organizing elections would have to be conducted by secret ballot under an amendment to the Indiana Constitution approved 33-16 by the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee voted 7-0 Monday to ensconce the right to hunt, fish and farm in Indiana's Constitution, despite the lack of any realistic threat to those activities or industries.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate have hinted they will delay voting on a proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue in June.
INDIANAPOLIS | Having prevailed last year in putting right-to-work into state law, some Republican senators now want to amend the Indiana Constitution to make it even more difficult for labor unions to organize.
Somebody always wants to add asterisks to basic constitutional guarantees. I call it the Roger Maris Syndrome.
SPRINGFIELD | A pamphlet explaining the ins and outs of a proposed constitutional amendment should begin arriving in mailboxes across Illinois within the next two weeks.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker plans to lead the state effort to ratify a balanced-budget amendment if Congress approves the proposed addition to the U.S. Constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to amend the Indiana Constitution to prohibit gay marriage and civil unions.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee voted Wednesday to amend the Indiana Constitution to ban gay marriage and civil unions, even as a new poll finds most Hoosiers oppose the amendment.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The latest attempt by state lawmakers to eliminate the lieutenant governor's office has at least one opponent: the lieutenant governor.
INDIANAPOLIS | One day after Valentine's Day, the Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 70-26 to tell Hoosier gay men and lesbians they will never get married in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers may someday get to vote on whether the Indiana constitution should include the right to hunt, fish, grow crops and commercially produce meat, fish or poultry.
CHICAGO | With one ex-governor in prison and another convicted of a felony, Illinois voters decided Tuesday that they want the power to rein in future governors.
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