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Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.

June 12, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislative leaders in all 50 states have been asked to send delegates to Indianapolis for a second discussion on the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to begin shaping the rules and procedures a Convention of the States that would follow.

May 03, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Zoeller favors major changes to U.S. Senate elections

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers never again would vote in a primary election for U.S. Senate candidates if the decision were up to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

April 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Zoeller vows to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Don't look for Indiana Republican Greg Zoeller to join the growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend their states' laws prohibiting same-sex marriage and denying recognition of valid gay marriages performed elsewhere.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm
East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | East Porter County School Corp. has joined a state-sponsored lawsuit seeking to invalidate a portion of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

December 09, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Pence seeks no-strings relationship with feds

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to cut the strings that often are attached to the billions in program and grant dollars Indiana annually receives from the federal government.

July 30, 2013 6:30 pm
Indiana lawmakers unlikely to adopt lower drunken driving threshold

Indiana lawmakers unlikely to adopt lower drunken driving threshold

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's federal-phobic Legislature likely won't follow a national safety panel's recommendation that states reduce their drunken driving limits to 0.05 blood alcohol content from 0.08.

May 19, 2013 5:30 pm Related

Indiana Senate calls for U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | Frustrated by what they perceive as federal government overreach on taxes and regulation, the Republican-controlled Indiana Senate on Tuesday approved three measures calling for a limited U.S. constitutional convention.

February 26, 2013 6:45 pm

Senate set to approve constitutional amendment targeting unions

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed constitutional amendment requiring a secret ballot be used in union organizing elections is set for a final Senate vote Tuesday after the Republican-controlled chamber rejected a change that would have forced all private groups to use secret ballots in their elections.

January 28, 2013 3:06 pm Related
Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence defended his proposed income tax cut during his first State of the State address Monday, and pledged to expand the availability of private school vouchers, promote vocational education and encourage strong families.

January 22, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Ind. senator wants Legislature empowered to nullify federal law

Ind. senator wants Legislature empowered to nullify federal law

INDIANAPOLIS | When the U.S. Supreme Court in 1958 explicitly struck down nullification, the theory that states can declare federal laws unconstitutional and ignore them, the court warned state legislators that endorsing nullification violates their oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution.

January 08, 2013 4:20 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: In federalism, state, feds limit each other's power

GUEST COMMENTARY: In federalism, state, feds limit each other's power

Today marks my 10th year of service for the people of Indiana working in the office of the attorney general. But my career in service to the people of Indiana began much earlier, in 1982, working for then-Senator Dan Quayle in Washington and later in the Bush-Quayle White House as an assista…

July 04, 2011 12:00 am
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