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LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm
GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.

March 14, 2014 3:30 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Let courts rule on same-sex marriage

EDITORIAL: Let courts rule on same-sex marriage

The Love v. Pence lawsuit filed last week in federal court in New Albany asks the federal judge to overturn Indiana's Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a male and a female.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Related

Business tax cut advances at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House approved a business tax cut proposal Monday that's expected to be merged with a state Senate-revised measure into one plan that its supporters claim will create jobs for Hoosiers.

March 03, 2014 7:45 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
Union asks Supreme Court to affirm right-to-work law is unconstitutional

Union asks Supreme Court to affirm right-to-work law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, is urging the Indiana Supreme Court to uphold Lake Superior Judge John Sedia's ruling that portions of the state's 2012 right-to-work law are unconstitutional.

February 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage debate at the Statehouse is over — for 10 months at least.

February 17, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Indiana senator takes on foes in bizarre Twitter rant

Indiana senator takes on foes in bizarre Twitter rant

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has promised "an announcement Monday morning you won't want to miss," following an epic, two-day Twitter rant where he condemned weak Republican leadership, gay-marriage supporters, liberal Christian ministers and activist judges.

February 14, 2014 11:15 am Related
Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.

February 13, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to decide Thursday whether to reinsert a prohibition on civil unions into House Joint Resolution 3, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. State law already prohibits gay marriage.

February 12, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court struck down Evansville's smoking ban Tuesday, potentially setting up a challenge to the state law that bans smoking in most indoor places.

February 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage amendment debate could effectively be concluded as soon as Thursday after Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, kept his word and advanced House Joint Resolution 3 out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday with no changes.

February 10, 2014 6:45 pm

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Senate leader keeping tight rein on marriage amendment

Senate leader keeping tight rein on marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, revealed Thursday he will assign the marriage amendment to the Senate Rules Committee, which he chairs, instead of the Judiciary Committee, as he had previously announced.

January 30, 2014 6:25 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Hoosiers aren't married to changing constitution

RICH JAMES: Hoosiers aren't married to changing constitution

It’s time for House Speaker Brian Bosma and his same-sex marriage ban backers to fess up.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am

House divorces second sentence from marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 52-43 on Monday to delete the controversial second sentence of the marriage amendment, likely restarting the multiyear amendment process and potentially postponing a public vote on the issue until at least 2016.

January 27, 2014 7:45 pm Related
Pelath urges House Republicans to kill marriage amendment

Pelath urges House Republicans to kill marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, has called on the sponsors of the marriage amendment to withdraw their proposal, so the House can get back to doing the people's business.

January 24, 2014 1:05 pm Related
Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has no regrets about his decision to pull the marriage amendment from a House committee where defeat appeared likely and move it to another panel.

January 23, 2014 5:45 pm Related
MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
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