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Monday, November 25, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time"

That is the heading of Dan Carden's long story today in the NWI Times. It begins:

The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.

For 10 weeks starting in early January, state lawmakers will propose more than 1,100 potential new laws, review them in committees, vote on them, consider measures approved by the opposite chamber, kill those they don't like and ultimately send about 200 or so on to the governor.

It's a no-brakes rush to the mandatory March 14 finish line as lawmakers work furiously to line up support for proposals that may benefit the state, help a local business or bolster their own images ahead of November elections that will see all 100 members of the House and 25 of 50 senators on the ballot.

The issues follow, topped by the marriage amendment, followed by health care, education, and more.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 25, 2013 08:53 AM
Posted to Indiana Government