Although Indiana lawmakers were not in session Friday, there was plenty of news being made under the dome.
Indiana State Senate President Pro Tem David Long tells the media that with less than a week to go with the 2014 session, a deal on preschool vouchers is workable but a new soccer stadium for Indy may have to wait until next year.
Here’s a summary of some of Monday’s activities over at the Indiana General Assembly as covered by the Statehouse Press Corps…
Indiana Governor Mike Pence and State House and Senate leaders seem optimistic that they can work out a deal on business personal property taxes and road funding, however when it comes to vouchers for preschool, that optimism seems to vanish.
The main House proponent of a Central Indiana mass transit bill thinks lawmakers will be able to work out their differences in the last couple weeks of the legislative session.
Indy Mayor Greg Ballard delivers his State of the City Address and lawmakers enter the final two week stretch of session. Those are just a couple of items that made news Thursday. Here’s a summary.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says crime and education will be the focus of his state of the city address this evening.
U.S. Senator Dan Coats tells Indy Politics he opposes the Obama administration’s plan to cut funding from the Medicare Advantage program, saying it would harm more than 230,000 seniors in Indiana.
With a little more than two weeks remaining in the 2014 Legislative session, Governor Mike Pence says lawmakers should fund a pilot pre-school voucher program and study the long-term implications of implementing early childhood education.
The head of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns says competing versions of the elimination of the business personal property tax (BPPT) are looking better for local governments, but there is still a long way to go.