Supporters and opponents of the proposed amendment banning same sex marriage are still waiting on a committee to vote on the measure. And Governor Mike Pence made a definitive statement on the marriage amendment in his State of the State.
The proposed amendment known as HJR-3 made its first legislative stop in the House Judiciary Committee Monday. Lawmakers heard more than three hours of testimony, but did not take a vote.
Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.
He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.
The 25th Annual Fort Wayne Farm Show, which wrapped up Thursday, is one of the top-rated and largest in the country. It’s expected to bring over 30-thousand visitors to the city. But that figure may not grow much in the future.
There are only so many farmers. That number is going down every year, and Indiana farmers are also getting older.
That’s why Fort Wayne Farm Show director Steve Guenthner says events like his, that present the newest and most efficient machines, are so important.
Speaker Brian Bosma says a recent poll commissioned by House and Senate Republicans clearly indicates that Hoosiers want to have their say at the ballot box on the proposed amendment banning same sex marriage.
The House and Senate GOP caucuses commissioned a phone survey of registered voters that took place last week asking Hoosiers for their view on the same sex marriage ban amendment known as HJR-3.
53 percent of those surveyed say they support the amendment, contrary to earlier poll numbers put out by Freedom Indiana, a coalition opposing the measure.
A Pence administration official says the governor supports a House Republican plan that would allow local governments to eliminate a tax on purchases of new business equipment.
Governor Mike Pence made elimination of the business personal property tax the centerpiece of his 2014 legislative agenda. The levy on business equipment generates about one billion dollars a year for local governments. House Republicans countered with legislation that would allow county boards to eliminate the tax only on new purchases.