Pence Seeks Tort Reform in First Year
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Gov.-elect Mike Pence is including tort reform in a first-year legislative agenda that is slowly taking shape.
Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel told The Associated Press Thursday he is carrying Pence's proposal to make losers in lawsuits pay all legal fees. He also is leading a group of senators who will push Pence's proposal for a 10 percent cut in the personal income tax.
Pence has declined to release the details of his legislative agenda ahead of his inauguration. He said Thursday he plans to meet with legislative leaders shortly after he is sworn in Monday.
Pence never mentioned tort reform while running for governor but pushed the issue in Congress.
Senate Education Chairman Dennis Kruse plans to carry a Pence proposal to create workforce councils around the state.