Indiana Lawmakers Returning for Packed Session Created by kmiller on 1/7/2014 12:03:02 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana lawmakers are heading into 2014's short session with a jam-packed schedule.
The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their first meetings of the session Tuesday afternoon, following a one-day delay because of the heavy snow and subzero temperatures that hit the state.
Two issues are already looking to dominate the lawmakers' 10-week meeting: The elimination of a property tax on business equipment and machinery and an effort to place the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution. Gov. Mike Pence will also be pushing education measures, including a proposal to expand vouchers to teachers and preschool-aged children.
Other issues are teed up as well. A proposal to crack down on trespassers dubbed by opponents as the "Ag Gag" bill is set for a hearing Tuesday afternoon.