Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma http://wfpl.org en Indiana Lawmakers Hold Organizational Session, Brace for Gay Marriage Battle http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lawmakers-hold-organizational-session-brace-gay-marriage-battle <p>Indiana lawmakers convened today for an organizational session in advance of the 2014 General Assembly, which is gearing up for a political fight over gay marriage.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican House Speaker Brian </span>Bosma<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says there are many pressing matters to consider during the short 30-day session, such as Indiana’s high unemployment rate, unmet education needs and road improvements.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:53:20 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7614 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lawmakers Hold Organizational Session, Brace for Gay Marriage Battle Court Upholds Fines Against Indiana House Democrats Over Labor Bill Protest http://wfpl.org/post/court-upholds-fines-against-indiana-house-democrats-over-labor-bill-protest <p>The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld fines levied by state House Republicans on Democrats for their legislative walkouts over a labor bill.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2011, Indiana House Democrats fled to Illinois to protest a right-to-work bill that also brought union demonstrators into the House gallery, and staged another, shorter walkout in 2012, the year the bill was passed.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:44:27 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5821 at http://wfpl.org Court Upholds Fines Against Indiana House Democrats Over Labor Bill Protest Indiana Lawmakers Could Wrap Up Session This Week http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lawmakers-could-wrap-session-week <p></p><p>The 2013 Indiana General Assembly is winding down, with legislative leaders saying they may be able to wrap up business early.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Indiana General Assembly faces an April 29 deadline to wrap up its business, including adoption of a new, two-year state budget.</span></p><p>Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said last week that he thought the legislature might be able to finish its work by the end of this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If that happens, lawmakers would not have to return to the Statehouse for a final day on Monday, April 29.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:20:35 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5080 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lawmakers Could Wrap Up Session This Week