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WIKICOMMONS

On this week’s program, we’ll hear from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb for the State of the State address and Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush for the State of the Judiciary. 

WIKICOMMONS

How important are manufacturers to communities? With the 2018 midterms in the books, what's next for the General Assembly? We'll tackle those questions and more in this week's episode of WBOI Presents, The November News Roundup.

Pence gives his first "State of the State" address

Jan 23, 2013

Fiscal restraint was the theme Tuesday night as Governor Mike Pence delivered his first State of the State address to the Indiana General Assembly.

Pence took to the podium with the goal of convincing legislators and Hoosiers across the state, that a 10-percent income tax cut is a fiscally responsible move.

Pence says because the state is bringing in more than it spends, it can leave some of that money in Hoosiers’ pockets.

Commission pushes for criminal code reform

Nov 1, 2012
Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers will attempt the first comprehensive reform of Indiana’s criminal code in 30 years next session after legislation prepared over the last three years by a legislative study committee was approved Tuesday.  But some state criminal justice organizations say the reform package will still require significant work before it can garner their support.

A huge portion of the criminal code overhaul will be put in one piece of legislation next session, something Indiana Public Defender Council executive director Larry Landis says may not work.