While Evan Bayh voted to confirm both of President Obama’s nominees, Justices Kagan and Sotomayor, he voted against every Republican nominee. This includes his vote against Chief Justice John Roberts, a fellow Hoosier with a distinguished record and moderate reputation.
Beginning in 2012, the Indiana inheritance tax was first lowered and then repealed for the surviving families of those dying after 2012. This was a victory for the Hoosier citizenry, especially farmers and landowners.
Among the more mystifying arguments against a constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman is the claim that having such a conversation creates an intolerant tone that hurts Indiana’s business climate. It’s mystifying because as we have respectfully debated this issue, Indiana’s economy improved remarkably.