House Public Policy Chairman Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, opened a gambling hearing last week with a word of caution for his colleagues: Before they launch into the 2015 session in January, they need to decide what they consider an expansion to be.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been firm on his opposition to expanded gambling since taking office, but that position could put him at odds with fellow Republican lawmakers willing to hear out the state's struggling gaming industry.
Almost everyone is calling for the Supreme Court to step in and make a decision on gay marriage, but not getting involved is a possibility. The issue was on the agenda when the justices met in private Monday to decide new cases to hear this term.
Former Indianapolis Mayor Steve Goldsmith is hailing a new government management system adopted by Indiana that can better use troves of government data and predict how tax dollars should be allocated.