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For the most part this legislative session, I’ve been pretty agnostic on the issue of repealing Indiana’s Common Construction Wage (CCW) law. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a law that allows local governments to set prevailing wages on public construction...
You know what the big takeaway was from this week’s past controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)? No, it wasn’t the adage “it’s not what it is, it’s what it looks like.” Nor was it “be careful what you pray for, you just might get it.” No, the big lesson...
How’s this for irony? By the end of the week Indiana lawmakers make actually enshrine into law some legal protections for Hoosiers based on sexual orientation and gender identity. And the people most responsible for this are the ones who have fought it the hardest. The biggest...
Since last week, every time I got ready to write about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) something happened; the weekend rally , the Governor’s appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the creation of a Cannabis Church in Indiana, you name it. So when the...
I got this via e-mail last night. I think it's ironic seeing how lawmakers are moving forward with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). And why do I get the strange feeling there's going to be a lot more where this came from. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...
I have two distinct personality traits. I don’t smoke marijuana because it dulls my hatred of people and I have never been a very deeply religious person. My philosophy is that I believe in God and believes in me and that’s about it. However, with lawmakers set to pass the...
I have never been more convinced in my entire life that if you want to reform the government and get spending under control, we need to get rid of withholdings when it comes to taxes. Allow me to explain. This past weekend I went back home to Illinois to visit my accountant. I’...
Pardon my French, but some kids just need a good old fashion ass kickin’! I have always believed that when there are no consequences to your actions you get out of control and then society has to step in and take over. I believed that was true in the case of Shamus Patton ,...
I don't know what it is but everytime I go to Chicago to be an attorney something happens here in Indy and the words “Just” and “In” are involved. Last time is it was “JustIN ” the website. This time it’s Justin Moed, the State Representative from Indianapolis. As you probably...