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Just when Indiana lawmakers thought they were past the controversy regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a religious group plans to call on them to revisit the issue. The Indiana Pastors Association says it will deliver a letter to the Governor and lawmakers on...
Earlier this week, I got to play judge at an event called “ Hoosier Idol ”. It’s an annual event at the Indiana Roof Ballroom hosted by the Mental Health Association of Indiana . Along with WISH-TV’s Jim Shella and WTHR-TV’s Angela Buchman , we got to judge a number of “...
As Indiana lawmakers begin their budget negotiations in earnest, I figured now would be a good time to do a public service and let you know where the House, Senate and Governor's Office stand. Here is the bird’s eye view of the budget plans. I have links at the bottom for more...
We spend a lot of time talking about stagnant wages here in Indiana. And while this may sound cruel, the individuals most responsible for this are the ones with either no skill set or they let they let skill set fall by the wayside. Allow me to explain. According to the most...
Whether Indiana lawmakers want it or not, it looks like a new casino could be coming to the Hoosier state and it could bring Sunday retail alcohol sales with it. Say what? Allow me to explain. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is moving forward with plans for a casino and...
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...