General Assembly http://wboi.org en Pence gives his first "State of the State" address http://wboi.org/post/pence-gives-his-first-state-state-address <p></p><p>Fiscal restraint was the theme Tuesday night as Governor Mike Pence delivered his first State of the State address to the Indiana General Assembly.</p><p>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.</p><p>Pence says because the state is bringing in more than it spends, it can leave some of that money in Hoosiers’ pockets.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:11:46 +0000 Dan Goldblatt 9598 at http://wboi.org Commission pushes for criminal code reform http://wboi.org/post/commission-pushes-criminal-code-reform <p></p><p></p><p>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.&nbsp; But some state criminal justice organizations say the reform package will still require significant work before it can garner their support.</p><p>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.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:38:11 +0000 Sean Bueter 6146 at http://wboi.org Commission pushes for criminal code reform