Healthcare policy experts say House Speaker Brian Bosma’s decision to appoint a doctor to lead the Indiana House Ways and Means committee is no coincidence. The state will soon face tough decisions about how to implement the affordable care act during upcoming budget talks.
Bosma made it clear Tuesday he recognizes the growing impact healthcare will have on the state budget as he introduced the new chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Twenty-six year old Fort Wayne Firefighter Mark A. Haudenschild II died on Sunday while responding to a brush fire.
Surrounded by members of the Washington Township Fire Department on Wednesday, Janet Haudenschild described her marriage to her late husband, the children they raised together, and the type of man he was.
Janet described her late husband as a man who was caring, compassionate, and loving. Married for over five years, she said that firefighting was something her husband had always wanted to do.
Following the retirement of its two longtime leaders, the House Ways and Means committee will look significantly different when the Indiana General Assembly begins its session in January.
Between them, Uniondale Republican Jeff Espich and Indianapolis Democrat Bill Crawford had 80 years of legislative experience. The two men led the House Ways and Means committee when their party was in control. But both are retiring this year.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma expects stability in the GOP caucus, which grew after Tuesday's election, will help it do it's job once the 2013 legislative session begins.
Apart from those who retired prior to this election cycle, Indiana House Republican leadership will remain mostly the same after the new 69-member caucus voted Wednesday. And Speaker Brian Bosma says his caucus’ style of governing won’t change either.