Supermajority House Republicans have broad agenda

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana's supermajority House Republicans are laying out a broad agenda and asking Democrats to join them.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma opened Tuesday's ceremonial first day of the 2013 legislative session with a call for political "odd couples": Democratic and Republican lawmakers ready to work together on jobs and education bills.

House Republicans won enough seats this month to push through legislation even if Democrats walk out, as they have the past two sessions.

Lawmakers now break until Jan. 7, when they'll begin work on the state budget, implementing the federal health care law and a host of other issues.

Much of the preparation for next year has already been happening with little fanfare. The State Budget Committee is holding hearings with state agencies and vetting their spending requests.


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