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OPINION January 23, 2017


The important role of the judiciary
In 1787, the 12 states adopted the Constitution of the United States of America. In the Consti­tution, there are three branches of government. By having three branches of government, checks and balances exist so that one branch won't be more powerful than another.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Inevitably, we are all going to be paying more to drive in Indiana
From the Vincennes Sun-Commercial

We're not going to try to humor ourselves into believing that whatever scheme state lawmakers come up with for repairing and maintaining highways and bridges will have much impact here in rural Indiana.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Let's keep moving Indiana forward
Some of the matters I want to see addressed by the General Assembly during the 2017 session that just started last week include keeping Indiana as one of the best states to do business, having a long-term sustainable plan to fund Hoosier roads, ensuring our state lives within its means when crafting the budget and supporting our rural and vocational school programs.
Since 2013, Indiana businesses have added 168,000 jobs for Hoosiers, and our unemployment rate is below the national average at 4.2 percent.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Keep state's concealed carry law in place
A proposal to allow Hoosiers to carry handguns without a state permit that's failed in two previous legislative sessions is back again.
If passed, Indiana would join 11 other states in allowing the so-called "constitutional carry."

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Don't give up strict enforcement
Curtis Hill has some valuable advice about Indiana's so-called drug epidemic that state officials should pay attention to: Do not abandon "strict enforcement." Since Hill is the state's incoming attorney general, his words carry some weight.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017


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