Bosma unveils plan for General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma spelled out his priorities for the 2013 General Assembly Thursday and it's a short list.

Surrounded by his leadership team, Bosma called for a balanced budget and improvement in two very broad areas, jobs and education.

That's the entire list.

Yet the potential exists for lots of activity in the Indiana House on divisive social issues that include a constitutional ban on same sex marriage and new attempts to restrict abortion. Bosma won't rule that out.

"Issues, all kinds of issues are important to all kinds of different people," said Bosma, "So we'll treat them just as we do any other issue, fair and open hearings."

Democrat Scott Pelath tweeted that what Bosma is saying is that he won't kill any bills that a committee chair won't kill.

It likely means you can look forward to a lot of discussion of social issues come January. Meantime, perhaps the most specific proposal in the Bosma agenda was a pledge to promote early childhood education. There is no proposal to fund it, at least not yet.

Copyright 2014 WISH TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

Like It
Don't Like It


We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Indiana (change)

Indiana politics enter a new era as MIke Pence prepares to take over as the next governor.
Offices & Officials

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.