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Hot-Button Issues: Cop Out

Councillor John Barth proposed a bipartisan study to help determine how many officers Indy really requires, so the Council can work on a long-term plan. “We need to take politics out of policing,” he says.

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HJR-3 Passes House After Removal of Messy Language

Those who wish to see the already-standing definition of marriage added to the Indiana Constitution seem to know that it might be now or never.

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Hot-Button Issues: Under the Bus

Since boosters first kicked the tires on the idea of upgrading public transportation in 2008, efforts to get the General Assembly to approve a funding referendum have proceeded in starts and stops.

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Hot-Button Issues: Down on the Farm

The Hoosier livestock industry makes more than $2.5 billion a year and “has seen growth in almost every livestock sector.” But for a group that’s doing so well, animal-farmers sure seem defensive.

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Gay-Marriage Ban Moves to Indiana House Floor

Marya Rose, CFO of Cummins, said she “knows employees will leave our state” if HJR-3 passes, and that Minnesota’s debate over a same-sex marriage cost the state $17 million.

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Photo of the Day: HJR-3 Foes See Red

Also: The IMA’s recently wed director, Charles Venable, announced his organization’s opposition this week to the proposed gay-marriage ban.

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Hot-Button Issues: Big Court Cases & Political Races

Crusader of the Year: U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett. No one made more big cases in the past year—and his savvy press people made sure we all heard about the exploits. The crime-fighter still has plenty of fish to fry.

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For Better or Worse: Micah Clark on Gay Marriage

He worries that the controversy has gotten to the point where he and like-minded supporters of a ban are considered “bigots.”

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Hot-Button Issues: Big Fat Gay Marriage Debate

The measure must win simple majorities in both Statehouse chambers again this year before the question is popped to Hoosier voters. Let the pots and pans fly.

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What's New About Gay-Marriage Bill HJR-3

New is companion bill HB 1153, which seeks to explain some vague language and make it more coherent for Hoosiers if the resolution reaches voters in November.

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Doing Their Homework: The Untold Story Behind 2013's Biggest Local Scandal

As AP reporter Tom LoBianco churned out hit after hit, politicos quietly talked about how he was able to get so much dirt on Tony Bennett. But the blogosphere erupted with more pointed talk of foul play by the Glenda Ritz administration.

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IU Health Joins Statewide Fight Against Gay-Marriage Amendment

President and CEO Daniel F. Evans, Jr.’s words were pointed: “IU Health is committed to the health and economic well-being of our communities: we challenge our policymakers to do the same.”

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President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Lugar, Winfrey, and More

In addition to Lugar, Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom—founded by president John F. Kennedy—to Bill Clinton, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Steinem, and more.

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Butler University Joins Fight Against Indiana's Gay-Marriage Ban

In taking a public stance on the hot-button topic, Butler’s president joins a group of leaders across a spectrum of industries and entities who have denounced HJR-6.

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Indy-Based Christian Theological Seminary Opposes Gay-Marriage Amendment

The decision was perhaps inspired in part by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s address to an Indianapolis audience more than a month ago.

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