News and Tribune

January 14, 2014

Pence looks to sell lawmakers on 2014 agenda


Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is heading into his second State of the State address with a broad agenda and friendly Republican majorities in the audience of lawmakers he’ll be addressing.

The governor is set to pitch legislators on a second-year agenda centered around a business tax cut and a series of education measures.

But Pence will still have some work to do selling his ideas for the state to the General Assembly. House and Senate lawmakers have crafted their own plans for dealing with business taxes. And the governor’s call for a preschool voucher program has run into fiscal concerns in the Senate.

Pence is scheduled to deliver his annual address Tuesday night before a joint session of the House and Senate.

The State of the State address will be available live on the Internet by visiting http://www.in.gov/gov/2014stateofstate.htm