Next year may be the first time the Indiana GOP convention will be held somewhere other than Indianapolis.
Once the three Democrat-held seats are eliminated, Republicans will control the city-county council.
Scott Pelath evaluated the House GOP on putting the middle class first, reinforcing traditional public schools and taking a break from divisive social issues.
Both parties are pointing fingers when it comes to federal budget cuts, but IU professor Margie Hershey says Republicans are likely to get more of the blame.
The House budget unveiled Friday would restore K-12 education funding above 2010 levels.
State Republicans are lukewarm on the governor’s proposal, preferring allocate more than $300 million to education.
Legislators are still trying to match their own agenda with governor-elect Mike Pence as they prepare for him to take office Monday.
Fourth district congressman Todd Rokita and third district’s Marlin Stutzman voted against the bill.
Because the GOP has a supermajority in House of Representatives, Democrats must unify if they want to push through any of their initiatives.
Pols hope presidential debate parties being held in Indiana will encourage more people to volunteer.