Winter Storm Postpones Start Of Legislative Session

The legislature will not convene Monday as originally planned because of the low temperatures and heavy snow.

statehouse in snow

Photo: Bill Shaw

The legislature will likely convene Tuesday, pending weather conditions.

Update 5:40 p.m.

All state government offices will remain closed Monday due to severe weather.

Gov. Mike Pence authorized the move today.

“We want to ensure that our employees are safe and that Hoosiers have access to critical public services,” Pence said in a statement. “I am limiting the number of employees who must report to work on Monday to help keep people off the roads and out of the extreme cold, even while we make sure that Hoosiers have access to necessary government services.”

Essential personnel will still be working.

Original Post:

The 2014 legislative session is being postponed because of the winter storm that hit the state today.

Both Senate and House sessions originally scheduled for Monday have been canceled.

The deadline for filing a bill is being extended by one day to the following Monday, and legislative staffers are still planning to be at work by 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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