Political Notebook

  • Hoosiers asked to help make Indiana more competitive
    The Indiana Department of Revenue on Monday released a report of ideas and recommendations generated at the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference in June.
  • Stutzman’s wife on ‘19 Kids’
    Christy Stutzman, wife of Congressman Marlin Stutzman, made a surprise appearance last Tuesday night on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.
  • Voters forum set for Saturday
    The Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links Inc., a non-profit women's service organization, will present a voter education and engagement forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Legislative session by the numbers

Now that the 2013 legislative session has wrapped -- including gubernatorial action on all the bills -- it's time to review the term by the numbers.

In the House, 619 bills or joint resolutions were filed by its 100 members. One hundred seventy-five bills passed on third reading in that chamber. And 147 made it all the way to the governor's desk.

Ironically, the Senate ended with the same number of passed bills -- 147.

But its 50 members filed 640 bills or joint resolutions, and 216 of those passed on third reading in that chamber.

Gov. Mike Pence signed all but four bills. Of those, he vetoed three involving licensing and tax matters. And he let one tax bill become law without his signature.

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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