Political Notebook

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    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.

GOP platform details released

The Indiana Republican Party has announced the formation of the 2014 Platform Committee, to be chaired by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and co-chaired by Mike McQuillen, minority leader of the Indianapolis City-County Council.

Members of the committee will include state and local elected officials, representatives from the Young Republicans and the Federation of Republican Women and individuals and party leaders from across the state.

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry would like to extend an invitation to all Republicans to participate in the development of the party platform.

Every two years, the state party revisits the platform document in advance of the state convention. This year, the chairs will facilitate a discussion using focused questions about the current platform and the future of the party. All attendees will be afforded the opportunity to participate in the discussion and to voice their opinions.

There will be five statewide platform meetings, including from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 1 at the Allen County Republican Headquarters in Fort Wayne.

RSVPs are highly encouraged, though not required. For more information, contact the Indiana Republican Party at 317-635-7561.