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2009 - Current PodCasts and Recent Audio Clips
"Casting Indiana's Progress: This week, Rep. Wes Culver explains House Republican outrage over House Bill 1656."
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January 16 - segment 2
"Casting Indiana's Progress: Rep. Tom Dermody reacts to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ State of the State address."
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January 16 - segment 1
"Casting Indiana's Progress: Rep. P. Eric Turner discusses new legislation that would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: The 2009 legislative session began this week. To set the tone for the weeks ahead, House Republican Leader Brian Bosma led a press conference to unveil Hoosier Families First, the House Republican agenda.
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2008 PodCasts and Audio Clips
"Casting Indiana's Progress: Members of the Indiana House of Representatives were sworn in today for the 116th General Assembly during the legislature’s Organization Day. House Republican Leader Brian Bosma discusses property tax caps, including making them a permanent part of Indiana’s Constitution, and more.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Members of the Indiana House of Representatives were sworn in for the 116th General Assembly during the legislature’s Organization Day. New Representatives Ed Clere, representing House District 72, and Randy Truitt, representing House District 26, offer their perspectives as freshly elected officials. Caucus Chairwoman Kathy Richardson welcomes everyone back to the Statehouse and gives an overview of what Organization Day is all about.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: The 2008 legislative session came to a close Friday with the passage of the property tax reform plan. The House passed HB 1001 with a vote of 82-17 and SJR 1 with a vote of 79-20. House Republicans stood firm with Senate colleagues and accomplished the main pillars of the House Republicans’ “Standards for Success:” Immediate Relief, Local Spending Controls, 1%, 2%, 3% caps, and state takeover of levies. House Minority Leader Brian Bosma discusses the details of the plan and more.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House and Senate Republicans joined yesterday to emphasize their support for permanent property tax reform, contained within House Bill 1001 and Senate Joint Resolution 1. Rep. Jeff Espich discusses the agreement, announced at a joint gathering of the two General Assembly Republican caucuses. The plan gives taxpayers statewide an immediate 30-percent cut in their homestead property taxes, and it phases in circuit-breakers over the next two years. It also endorses the permanent constitutional caps called for in Senate Joint Resolution 1.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Rep. Bill Friend, House Minority Floor Leader, wishes former Governor Dr. Otis R. Bowen Birthday. Governor Bowen, the father of property tax reform in Indiana, celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday. Rep. Friend also discusses the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 1, which contains the proposed constitutional property tax caps. House Republicans supported the measure despite the addition of an ill-conceived income tax-based cap, due to the fact that it is the sole remaining chance to enact permanent property tax reform this session. House Republicans have pledged to work to remove the income-based cap in the final two weeks of session.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Rep. Jerry Torr reviews the heated developments that dominated the discussion of Senate Bill 345, the illegal immigration bill. House Republicans were disappointed because the majority Democrats unreasonably denied them the opportunity to add amendments to the bill, which contained measures dealing with incorrect classification of employees. House Democrats refused Republicans the opportunity to offer amendments to toughen sanctions against employers who hire illegal immigrants and to prohibit most state benefits to illegal immigrants.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Rep. Matt Bell discusses his bill to create a youth advisory council for the General Assembly. The bill also establishes youth advisory councils for municipalities. Rep. Eric Koch discusses the implementation of a courthouse preservation initiative.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: The House Recognizes Tony Stewart for his Outstanding Accomplishments in Racing as he receives the Brickyard Championship Ring for winning the 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Former Rep. Richard Mangus died Monday at age 77, and is remembered by his colleagues. He served District 21 from 1972 to 2004.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Permanent property tax caps, contained in House Joint Resolution 1, are knocked down after House Democrats refuse to hear the bill. House Republicans remain committed to these caps as bills come over from the Senate. Tackling illegal immigration begins to take center stage in the form of Senate Bill 335."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Gov. Daniels’ amended property tax reform bill passes out of the House in a 93-1 vote. House Republicans discuss the importance of the bill, and express optimism that the bill can provide true property tax relief despite a few concerns over some amended portions of the proposal."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republicans react to the governor’s State of the State address and the unprecedented path the property tax reform bill took later in the week. The bill includes the full content of the governor’s property tax plan and will be debated in the House starting on Tuesday, Jan. 22."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Indiana House Republicans have formulated a comprehensive plan to tackle Indiana’s current property tax crisis. The caucus is the first in the state to declare an ultimate goal of ending the homestead property tax."
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2007 PodCasts and Audio Clips
"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republicans renew their call for immediate relief for Hoosier property taxpayers, proposing a $200 million relief plan they hope will serve as a basis for agreement and action in a special session of the General Assembly."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: The House Republican Caucus closed the 2007 legislative session standing firm for Hoosier property taxpayers and voting against the flawed biennial budget bill. Although they were not able to pass their ideal version of the budget, they were still successful on a number of issues included in their 2007 legislative agenda.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republican Leader Brian Bosma and his colleagues are concerned that the Indiana Legislature has not reached conclusions on a number of imperative issues, including property tax relief, a balanced budget, and health care for the uninsured. Meanwhile, job creation grows across the state as ground is broken on a new Tomasco auto supply parts plant in Winchester.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: As the 2007 legislative session winds down to the final two weeks, conference committees start and legislation is signed by the Governor. The Healthier Indiana Plan, the Coroner Training Bill, and a series of bills to protect children are all passed by the House. Representatives Larry Buell and Matt Bell discuss these important pieces of legislation.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republicans are disappointed that the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee defeated the Marriage Protection Amendment, setting back the constitutional amendment process. The amendment was written to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Representative Jeff Espich, the Ranking Minority Member of the Ways and Means Committee, unveils the Local Government Finance Reform Plan to provide immediate property tax relief for Hoosiers. House Republicans call on their Democrat counterparts in the House to work with a greater sense of urgency for Hoosier taxpayers and pass key legislation before April’s deadline.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Members of the Indiana House of Representatives honor the Indianapolis Colts as the XLI Super Bowl Champions. Coach Tony Dungy, team owner Jim Irsay, team president Bill Polian, along with current and former players were honored with the resolution. Additionally, legislators designate Old U.S. 27 as a National Historic Road.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: At the halfway point in the 2007 legislative session, House Republicans have succeeded in passing a number of bills included in their 2007 legislative agenda. Members of the House Republican Caucus discuss the House bills that will accelerate Indiana’s progress.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republicans decry the Democrat budget proposal as being unrealistic and unbalanced. House Republican Leader Brian Bosma, along with other members of the House Republican Caucus, discuss the shenanigans played out on the House floor regarding the biennial state budget.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republicans presented standards they will push for to ensure an honestly balanced budget that controls state spending and provides property tax protection for homeowners in 2007 with no general tax increases.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Fiscal Leader Rep. Jeff Espich discusses House Democrats’ budget proposal and House Republican members speak on legislation passed that protects against identity fraud in the state.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Howe) discusses an amendment to House Bill 1092 that would expand the Military Family Relief Fund to include a tax check-off and offer childcare assistance to military families. In addition, Rep. Larry Buell (Indianapolis) discusses an initiative that would limit access to personal military discharge records.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: At the end of the third week of the 2007 legislative session, we update listeners on the issues that were addressed in legislative committees and the House of Representatives. The status of legislation regarding full-day kindergarten, textbook taxes, seat belt laws, and class curriculum is included.
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republican members comment on Governor Daniels’ State of the State Address followed by House Republican Leader Brian Bosma in a joint press conference with his Senate Majority colleagues"
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republican Leader Bosma Discusses the Agenda for the Upcoming Session"
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: Third in a Series - Introducing Indiana’s Newest State Representatives."
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2006 PodCasts and Audio Clips
"Casting Indiana's Progress: Second in a Series - Introducing Indiana’s Newest State Representatives."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: First in a Series - Introducing Indiana’s Newest State Representatives."
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"Casting Indiana's Progress: House Republicans discuss the 115th meeting of Organization Day and goals for the upcoming session."
"Casting Indiana's Progress - Statehouse Prayer Defended in Federal Court"
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"Casting Indiana's Progress - Rep. Bruce Borders speaks on Major Moves"
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"Casting Indiana's Progress - Rep. Troy Woodruff comments on the passage of SB 54 - Handgun License Renewal"
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"Casting Indiana's Progress - Speaker of the House Brian Bosma announces addition of Committee Room 156C to internet broadcast."
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