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Indiana Joins Movement to Amend U.S. Constitution

As disdain and distrust of the U.S. federal government remains high, with a recent Gallup poll putting Congressional approval at a meager 13%, some state legislative bodies across the country are using a less well known means of passing constitutional amendments in order to circumvent Washington. Correspondent Joshua Fleck takes us inside the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Interchange – Citizen Training

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Host Lisa-Marie Napoli interviews Mike Potts, Teacher, and Taylor Roberts, Student, both at Brown County Jr. High School, to discuss their recent statewide championship in the “We the People” competition.  The guests discuss the details of the “We the People” national educational program and how it enhances young peoples’ knowledge of the constitution and develops their civic skills.  The guests …

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Daily Local News – February 12, 2014

The state legislature is still dealing with legislation to place a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution; Senate Bill 212 was approved by the Indiana Senate in Indianapolis on Monday; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board voted Monday to approve a measure to protect city sewer lines from a deal struck by local sewer districts; With the constant change …

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HJR-3 Advances Through The Indiana House

This morning the Indiana House of Representatives adopted the committee report from yesterday’s Elections and Apportionment Committee meeting, during which House Joint Resolution 3 passed, 9 to 3. The proposed amendment to the Indiana constitution, which explicitly states that same sex couples do not have the right to get married, may now continue through the legislative process, and is expected …

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Interchange – Tim Lovelace and Eileen Braman: Constitution Day

This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli, a member of the PACE [Political and Civic Engagement] faculty, interviews Tim Lovelace from the Maurer School of Law and Eileen Braman from Political Science Department about this foundational and essential, yet little-known document. Did YOU know there was a U.S. holiday called “Constitution Day”? A law establishing “Constitution Day” was created in …

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