Column: Pair of Pence proposals have few details


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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, preparing for his second year at the helm of Indiana government, offered up two worthy initiatives for the Indiana legislature to consider — creation of a prekindergarten voucher program and the beginning of a phase out of the state’s business personal property tax. Unfortunately, 2014 is probably not the year.

That’s because 2014 is a non-budget year, not a year when the legislature prepares a two-year budget and considers major events. Originally, non-budget years were created for the purpose of fixing problems that occur after the budget is approved.

The thinking was no emergencies, no reason to meet for a full session.

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