MT. COMFORT — House Speaker Brian Bosma heard loud and clear Wednesday that local tea party activists want transparent government, tweaks to taxes, a crackdown on potential voter fraud and more.
Bosma, R-Indianapolis, met with six members of the Tea Party of Hancock County at the Buck Creek Government Center. The hour-long session covered seven issues.
Less than three months before the 2014 legislative session begins, Bosma said such meetings are vital to know where Hoosiers stand on issues.
“The longer I serve, the more I realize I don’t have every answer, and all my opinions may not be correct,” Bosma said.
Bosma acknowledged the amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex marriage has already become a hot-button, attention-grabbing issue, but there is still room to address other bills affecting the state. Bosma said while 95 percent of media attention will be on the gay marriage debate, 95 percent of the time in the short session will be focused on other issues.