As the Indiana Legislature enters its crucial final two weeks, Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from the State House talking with numerous legislators about issues still left unresolved.  Major issues include how to deal with falling revenues at Indiana’s gambling casinos and horse racing tracks. Whether the State should provide dollars to help pay for renovations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The state must complete a two year budget by April 30th and how public schools will be funded is a major unfinished issue.  As is how to handle the expansion of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Governor Pence has one plan, legislators another.  Also, lawmakers are divided over the Governor’s plan for a 10% cut in personal income taxes for Hoosiers. And democrats in Indianapolis are deeply concerned about the unprecedented power grab Republicans are preparing to give Mayor Greg Ballard.  In a special Afternoons with Amos, Amos talked with numerous legislators about these and other issues, including whether Indiana will lose Amtrak service from Chicago to Indianapolis this fall. Plus legislators shared their reaction to the layoff of a disproportionate number of African-American employees of the Indianapolis Public Schools. Guests included Sen. Lonnie Randolph, Chair, Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, Sen. Greg Taylor, Rep. Cherrish Pryor, Rep. Sheila Klinker, Rep. Robin Shackleford, Rep. Dan Forestal, Rep. John Bartlett, Rep. Greg Porter, Rep. Vanessa Summers and Rep. Karlee Macer. Click Links Below to Hear Afternoons with Amos broadcast from Indiana Legislature. Part 1 Runs 55 Minutes.     Part 2 Runs 45 Minutes. ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.

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