Indiana lawmakers returning for packed session

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Indiana lawmakers are heading into 2014's short session with a jam-packed schedule.

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their first meetings of the session Tuesday afternoon, following a one-day delay because of the heavy snow and subzero temperatures that hit the state.

Two issues are already looking to dominate the lawmakers' 10-week meeting - the elimination of a property tax on business equipment and machinery and an effort to place the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution. Gov. Mike Pence will also be pushing education measures, including a proposal to expand vouchers to teachers and preschool-aged children.

Other issues are teed up as well. A proposal to crack down on trespassers dubbed by opponents as the "Ag Gag" bill is set for a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

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