Pence calls 2013 session civil, substantial

Gov. Mike Pence
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says the legislative session just completed was the most civil and substantial in recent memory.

He says he is particularly pleased with what he calls the largest tax overall tax cut in state history, including combined cuts in income tax, inheritance tax and banking tax.

Pence also said legislation designed to help the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with an infusion of $100 million in state money will get a close look when it crosses his desk for signature.

"Words matter. We'll wait and look very carefully at the bill. But the fact that now we've moved to a loan that will be made and subject to security, that the loan will be repaid part out of the General Fund and part out of user fees from people within the region and within the track, I think those were all welcome improvements," said Gov. Pence.

Monday is the scheduled last day of the session but lawmakers got their work done early this year, wrapping up at around 2:00 am on Saturday morning.

Other notes from the 2013 legislative session:

Indiana bill banning secret videotaping fails

See a list of bills signed into law by Gov. Pence