Indiana’s governor says he’ll be calling state
lawmakers back for a special session in May after the Republican-controlled
House and Senate reached last week’s adjournment deadline without taking up
a number of key bills.
Eric Holcomb said Monday he wanted the session to focus on tax issues and
providing additional money for school safety.
The special session
became a possibility after chaotic hours leading up to Wednesday night’s
deadline for concluding the scheduled 2018 legislative session.
Speaker Brian Bosma and GOP Senate leader David Long blamed each other for
the late night unraveling.
Among the bills
that died were measures to boost school safety, allow for driver-less cars,
eliminated handgun license fees and make adjustments to the tax system.