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Lawmakers starting 2014 session late Tuesday

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana General Assembly will kick off its 2014 session later than expected after a snowstorm and sub-zero temperatures froze much of Indiana.

The House and Senate both plan to hold their first meeting Tuesday afternoon. Legislative leaders canceled their planned Monday start after a winter storm walloped Indiana. Republican Gov. Mike Pence closed much of state government Monday while state emergency staff worked to help residents and clear roads.

Senate committees had planned to start work Tuesday morning, but a Senate Republican spokeswoman said lawmakers were still deciding early Monday afternoon when to hold committee meetings.