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2006 State of the Judiciary

Less well known than the Governor’s State of the State address is the annual “State of the Judiciary” address that occurs on the following day.

As required by Article 7, Section 3 of the Indiana Constitution, Chief Justice Randall Shepard today addressed a joint session of the General Assembly on the current status of the Indiana Judicial system – from courts, to attorneys, to jury pools.

Justice Shepard was accompanied into the House chamber by a procession of the other members of the Indiana Supreme Court, as well as many members of the Indiana Court of Appeals.

judiciary

You can find the text of Justice Shepard’s remarks here.

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State of the State 2006

Last night Governor Mitch Daniels delivered his second State of the State address to the General Assembly.

The text of the Governor’s remarks can be found here, and additional coverage of the speech can be found at:

- Cigarette Tax Increase Part of Daniels’ Agenda (South Bend Tribune)
- Cigarette Tax Hike Proposed by Daniels (Indianapolis Star)
- Cigarettes and Schools Top Agenda (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
- Lots of Promises, But Where are the Details? (House Minority Leader Bauer)
- Tax Increase, Tax Increase, Tax Increase (Taking Down Words)
- Running for Governor (Indiana Parley)
- Paying Off the Credit Card (Representative Steve Heim)

Here are some of the moments I captured while attending the State of the State address:

Earlier during the day, the House chamber is shut down to set up broadcasting equipment, run extra wiring, and to give the Governor a chance to practice with the TelePrompTers at the rostrum.
practice

Shortly before the scheduled start time, the Speaker of the House takes his place to introduce the various dignitaries in attendance.
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Representative Terri Austin (D – Anderson) applauds guests in the balcony.
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The Governor makes his entrance flanked by an “honor guard” of escorts comprised of House and Senate members.
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He works his way up the center aisle of the House chamber, shaking hands along the way.
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After the speech, members of the General Assembly begin their after-speech chats with the media. Here, the Governor chats with lawmakers while Representative Russ Stilwell (D – Boonville) smiles for the camera.
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