National security, budget dominate issues this year

At stake:

The war on terror and the nation's economy will inevitably dominate the upcoming Congressional session. Pence supports less regulation and more tax cuts, and he also supports President Bush's war on terror. Fox, however, said that the president should look for the most peaceful solution. She also favors universal health care.

Down in Indianapolis, one word will be on the minds of every legislator: budget. Incumbents are calling for a tight budget in the 2003-2005 biennium, and challengers have based many of their platforms on responsible spending.

Both Phipps and Bennington have said the state should limit its spending to 99 percent of expected revenue. They also believe in more tax cuts.

Adams has denounced spending 99 percent of expected revenue. He also wants to push to create more gambling opportunities to spark more revenue for the state.

Currently, Democrats control the Indiana House, but only four seats separate Republicans from taking control.

Craycraft said he will work with the Chamber of Commerce and the mayor to create more jobs, but he said the current set of taxes, approved this summer, appease businesses at the expense of the individuals.

The seats are skewed more heavily in the Senate, with Republicans owning 31 seats to the Democrats 19.

Where to vote:

Students who live on-campus north of Neely Avenue can vote at Northside Middle School along Bethel Avenue. Students who live on-campus south of Neely can vote at the Student Center.

Students who do not know where to vote can log on to the county clerk's Web site,

When to vote:

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Daily News will publish up-to-date election information when it is available on the paper's Web site,


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