As lawmakers get ready for an intense short session, here are  a few items making news this morning.

Governor Mike Pence out raises Democratic challenger John Gregg in political fundraising by about 2:1.  (Indy Star)

The Governor also unveils his 2016 legislative agenda, Democrats attack saying it doesn’t include civil rights protections for the LGBT community.  (The Statehouse File)

Lawmakers to hurry “ISTEP pause” through General Assembly.  (Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette)

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is not ruling out tax increases in order to get the city’s long-term finances under control.  (Fox 59)

Northwest Indiana lawmaker to reintroduce medical marijuana bill(WIBC-FM)