Here are a few news items that you might find interesting.

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush reflected on last year’s successes and this year’s goals during the State of the Judiciary Wednesday. (The Statehouse File)

An influential state lawmaker said Wednesday that charging tolls on the state’s busiest freeways could be the long-term solution to Indiana’s road funding needs. (Indy Star)

A conservative pastors’ group is applauding Governor Pence’s emphasis on religious freedom, and calling on senators to reject bills expanding civil rights protections to gays and lesbians.   (WIBC-FM)

Three northeast Indiana lawmakers file for re-election.  (Journal Gazette)