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Daniels wins award for fiscal responsibility

January 4, 2011

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is one of three winners of a new award for responsible financial stewardship and fiscal discipline in government.

The first ever "Fiscy Awards" will be presented this week to Daniels, Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The awards are given by a committee that includes officials from the Comeback America Initiative, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Concord Coalition.

Daniels said the people of Indiana earned the award by "insisting on policies of prudence and economy." He said he'll accept the award in their name.

Daniels has cut millions of dollars from Indiana's state budget in recent years as revenues fell below expectations.

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