Governor

Winter storm puts freeze on state government

January 5, 2014
 The Statehouse File
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday closed state government offices Monday, and the General Assembly postponed the start of its 2014 session until Tuesday due to severe weather.
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FEIGENBAUM: Pence's 'road map' puts Legislature in driver's seat

January 4, 2014
Ed Feigenbaum
Each Hoosier governor brings his own style to his legislative agenda and relationship with the Indiana General Assembly.
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Report: Ditching business property tax shifts burden to others

December 26, 2013
 The Statehouse File
Gov. Mike Pence's plan to eliminate the tax on business equipment would mean significantly higher taxes for other property owners if the state took no specific action to protect them, according to a new analysis.
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Pence wants tax credit for adoptive parents

December 26, 2013
Associated Press
Under the proposal, taxpayers benefiting from the federal adoption credit would be able to claim an additional credit on their state return.
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Pence, other guvs urge progress on trade agreements

December 24, 2013
Associated Press
Pence says international trade is vital to Indiana's economic growth and fiscal prosperity. In 2012, Indiana exported $34.4 billion to countries around the world.
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Declining tax collections eat away at state's fiscal footing

December 22, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana's fiscal picture is looking good with about $2 billion in cash reserves and a strong credit rating, but the next few years could leave the state in a fiscal pinch.
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Pence makes another pitch for business tax cut

December 17, 2013
 The Statehouse File
Talking to entrepreneurs at a center for business start-ups, Pence said the state can’t compete with its neighbors for private investment without eliminating the personal property tax on business equipment.
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Analysis: Timing a question for Pence 2nd-year agenda

December 15, 2013
Associated Press
Republican Gov. Mike Pence and his team are likely to run into time and space constraints if they push a broad agenda during a short session of the General Assembly.
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Pence: State vying for Boeing airplane facility

December 15, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana is among 15 states competing for a $10 billion Boeing airplane manufacturing and assembly facility that could employ up to 8,500 workers by 2024.
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Pence plans to appoint new state auditor on Monday

December 15, 2013
Jacie Shoaf, The Statehouse File
The previous auditor, Dwayne Sawyer, announced his resignation last month – effective Sunday – after just three months on the job.
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Some worry about eliminating Indiana business tax

December 9, 2013
Associated Press
A proposal to phase out Indiana's property tax on business equipment and machinery has many local government leaders concerned about another big revenue hit.
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Mayors speak out against amendment on gay marriage

December 3, 2013
Associated Press
The mayors of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend and Hammond were among those expressing opposition.
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Pence plans more charters, road money for 2014

November 21, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans to spend his second meeting with the General Assembly advancing a legislative agenda centered on expanding the number of charter schools, finding ways to pay for road projects and seeking new tax cuts.
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Pence taps interim chief to head Indiana labor agency

November 5, 2013
Associated Press
Ruble became interim commissioner in September after Sean Keefer moved to the governor's office to serve as Pence's chief lobbyist.
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Indiana's long fight for less government has politicians protecting own

October 30, 2013
Bloomberg News
Economists and politicians on both sides of the aisle have argued for years that streamlining government in Indiana could save millions of dollars, but vested interests and fear of change have stymied real reform.
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Gregg drops out of 2016 Indiana governor's race

October 23, 2013
Associated Press
Democrat John Gregg has decided not to make a second run for Indiana governor following a close campaign for that office last year.
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Amtrak, state reach deal to keep Chicago route running

October 15, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin, Associated Press
The $2.7 million agreement will keep the Hoosier State passenger rail service between Indy and Chicago operating for one year.
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Pence appointments bring lottery commission to full strengthRestricted Content

October 12, 2013
Luke Bosso, a Republican, and Debra Kunce, a Democrat, will join the five-member board.
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State appeals court sets hearing on IBM welfare lawsuit

September 3, 2013
Associated Press
The state is appealing a Marion County judge's ruling last year awarding $52 million to IBM after then-Gov. Mitch Daniels canceled what was a 10-year, $1.37 billion contract.
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GOP powerbrokers crafted Indiana education policy, emails show

September 1, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana education overhaul associated with Tony Bennett and then-Gov. Mitch Daniels actually was crafted in private by a handful of state GOP bigwigs, including Al Hubbard, Mark Miles and Mark Lubbers, according to emails obtained by the Associated Press. Elected officials weren't included for months.
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Pence: State on right track, but too many Hoosiers out of work

August 26, 2013
 Olivia Covington,  The Statehouse File
Gov. Mike Pence challenged members of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis to encourage out-of-state entrepreneurs to consider building their businesses in Indiana.
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New rules taking effect despite Pence moratorium

June 29, 2013
Associated Press
Dozens of new rules and regulations have been implemented in Indiana in recent months despite an executive order Gov. Mike Pence signed on his first day in office.
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Pence slowly putting his stamp on Indiana, GOP

June 24, 2013
Associated Press
Performance metrics and "key priority items" sound like dry management talk, but they provide insight into how Gov. Mike Pence is slowly taking the reins of the state and crafting Indiana's government with his own priorities.
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Pence putting stamp on Indiana with new goals

June 17, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday he will shuffle where state agencies focus most of their efforts. State Budget Director Chris Atkins said the new priorities reflect the goals that Pence laid out in his campaign.
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Pence officials seek ethics opinions from panel

June 13, 2013
Associated Press
A group of state officials is seeking advice from Indiana's ethics commission about potential conflicts of interest from new jobs and old relationships.
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