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Pence set for weeklong trade mission to Germany

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is preparing to leave on a weeklong trade mission to Germany.

The governor's office says Pence will leave Saturday, leading an eight-person group that includes first lady Karen Pence and state Commerce Secretary Victor Smith.

Pence's itinerary includes meetings with executives of German companies, a reception in Berlin for business and government leaders, and a stop at Ramstein Air Base, where he'll meet with troops from Indiana. The group is scheduled to return to Indiana on April 18.

Pence's office says the trip's cost is being paid through private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation.

This is Pence's second overseas trip as governor. He made a nine-day trip to Japan last September.

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  • Collection
    Lets take up a collection to keep him there. He can do much less damage to the state.
  • Man up, Mr. Governor
    Oh goody, another junket. Please stop with this nonsense, Governor. our wife is not a state employee. This looks an awful lot like a taxpayer funded vacation. You don't create jobs, Governor. The private sector creates jobs. You simply reallocate tax money to professional grifters who promise to come here and create jobs and then never do. Why do you suppose, Mr. Governor, that the free market in this state can't create a single job without you and that empty suit over at city hall meddling? Why do you suppose that is, Mr. Governor, and who in heaven's name do you think you're fooling? I cannot believe the people of Indiana continue to fall for this nonsense.
  • Sounds Productive
    Not really.

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