Mike Pence http://wfpl.org en Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Backs Education Board on School Grades http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gov-mike-pence-backs-education-board-school-grades <p>INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is supporting the State Board of Education's bid to shift calculation of school accountability grades from the Democrat-led Department of Education to legislative analysts.</p><p>Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault said Tuesday that Pence doesn't believe any state laws were broken when the board crafted a letter asking top Republican lawmakers to make the change.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:56:51 +0000 Associated Press 7300 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Backs Education Board on School Grades Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-indiana-indifferent-mentally-ill-inmates <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p>INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge says Indiana has been "deliberately indifferent" to the plight of mentally ill inmates in its state prisons, who amount to nearly a quarter of the system's population.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the Indiana Department of Correction doesn't provide adequate treatment for mentally ill prisoners in violation of their constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:23:08 +0000 Associated Press 3223 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates Pence Inauguration Set For January 14 http://wfpl.org/post/pence-inauguration-set-january-14 <p>The inauguration ceremony for Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence will be held Jan. 14 at the Statehouse.</p> <p>His staff announced Monday that Pence will be sworn into office during a ceremony open to the public but that registrations will be required. Those registrations will be accepted starting in mid-December.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:08:01 +0000 Associated Press 2783 at http://wfpl.org Pence Inauguration Set For January 14 Indiana Gubernatorial Hopefuls Debate Tonight in Zionsville http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gubernatorial-hopefuls-debate-tonight-zionsville <P>Indiana's three candidates for governor are making final preparations for the first of their three debates tonight.<p> <P>Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham are set to square off in an hour-long debate in Zionsville.<p> <P>All three candidates have promised to cut taxes and support job creation and education if elected governor next month. But Pence has established himself as the front-runner with a large cash advantage that helped him dominate Indiana's airwaves.<p> <P>The next governor will have to deal with a mixed bag from term-limited Gov. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:30:25 +0000 The Associated Press 1957 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Gubernatorial Hopefuls Debate Tonight in Zionsville