Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence http://wfpl.org en Pence To Be Sworn In As Indiana's 50th Governor Today http://wfpl.org/post/pence-be-sworn-indianas-50th-governor-today Indiana’s new governor will be sworn in today outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis.<p> Republican Mike Pence will become Indiana’s 50th governor during an 11:00am ceremony, taking the oath of office along with Lt. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 3385 at http://wfpl.org Pence To Be Sworn In As Indiana's 50th Governor Today 2013 Indiana General Assembly Begins With Calls for Focus on Education, Economy http://wfpl.org/post/2013-indiana-general-assembly-begins-calls-focus-education-economy <p>State lawmakers returned to Indianapolis today for the start of their four-month session, which will include the drafting of a new state budget and consideration of Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence’s proposed personal income tax cut.</p><p>With a new GOP supermajority in the House, Democrats don’t have the numbers in either chamber to hold up controversial legislation like they did last year during the bitter fight over a right-to-work bill.</p><p>But new House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath says that doesn’t mean his caucus will be silent.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:26:21 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3298 at http://wfpl.org 2013 Indiana General Assembly Begins With Calls for Focus on Education, Economy Indiana Lawmakers Digging In For 2013 Session http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lawmakers-digging-2013-session Indiana's General Assembly is reconvening for a 2013 session certain to be jammed with debate over the budget, taxes and a raft of divisive social issues.<p> Lawmakers return to Indianapolis today for the start of their four-month session that will also feature dozens of new faces, including Gov.-elect Mike Pence and his new administration. Pence takes office Jan. 14.<p> Legislators will be busy drafting the state's biennial budget, debating the restoration of education spending and looking for ways to pay for road projects. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:50:16 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3292 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lawmakers Digging In For 2013 Session Registration Underway for Pence Inaugural Events http://wfpl.org/post/registration-underway-pence-inaugural-events <p><a href="http://indianaworks.eventbrite.com/">Online registration</a> has begun for events surrounding next month’s inauguration of Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence.</p><p>Most of the events in Indianapolis are free and open to the public but registration is required.</p><p>They include a family-oriented event on Saturday, January 12 at the Dallara IndyCar Factory, a worship service on Sunday, January 13 at the Indiana Convention Center, and the inauguration itself on Monday, January 14 at the Indiana Statehouse.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:42:02 +0000 Rick Howlett 3151 at http://wfpl.org Registration Underway for Pence Inaugural Events Gov.-elect Pence Announces More Appointments http://wfpl.org/post/gov-elect-pence-announces-more-appointments Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has announced five more appointments to leadership posts in his new administration.<p> Former Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter will be the new Superintendent of Indiana State Police. Carter was a state trooper for 18 years before retiring in 2002 and served two terms as sheriff. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:01:56 +0000 Rick Howlett 3053 at http://wfpl.org Gov.-elect Pence Announces More Appointments Indiana Lt. Gov. Skillman Returning to Private Sector http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lt-gov-skillman-returning-private-sector Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is heading south after she leaves the Statehouse to lead an economic development group.<p> Skillman announced Tuesday she will become president and CEO of Radius Indiana on Feb. 1. Radius is a group of business and government leaders representing eight southern Indiana counties.<p> Skillman says it's an "exciting time" to draw businesses to the region and capitalize on the new Interstate 69 corridor. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:51:48 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3035 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lt. Gov. Skillman Returning to Private Sector Pence Names Three to Cabinet Posts http://wfpl.org/post/pence-names-three-cabinet-posts <p>Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has announced three cabinet appointments.</p> <p>All three appointees work in the current administration of Governor Mitch Daniels.</p> <p>Pence announced today that Ron Wynkoop will continue as commissioner of the Department of Administration and Mike Alley will stay on as commissioner of the Department of Revenue.</p> <p>Anita Samuel, who has been serving as Daniels’ general counsel, will become director of the Department of Personnel in the Pence Administration.</p> <p>Pence will be publicly sworn in as Indiana’s next governor on January 14.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:14:06 +0000 Rick Howlett 2826 at http://wfpl.org Pence Names Three to Cabinet Posts