Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels 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 Lawmaker Calls For Full Disclosure of Indiana Job Creation Numbers http://wfpl.org/post/lawmaker-calls-full-disclosure-indiana-job-creation-numbers <p>A state lawmaker wants the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to let the public know how many jobs it actually helps create.</p><p>Republican Senator Mike Delph says he will introduce the legislation because he believes the public is being intentionally misled.</p><p>A yearlong study conducted by WTHR-TV showed as many as 40 percent of the more than 100,000 jobs promoted by Governor Mitch Daniels and agency officials from 2005 to 2010 never materialized. But the IEDC won't disclose which companies have not met their job commitments.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:37:44 +0000 Associated Press 3149 at http://wfpl.org Lawmaker Calls For Full Disclosure of Indiana Job Creation Numbers Daniels Authorizes Pay Hikes for Indiana State Workers http://wfpl.org/post/daniels-authorizes-pay-hikes-indiana-state-workers <p>Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has approved performance-based pay raises for thousands of state workers.</p><p>There will be three tiers of raises: Three percent for those whose job performance meets expectations, five percent for those exceeding expectations and eight percent for workers who are evaluated as ‘outstanding.’</p><p>Daniels predicts about ten percent of state employees will get no raise for failing to meet expectations or being in need of improvement.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:04:25 +0000 Rick Howlett 3097 at http://wfpl.org Daniels Authorizes Pay Hikes for Indiana State Workers 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 Nine Companies Promising More Than 2,500 Indiana Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/nine-companies-promising-more-2500-indiana-jobs <p>Nine companies are promising to bring more than 2,500 new jobs to Indiana within the next six years by locating or expanding operations in the state.</p> <p>Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from the companies for Tuesday's announcement at his Statehouse office. He says the companies, ranging from Indianapolis-based Angie's List to an Arizona-based food maker, expect to hire 2,550 new workers by the end of 2018.</p> <p>The companies' plans vary widely.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:57:39 +0000 Rick Howlett 2916 at http://wfpl.org Nine Companies Promising More Than 2,500 Indiana Jobs 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 Daniels Announces Hoosier Tax Credits http://wfpl.org/post/daniels-announces-hoosier-tax-credits Indiana taxpayers will receive a $111 credit on their state income tax returns next year as the state distributes part of its budget surplus.<p> Gov. Mitch Daniels announced the credit today.<p> It will be $222 for couples filing joint returns. The credit represents the automatic taxpayer refund plan that Daniels pushed through the state legislature last year.<p> That refund kicked in with the state's reserves reaching about $2.1 billion. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:26:45 +0000 Rick Howlett & The Associated Press 2605 at http://wfpl.org Daniels Announces Hoosier Tax Credits Daniels Meeting With Purdue University Faculty http://wfpl.org/post/daniels-meeting-purdue-university-faculty Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is spending two days on the Purdue University campus this week meeting with faculty members ahead of becoming the school's president in January.<p> Daniels is taking part in forums through Wednesday on the West Lafayette campus with professors and others from eight of Purdue's colleges. Meetings with other colleges are planned for October, according to the West Lafayette Journal and Courier.<p> University Senate chairman Paul Robinson says faculty members must take advantage of their access to Daniels before he takes over. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:34:54 +0000 The Associated Press 1622 at http://wfpl.org Daniels Meeting With Purdue University Faculty Daniels: State To Have $2 Billion Reserve; Taxpayer Refunds Coming http://wfpl.org/post/daniels-state-have-2-billion-reserve-taxpayer-refunds-coming <p><em>Information for this story also came from the Associated Press</em></p><p>Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is touting state cash reserves he says will send more than &nbsp;$100 to each Indiana taxpayer through automatic tax credits next year.</p><p>Daniels said today he expects the state to close its books for the fiscal year with $2 billion in cash reserves.</p><p>Roughly $300 million will go to 2013&#39;s tax credits and another $300 million will go toward the state&#39;s unfunded teacher pension liability.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:01:02 +0000 Rick Howlett 901 at http://wfpl.org Daniels: State To Have $2 Billion Reserve; Taxpayer Refunds Coming Purdue Trustees to Vote on Presidential Nominee Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/purdue-trustees-vote-presidential-nominee-thursday <p>The Purdue University Board of Trustees will vote tomorrow&nbsp; morning on the nominee to become the school&rsquo;s 12<sup>th</sup>president.</p><p>The job&nbsp;is expected to go to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.</p><p>Neither Daniels nor the university will comment publicly about the appointment, but sources have told the Indianapolis Star and WISH-TV that Daniels will take over the post being vacated by France Cordova, who&rsquo;s retiring.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:56:10 +0000 Rick Howlett 720 at http://wfpl.org Purdue Trustees to Vote on Presidential Nominee Thursday