Gov. Mitch Daniels

Local News
3:57 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Auditors Finish Probe of Indiana Tax Accounting Errors

Auditors investigating Indiana's Department of Revenue are saying outdated technology and a work culture that sacrificed accuracy for speed led to $526 million in tax errors from the state.

Auditors for the international accounting firm Deloitte also discovered additional errors with 55,000 taxpayer accounts and 2,880 tax refund requests that were never processed. They credited new management at the agency with trying to correct the problems.

Revenue commissioner Mike Alley says he has been working to change the culture since he took over in May.

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Local News
12:31 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Daniels Appoints Judge Loretta Rush To High Court

Gov. Mitch Daniels has named a Tippecanoe County judge as the first woman on the Indiana Supreme Court in 13 years.

Daniels announced the appointment of Loretta Rush today.

Rush is the first female justice since Myra Selby stepped down in 1999 after five years on the court.

The 54-year-old Rush, a Pennsylvania native, says she puts an emphasis on the needs of children.

In 1998, she survived an attack by a former juvenile client who invaded her home and tried to kill her husband.

Local News
1:48 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Daniels Says He Wouldn't Have Approved Purdue Office Renovation

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he didn’t authorize a major renovation of the Purdue University president’s office and has asked that any work not completed be stopped.

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Local News
10:39 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Judge: No Money For Indiana In IBM Suit

A judge has ruled that Indiana cannot collect millions of dollars it claims IBM owes over the state's failed welfare system overhaul but says IBM is entitled to payment for equipment the state kept.

Marion County Judge David Dreyer issued the order today.

Dreyer presided over a trial earlier this year of dueling lawsuits concerning the state's cancellation of IBM's nearly $1.4 billion contract with the Family and Social Services Administration.

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Education
12:09 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Daniels Preparing For New Role As University President

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks at Purdue University following his election by school trustees. Looking on is trustees chair Keith Krach. (Photo courtesy of Purdue University)

The Purdue University Board of Trustees made it officials today, selecting Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to be the school’s 12th president.

Daniels will assume the post when his second and final term as governor ends in January.

"The balance of this calendar year I will use the time not consumed by my current duties to begin the process of earning by learning.   Effective immediately, I will recuse myself from any partisan political activities or commentary," Daniels said.

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Local News
10:29 am
Thu June 21, 2012

BREAKING: Daniels Selected As Purdue University's 12th President

File photo by Rick Howlett

The Purdue University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to be the school's 12th president. 

He will succeed France Cordova, whose retirement is effective next month.

The governor will assume the post when his term ends in January.

Purdue, based in West LaFayette, is Indiana's second-largest public university.

 

 

Local News
2:39 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Report: Gov. Daniels To Be Next Purdue President

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will become the 12th president of Purdue University when he leaves office, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The newspaper says it has confirmed that Daniels will succeed France Cordova, who’s leaving Purdue next month.

The Purdue Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the selection Thursday.

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Local News
4:49 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Massa Formally Takes Seat on Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana’s newest Supreme Court justice has been formally seated on the bench. 

Mark Massa was publicly sworn in today in the high court chambers. He was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

Massa is the 107th person to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court.

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