Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

Local News
7:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Pence To Be Sworn In As Indiana's 50th Governor Today

Indiana’s new governor will be sworn in today outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Republican Mike Pence will become Indiana’s 50th governor during an 11:00am ceremony, taking the oath of office along with Lt. Gov.-elect Sue Ellspermann and Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault says the incoming Republican governor hasn’t revealed much about his inauguration speech.

"He promises that it will be short out of respect for cold weather, and that it will be aspirational," she said.

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Local News
1:37 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Lawmaker Calls For Full Disclosure of Indiana Job Creation Numbers

Indiana state Sen. Mike Delph

A state lawmaker wants the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to let the public know how many jobs it actually helps create.

Republican Senator Mike Delph says he will introduce the legislation because he believes the public is being intentionally misled.

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.

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Local News
4:04 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Daniels Authorizes Pay Hikes for Indiana State Workers

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has approved performance-based pay raises for thousands of state workers.

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.’

Daniels predicts about ten percent of state employees will get no raise for failing to meet expectations or being in need of improvement.

Local News
4:51 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Indiana Lt. Gov. Skillman Returning to Private Sector

Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is heading south after she leaves the Statehouse to lead an economic development group.

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.

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Business
2:57 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Nine Companies Promising More Than 2,500 Indiana Jobs

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.

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.

The companies' plans vary widely.

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Local News
4:14 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Pence Names Three to Cabinet Posts

Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has announced three cabinet appointments.

All three appointees work in the current administration of Governor Mitch Daniels.

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.

Anita Samuel, who has been serving as Daniels’ general counsel, will become director of the Department of Personnel in the Pence Administration.

Pence will be publicly sworn in as Indiana’s next governor on January 14.

Local News
12:26 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

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.

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced the credit today.

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.

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Education
1:34 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Daniels Meeting With 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.

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.

Local News
5:01 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Daniels: State To Have $2 Billion Reserve; Taxpayer Refunds Coming

Information for this story also came from the Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is touting state cash reserves he says will send more than  $100 to each Indiana taxpayer through automatic tax credits next year.

Daniels said today he expects the state to close its books for the fiscal year with $2 billion in cash reserves.

Roughly $300 million will go to 2013's tax credits and another $300 million will go toward the state's unfunded teacher pension liability.

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Local News
1:56 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Purdue Trustees to Vote on Presidential Nominee Thursday

The Purdue University Board of Trustees will vote tomorrow  morning on the nominee to become the school’s 12thpresident.

The job is expected to go to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

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’s retiring. 

Daniels declined to answer questions from reporters Wednesday morning about his future following an economic development announcement event in Indianapolis.

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