Governor Pence Unveils 2015 Education Agenda

By KARA BROOKS Office Of Indiana Governor Pence At the Bingham Greenebaum Doll 2014 Legislative Conference this morning, Governor Mike Pence unveiled his education agenda for the upcoming legislative session which begins on Tuesday, Jan. 6. “For Indiana to continue to prosper, education must work for all of … Read More

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Indiana Joins 16 Other States In Lawsuit Against Obama

Yesterday, in a letter to Attorney General Greg Zoeller, Governor Mike Pence directed that the State of Indiana join 16 states in a lawsuit seeking to have President Obama’s executive order that unilaterally changed American immigration laws without input from Congress ruled unconstitutional. Governor Pence issued the following … Read More


Pence, Ellspermann Opposing ‘Waters Of The US’ Rule

Indianapolis – On Friday, Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann sent a letter to both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to withdraw the proposed rule that redefines “waters of the United States” protected under the Clean Water … Read More

Pence Announces DWD Commissioner

Governor Mike Pence today announced that Representative Steve Braun will serve as Commissioner for the Department of Workforce Development after he concludes his term as a state representative in mid-November. Current Commissioner Scott Sanders will continue to serve the agency as Senior Deputy Commissioner of DWD, providing operational … Read More


Pence Orders Agencies Ignore Same-Sex Marriages

According to Inside INdiana Business, the general counsel to Indiana Governor Mike Pence has issued a memo to state agencies instructing them to act as if a federal judge’s ruling striking down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage had not been issued. A judge has approved an emergency stay … Read More

Indiana Deputy Chief Of Staff Resigns

Governor Mike Pence today accepted the resignation of his deputy chief of staff, Marilee Springer. Subject to receiving clearance from the Ethics Commission, Springer will return to Ice Miller LLP, resuming her position as a partner.  Prior to joining the Pence administration, Springer was a lawyer at Ice … Read More

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Governor Pence Hosts Tax Conference

INDIANAPOLIS – Today Governor Mike Pence, the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Revenue host the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference at the Indiana Government Center. The conference brings together nearly 200 local and national tax experts and policy makers to focus on ways … Read More

Pence Opposes Proposed EPA Regulations

Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement after President Obama and the EPA proposed this morning that states be required under the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. “Once again, the Obama Administration is advancing … Read More


Flags Ordered At Half-Staff Memorial Day

Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 26. Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the brave men and … Read More

Mad Anthonys Names Red Coat Recipients

Mad Anthonys has named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Tom Kelley, president of Kelley Automotive Group and one of Fort Wayne’s most accomplished amateur golfers, its 2014 Red Coat recipients. Pence was elected Indiana’s 50th governor in November 2012. Prior to that, he represented the state’s sixth congressional … Read More


Flags Ordered At Half-Staff

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff tomorrow in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The day honors federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. President Obama signed a proclamation ordering flags nationwide to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, May … Read More

Gov. Mike Pence signs Rep. Rebecca Kubacki's victims of domestic violence bill into law. (Photo provided)

Governor Signs Kubacki’s Domestic Violence Bill Into Law

State Representative Rebecca Kubacki’s (R-Syracuse) bill assisting victims of domestic violence was signed into law by the governor. “The issue of domestic violence has always been an important topic to me. Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 138 will ensure that more victims of domestic violence are able to seek … Read More

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Pence Opposes National Guard Cuts

In a letter sent to President Obama Friday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined a group of 50 bipartisan governors expressing opposition to proposed cuts to the Army National Guard. The cuts are expected to be included in President Obama and the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2015 budget … Read More


Battle Over Public Education Control Intensifies

According to sources, the battle for control over public education in the state could intensify over the next few days. WTHR-TV in Indianapolis reported that within the next few days the Attorney General’s Office is expected to be asked whether the IDOE can take action if the superintendent … Read More


IDOE Approves New School Grading Outline

The Indiana Board of Education has approved a new school grading outline. According to sources, board members voted Wednesday morning to adopt recommendations of a bipartisan panel. Details on exactly how school grades will be determined are expected to be established next year. School grades help determine several … Read More


Ex-Offender Re-entry Program Named A Success

Today Governor Mike Pence, Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Scott B. Sanders and Indiana Department of Corrections Commissioner Bruce Lemmon gathered to commemorate the successful first year of the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry program, a cooperative effort between DWD, IDOC and Hoosier businesses to educate, train and … Read More