Mike Pence

Pence Suspends Syrian Resettlement Following Paris Attack

INDIANA — Following reports that a Syrian refugee was among the perpetrators of the terrorists attacks that took place in Paris on Friday, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement: “In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, effective immediately, I am directing all state agencies to … Read More


ICRC Announces Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contest

INDIANA — The Indiana Civil Rights Commission in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and the Indianapolis Recorder, cordially invite Indiana students, grades nine through 12, to participate in the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. … Read More


Pence Commends Indiana Schools, Teachers

By STEPHANIE HODGIN Governor’s Office INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement after learning Indiana’s National Assessment of Educational Progress results have outpaced the national average at every level. “Every Hoosier should be proud that Indiana’s kids and teachers have once again outperformed their peers in this … Read More


Governor Addresses Lower Test Scores

INDIANAPOLIS — In a recent letter to members of the Indiana State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education Glenda Ritz, Governor Mike Pence addressed the issue of recent, lower test scores, citing increased state standards as the culprit. “When states transition to new academic standards and a … Read More

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Pence Statement On September Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.1 percent again last month and now stands at 4.5 percent. September marked the lowest rate of unemployment in the Hoosier State since July 2007. Additionally, Indiana’s labor force made further gains last month and continues to be a Midwest leader, … Read More


Kovach Reappointed To Regional Works Council

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Governor Mike Pence recently made appointments to various boards and commissions. One local man was included in the aforementioned appointments.  William E. Kovach, Kosciusko County, was recommended by Jackie Dowd to be reappointed to the Regional Works Council. Kovach was reappointed to Region 2 to serve … Read More


Pence Adds Funds to Secured School Safety Program

INDIANAPOLIS — In light of the recent tragedy in Oregon and the continuing safety threat across the country, Governor Mike Pence has directed that an additional $3.5 million be added to the Secured School Safety Grant Program, increasing the funding available for the current year to more than $9 million.

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Pence Directs State Agencies To Act

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Pence has directed state agencies to act on all three initial recommendations provided by the governor’s task force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention. At the first task force meeting in September, a list of action items were discussed and accepted for recommendation to the governor. … Read More

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FEMA Denies Assistance Request, Governor Appeals

INDIANA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Indiana’s request for federal assistance for government and certain non-profit organizations in 19 counties for severe storms and flooding June 7 to July 29.  Governor Mike Pence has directed the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to pursue an appeal.  … Read More

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Rainfall in Kosciusko Declared Natural Disaster, Loans Available

INDIANAPOLIS — Due to massive rainfall this summer, Kosciusko County, among 52 other Indiana counties, was approved for a secretarial disaster declaration as requested by Gov. Mike Pence, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Julia A. Wickard.

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Pence Shows How To Respond To EPA’s ‘Clean Power’ Rule

INDIANAPOLIS — Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading advocate for commonsense, free-market energy policies, praised Governor Mike Pence’s previous commitment to not submit an implementation plan for the new Clean Power Plan rule and urged other state leaders to follow suit. AFP pointed out that the controversial rule is still under consideration by the courts and is expected to result in double digit annual electrical rate hikes and job losses.

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Kosciusko Amongst Counties For Requested Disaster Declaration

In a letter sent earlier this week to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Governor Mike Pence requested a secretarial disaster declaration for 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties due to crop damage and losses caused by flooding and excessive rain since May 1 of this year. Kosciusko … Read More


Gov. Pence Arms National Guard In Wake Of Potential Terrorist Attack

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence and Adjutant General, Major General Courtney Carr, recently held a press conference to discuss the Governor’s decision to authorize the arming of the Indiana National Guard at state facilities and recruiting offices in Indiana. The Executive Order 15-07 was signed into effect immediately.  … Read More


Governor Signs Bills Aimed At Protecting Children

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed two bills aimed at protecting children. The first, HEA 1161, provides civil immunity for a person who forcibly enters a motor vehicle to rescue a child. The second, HEA 1216, provides a defense to the crime of prostitution if the … Read More