Southern Indiana Turkey Flock Positive For Avian Influenza

SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA — Several state officials and organizations have issued statements today in response to the confirmed case of high pathogenic avian influenza (H7N8) in a southern Indiana commercial turkey flock. Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, issued the following statement in response to the discovery: “Indiana is one … Read More

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Medical Device Suspension A ‘Positive’ For Local Industry

WARSAW — Following the House passing The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015, many are celebrating what they will believe of huge benefit to those in the medical device industry. The act, titled PATH for short, will suspend the medical device tax and make the Research … Read More


Neuro-Diagnostic Institute On The Horizon For Indiana

INDIANA — Governor Mike Pence today unveiled the state’s plans to build a new state-of-the-art neuro-diagnostic institute that will provide major advancements to Indiana’s public mental health delivery system. The institute, scheduled to begin serving patients in 2018, will be a key component of the state’s initiative to … Read More

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Pence Opposes Charities’ Decision To Host Refugees

INDIANA — Following Catholic Charities’ decision to settle Syrian refugees in the state of Indiana, Governor Mike Pence’s spokesman Matt Lloyd issued the following statement: “The governor holds Catholic Charities in the highest regard but respectfully disagrees with their decision to place a Syrian refugee family in Indiana … Read More

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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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