governor en Pence Introduces New Performance Metrics <p>Governor Mike Pence announced Monday that, for the first time, Indiana will tie two percent of state agencies’ budgets to a series of performance metrics.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:48:48 +0000 Sean Bueter 16414 at Pence Introduces New Performance Metrics Pence gets to work after inauguration <p></p><p>Governor Mike Pence went straight to work after being sworn in Monday, signing 15 executive orders, including a measure stripping some authority away from the incoming state superintendent of public instruction.</p><p>One of Pence’s first acts in office was to rescind an executive order signed by former Governor Mitch Daniels.&nbsp; The new order shifts oversight of the Education Employment Relations Board from the state superintendent to the governor, where it had historically been before Daniels changed it.&nbsp; The board settles teacher contract disputes.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:11:52 +0000 Brandon Smith 9225 at Pence gets to work after inauguration Looking back at Daniels' legacy <p>Governor Mitch Daniels’ eight years in office is being remembered as a time of big changes and sweeping reform that’s left the state markedly different than it was.&nbsp; Both supporters and opponents say Daniels was decisive and left no doubt as to who was in charge.&nbsp; But whether changes made under the Daniels administration were positive depends a lot on who you talk to.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:17:50 +0000 Brandon Smith 7845 at Looking back at Daniels' legacy Governor's portrait unveiled <p></p><p>As Governor Mitch Daniels’ official portrait was unveiled Tuesday, he says he hopes the accomplishments of his administration will far outlast Hoosiers’ memory of him.</p><p>The portrait shows Daniels standing in his office, without a suit coat, leaning against a chair and holding a pen in his hand.&nbsp; Lafayette native Richard Halstead, one of 43 applicants, was commissioned by the Indiana State Museum to paint it.&nbsp;</p><p>Halstead says Daniels had only one request – that the painting not be artificial or unnatural.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:17:47 +0000 Brandon Smith 5500 at Governor's portrait unveiled Gubernatorial candidates spar at first debate <p></p><p>Gubernatorial candidates Mike Pence and John Gregg briefly launched attacks on each other’s records during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate.&nbsp; But none of the candidates used the forum to say things they haven’t already been saying.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:53:25 +0000 Brandon Smith 5272 at Gubernatorial candidates spar at first debate Gregg unveils Hoosier product export plan <p></p><p></p><p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg Thursday unveiled an eight-point plan aimed at increasing the state’s total exports by 50% in five years.</p><p>Gregg applauded the work of Gov. Mitch Daniels in expanding Indiana’s global presence and says as governor, his policies would further that work.&nbsp;</p><p>They include coordinating statewide export strategies, developing tax incentives for Hoosier businesses that export at least 75% of their products and creating an export innovation fund that would provide money to trade associations and private businesses.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:07:36 +0000 Brandon Smith 2959 at Gregg unveils Hoosier product export plan