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Pence Meets With State Leaders, Short On Specifics

State legislative leaders say their meeting Monday with Governor Mike Pence was short on specifics but laid a good foundation for work ahead.

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Just a couple hours after being sworn in, Governor Pence met behind closed doors with the leaders of all four legislative caucuses.

State legislative leaders say their meeting Monday with Governor Mike Pence was short on specifics but laid a good foundation for work ahead.

Just a couple hours after being sworn in, Pence met behind closed doors with the leaders of all four legislative caucuses.

House Speaker Brian Bosma says the meeting was short on specifics but provided each leader a chance to share his vision of where the state needs to go, and he says there are definite areas of agreement.

“Priorities of workforce development, positive education experience for every Hoosier family. These were the things we talked about this afternoon and things that we’re already working on putting together,” Bosma says.

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane says he likes what he has heard so far but needs to hear more from the new governor.

“The devil’s in the details so he needs to get those out there. He does have further opportunities with the State of the State coming up and I assume his budget is going to be introduced here very soon,” Lanane says.

Pence’s budget will be presented to the state budget committee Tuesday. His State of the State address is scheduled for next week.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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