The last few months of Mike Pence’s term have been marked by controversy and criticism, from the proposed state-run news service to his handling of RFRA.
Pence will seek to become the sixth Indiana governor to win re-election.
The field for the 2016 race for governor is growing; the parents of a Hoosier killed by ISIS accepted a diploma on his behalf. Read more in our morning roundup.
China is Indiana’s fifth largest trading partner, generating $1.4 billion for the Hoosier State last year.
The governor signed the budget in front of students at an elementary school highlighting the largest funding increase for K–12 schools in state history.
Some Indiana students want the firefly named as the official state insect; the governor is expected to sign the budget today. Read more in our headline roundup.
Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill repealing the kind of minimum wage for construction workers on public projects Wednesday.
Pence says the IEDC has spent months traveling around the country, talking to leaders in areas that adopted a regional economic development approach.
The governor also signed off on a measure Tuesday allowing needle exchange programs in Indiana during specific public health emergencies.
HEA 1145 will apply to physicians and other professionals such as podiatrists and optometrists who perform routine medical, eye and dental treatments.