A decision on which regions are awarded a portion of the $84 million the state has earmarked for the Regional Cities Iniative is expected in December.
The new task force will travel the state to gather testimony from local experts and families affected by Indiana's growing drug epidemic.
Pence cited a 26 percent increase in the number of DCS caseloads over the last year as a motivating factor in the hiring of these new employees.
The materials and installation of the signs, which were added in 2014 and 2015, cost just shy of $300,000.
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Christy Denault’s resignation letter did not mention recent controversies surrounding the governor. She says she will resign to spend more time with her family.
The Pence administration expressed concerns about the bill, noting it would be difficult to contact all affected birth parents to notify them of the change.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller will speak in Pence's absence.
RFRA supporters say it is meant to protect against the government infringing on religious beliefs.