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German companies pledge to create Hoosier jobs

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will gain 100 new jobs after Gov. Mike Pence signed agreements with three German companies this week. “After traveling across Germany this week, I feel a rush of excitement for the future of Indiana,” Pence said. “Germany appreciates the uniquely Hoosier talent of developing and building the products […]

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Pence says Germans, Hoosiers share common goals, values

By Ally Marlow TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence told an audience of business and government leaders gathered Wednesday in Berlin that the mutual values and goals of Germany and Indiana will allow an already stable relationship to keep flourishing and help everyone reach prosperity. “In America we speak of life, liberty, and the pursuit […]

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Education Roundtable to consider draft K-12 academic standards

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials have released draft academic standards for grades K-12 that combine elements of Common Core, previous Indiana guidelines and recommendations from outside organizations. The proposed standards – available online at http://www.in.gov/sboe/2505.htm – will be considered by the state’s Education Roundtable next week and then the State Board of […]

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Pence’s first day in Germany includes visits with service members

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence visited Ramstein Air Base on Monday, the first stop on his jobs and economic development tour in Germany. Pence said he was honored to visit the base, which serves as headquarters of U.S. Air Forces Europe and home to the 86th Airlift Wing. He and first lady Karen […]

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Analysis: History has lessons for tax cut fever

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Indiana lawmakers voted this spring to reduce the corporate income tax rate, they were joining hundreds of other legislators across the nation considering tax cuts. But history shows these tax cut splurges can cause significant problems for states when their economies go south – leaving policy makers to […]

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Pence to leave for German trade mission

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence, first lady Karen Pence and other state officials will be visiting Germany for a one-week trade mission starting Saturday to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. “As the third largest foreign source of Hoosier jobs, Germany plays a pivotal role in our Hoosier economy,” said Pence. […]

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Pence’s chief of staff – Bill Smith – leaves to create public affairs firm

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One of Gov. Mike Pence’s most trusted advisers announced Tuesday that he would leave the administration about 16 months after the Republican took office. Bill Smith, the governor’s chief of staff at the Statehouse and in his congressional office, resigned to form a public affairs and strategic communications firms […]

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States pursue tax cuts as recovery takes hold

By Elaine Povich Stateline.org Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton use crutches at his first public appearance at the state Capitol in St. Paul, since undergoing hip surgery. He was there to press for tax cuts, as many other governors are doing. Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped […]

Pence announces tax conference; receives award

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Pence announces tax conference; receives award

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced that Indiana will host a conference this summer to help strengthen, make more competitive, and simplify the state’s tax laws. Pence said the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference on June 24 will examine both business and individual taxes. He also said the Tax Foundation […]

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I-65 widening will be first project funded with new roads money

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Widening Interstate 65 south of Indianapolis and at Lafayette will be the first projects constructed using additional road funding the General Assembly approved last month. Gov. Mike Pence announced the projects Thursday in what he called the launch of the Major Moves 2020 highway construction program. Pence ordered the […]

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