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Commentary: Mitch Daniels, Steve Goldsmith and faith in government

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Commentary: Mitch Daniels, Steve Goldsmith and faith in government

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When they were in office, Steve Goldsmith and Mitch Daniels often found themselves targets of criticism. I know, because I delivered a fair bit of it. When Goldsmith was mayor of Indianapolis from 1992 to 2000 and Daniels was Indiana’s governor from 2005 to 2013, they both were pioneers […]

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Former Gov. Mitch Daniels to testify on Thursday before Senate committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will testify Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He will be discussing the need for quicker and more cost-effective approaches to infrastructure improvement projects. He will also talk about the benefits of public-private partnerships and regulatory efficiency when approving and […]

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Holcomb names former Daniels’ aid to be campaign manager

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Justin Garrett – a former Mitch Daniels aid – will serve as his campaign manager. Garrett is the former executive director of the Indiana Republican Party and former political director for Daniels’ 2008 campaign for governor. Holcomb managed that race and […]

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New report highlights benefits Energizing Indiana offered Hoosiers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A final data report shows that Energizing Indiana, the former statewide energy efficiency program, was successful in creating more jobs, reducing energy consumption, and saving ratepayers money. Energizing Indiana, created by former state Governor Mitch Daniels, was shut down after the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence decided to […]

Commentary: Mitch Daniels, GOP lion tamer

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Commentary: Mitch Daniels, GOP lion tamer

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Mitch Daniels doesn’t seem to miss being a politician that much. The former Indiana governor and I sit in a conference room not far from the office he now occupies as Purdue University’s president. I’m interviewing him for a television program that will air in a few […]

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Daniels is ‘admirer’ of Senate candidates but won’t endorse one

Staff report TheStatehoueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mitch Daniels has no plans to endorse one of the Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate race. “I’m a friend of all of them. I’m an admirer of all of them,” Daniels told TheStatehouseFile.com on Tuesday. “It’s a free country.” Eric Holcomb, who served as Daniels’ campaign manager when he […]

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A new director is appointed to the Indiana Gaming Commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new leader is at the helm of Indiana Gaming Commission. Gov. Mike Pence announced on Friday that Sara Gonso Tait will take over as the Executive Director of the commission. Her appointment is effective beginning Monday. Tait’s new position became available when current leader Ernest Yelton announced his retirement. […]

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Browning resigns as INDOT commissioner with no explanation

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Karl Browning resigned his post Wednesday as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation in an email to the governor without explanation. Gov. Mike Pence immediately named Brandye Hendrickson – who’d previously led the agency in an interim role – to succeed him. The governor’s office would not say […]

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Oesterle plans return to politics to fix ‘badly damaged’ Indiana reputation

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Bill Oesterle says he did not step down as CEO of Angie’s List to run for governor – but he’s not ruling it out either. Oesterle, who masterminded Mitch Daniels’ first campaign for governor, said Wednesday that the “state’s reputation has been badly damaged” by fallout from a […]

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Bill could help students speed through college in three years

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students could get full access to their financial aid and receive incentives if they get on track to graduate in three years rather than four under legislation considered Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee. House Bill 1231, authored by Rep. Todd Huston, R-Fishers, gives college students incentives to participate […]

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