The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


Indiana Guv News


Indiana Gubernatorial Headlines


If Indiana leaves Common Core, will new standards be ready for new school year? (StateImpact/Indiana, 12/4/13)
Bloomington Council to discuss marriage equality resolution (Indiana Public Media, 12/4/13)
Notre Dame refiles contraceptives lawsuit (Indiana Public Media, 12/4/13)
In email from Pence’s education agency, Ritz sees plan to reduce her power (StateImpact/Indiana, 12/4/13)
Can goodwill from planning session carry through tomorrow’s state education board meeting? (StateImpact/Indiana, 12/3/13)
Legislative leaders to target personal property tax reform (Indiana Public Media, 12/2/13)


Supt. Ritz: Pence’s new agency must stop ‘interfering’ with Education Dept (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/29/13)
Mary Cheney voices opposition to same-sex marriage ban (Indiana Public Media, 11/27/13)
Gov. Pence, Supt. Ritz to bring in outside group to mediate state board tensions (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/27/13)
State auditor resigns after three months on the job (Indiana Public Media, 11/26/13)
Judge halts new regulations on Indiana abortion clinics (Indiana Public Media, 11/26/13)
New session, same question: Where’s the money for Pre-K in Indiana? (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/25/13)
Legislators name early childhood education a top priority (Indiana Public Media, 11/21/13)
Indiana will not reinstate canceled health care policies (Indiana Public Media, 11/20/13)
Despite GOP assurances, Dems predict move to curb Superintendent Ritz’s power (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/19/13)
Minority Leader asks Republicans to table marriage amendment (Indiana Public Media, 11/19/13)
Purdue University Senate opposes ban on same-sex marriage (Indiana Public Media, 11/19/13)
Statehouse Republicans want Indiana alternative to Common Core standards (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/18/13)
300 ministers join opposition to gay marriage amendment (Indiana Public Media, 11/18/13)
Indiana GOP leaders downplay importance of gay marriage vote (Indiana Public Media, 11/18/13)
House Speaker says lawmakers will wade into Ritz, State Board spat if necessary (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/18/13)
Indiana considers whether to reinstate health care policies (Indiana Public Media, 11/15/13)
Poll: 58% of Hoosiers oppose gay marriage ban (Indiana Public Media, 11/14/13)
Indiana Inspector General files ethics complaint against Tony Bennett (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/14/13)
What state board members said after Glenda Ritz walked out of Wednesday’s meetings (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/14/13)
Dispute sends Indiana education board into chaos (AP, 11/13/13)
Superintendent Ritz abruptly shuts down state Board of Education meeting (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/13/13)
Judge throws out Glenda Ritz’s lawsuit against the state board (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/8/13)
More political groups join marriage amendment debate (Indiana Public Media, 11/8/13)
Update: Illinois gay marriage OK could influence Hoosier debate (AP, 11/7/13)
9 more school districts join health care lawsuit (Indiana Public Media, 11/7/13)
IU group approves resolution to oppose same-sex marriage ban (Indiana Public Media, 11/7/13)
Emmis Communications joins opposition to gay marriage ban (Indiana Public Media, 11/6/13)
Uninsured Hoosiers face learning curve with health exchange (Indiana Public Media, 11/5/13)


What Glenda Ritz, State Board fight says about education governance in Indiana (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/30/13)
Panel says Legislature shouldn’t create ‘Legacy Trusts’ (Indiana Public Media, 10/29/13)
Superintendent Ritz tells A-F panel state board tensions won’t affect rewrite work (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/28/13)
Indiana commissions statewide water supply study (Indiana Public Media, 10/28/13)
IU opposes amending constitution to ban same-sex marriage (Indiana Public Media, 10/28/13)
A-F panel recommends new growth categories for next accountability system (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/28/13)
Four state board members now asking superintendent’s office to drop suit (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/25/13)
Attorney General asks court not to hear Ritz’s lawsuit against the State Board (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/24/13)
Half of Indiana counties don’t have health care navigator (Indiana Public Media, 10/24/13)
Gregg rules out repeat run for governor in 2016 (Indiana Public Media, 10/23/13)
Illiana toll road clears hurdle (Chicago Tribune, 10/18/13)
Why backlash against the Common Core is more prevalent in Indiana than in Kentucky (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/18/13)
US Supreme Court to hear Indiana lawsuit against EPA (Indiana Public Media, 10/15/13)
Democratic leader: Investigation into former Superintendent taking too long (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/15/13)
Former Sec of State in court to appeal fraud conviction (Indiana Public Media, 10/15/13)
Indiana exporting more goods than any other Midwest state (Indiana Public Media, 10/11/13)
Pence creates panel to plan the future of transportation (Indiana Public Media, 10/11/13)
Pence: Shutdown is not affecting health care negotiations (Indiana Public Media, 10/10/13)
Democrat calls on schools to retract health care lawsuit (Indiana Public Media, 10/9/13)
State to continue funding food stamps through shutdown (Indiana Public Media, 10/8/13)
Supreme Court hears from Indiana lawyer on campaign donations (Indiana Public Media, 10/8/13)
Hoosiers on food stamps will lose benefits next month (Indiana Public Media, 10/8/13)
Indiana public schools join the state in lawsuit over ACA (Indiana Public Media, 10/8/13)
Governor Pence to talk career education efforts at national education summit (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/7/13)
Fight over Indiana gay marriage amendment promises to bring national attention (Indy Star, 10/5/13)
Governor Mike Pence calls on Congress to make a budget deal (Indiana Public Media, 10/4/13)
Indiana’s tax revenues fall shot of projections (Indiana Public Media, 10/4/13)
Indiana Democratic chair chides Republicans for shutdown (Indiana Public Media, 10/3/13)
America in creative transition to a new ‘center’: Govs. Rick Perry, Mike Pence, Sam Brownback lead the way (The Hill, 10/3/13)
Slow start to health care exchange, officials urge patience (Indiana Public Media, 10/2/13)
Union representing Indiana workers to sue over shutdown (Indiana Public Media, 10/2/13)
Tensions apparent on state board as Ritz holds firm to posted agenda (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/2/13)
Report: Most school districts have already absorbed cost of Common Core transition (StateImpact/Indiana, 10/1/13)
Lots of questions as health care exchanges go online (Indiana Public Media, 10/1/13)


Indiana prepares for health care exchange to go online (Indiana Public Media, 9/30/13)
How a government shutdown would impact Indiana schools (StateImpact/Indiana, 9/30/13)
Forbes ranks Indiana 16th best state for business (Indiana Public Media, 9/27/13)
What’s next for Project Libertas, the ‘Independent-communal-startup school’(StateImpact/Indiana, 9/26/13)
Applications for Indiana private schools vouchers double (Indiana Public Media, 9/25/13)
Why A-F panel recommendations may not become state’s next accountability model(StateImpact/Indiana, 9/25/13)
Legislators debate use of ‘deadly force’ to protect schools (Indiana Public Media, 9/24/13)
Unions: State shouldn’t privatize public employees’ pensions (Indiana Public Media, 9/23/13)
Poll: Voters don’t think amending state constitution is right way to deal with gay marriage (Bellwether Research, 9/22/13)
As A-F rewrite kicks off, panel members offer insights on how to grade schools(StateImpact/Indiana, 9/20/13)
State begins negotiation over HIP, health care expansion (Indiana Public Media, 9/16/13)
Senate Democrats plan to pursue universal pre-K in 2014 (Indiana Public Media, 9/12/13)
Legislators debate funding for criminal code overhaul (Indiana Public Media, 9/11/13)
Why state education officials aren’t likely to go back to Indiana’s previous standards(StateImpact/Indiana, 9/11/13)
Lawyers: Supreme Court likely to uphold ‘Right-to-Work’ law (Indiana Public Media, 9/10/13)
Judge rules Indiana ‘Right-to-Work’ law is unconstitutional (Indiana Public Media, 9/9/13)
Letter grades of 180 schools lifted after scale changes (Indiana Public Media, 9/6/13)
Indiana tax collections lag well below projections (Indiana Public Media, 9/6/13)
Lt. Gov says workforce issues emerging in Indiana (Indiana Public Media, 9/6/13)
Governor Pence leaves today for Japan trade mission (Indiana Public Media, 9/5/13)
Feds agree to one-year extension of state health insurance (Indiana Public Media, 9/3/13)


Indiana workers strike to protest low minimum wage (Indiana Public Media, 8/29/13)
Governor, Ritz & state lawmakers map out re-write of Indiana’s A-F system(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/29/13)
What the state’s budget says about Pence’s new education agency (StateImpact/Indiana, 8/26/13)
Indiana hosts opponents, supporters of health care law (Indiana Public Media, 8/26/13)
Indiana bearing down on efforts to lure Illinois businesses (, 8/24/13
Gov. Mike Pence launches center for career innovation (Indy Star, 8/23/13)
Pence announces another agency for career education (Indiana Public Media, 8/23/13)
Gov. Pence to give GOP address Saturday (Indiana Public Media, 8/23/13)
ACLU sues Indiana General Assembly over abortion bill (Indiana Public Media, 8/22/13)
ACLU sues state over abortion clinic law (Indy Star, 8/22/13)
Same-sex marriage advocates call for amendment’s defeat (Indiana Public Media, 8/21/13)
Do you know what the Common Core is? Most don’t (Indiana Public Media, 8/21/13)
Freedom Indiana coalition kicks off fight against gay marriage ban amendment (Indy Star,8/21/13)
Coalition to defeat Indiana gay marriage ban has new name, Republican campaign manager (Indy Star, 8/20/13)
Gov. Pence heading to NY to meet bond raters (AP, 8/20/13)
Indiana adds jobs, unemployment stays at 8.4% (Indiana Public Media, 8/19/13)
VIDEO: Explaining the change that lifted 165 Indiana schools’ A-F grades(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/19/13)
Core question: Does copyright mean states can’t change the Common Core?(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/19/13)
Behind closed doors: Gov. Mike Pence explores his family’s Irish roots (Indy Star, 8/17/13)
Five things you need to know about the new state auditor (Indiana Public Media, 8/15/13)
How Tony Bennett’s last-minute A-F changes lifted 165 Indiana school grades(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/15/13)
Governor names first black Republican to statewide office (Indiana Public Media, 8/15/13)
What commentary on Bennet A-F emails has been missing: Indiana context(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/14/13)
Did the state board adequately vet Common Core back in 2010? (StateImpact/Indiana, 8/13/13)
Inner workings of Indiana government rarely disclosed (AP, 8/11/13)
History shows Indiana loved Common Core before loathing it (NWI Politics, 8/10/13)
Indiana charter school scandal could slow growing movement (AP, 8/10/13)
With Bennett emails on everyone’s minds, state board kicks off re-write of A-F grading system (StateImpact/Indiana, 8/9/13)
Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals (NWI Politics, 8/8/13)
Bennett controversy will cause ‘great delays’ in release of Indiana’s A-F grades(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/7/13)
July tax collections $14M less than projected(Indiana Public Media, 8/6/13)
State Sen. Kenley: Bennett emails raise questions about old A-F grades, not new formula(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/6/13)
AUDIO: What’s the lesson of the Bennett emails for states that issue A-F grades?(StateImpact/Indiana, 8/5/13)
Why Bennett is leaving Florida with his ‘head held high’(Indiana Public Media, 8/1/13)
Groups call for suspension of A-F grading system (Indiana Public Media, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Planned Parenthood wins permanent injunction against Indiana law (Indiana Public Media, 7/30/13)
Under Tony Bennett’s watch, GOP donor’s school grade changed (Journal Courier, 7/30/13)
Career Council tasked with preparing jobs inventory (Indiana Public Media, 7/29/13)
In 2014 House races, only 2nd District a nail-biter (Indiana Public Media, 7/29/13)
AP report: Bennett changed A-F grading system when it appeared Indy charter would get a ‘C’ (StateImpact/Indiana, 7/29/13)
Questions in Daniels’ email dust-up: Who decides what students read in class?(StateImpact/Indiana, 7/26/13)
How much new Common Core tests could cost — and, maybe, save — Indiana(StateImpact/Indiana, 7/25/13)
More Hoosiers registered to vote after federal law enacted (Indiana Public Media, 7/24/13)
GOP chair Tim Berry supports moving convention to Fort Wayne (Indiana Public Media, 7/23/13)
State GOP plans 2014 convention at Grand Wayne (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 7/23/13)
Democrats say 72% rise in insurance premiums unlikely (Indiana Public Media, 7/22/13)
Warren Buffet joins Indiana governor for GEICO jobs ceremony (Indiana Public Media, 7/22/13)
Lawmakers in small business caucus plan statewide meetings (Indiana Public Media, 7/22/13)
Leading Index for Indiana at high point despite concerns (Indiana Public Media, 7/19/13)
Pence releases new Facebook policy after criticism (Indiana Public Media, 7/18/13)
Daniels’ comments ignite debate about academic freedom (Indiana Public Media, 7/18/13)
Former Governor Daniels wanted popular historian censored in Indiana schools (Indiana Public Media, 7/17/13)
Governor recommends Sen. Coats’ wife for GOP leadership role (Indiana Public Media, 7/17/13)
Mitch Daniels defends academic freedom, calls story about emails ‘erroneous’ (Indy Star,7/17/13)
As governor, Mitch Daniels looked to censor academic writings and courses (AP, 7/16/13)
Gov. Mike Pence orders review of IEDC contractor’s investments (Indy Star, 7/16/13)
Indiana seeks suggestions on how to streamline regulations (AP, 7/15/13)
IEDC contractor steers Indiana investment funds to firms run by its chairman and his son(Indy Star, 7/14/13)
Mike Pence announces Indiana’s cash reserves grow to $1.94B (Indy Star, 7/12/13)
State reports $483M surplus, debt drops 52% (Indiana Public Media, 7/11/13)
Gov. Mike Pence begins search for new state auditor (Indy Star, 7/11/13)
Indiana’s gay marriage debate takes strange turn in blogosphere (Indy Star, 7/10/13)
Governor: Career Council must act quickly to reduce skills gap (Indiana Public Media, 7/9/13)
Governor Pence wants auditor who can win 2014 election (Indiana Public Media, 7/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Mourdock a pariah one year after election (Evansville Courier & Press,7/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Indiana casinos, Willie Nelson and huge tax breaks courtesy of the General Assembly (Indy Star, 7/6/13)
Selection for GOP chair changes state auditor race (Indiana Public Media, 7/5/13)
What Indiana’s new voucher rules mean for students & for the program’s future(StateImpact/Indiana, 7/3/13)
Tim Berry named new Indiana GOP chairman (Indy Star, 7/3/13)
Governor Pence picks state auditor to become GOP chair (Indiana Public Media, 7/3/13)
AUDIO: What Indiana’s new voucher rules mean for student’s & for the program’s future(StateImpact/Indiana, 7/3/13)
Pence to appear in South Bend less than a week after controversy (Fox28, 7/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Sorry, governor, what goes online stays there forever (News-Sentinel,7/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Mike Pence needs to break out of echo chamber that surrounds him(Indy Star, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Pence finds surprises in transition to executive (AP, 6/30/13)
New rules taking effect despite moratorium (AP, 6/30/13)
Gov. Mike Pence apologizes for removal of gay marriage Facebook comments (Courier-Journal, 6/29/13)
Gov. Mike Pence’s deleted gay marriage Facebook posts reveal thorny challenges (Indy Star, 6/28/13)
VIDEO: Pence apologizes for deleted comments (WISH-TV, 6/28/13)
Governor Mike Pence backpedals on deleted comments (Indiana Talks, 6/28/13)
Pence apologizes for deleting Facebook comments (Indiana Public Media, 6/28/13)
Gov. Mike Pence launches effort to help small businesses (Indy Star, 6/27/13)
AUDIO: Indiana may continue fight against same-sex marriage (WBEZ, 6/27/13)
Indiana creates office for small businesses (Indiana Public Media, 6/27/13)
SCOTUS ruling allows Indiana vote on gay marriage amendment (Indiana Public Media, 6/26/13)
Speaker: Gay marriage battle set for 2014 session (AP, 6/26/13)
Why Indiana is scaling back participation in Common Core testing consortia(StateImpact/Indiana, 6/26/13)
Critics say Pence dragging his feet on health care plan (Indiana Public Media, 6/25/13)
Pence slowly putting his stamp on Indiana, GOP (AP, 6/24/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP chair’s resignation gives Pence chance to make mark (Evansville Courier & Press, 6/24/13)
GOP exodus allows Pence his own team (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 6/20/13)
Speaker Bosma: Republican shakeup won’t affect ‘14 elections (Indiana Public Media, 6/20/13)
Indiana GOP chair, other party leaders to step down (Indiana Public Media, 6/19/13)
Gov. Mike Pence won’t block fertilizer plant backed by Pakistan firm (Indy Star, 6/19/13)
State Supreme Court lets fines for Democrats’ walkout stand (Indiana Public Media, 6/18/13)
Indiana to tie state agency budgets to performance metrics (Indiana Public Media, 6/18/13)
Ritz: Pausing Common Core rollout keeps standards, assessments aligned(StateImpact/Indiana, 6/18/13)
Pence putting stamp on Indiana with new goals (AP, 6/17/13)
What Indiana could learn from Ohio’s value-added teacher evaluations(StateImpact/Indiana, 6/17/13)
Indiana’s gay marriage amendment fight could continue despite Supreme Court cases(Indy Star, 6/14/13)
Gov. Mike Pence appointments might not affect Common Core (Indy Star, 6/14/13)
Here’s the new-look Indiana State Board of Education —  and here’s what it means(StateImpact/Indiana, 6/13/13)
Gov. Mike Pence appointments gain clearance from ethics panel (AP, 6/13/13)
Indiana lawmakers override Gov. Mike Pence’s veto, resolve county tax mixup (Indy Star,6/12/13)
Indiana legislators overturn governor’s veto of tax bill (Indiana Public Media, 6/12/13)
Governor Pence asks legislators to sustain veto of tax bill (Indiana Public Media, 6/10/13)
Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana to merge (Indiana Public Media, 6/10/13)
State’s May revenue collections below forecast (Indiana Public Media, 6/7/13)
Republicans consider moving convention outside Indianapolis (Indiana Public Media, 6/6/13)
Indiana to boost Medicaid reimbursement rate (Indiana Public Media, 6/5/13)
Marion mayor announces run for Indiana Treasurer (Indiana Public Media, 6/4/13)
Governor encourages companies to hire former convicts (Indiana Public Media, 6/4/13)

MAY 2013

Pence announces Biosciences Institute, but plan is short on detail (Indiana Public Media, 5/30/13)
Governor asks president to reject EPA CO2 emissions standards (Indiana Public Media, 5/29/13)
Farmers: Estate tax repeal helps keep farms in the family (Indiana Public Media, 5/29/13)
Pence to review abortion money after SCOTUS denies appeal (Indiana Public Media, 5/29/13)
New Major Moves Transportation Fund being established (Indiana Public Media, 5/28/13)
Indiana economic index declines for 2 consecutive months (Indiana Public Media 5/28/13)
Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood funding case (Indiana Public Media, 5/28/13)
Legislative Summer Committee to study Affordable Care Act (Indiana Public Media, 5/27/13)
Core question: Will ‘pausing’ Common Core cost Indiana its NCLB waiver?(StateImpact/Indiana, 5/24/13)
Legislators may override Pence veto of tax bill (Indiana Public Media, 5/23/13)
Why state lawmakers threw out the brand-new A-F school rating system(StateImpact/Indiana, 5/23/13)
Pence wants public-private partnerships to fund rest of I-69 (Indiana Public Media, 5/22/13)
Indiana report care released based on economic plan (Indiana Public Media, 5/22/13)
Indiana to play lead role in US Supreme Court prayer case (Indiana Public Media, 5/21/13)
General Assembly to establish study committee priorities (Indiana Public Media, 5/20/13)
Legislature to review campaign disclosure laws (Indiana Public Media, 5/20/13)
Indiana failing to disclose money spent on political ads (Indiana Public Media, 5/17/13)
Indiana mayors meet to share ideas (Indiana Public Media, 5/17/13)
After lawmakers pause Common Core implementation, teachers ask what’s next(StateImpact/Indiana, 5/17/13)
Lawmakers: Medical form helps patients with end of life plan (Indiana Public Media, 5/15/13)
Study committee to decide how to fund criminal code overhaul (Indiana Public Media, 5/14/13)
Pence signs school voucher bill (Indiana Public Media, 5/10/13)
Pence vetoes two bills he says ‘restrict competition’ (Indiana Public Media, 5/8/13)
Attorney General and lawmakers applaud new legislation (Indiana Public Media, 5/8/13)
Governor signs school safety bill (Indiana Public Media, 5/7/13)
Bill pushes state officials to examine, purge voter rolls (Indiana Public Media, 5/6/13)
New abortion pill law could face legal challenge (Indiana Public Media, 5/3/13)
Lawmaker won’t give up on drug tests for welfare recipients (Indiana Public Media, 5/3/13)
Why construction referenda could lead to inequalities in school facilities(StateImpact/Indiana, 5/2/13)
Indiana sees strong tax revenue in April (Indiana Public Media, 5/2/13)
Governor Pence signs abortion drug bill (Indiana Public Media, 5/1/13)
Dems urge Pence to veto bill eliminating Indy Council seats (Indiana Public Media, 5/1/13)
Report: Indiana one of nine states without preschool program (Indiana Public Media, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Pence mum on vetoes, Bosma satisfied with tax cuts (Indiana Public Media, 4/29/13)
AUDIO: A summary of Indiana’s legislative session (Indiana Public Media, 4/29/13)
Indiana legislature: With all the power, GOP lawmakers say they showed restraint (Indy Star, 4/28/13)
GOP praises passage of budget, Democrats call it inadequate (Indiana Public Media, 4/27/13)
Legislature passes criminal code overhaul (Indiana Public Media, 4/26/13)
Legislature passes school safety bill (Indiana Public Media, 4/26/13)
Array of issues await General Assembly in final session (Indiana Public Media, 4/26/13)
House Speaker pulls ‘Ag-Gag’ bill before vote (Indiana Public Media, 4/26/13)
Deal reached to pause implementation of Common Core (Indiana Public Media, 4/25/13)
Statehouse deal nearing on budget, Common Core ‘pause,’ vouchers (StateImpact/Indiana, 4/25/13)
Legislators, Governor reach budget, tax cut agreement (Indiana Public Media, 4/25/13)
Legislators close to budget deal (Indiana Public Media, 4/24/13)
What the latest poll can (and can’t) tell us about Common Core support(StateImpact/Indiana, 4/24/13)
Democrats worry too much expected from school vouchers (Indiana Public Media, 4/23/13)
Legislature mostly done talking about Affordable Care Act (Indiana Public Media, 4/19/13)
Core question: Who supports the Common Core? (StateImpact/Indiana, 4/19/13)
Legislature passes bullying bill, awaiting Pence signature (Indiana Public Media, 4/19/13)
Why broad support for preschool wasn’t enough to pass a state-funded pre-K pilot(StateImpact/Indiana, 4/18/13)
House and Senate ironing out final budget (Indiana Public Media, 4/18/13)
Indy Star: Where does Mike Pence stand on the Common Core? (StateImpact/Indiana, 4/17/13)
Compromise on tax cuts close; Gov. Pence backs inheritance tax cut as budget negotiators meet (AP, 4/17/13)
Is Mike Pence willing to compromise to get his tax cut? (Indiana Public Media, 4/17/13)
Pence may accept delayed implementation of income tax cut (NWI Times, 4/17/13)
Gov. Mike Pence not backing down on 10% income tax cut (Indy Star, 4/17/13)
Pence retreating slightly on 10% income tax relief (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 4/17/13)
April revenue forecast gives state more cushion in budget (Indiana Public Media, 4/16/13)
Indiana revenue forecast up by $290M; Gov. Mike Pence repeats call for tax cut (Indy Star,4/16/13)
Pence signs vocational bills, declares victory for education agenda (Indy Star, 4/16/13)
Pence signs ‘jobs bills’ that create no jobs (NWI Times, 4/15/13)
Indiana governor signs two career education bills (Indiana Public Media, 4/15/13)
Legislators downplay state revenue’s impact on budget (Indiana Public Media, 4/15/13)
Indiana House passes bill funding school security measures (Indiana Public Media, 4/15/13)
Abortion bill heads to governor’s desk (Indiana Public Media, 4/14/13)
COMMENTARY: What Glenda Ritz got from Tony Bennett- a $1.M boondoggle (Indy Star,4/13/13)
House sends armed school personnel bill to study committee (Indiana Public Media, 4/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislator turned governor focused on his tax cut (News and Tribune,4/8/13)
Gov. Mike Pence slowly dropping Washingtonian defenses (AP, 4/7/13)
Hoosiers could still see tax cut from Indiana Statehouse (Muncie Free Press, 4/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Pence’s reputation rides on plan to cut income taxes (Evansville Courier & Press, 4/6/13)
Analysis: Senate’s downsized income tax cut gives Pence new hope (The Statehouse File, 4/6/13)
Senate budget saves for health, road needs (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 4/5/13)
Indiana Senate pushes highway expansion, tax cuts (AP, 4/5/13)
Pence calls for new regulation despite moratorium (WLFI, 4/5/13)
Proposed Senate budget increases education, road funding (Indiana Public Media, 4/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Another voucher victory (Chicago Tribune, 4/4/13)
COMMENTARY: The NRA and the Indiana Legislature, a match made in harebrained heaven (Indy Star, 4/4/13)
Gov. Pence against school guns mandate (AP, 4/4/13)
Indiana Senate budget revealed (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 4/4/13)
Educators fire back at gun proposal (Post-Tribune, 4/4/13)
Senate budget includes tax cut smaller than Pence’s proposal (Indiana Public Media, 4/4/13)
Gov. Mike Pence says 3% tax cut doesn’t go far enough to offer relief to Hoosiers (Indy Star,4/4/13)
Indiana Senate unveils alternate budget proposal (Indiana Public Media, 4/4/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Mike Pence: Senate GOP income tax cut doesn’t go far enough (The Indy Channel, 4/4/13)
Gov. Mike Pence isn’t supportive of proposal to require armed employee at all Indiana schools (The Indy Channel, 4/3/13)
State Superintendent objects to armed personnel mandate (Indiana Public Media, 4/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Asking teachers to be armed (Journal-Courier, 4/3/13)
OPINION: Indiana’s overreach on school weapons (Palladium-Item, 4/3/13)
Indiana House panel approves Medicaid expansion option (Kaiser Health News, 4/2/13)
Amended bill would require armed personnel in every school (Indiana Public Media, 4/2/13)
Abortion restriction bill passes Indiana House (Indy Star, 4/2/13)
Health care bill sees a few tweaks in House (Post-Tribune, 4/2/13)
In Indiana, a big win for school choice (Washington Post, 4/1/13)
Committee at odds with governor over Medicaid expansion bill (Indiana Public Media, 4/1/13)
Ignoring governor, legislative panel calls for negotiating with feds on Medicaid (Courier & Press, 4/1/13)
House committee alters controversial Medicaid expansion plan backed by Gov. Mike Pence(Indy Star, 4/1/13)
House pursues ‘Arkansas model’ on health coverage (Indianapolis Business Journal, 4/1/13)
Gov. Mike Pence, an opponent of Obamacare, pushes controversial plan to expand Medicaid(Journal Courier, 4/1/13)
Indiana House panel considers Medicaid expansion (AP, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

OPINION: Money belongs to Indiana taxpayers: Give it back (Indy Star, 3/29/13)
COMMENTARY: The Medicaid question needs urgent answer (South Bend Tribune,3/28/13)
VIDEO: House Republicans go to YouTube to tweak Gov. Mike Pence (Indy Star, 3/28/13)
Senators up marijuana penalties to appease the governor (Indiana Public Media, 3/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Let the voucher debate proceed (News-Sentinel, 3/28/13)
COMMENTARY: It’s time for voucher supporters to put up or shut up (Courier-Journal,3/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Public schools lose again (Journal Courier, 3/28/13)
Pence hears from those on front line of agriculture (Journal Courier, 3/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Pence trying to destroy our public institutions, one by one (Journal & Courier, 3/27/13)
Pence administration claims authority to negotiate Medicaid deal with feds (Evansville Courier & Press, 3/27/13)
What’s next for Indiana’s voucher program after state Supreme Court ruling(StateImpact/Indiana, 3/27/13)
Senate Education Committee limits voucher expansion (Indiana Public Media, 3/27/13)
Indiana school vouchers upheld in ruling that could set precedent (CNN, 3/27/13)
FSSA secretary says Pence can support more health care but not typical Medicaid (The Statehouse File, 3/27/13)
Pence welcomes decision upholding voucher program (AP, 3/26/13)
Indiana’s expansive school voucher program upheld: A model for others? (Christian Science Monitor, 3/26/13)
Indiana bill may curb cities’ anti-bias measures (Courier-Journal, 3/26/13)
Tougher drug penalties eyed after Pence comments (AP, 3/26/13)
All Hoosiers could get property tax payment option if governor signs bill (Journal Courier,3/26/13)
Pence’s career education plan set to become law (NWI Times, 3/25/13)
Pence, Bosma try to keep reins on intraparty tax battle (AP, 3/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Keep up the good fight, GOP, but tone it down a bit (News-Sentinel, 3/25/13)
Pence touts income tax cut proposal to local governments (Indiana Public Media, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislators should embrace Pence tax cut (Indy Star, 3/14/13)
Indiana governor fires back at Kasich (Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Pence may find himself in a mess if he gets what he wants (Tribune-Star,3/11/13)
Americans for Prosperity leader once worked for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (Indy Star,3/8/13)
Conservative group turns up heat on GOP lawmakers to embrace Gov. Mike Pence’s tax cut (Indy Star, 3/7/13)
Indiana Senate panel today starts its state budget run (Indy Star, 3/7/13)
VIDEO: Indiana officials divided on how to fend off gambling competition (Indy Star,3/4/13)
Lawmakers see atmosphere shift inside Indiana Statehouse (AP, 3/3/13)


COMMENTARY: In Indiana, two transvaginal probes may be better than one! (Slate,2/27/13)
Indiana House preparing to vote on state budget without Pence’s tax cut (Evansville Courier & Press, 2/18/13)
Democrats vow floor vote on Pence tax cuts (Indiana Public Media, 2/15/13)
Indiana schools chief, GOP lawmakers walk careful line (Courier-Journal, 2/9/13)
Pence rules out Indiana Medicaid expansion in current form (AP, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Pro-Life movement an Indiana political juggernaut (Journal Review,2/2/13)
State halts backing for Pakistani-owned fertilizer plant (IBJ, 2/2/13)
Governor Pence moves into the governor’s residence (WISH-TV, 2/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Just like an addict, casinos ask for more (Indy Star, 2/1/13)
House Minority Leader: Governor needs better jobs strategy (Indiana Public Media, 2/1/13)
Dem leader Pelath demands GOP leaders act on jobs legislation (NWI Times, 2/1/13)
Medicaid costs a growing concern for state officials (News and Tribune, 2/1/13)
House Dem leader: Pence squandering ‘honeymoon’ (Chicago Sun-Times, 2/1/13)
A week in review at the Indiana Statehouse (Indiana Public Media, 2/1/13)


Gov. Mike Pence tort reform, ‘loser pays’ measure withdrawn by Senate sponsor (AP, 1/31/13)
GOP could decide next week to push for gay marriage ban (Indiana Public Media, 1/31/13)
Gov. Mike Pence-backed tort reform bill exits quietly (Indy Star, 1/31/13)
Mike Pence says wife recovering well after surgery (AP, 1/25/13)
Gov. Pence brought his agenda of increasing vocational programs and using tax cuts as job creation tool to roundtable in Lafayette (Journal Courier, 1/25/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Mike Pence tells state it can afford to cut taxes (Journal Courier, 1/23/13)
Challenge for Gov. Mike Pence: Winning over his own party (Indy Star, 1/22/13)
Full text of Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address (Fox59, 1/22/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Mike Pence focuses on income tax cut, education in State of the State address(Indy Star, 1/22/13)
Responses to Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address (Indy Star, 1/22/13)
Proposed will would bar some college students from elections (Journal Courer, 1/21/13)
Pence budget faces detour on pension, road spending (Evansville Courier & Press, 1/21/13)
Gov. Mike Pence’s address expected to expand on first-year priorities (Courier-Journal,1/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Tuesday speech Pence’s chance to grab the reins (Evansville Courier & Press, 1/19/13)
House Republicans disagree with Pence’s budget proposal (Indiana Public Media,1/18/13)
Gov. Mike Pence appoints state social services, agriculture leaders (The Indy Channel, 1/18/13)
OPINION: Inaugural challenges for Gov. Pence (Journal Courier, 1/18/13)
House Speaker Bosma sees peril for Pence tax cut (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 1/18/13)
AUDIO: Differences between Pence, GOP legislative leaders go beyond tax cut (WIBC, 1/18/13)
Pence, GOP legislators push expanding school vouchers, pre-kindergarten to top of agenda(Evansville Courier & Press, 1/17/13)
Legislature may forsake Pence tax cut to favor education, transportation (Evansville Courier & Press, 1/17/13)
Gov. Mike Pence defers to Indiana General Assembly on Medicaid expansion decision (The Indy Channel, 1/16/13)
Pence outlines goals during inaugural speech (Journal Courier, 1/15/13)
Incoming education chief Glenda Ritz plans easy transition (Evansville Courier & Press,1/13/13)
VIDEO: Pence talks future as governor (WISH-TV, 1/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Pence and company ready to govern (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette,1/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Pence inheriting series of challenges as he takes office (Evansville Courier & Press, 1/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Pence comes to office with humility, open door (NWI Times, 1/13/13)
Out of Washington, Pence redefines his image (AP, 1/12/13)
Republican legislators align themselves with Pence’s agenda (Indiana Public Media, 1/12/13)
Gov-elect Mike Pence’s inaugural address to unfold ‘Roadmap for Indiana’ (Indy Star,1/12/13)
VIDEO: Pence, Daniels, a study in contrasts (WISH-TV, 1/11/13)
OPINION: Entreating the legislature on school prayer (South Bend Tribune, 1/11/13)
Pence won’t rule out White House run (WANE, 1/11/13)
Governor expected to focus on economy, vocational education (Greenfield Daily Reporter,1/11/13)
Ousted ed super Tony Bennett: ‘If we did this job that way, it would likely lead to a backlash’ (StateImpact/Indiana, 1/11/13)
Ritz inauguration set five days after governor’s (WTHR-TV,1/11/13)
COMMENTARY: How will Pence lead? Don’t expect much change from the conservative politician (Indy Star, 1/11/13)
OPINION: Rapid response: A bit of advice, Gov. Pence (Journal and Courier, 1/11/13)
Pence seeks tort reform in first year (AP, 1/10/13)
Pence plans ‘transparency portal’ for public to track economic development activities(Evansville Courier & Press, 1/10/13)
Spence splits Sec of Commerce, IEDC President position (Indiana Public Media, 1/10/13)
Muncie’s Victor Smith – son of Pence’s campaign manager — named new Indiana Commerce Secretary (Muncie Free Press, 1/10/13)
Pence appoints team of policy advisers (The Exponent, 1/10/13)
Economic team looks to ‘Broadcast Indiana’s Story’ (Inside Indiana Business, 1/10/13)
Indiana lawmakers eye workforce development in new session (WSBT, 1/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Pence find budget negotiation too taxing? (News and Tribune,1/9/13)
Indiana reaction belies pro-right to work claims (Bridge, 1/8/13)
State of the Statehouse: Mitch Daniels has been a change agent (Tribune Star, 1/8/13)
House Minority Leader wants two-year delay on social issues (Indiana Public Media, 1/8/13)
VIDEO: Legislative session underway, Democrats ask for moratorium on social issues(Fox59, 1/7/13)
AUDIO: Taxes, income and local, on leaders’ minds as session starts (Indiana Public Media, 1/7/13)
Indiana lawmakers return for packed 2013 session (AP, 1/7/13)
As legislative session kicks off, a few more bills to watch (like Common Core)(StateImpact/Indiana, 1/7/13)
Gov-elect Mike Pence’s Inaugural Weekend, and Ball, celebrates all things Hoosier (Indy Star, 1/7/13)
Could Mike Pence be GOP’s best hope in 2016? (CFIF, 1/3/13)
Registration required to attend Pence inaugural events (WDRB, 1/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Election results, state’s future (South Bend Tribune, 1/2/13)
Gov-elect Mike Pence’s inaugural events require registration (Indy Star, 1/2/13)
Incoming: Mike Pence (Indianapolis Monthly, 1/2/13)
Cliff hanger does not phase Mike Pence (Muncie Free Press, 1/1/13)


Indiana University will house Mike Pence’s congressional papers (Journal Courier,12/31/12)
Gov-elect Mike Pence eyes ways to finish I-69 (Courier-Journal, 12/30/12)
Pence eyes public-private deals for finishing I-69 (WANE, 12/29/12)
Mike Pence will review school safety, no word on guns (Journal Courier, 12/20/12)
COMMENTARY: Policy needs to focus on education, not ideology (Indy Star, 12/8/12)
Pence renews push for tax cut (Indiana Public Media, 12/7/12)
Gov-elect Mike Pence defends proposed 10-percent income tax cut (Indy Star, 12/6/12)
Daniels: Indiana should build on existing economic policies (Indiana Public Media, 12/6/12)
Pence still plans tax cut push (Courier & Press, 12/6/12)
Mike Pence will move family, dog into vacant governor’s residence (Indy Star, 12/6/12)
Mayors launch initiative to increase local control (Indiana Public Media, 12/5/12)
Indiana state revenues surge ahead of budget talks (Indiana Public Media, 12/5/12)
Mike Pence retains Daniels appointees in cabinet (Indiana Public Media, 12/5/12)
Gov-elect Mike Pence’s tax cut faces hurdles in Republican-dominated legislature (Indy Star, 12/5/12)
Local governments to address tax issues with legislators (Indiana Public Media, 12/5/12)
Indiana spends less on tax initiatives than its neighbors (Indiana Public Media, 12/4/12)
Longtime Pence aide will serve as chief of staff (Courier & Press, 12/4/12)
Mike Pence will tempt fate (and weather) with an outdoor inauguration (Indy Star,12/3/12)
Gov-elect Mike Pence sets Indiana Statehouse inauguration for Jan 14 (The Indy Channel, 12/3/12)
Mike Pence plans three-day inauguration celebration (Courier & Press, 12/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Indiana appointments raise ethical issues that Brian Bosma, Mike Pence may want to avoid (Courier-Journal, 12/2/12)


Pence appoints director of OMB (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/27/12)
Gov-elect Mike Pence taps ex-Mitch Daniels adviser Chris Atkins as budget chief (Indy Star,11/26/12)
Gov-elect Pence names new budget director (Indiana Public Media, 11/26/12)
OPINION: Ritz will be on losing end of debate if she fails to fully support policies (News-Sentinel, 11/26/12)
EDITORIAL: A promise reconsidered (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/26/12)
New Indiana schools chief: GOP approval unnecessary (AP, 11/25/12)
COMMENTARY: How Glenda Ritz brought down Goliath (News and Tribune, 11/25/12)
OPINION: But which Mike Pence will govern Indiana? (Pal-Item, 11/25/12)
Confronting DCS challenges: Tweaks or an overhaul of agency? (Indy Star, 11/25/12)
COMMENTARY: First, putting school reform questions in order (Journal-Courier,11/23/12)
EDITORIAL: Too soon to write off ‘conservative’ education reform (News-Sentinel,11/23/12)
VIDEO: Governor-elect Mike Pence talks about his plans for the state (Fox59, 11/21/12)
EDITORIAL: A cautious approach on tax-cut proposal (News-Sentinel, 11/21/12)
EDITORIAL: Gov-elect Pence misses an opportunity (Journal Courier, 11/20/12)
Legislators foresee increases in costs (AP, 11/20/12)
Indiana Chamber skeptical of Pence’s tax cut plan (NWI Times, 11/19/12)
Indiana Chamber seeks to tighten unemployment benefits (Indiana Public Media, 11/19/12)
Top GOP lawmakers lukewarm on Pence tax-cut plan (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette,11/19/12)
Indiana Chamber releases top legislative priorities (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/19/12)
Indiana Legislature to get back to work (NWI Politics, 11/19/12)
Gov-elect Mike Pence talks about policy and his vision for Indiana (Indy Star, 11/17/12)
Daniels reveals process of entering Purdue presidency (WLFI, 11/15/12)
VIDEO: Gov. Daniels’  future plans, no more politics? (Indiana News Center, 11/14/12)
Pence travels for governor training, networking (Evansville Courier & Press, 11/14/12)
Mitch Daniels and the completely misunderstood ’social truce’ idea (The American Conservative, 11/13/12)
Redistricting changes look of districts, party delegations (Indiana Public Media, 11/12/12)
Report: Counties should consider raising local income taxes (Indiana Public Media, 11/12/12)
Indiana House Committee loses experienced legislators (Indiana Public Media, 11/12/12)
GOP moderates spurned Mourdock (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/11/12)
Indiana voters like their change slowly, thanks (AP, 11/11/12)
Reality of Indiana politics, ambition may moderate governor-elect Mike Pence (Indy Star,11/11/12)
GOP House, Senate majorities feeling super (NWI Politics, 11/11/12)
Behind closed doors: Governor’s race ended as the closest since 1960 (Indy Star, 11/10/12)
COMMENTARY: House Dems need to overcome dysfunction (Indy Star, 11/10/12)
Protest against Mitch Daniels encourages action (The Exponent, 11/10/12)
House Democrats elect new leader (Indiana Public Media, 11/9/12)
Governor Daniels, first lady reflect as they prepare move on (WISH-TV, 11/9/12)
Deadline looms for control of health insurance system (Indy Star, 11/9/12)
Indiana House Democrats seek new role with GOP supermajority (Indiana Public Media, 11/9/12)
Pence: Education chief’s loss won’t blunt school changes (AP, 11/8/12)
Pence ready for new ’season of service’ (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/8/12)
With many of Bennett’s policies built into law, Ritz could face four tough years(StateImpact/Indiana, 11/8/12)
Indiana Republicans hold largest House majority since 1970s (Indiana Public Media, 11/8/12)
VIDEO: Election night 2012: Indiana victory speeches (Indiana Public Media, 11/8/12)
Pence promises to go forward with education overhaul, tax cut pledge (News and Tribune,11/8/12)
VIDEO: Pence/Daniels talk education Wednesday (TriState Homepage, 11/8/12)
Pence elected Indiana governor to extend GOP control (AP, 11/7/12)
Indiana voters’ independent streak on display (AP, 11/7/12)
EDITORIAL: Pence must stick to big issues (Indy Star, 11/7/12)
GOP sweep in area races for House (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/7/12)
Republican Pence claims win in race for governor (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/7/12)
Pence moves quickly to name transition to Statehouse (Muncie Free Press, 11/7/12)
Analysis: Hoosiers back Republicans but want them in the middle (Indy Star, 11/7/12)
Republicans Mike Pence, Brian Bosma can rule weakened Democrats (Indy Star, 11/7/12)
Pence, Daniels ready for transition (WISH-TV, 11/7/12)
Governor-elect Pence, Daniels seek ’smooth transition’ (Indiana Public Media, 11/7/12)
Pence pulls off easy win (The Exponent, 11/7/12)
Daniels and Pence vow to continue education reform (Indiana Public Media, 11/7/12)
Election notebook: At Lucas Oil Stadium with Mike Pence (AP, 11/7/12)
Republican Mike Pence wins Indiana governor race over Democrat John Gregg (Journal Courier, 11/7/12)
Pence savors ‘Indiana’s moment’ (AP, 11/7/12)
Pence to become new Indiana governor (WIBC, 11/7/12)
Mike Pence wins governor’s race centered on jobs, economy (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/6/12)
Mike Pence election results: GOP Rep wins Indiana governor’s race (Huffington Post, 11/6/12)
Mike Pence to become Indiana’s next governor (Indiana Public Media, 11/6/12)
Pence takes Indiana governorship (CNN, 11/6/12)
Pence looks to extend GOP’s Indiana Statehouse rule (AP, 11/6/12)
Gregg’s family fans out for Election Day push (AP, 11/6/12)
John Gregg, Mike Pence campaigns eye Southern Indian on election eve (Courier-Journal,11/5/12)
VIDEO: Gregg, Pence vie for governor’s seat; Pence walks off during interview (WAVE, 11/5/12)
The election, the general assembly and the pace of Indiana’s education overhaul(StateImpact/Indiana, 11/5/12)
How Mike Pence and John Gregg have made education a jobs issue (StateImpact/Indiana, 11/5/12)
Counties tally thousands fewer early votes than in 2008 (Indiana Public Media, 11/5/12)
Audio: Rape comment hangs over senate race in Indiana (NPR, 11/4/12)
Commentary: An unprecedented pro-life power alignment with Pence (NWI Times, 11/4/12)
Bayh keeps option open for his future (South Bend Tribune, 11/4/12)
Commentary: A teachable moment in political polling (Howey Politics Indiana, 11/3/12)
Commentary: A victorious Democrat (not named Bayh) (Howey Politics Indiana, 11/3/12)
Howey/Depauw Poll: Donnelly poised as Mourdock craters (Howey Politics Indiana, 11/3/12)
Howey/DePauw Poll: Wide support for pot decriminalization; split on marriage (Howey Politics Indiana, 11/3/12)
Democrats see chance as Gregg narrows Indiana governor’s race (AP, 11/2/12)
Candidates for senate, governor fan across Indiana (AP, 11/2/12)
Internal polls diverge heavily from independent polls (Indiana Public Media, 11/2/12)
Take state from good to great, Pence urges Republicans in Valpo (NWI Times, 11/2/12)
Ind. gubernatorial candidates weigh in on making government more accountable(TriState Homepage, 11/2/12)
Pence,Donnelly make Lafayette campaign stops (Journal Courier, 11/2/12)
Gregg using attack ads in homestretch (Indiana Business Journal, 11/1/12)
Commentary: Dodgy way to help get out the vote (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/1/12)
Poll shows Gregg just three points behind Pence (Eagle Country Online, 11/1/12)
Early voting heavy in some Indiana counties (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11/1/12)

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