Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

Gov. Mitch Daniels Endorses Romney

by Rick Howlett on April 18, 2012

From the Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is endorsing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Daniels, once thought to be considering a presidential run of his own, says he’ll do whatever he’s asked to help the former Massachusetts governor defeat President Barack Obama.

Daniels consistently declined to endorse Romney before his lock on the GOP nomination was secure. He’s also mentioned as a possible choice for vice president.

The Romney campaign initiated that search this week.

Prior to his election as Indiana governor, Daniels served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in President George W. Bush’s administration. He’s also a former advisor to President Ronald Reagan.

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Daniels: Changes Planned in Response to Stage Collapse

by Rick Howlett April 17, 2012

From the Associated Press Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is outlining a handful of changes the state is taking following last year’s deadly state fair stage collapse. Daniels says he has ordered the state Department of Homeland Security to begin reviewing temporary outdoor structures like the stage rigging that collapsed Aug. 13. He also said firings […]

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Indiana High Court Says Daniels Can Appoint White’s Successor

by Rick Howlett March 15, 2012

From the Associated Press: The Indiana Supreme Court has cleared the way for Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels to appoint ousted Secretary of State Charlie White’s replacement, dashing Democrats’ hopes of taking the politically powerful statewide office. The court voted unanimously today to overturn a Marion County judge’s decision ordering the state recount commission to certify […]

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Battle Over White’s Replacement Likely Headed To State Supreme Court

by Rick Howlett February 6, 2012

The felony conviction of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has Democrats and Republicans going to battle over who should replace him if the judge upholds the verdicts. White was found guilty last weekend of voter fraud and other counts related to his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary, and was forced from […]

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Daniels Announces Bonuses For State Workers

by Rick Howlett July 15, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced today that the state will award bonuses to most government workers to recognize their cost-saving efforts over the past several years. Most workers will get one-time bonuses of $500, $750 or $1,000 based on their performance over the last year. State Auditor Tim Berry reported yesterday that the state ended […]

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Now Out Of 2012 Race, Daniels Says He’ll Stay Active In Debate

by Rick Howlett May 24, 2011

From the Associated Press: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will continue to promote fiscal conservatism and influence the 2012 presidential debate from the sidelines now that he’s decided not to run for the office himself. Daniels, in his first public appearance since announcing he wouldn’t seek the GOP nomination, said he’ll try to keep […]

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House Vote Set On Indiana Education Bills

by Rick Howlett April 26, 2011

From the Associated Press: Indiana lawmakers are set to vote tomorrow on two sweeping education bills: One aimed at spurring more charter schools and another to create the most expansive private school voucher program in the country. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says he expects both bills will be put up for a final legislative […]

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Indiana Immigration Bill Among Measures Awaiting Final Action

by Rick Howlett April 18, 2011

Indiana state lawmakers return to the Statehouse today for the final two weeks of the General Assembly. Measures still awaiting final action include the state budget, charter school legislation, a redistricting proposal and an immigration bill.

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David Appointed To Indiana High Court

by Rick Howlett September 17, 2010

David was one of three finalists for the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Theodore Boehm. He told reporters that he’ll bring a simple judicial philosophy to the high court.

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