Daniels Defends Lugar in New Ad

The campaign to re-elect U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., released a new ad Sunday featuring Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who defends the longtime incumbent as the Republican Party’s best choice to win in the fall. In a 30-second spot, Daniels tells Indiana voters why he supports Lugar and characterizes attacks against he six-term Senator as […]

TIME Analyzes Daniels for Possible VP Pick

In an ongoing series, TIME Magazine is reviewing the pros and cons of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selecting potential running mates with a focus on Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for this installment. According to TIME, the best quality Daniels brings to the table is that he’s a impressively credentialed fiscal wonk who has some […]

Daniels Reprimands Romney for Negative Campaigning

In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Governor Mitch Daniels admonished Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for running a negative campaign during the GOP primary and advised the presumptive nominee against using the tactic in the general election. Earlier this week, Daniels endorsed Romney for president in the race against President Barack Obama. Republican opponents […]

McCain and Daniels Reportedly Backing Lugar in New Ad

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Az., have cut ads supporting embattled U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., according to Politico. Lugar is facing a tough Tea Party challenger in state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who released an internal poll showing him ahead of the six-term incumbent by one percentage point in the GOP […]

Beshear, Daniels to Receive Honorary Degrees from Bellarmine

Bellarmine University will bestow honorary degrees to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels at their spring commencement ceremony. The school is recognizing the two governors for their regional partnership and bipartisan cooperation, specifically citing their work on the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges. The juggernaut public works projects seeks to construct a […]

Another Indiana Tax Accounting Error Discovered–This One Involves $205 Million

From the Associated Press The head of Indiana’s Department of Revenue is resigning after state officials found that $205 million in local option income tax revenue was not distributed to counties. State budget director Adam Horst says department commissioner John Eckart will step down after seven years leading the agency. Speaking at a Thursday news […]

Sullivan Leaving Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan says he’ll leave the court after 19 years to join the faculty at Indiana University’s law school in Indianapolis. His departure follows the retirement last month of Chief Justice Randall Shepard. Sullivan was appointed to the five-member court in 1993 by Democratic Governor Evan Bayh. Current Governor Mitch Daniels, […]

Massa Sworn In As Indiana’s 107th Supreme Court Justice

From the Associated Press The newest member of the Indiana Supreme Court has been sworn into office. The court says Mark Massa took the oath to become Indiana’s 107th Supreme Court justice during a private ceremony this morning. He was sworn in by the man he is replacing on the court, former Chief Justice Randall […]

Daniels Appoints Former Counsel to Indiana High Court

From the Associated Press Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed his former official counsel to a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. Daniels named 50-year-old Mark Massa to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. Massa is a former newspaper reporter who currently serves as executive director of […]

Daniels Signs Nepotism, Open Meetings Bills; Still Mulling Police Entry Measure

From the Associated Press: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed into law bills cracking down on nepotism in local government and toughening penalties for public access violations Daniels signed the measures Monday along with another bill that reduces the number of state boards and commissions. Public officials will now face court fines if they violate […]