U.S. tornado death toll reaches 37

U.S. tornado death toll reaches 37

INDIANAPOLIS, March 3 (UPI) -- Rescue crews Saturday searched the ruins of small towns in southern Indiana and along country roads looking for survivors of devastating tornadoes.

Indiana official sentenced for vote fraud

NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday sentenced former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White to one year of home detention for committing voter fraud in 2010.
Union files suit to stop right to work law

Union files suit to stop right to work law

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A labor union is filing a federal lawsuit to prevent Indiana from becoming the 23rd state to enact a "right to work" law, union officials said.
Gov. Mitch Daniels still not interested in GOP bid

Gov. Mitch Daniels still not interested in GOP bid

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he won't reconsider entering the Republican presidential nominating contest, despite a swell of requests to do so.

Indiana official guilty of voter fraud

NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted Saturday of deliberately voting from the wrong address in the May 2010 primary.
Governor signs Indy 'right-to-work' bill

Governor signs Indy 'right-to-work' bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Gov. Mitch Daniels signed so-called right to work legislation Wednesday, making Indiana the first state to adopt the controversial labor union law since 2001.
Indiana Senate passes creationism measure

Indiana Senate passes creationism measure

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Creationism could be taught alongside the theory of evolution in Indiana schools under a bill passed by the state Senate.

Indiana lawmakers OK 'right-to-work' bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Indiana Senate committee Monday approved a so-called right-to-work bill, and Gov. Mitch Daniels said he will sign it as soon it the legislature enacts it.

Indiana House passes right-to-work bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Ignoring shouts from labor union protesters and pleas from Democratic lawmakers, the Republican controlled Indiana House approved a "right to work" bill.
Transcript of Gov. Daniels SOTU response

Transcript of Gov. Daniels SOTU response

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The following is a transcript of remarks delivered by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels from Indianapolis as the Republican response to the State of the Union address:
GOP: Obama policy is 'pro-poverty'

GOP: Obama policy is 'pro-poverty'

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, in the Republican rebuttal to President Obama's speech, called Obama's policies "pro-poverty" and warned of "national bankruptcy."
State of the Union: 'America Built to Last'

State of the Union: 'America Built to Last'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- President Obama, in what could be his last State of the Union address, told lawmakers and citizens Tuesday his vision for an America "built to last."

Indiana Democrats try to delay right-to-work bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Indiana Legislature began work Friday on a controversial right-to-work law by holding an unusual joint House and Senate hearing.

Democrats' boycott stalls Indiana House

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Indiana House did no official business Thursday as Democrats boycotted for a second day, to try to stall a Republican-backed "right-to-work" measure.
Unions, Daniels duel on Indiana law

Unions, Daniels duel on Indiana law

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A TV blitz is on in Indiana over a "right-to-work" bill that is heading for the state Legislature.
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Mitch Daniels
WAX2003011599 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Outlook 2003: State of American Business" conference on Jan. 15, 2003, in Washington. rlw/iw/Ian Wagreich/U.S. Chamber of Commerce UPI

Mitchell Elias "Mitch" Daniels, Jr., (born April 7, 1949) is the 49th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana. A Republican, he began his first four-year term as governor on January 10, 2005, and was elected to his second term by an 18-point margin on November 4, 2008. Previously, he was the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana's largest corporation, where he was in charge of the corporation's business strategy. He is cited as a rising star in the Republican Party, and was widely speculated to be a candidate for President of the United States in 2012 before choosing not to run.

During his first year in office, he proposed a number of controversial plans to balance the state's $24 billion budget through tax increases, budget cuts, and privatization plans. Because of the opposition led by Republican Speaker of the House Brian Bosma, only two of the new taxes were approved, but his other budget austerity measures were approved. Spending was reduced by $440 million through budget cuts and privatization plans, and the annual budget growth was cut to 2.8% from the previous 5.9%.

Support for a switch to daylight saving time, the privatization of the Indiana Toll Road, and the closure of many license branches brought him into conflict with Democrats; and, in 2005, his approval ratings dropped to a low of 42%. In 2007, he began pressing for constitutional changes to cap state property taxes at 1–3% of value. The caps were approved by the Indiana General Assembly as statute the same year, and added to the state constitution by a 2008 ballot measure. His support for the property tax limits, and its subsequent adoption, helped raise his popularity and secure his re-election bid.

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