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One Purdue engineering student allegedly shoots another dead

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Purdue University engineering student was arrested Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a fellow student on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus, officials said.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Retailers seek end to tax-free e-shopping

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Brick-and-mortar retailers are urging Congress to pass laws collecting sales taxes on Cyber Monday online purchases.

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.
Romney, Pence, Connelly win in Indiana

Romney, Pence, Connelly win in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Indiana voters gave their state's 11 presidential electoral votes to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Tuesday's returns showed.
Report: Gov. Mitch Daniels to head Purdue

Report: Gov. Mitch Daniels to head Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 20 (UPI) -- Purdue University's board has tapped Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to serve as its next president, sources told the Indianapolis Star.
Daniels: End public worker unions

Daniels: End public worker unions

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday he thinks the "government works better" without public worker unions.
Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia kick off final round of primaries

Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia kick off final round of primaries

Fourteen states with about 770 electoral votes still have to weigh in on the Republican U.S. presidential primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Some in GOP fear focus on social issues

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Some Republican leaders fear state legislative battles over abortion, guns and evolution could hurt the party in the U.S. presidential race.
Gov. Daniels: Romney campaign too negative

Gov. Daniels: Romney campaign too negative

INDIANAPOLIS, April 20 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said a day after endorsing Mitt Romney the former Massachusetts governor has been too negative in his presidential campaign.
Datsun is back; Honda hybrid and bailout politics

Datsun is back; Honda hybrid and bailout politics

"Baby Boomer" car lovers can only smile when someone mentions the Datsun brand, which was phased out by Nissan, Japan's No. 2 automaker, in the 1980s.

Gay youth group pursues Ind. license plate

INDIANAPOLIS, March 22 (UPI) -- The Indiana Youth Group, a gay youth support group, says it is fighting the state government after the group's specialty license plates were pulled.
Indiana smoking ban signed into law

Indiana smoking ban signed into law

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a statewide smoking ban, barring smoking in certain establishments, businesses and institutions, officials say.
Indiana court sides with GOP on White case

Indiana court sides with GOP on White case

INDIANAPOLIS, March 16 (UPI) -- The Indiana Supreme Court says Gov. Mitch Daniels may appoint a successor to ousted former Secretary of State Charlie White.

Indiana lawmakers pick state rifle

INDIANAPOLIS, March 7 (UPI) -- The Indiana Legislature voted to name a gun kept at President William Henry Harrison's home as the official state rifle.
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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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