Frank O Bannon
We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.
I suspect Santa will have forgotten to deliver some gifts today. I’ll help him out with presents to the following:
The Tony Bennett grade-changing scandal has the nation's education community talking excitedly about how Indiana's former superintendent of public instruction handled school accountability.
From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.
For evangelical Republicans, the apex of political power and influence is within their grasp.
Each of the three candidates for governor is focused on the state's most immediate need: jobs. But what about later in the four-year term, after -- we all hope -- the economy has recovered?
And then there were three, for what Politico might have described prematurely as a "slam dunk" election of U.S. Rep. Mike Pence to the Indiana governorship.
NASHVILLE, Ind. | "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow."
To be a governor requires a candidate to reveal his roots.
When it comes to moderate, centrist practices, there is no more cozy place than the Indiana governorship.
Things are beginning to sort out at the executive level of Indiana Republican politics. I predict that Mike Pence is coming home to run for governor. Becky Skillman is going home to Bedford after her term ends in 2012. Mitch Daniels might run for president.
Steve Buyer burst onto the Indiana political scene in late 1991, campaigning across what was then the 5th Congressional District with a pair of Army boots slung over his shoulder.
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