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Indiana Governor Mike Pence met with members of his public safety team Tuesday including Superintendent of Indiana State Police Doug Carter, Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security John Hill, Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard General R. Martin Umbarger and Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections Bruce Lemmon. [Photo provided/Governors office]
On day two as governor, Mike Pence also presented his very first two-year budget to state lawmakers, a plan that includes cutting the current personal income tax rate in the Hoosier state by ten-percent. The 29-billion dollar proposal includes one-percent funding boosts to elementary, high school and higher education, and proposes to a change to the state's automatic taxpayer refund law, redirecting the state’s surplus from state pensions to transportation needs.