Gov. Pence explains vision for Indiana in speech

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 22 at 10:15 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mike Pence is using his first State of the State address to lobby for a personal income tax cut, an expansion of Indiana's school voucher system and improved vocational training.
 
The Republican's speech Tuesday night isn't revealing much new information about what he wants to accomplish. Instead, he's using it to push for a handful of priorities he's laid out since taking office last week.
 
The governor used three families' stories during the speech to call for an expansion of the 2011 schools overhaul, better services for veterans and new regional councils that would focus on vocational training for high school students.
 
Republican legislative leaders have already expressed skepticism about a 10 percent cut in the income tax rate, which would come at the expense of more school spending.

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