He ran on a platform that touted the successes of his predecessor and promised to continue educational reform and business deregulation of Daniels. Gregg and Libertarian nominee Rupert Boneham.
In , Pence also repealed an Indiana law that required construction companies working on publicly funded projects to pay a prevailing wage. Under Pence, the state successfully defended this legislation against a labor challenge. Lawmakers overrode Pence's veto in a 68—23 vote in the House and a 34—12 one in the Senate. The reduction was not implemented and thus county residents paid an additional 1 percent tax that they were legally not required to pay.
The bill, which was passed by a huge majority of legislators and subsequently vetoed by Pence, allowed money to be kept and not returned to the tax payers as would have otherwise been necessary. He initially proposed the initiative in his State of the State address in January The legislation passed the state Senate. The Indiana General Assembly then passed a bill to repeal the standards, becoming the first state to do so. Pence eventually disestablished the Center in order to help defuse the conflict.
Some National Guard officials from other states questioned why a civilian organization would be involved in a military issue. They tested for HIV and offered prevention, intervention and counseling for better health. The one in Scott County performed no abortions. Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams defended Pence, saying that publicly funded needle exchange programs are controversial in many conservative communities.
In middle America, Adams said, you can't "just point your finger at folks and say, 'You need to have a syringe exchange and we're going to pay for it with your tax dollars. The co-payments are linked to healthy behaviors on the part of the participants, so that, for example, a participant who quit smoking would receive a lower co-payment.
Participants can lose benefits for failing to make the payments. One critic expressed concern that lower income people may stay out of the program or avoid pursuing health care. A service provider said that the program "wins the award for bureaucratic complexity and red tape.
The expansion would have moved jobs into the state. As governor of Indiana, if I were presented a bill that legalized discrimination against any person or group, I would veto it. In , emails released to the Associated Press showed that conservatives had also opposed his changing the law.
The bill banned abortion if the reason for the procedure given by the woman was the fetus ' race or gender or a fetal abnormality. In addition, the bill required that all fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages at any stage of pregnancy be buried or cremated, which according to the Guttmacher Institute was not required in any other state.
Supreme Court issued its decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt , a federal court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the bill from taking effect, with U. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt determining that the bill was likely to be unconstitutional and that the State of Indiana would be unlikely to prevail at trial. C on January 27, Headlines like 'Pravda in the Plains' accompanied calls for Pence to scrap the idea. Graham of The Atlantic regarded the announcement of JustIN as evidence of a disturbing changing trend in how the public gets news.
In , hackers compromised the account and used it to send fraudulent emails in an attempt to obtain money from Pence's contacts.