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Pence orders Indiana family impact statements

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is telling several state agencies they must consider the impact any new regulations would have on families.

Thatís among 15 executive orders that Pence signed in the governorís office Monday, a few hours after his inauguration.

Pence proposed the family impact statements during his campaign. He says he wants to ensure that ďintact married familiesĒ arenít hurt by state rules. He says the reviews arenít meant to disadvantage single-parent or other families.

Another order signed by the Republican governor switches the state board overseeing teacher contract negotiations so that it reports to the governorís office.

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels transferred that board in 2011 to the state schools superintendentís office. Democrat Glenda Ritz took over that office Monday from Republican Tony Bennett.


Posted 1/15/2013