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Pence orders Indiana family impact statements

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

That’s among 15 executive orders that Pence signed in the governor’s office Monday, a few hours after his inauguration.

Pence proposed the family impact statements during his campaign. He says he wants to ensure that “intact married families” aren’t hurt by state rules. He says the reviews aren’t 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 governor’s office.

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



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