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Pence’s push: Focus on jobs, schools



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Governor Mike Pence takes the oath of office Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Gubernatorial Inauguration ceremony held at the Indiana Statehouse.


Republican Gov. Mike Pence held close to a carefully scripted message for 2014 during his second State of the State address, prodding lawmakers for a business tax cut and education items while asking them to take action on a controversial marriage amendment this year.

Pence offered little in the way of new details Tuesday, sticking to what has become a defining hands-off approach with lawmakers and his legislative agenda.

Instead, he asked them for a second year largely focused on continuing the same strategy of cutting taxes and expanding sweeping education changes.

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