In his first Afternoons with Amos interview for 2014, Indiana Governor Mike Pence talked a variety of subjects with Amos and listeners. The Governor defended his proposal to phase out the business personal property tax which the Governor says is necessary to help increase jobs and job opportunities in Indiana. The Governor deflected criticism that the tax would take hundreds of millions of dollars away from schools, libraries and local governments across the State. The Governor also talked passionately about families, including a speech about families he gave in Fort Wayne in December where he said the key to strong families is persons having “graduating high school, getting a job, getting married and then having children”. The Governor reaffirmed his strong support for families while acknowledging that families take many forms and shapes in our state. In the interview with Amos the Governor also talked about education, particularly his push for more vocational education and more career pathways for young people and others. The Governor also had time to take listeners calls which covered issues from a lack of laws covering landlords failing to deal with mold and other unhealthy conditions. The Governor heard an impassioned plea for clemency for a listener’s husband whose been jailed for over thirty years. Also Gov. Pence heard about concerns for jobs in areas like Grant County and Marion and what could he do to work with grassroots groups to help deal with rising crime in Indianapolis. Click the Arrow to Hear Gov. Mike Pence’s Full Interview with Amos and Listeners. Runs 27 Minutes. ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.
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