The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Breaking News

May 8, 2013

Gov. Pence signs $30 billion state budget into law

2 bills with new licensing requirements vetoed

(Continued)

INDIANAPOLIS —

House Speaker Brian Bosma, however, called the new state budget a victory for Indiana taxpayers.

"We passed a balanced budget with no tax increases; we are living within our means; and we passed the largest tax cut in Hoosier history. This is what it looks like to have a government that works for the people," Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said in a statement.

Pence on Wednesday also exercised his first vetoes as governor since taking office in January, rejecting two bills with new licensing requirements that he said would "create barriers."

The governor vetoed a bill requiring licenses for diabetes educators and a measure creating new license requirements for anesthesiologist assistants and dietitians, as well as state certification for music therapists.

Pence said he vetoed the bills because he believes Indiana needs fewer, not more, licensing requirements. He said both bills do not meet his standard of licensing legislation that opens up new employment opportunities or streamlines existing practices and procedures

"I am vetoing these licensing bills because I believe they create barriers to the marketplace for Hoosiers and restrict competition," Pence said.

His statement said that licensing in Indiana had "exploded" during the past decade. Pence said that in 2004, about 340,000 Indiana residents held a professional license, but that there are now more than 470,000 Hoosiers with such licenses.

He noted that was a 38 percent increase in licenses during a time-span when Indiana's population increased only 7 percent.

Indiana's lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene on June 12 to consider overrides and technical corrections. A simple majority is needed in both the House and Senate to override an Indiana governor's veto.

Text Only
Breaking News
Featured Ads
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium
Front page
Poll

About 70 houses in the city will be demolished with a federal loan initiative administered by the state. How many more houses in the city do you think need to be razed?

At least 70 more
200 to 500 more
1,000
None
     View Results