KOKOMO — The state congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to approve Indiana’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Howard County because of damage caused by last month’s tornadoes and severe storms.
Indiana’s two senators and nine representatives all signed the letter sent Thursday, saying it is clear the recovery is beyond the capabilities and resources of the state of Indiana.
Pence ‘disappointed’ by Ritz accusation
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence says he is “disappointed” Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz is accusing him of a power grab.
Ritz released an internal Pence agency document Wednesday that talked about ways to curtail her control of the State Board of Education. A Pence spokeswoman said the governor immediately dismissed the idea when it was presented to him.