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April 5, 2013

Legislator turned Governor focused on his tax cut

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Reacting to the latest Senate, Pence said, "We have been clear about our expectations for this budget: It must be honestly balanced, hold the line on spending, fund our priorities, provide tax relief for working families, small businesses, and family farms, and maintain the state's fiscal strength. The budget announced by Senate leadership provides a framework for achieving all of these objectives."

OMB Director Chris Atkins told me that the next budget forecast - coming on April 16 - will need to reaffirm last December's forecast.

"The budget we put together was based on December's numbers and we showed that it clearly works," Atkins said.

Pence believes his 12 years in Congress will help him win over the Indiana legislature.

"People often ask me about the difference, what it's like to transition from a legislator to an executive," the governor explained. "I say I hope having been the one will make me better at the other."

- Brian Howey publishes at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.

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