Column: Big Red Truck rolls to Indy, real work begins

Come the second Monday in January, Mike Pence will park his big red truck at the Indiana Governor’s Mansion.

Voters in the Nov. 6 election chose the candidate most likely to continue Gov. Mitch Daniels’ push to encourage business growth in the state, reform education and keep a tight rein on government spending.

Hoosiers now should expect Pence to work on the goals for job creation and education he laid out in his campaign’s “Roadmap for Indiana.” That will demand he follow through on a pledge not to let divisive social issues get in the way.

A Republican who, like Daniels will govern with a GOP-leaning legislature, Pence has an extraordinary opportunity to exercise his agenda. Let’s hope that it does indeed make Indiana a leader in the nation.

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