No matter your politics, you must admit that Mitch Daniels has been the most consequential Hoosier governor in more than a lifetime.
Whether the consequences are good or bad is a matter of opinion, but the record of getting things done and making other governors look inadequate in the process warrants a brief review. There were failures, successes and unfinished business.
Further automation of our system of social services is desperately needed, and it simply didn’t work at the Family and Social Services Administration. The effort is complicated by the fact that a large share of our fellow residents who need this help simply cannot read. In the grand scheme of things, the difficulties at FSSA was a small stumble, but a stumble nonetheless.
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