Governor not ready to sign mass transit bill

Gov. Mike Pence. (WISH Photo)
Gov. Mike Pence. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – State lawmakers have gone home for the year.  The governor praised the 2014 General Assembly Friday morning saying that it made remarkable accomplishments.  One of those accomplishments is the passage of a mass transit bill for Central Indiana.

Mike Pence told 24 Hour News 8’s Jim Shella that he is not ready to sign it into law.  “Jim, I have an open mind about it,” he said. “Now that that bill is headed to my desk we’re gonna take some time to evaluate, to listen to arguments on both sides of it, to look at the economics of it.”

The governor said he understands the value of mass transit, in part, because his grandfather was a bus driver in Chicago.

He also said that the elimination of a corporate tax and a ban on light rail were positive improvements in the bill from his point of view. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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