Governor addresses FSSA leadership changes

Gov. Mike Pence
(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – If it was differences over the planned expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan that led to the ouster of Family and Social Services Secretary Deb Minott, the governor isn’t saying so.

In a one-on-one interview with 24 Hour News 8’s Jim Shella, Mike Pence avoided specifics.

“As a CEO,” he said, “I literally make personnel decisions every day and I have to always put first and foremost the interest of the people of Indiana and what I think is in the best interest of having agencies that serve our people in the forefront of my decision.”

“And so,” he went on to say, “I can say there’s no single factor in our decision to take the leadership of FSSA in a different direction.”

The appointment of new secretary could take place as early as next week. 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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