Governor says Minott left for more than one reason

June 19th, 2014 at 12:06 pm by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

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 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.

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