Two hours after officially becoming the new governor, Mike Pence started signing new executive orders.
One order shifted an education board’s oversight away from new State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s office.
Ritz is a democrat that resoundingly beat Republican Tony Bennett last fall.
Former governor Mitch Daniels moved the board the domain of the State Superintendents office but now that there is a democrat in that office that doesn’t agree with the some of the things that Republicans want, Pence reversed course.
Ritz was a republican before the election and switched so that she would have a chance of beating Bennett.
Ritz said she was “upset” over Daniels’ executive order in the first place and had no problem with Pence’s move.
After signing the orders, Pence had a meeting with legislative leaders of both parties to discuss his agenda for the 2013 session.