Monday, March 18, 2013

Pelath Amendment to Prevent Governors from Becoming University Presidents Too Soon Fails

House minority leader Scott Pelath proposed an amendment to a bill that would have required a governor to be out of office for a year before assuming the presidency of a state university.  Pelath expressed confidence that Mitch Daniels would be a good president for Purdue, but said his selection sixth months before he left office set a "horrible precedent." The House membership rejected the proposed amendment 65-28.  See J&C coverage here.

Among the 28 votes in favor was Shiela Klinker's, though her vote apparently reflected her position as the Party's Assistant Whip rather than her personal views.  

Klinker divided on Daniels' proposal