Governor Pence pulls plug on “Just IN” website
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 4:39 PM EDT
On Monday, the Indianapolis Star broke the news the governor was planning a state-run news outlet. They wrote that planning documents showed the governor planned to have it compete with independent news outlets.
On Tuesday, the governor's office issued a press release saying the website would just hold press releases.
On Thursday, the governor released a memo saying he had terminated the “Just IN” website project.
“However well intentioned, after thorough review of the preliminary planning and careful consideration of the concerns expressed, I am writing to inform you that I have made a decision to terminate development of the JustIN website immediately,” Pence wrote in a memo to Department Heads that was released to the media.
Pence stated he is instructing department heads to ensure their press releases are posted to the current http://www.in.gov website.