Editorial: Pence’s ethics order promotes openness




Mike Pence didn’t waste any time getting to work after being sworn in as Indiana governor.

The afternoon following the ceremony Monday, he issued 15 executive orders, putting a number of his core political beliefs into action with directives on ethics, red tape, aiding traditional families and boosting jobs among military veterans.

One of the directives requires every state agency to appoint an ethics officer charged with promoting transparency and integrity in government. His order also calls on the state inspector general to hold an ethics conference each year to serve as a refresher course of sorts on the topic.

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