updated: 6/22/2012 12:49:00 PM
Governor Mitch Daniels continues to address questions surrounding his upcoming career move to become the next Purdue University president. Speaking today to reporters in Indianapolis, Daniels said he would not lobby the state for money if lawyers determine Indiana's revolving door law applies. Amid the questions, Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute President John Ketzenberger says Daniels is an ideal fit. He discusses the choice in an interview to air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television.
Ketzenberger believes Daniels can leverage fundraising for the university and bring a new mindset to the administration of higher education.
As for bringing a so-called "outside the box candidate" into the position, he says Purdue already made such a move when it hired Athletic Director Morgan Burke away from a private sector steel company.
Daniels is planning to meet with state legal counsel today to discuss the potential implications of the revolving door law.
It essentially says in certain situations, state employees who take non-government jobs need to make sure they do not lobby the state for one year.
Source: Inside INdiana Business