updated: 1/4/2013 2:23:09 PM
Outgoing Governor Mitch Daniels says while some people thought his agenda was too aggressive, he would "not have wanted to go any slower." Daniels says he ran for office because he felt Indiana had fallen "badly behind" in areas such as education, infrastructure and business climate and needed an aggressive plan to address those issues. Daniels spoke with Gerry Dick in an interview to air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television.
Daniels says that had he been aggressive without success, his feelings would be different. He believes Indiana "had some catching up to do, so you can't be too aggressive."
He cites one of his major accomplishments as the Major Moves initiative, which includes the I-69 extension. Daniels says the 67-mile stretch from Evansville to Crane, which opened in November, will pay "enormous dividends" in jobs and economic development.
In his interview, Daniels also discussed education, the creation of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., and right-to-work legislation.
Daniels will leave office this month. He will begin his job as president of Purdue University January 15.
Source: Inside INdiana Business