Donations to Nonprofit Subsidize Indiana Governor's Travel
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has used a corporate-supported nonprofit subsidiary of the state economic-development agency to pay for official trips abroad, writes the Indianapolis Star. The Indiana Economic Development Foundation has raised nearly $2.2 million since January 2014 from companies, trade groups and governmental entities, with most of the money coming from utility firms.
Pence tapped the fund to subsidize six international trade missions and other travel, including a trip to Iowa last year, before he ruled out running for president. The foundation also paid for a two-day East Coast trip last month, during which the governor hosted 65 people at a ballgame at Yankee Stadium.