INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence now says that he doesn't support the federal government shutdown.
The governor clarified his position before leading a charity motorcycle ride Friday morning. On Tuesday, Pence suggested that the shutdown is worthwhile if it leads to a delay or defeat of Obamacare.
He told 24-Hour News 8 that, while he still opposes Obamacare, he believes the President and Congress should find a compromise to get government workers back on the job.
"I probably could have been more clear in my statement," he said. "I never said that a government shutdown was worthwhile. And like every Hoosier, I'm frustrated with the impasse that's been reached in Washington, D.C."
Pence advocated a government shutdown as a member of Congress in 2011. He says elimination of the medical device tax could solve the current stalemate.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
There were several two hour delays for area schools Thursday morning. As of Thursday evening, there are none for Friday morning.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.