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Sign here to see the governor

Gov. Mike Pence has an open door policy for lawmakers – as long as they fill out a form first.

An email sent last week to legislative staff set up a new process for legislators to request a meeting with the governor.

“This will help us when processing meeting requests so that we can determine who else might need to be included in the meeting and keep everyone on the same page,” the email from Pence’s office said. “We will not be considering any legislator meetings without a completed form.”

The form itself has only a few small boxes: name of legislator; desired date; purpose of meeting; contact info; who is attending and any special instructions.

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