State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s re-election loss in November was a big setback for the Indiana State Teachers Association, leading some observers to wonder how much clout the organization still holds.
Eric Holcomb was a struggling Republican Senate candidate a year ago, a virtual unknown in Indiana despite more than a decade at the top levels of the Republican state politics. On Monday, he became Indiana's chief executive.
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday said he'll nominate Seema Verma, founder of Indianapolis-based SVC Inc. and architect of the Healthy Indiana Plan, as his pick for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A key aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence removed himself from the U.S. government's rolls of federal lobbyists and canceled a lucrative lobbying contract days before Donald Trump's team announced it will ban lobbyists from taking jobs with the administration.