Indiana Governor’s Office suite undergoing privately funded renovations

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The Indiana Governor’s Office suite inside the Statehouse is in the middle of a facelift.

Work being done includes removing decades-old carpet and asbestos flooring underneath it in the main lobby and two adjacent office spaces, said Erin Murphy, the press secretary for Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Crews will try to restore the original wood flooring rather than carpeting those areas again. Plans are for those spaces to be repainted and eventually have new furniture.

Painting and plaster repair is being done in the office area used by Holcomb.

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Eric Holcomb’s office, shown here in 2018, is undergoing painting and plaster work as part of a larger update of his office suite. (IBJ file photo)

Murphy didn’t have estimates for the project’s cost or when the work would be completed. Murphy said private donations were paying for the renovations but hasn’t provided information on contributors or to which entity that money was being given.

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3 thoughts on “Indiana Governor’s Office suite undergoing privately funded renovations

  1. Transparency is needed, and requires prompt, full disclosure of donor information including amounts given and whether donors have past, current, or potential future business with the state. Lastly, it should be disclosed what state agency is managing the funds, what companies are performing the work and how much each is being paid, and upon completion of the project that a third-party entity provide a full audit report detailing all revenue and expenditures.

  2. This is what’s called a “false economy” – selling influence to procure private funds for a renovation of the people’s office. Whoever is buying this influence will be paid back in friendly policies and other governmental benefits worth far more than these renovations. I assume it is someone like the crooked casino operator who flies our governor around in his private plane and then gets Holcomb’s signature on friendly laws. No wonder they are hiding it.