Holcomb makes re-election bid official, says ‘we’re going to do even more’
The governor made his announcement in front of several hundred supporters at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown.Read More
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Holcomb said he made the decision—which comes on the heels of multiple conflict of interest questions about the gambling bill—to “spur positive economic growth for our state and for an industry that employs over 11,000 Hoosiers.”
Gov. Eric Holcomb declined to say why he signed the law, which allows dealers to charge up to $200 in document fees per transaction. A flurry of lawsuits has been filed against the practice.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to become the first Indiana governor to deliver a spring commencement speech at Ball State University while in office.
An Indiana casino CEO treated Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big contributions to Holcomb’s largest 2016 campaign donor, all while he was pushing for changes to state law that would benefit his business, according to a newspaper report.
Holcomb will be accompanied by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, Indiana Economic Development Corp. directors John Thompson and Mark Neal and IEDC staff.
After nearly four years away from Indiana, local tech luminary Scott Jones has returned to central Indiana. And he’s returned with gusto, supercharging Eleven Fifty Academy and helping advance a life-sciences company he says can “transform medicine on multiple fronts.”
The state GOP said Holcomb ended 2018 with more campaign cash in the bank that any previous second-year governor.
Several Indiana legislators support marijuana legalization bills that could be considered during the General Assembly session that starts in early January.
The Capital Improvement Board of Managers will ask lawmakers for more long-term funding that could be used in part for improvements at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The governor says he’s ready to listen.
The projects that were announced Tuesday are part of Holcomb’s Next Level Connections initiative to expand broadband access, add more biking and hiking trails, improve roadways, attract more direct international flights and accelerate completion of the Interstate 69 project.
House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate Pro Tem David Long released a joint statement Thursday evening saying they believe the state lawmaker and legislative staffers who have accused Hill of inappropriately touching them. Gov. Eric Holcomb followed minutes later with a statement agreeing with Bosma and Long.
Back from a three-day trip to Canada that included meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Gov. Eric Holcomb told IBJ he's confident Indiana's strong trade relationship with the country is poised to grow despite uncertainty about the future of trade between Canada and the U.S.
The move comes one day after Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered lawmakers to return to the Statehouse in May for a special session after Republican supermajorities failed to come to consensus on key bills before a March 14 deadline.
Holcomb and his top economic development official, Commerce Secretary Jim Schellinger, traveled to 11 countries and 31 cities in 2017.
The mayor also told IBJ that the city is “prepared to look at anything and everything” that would help it secure Amazon’s planned second U.S. headquarters—as long as any action is fiscally prudent.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office says Indiana will be the second state to adopt The Last Mile coding program, which seeks to give inmates in-demand job skills and keep them out of the corrections system.
In his State of the State address, the governor offered specific targets for returning college dropouts to school, helping inmates earn work certificates and pushing more companies to offer training programs.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb in his Tuesday evening speech plans to lay out benchmark goals in key priority areas—especially in workforce development.