Like many states, Indiana has been struggling to contain the opioid epidemic, which has caused the number of overdose deaths to skyrocket and has led to a surge of children in foster care.
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp and is believed to have therapeutic benefits, but it lacks the chemical compound in cannabis responsible for a euphoric high.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed two workforce development bills on Wednesday that he believes will help Indiana tackle its shortage of trained workers. He also made personnel changes in conjunction with the new law.
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.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced Monday afternoon that Holcomb will spend Monday through Wednesday in Canada to promote investment in the state.
The Republican-led Legislature failed to pass several bills by the General Assembly’s deadline last week due to bickering over a few controversial bills. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s legislative agenda was caught in the middle.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving open the possibility of calling lawmakers back to the Statehouse after this year's legislative session left several bills unresolved.
Lawmakers said reforming the state’s muddled workforce development system was a top priority this session. Instead, they ended up bypassing bolder proposals and approving what some say are incremental, bureaucracy-laden changes.
A day away from the end of the state legislative session, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is urging lawmakers to scuttle a workforce development proposal that it contends could put federal funding in jeopardy.
The Office of Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning is expected to work with the U.S. Department of Labor to expand apprenticeship opportunities throughout the state, especially in emerging industries, according to the executive order Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Thursday.
Holcomb and his top economic development official, Commerce Secretary Jim Schellinger, traveled to 11 countries and 31 cities in 2017.
The bill will take effect immediately after it’s signed, which means Sunday alcohol sales will be allowed beginning this weekend at liquor stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and big box retailers.
Pushing the discussion to next year is likely to frustrate advocates in the business community who believe lawmakers have toiled long enough on the workforce development system, making incremental changes year after year.
Contrary to popular public belief, the session’s driving issue is not Sunday-alcohol or cold-beer sales expansion.
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.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb vowed in his State of the State address Tuesday night to “do whatever is necessary to ensure the success” of the Department of Child Services.
Faced with a shortage of skilled workers to fill some available jobs, legislators have proposed myriad bills this session aimed at tackling the issue and improving the effectiveness of the state’s system.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb in his Tuesday evening speech plans to lay out benchmark goals in key priority areas—especially in workforce development.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is asking lawmakers to clarify that the state’s sales tax doesn’t apply to software provided on the cloud. But that’s not the only tech-related legislation introduced at the General Assembly.