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State ends fiscal year with surplus

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana ended the current fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $1.8 billion, State Auditor Tera Klutz announced Thursday. The state’s annual fiscal closeout report, which is prepared by the Office of Management and Budget, indicated that Indiana’s reserves amounts to 11.3 percent of general fund expenditures, or $1.785 billion. “As the […]

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Holcomb gets waiver for new workforce cabinet

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Holcomb gets waiver for new workforce cabinet

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Labor so that the new Governor’s Workforce Cabinet can fill the role of the federally-mandated workforce development board. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, which was created during the 2018 legislative session, replaces the Workforce Innovation Council. It consists of 13 appointments […]

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Committee reviews how to spend $40.9 million from Volkswagen emissions trust fund

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—A committee of former lawmakers, state officials and environmental experts is meeting to decide how Indiana will spend $40.9 million, its share of the penalty Volkswagen is paying for cheating on diesel emissions testings for half a decade. On Monday, the committee chaired by former state Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, heard […]

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Republic Airways launches aviation training academy in Indianapolis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republic Airways announced Thursday that it will open a U.S.-based aviation training school in Indianapolis called Leadership In Flight Training Academy. LIFT Academy, which will be located at Indianapolis International Airport, will train hundreds of students and professional aviators each year. Republic is opening LIFT Academy to make a career […]

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Crouch, OCRA announce new rural strategic plan

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced their new rural strategy Wednesday at a press conference held in Greensburg, Indiana. The public announcement touched on the five strategic priorities, which will set the agency’s direction for the next few years: Provide opportunities […]

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Poor people’s campaign protests for 24 hours outside governor’s home

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nonviolent protestors representing the national Poor People’s Campaign camped outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s home in north Indianapolis for 24 hours of political action Monday and Tuesday. The members packed food, water, protest signs and, for some, diapers and zip ties to bind themselves to the gates of the residence […]

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Holcomb names new IURC member

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Holcomb names new IURC member

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has named Stefanie Krevda to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission created by the expiration of Angela Weber’s term.  “Once again, the nominating committee brought me three great candidates to fill this vacancy. After careful consideration, I chose Stefanie Krevda. I know she will be […]

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Holcomb, IEDC to partner with Israeli Innovation Authority on agbiosciences

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation are looking outside the country to advance agbiosciences. Wednesday, Holcomb and the Indiana ag-biosciences delegation met with the Israel Innovation Authority in Tel Aviv, Israel to discuss ways to use private sector partnerships between Indiana and Israeli businesses. IEDC and IIA […]

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Jobs initiative funds training for new workers

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative continues to help Hoosier employers with training. Friday, Gov. Eric Holcomb participated in a roundtable discussion and tour of Custom Concrete in Westfield, one of a number companies in Indiana that is participating in a program to receive Next Level Jobs funds for training new […]

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Holcomb’s workforce cabinet outlines key issues, goals in first meeting

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Business leaders from across Indiana came together to discuss the challenges they’re facing as the governor’s newly-constituted workforce cabinet met for the first time Tuesday. Amy Brown, vice president of Flexible Concepts, spoke for many of those gathered at the Indiana State Library when she said the biggest challenge she […]

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