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Online software company announces expansion, new jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A company that develops online training software announced Thursday that it is expanding its Indianapolis headquarters and will more than double its staffing by 2020. Executives of Lessonly joined Gov. Eric Holcomb in announcing plans to add 102 new high-wage jobs. “Entrepreneurs are finding success here and propelling Indiana to […]

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Holcomb highlights success of 2017 legislative session, previews 2018

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on legislators to focus on Hoosiers during the 2018 legislative session if they want to take Indiana to the “next level.” Holcomb took a moment to reminisce on the previous year’s successes and look ahead to the future in his first appearance as governor […]

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Governor echoes need for workforce development

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than a million people in Indiana alone have unfinished high school and college diplomas, an issue Gov. Eric Holcomb is tackling head on. “We have 350,000 Hoosiers who are 18-to-64 years old who don’t have a high school diploma,” Holcomb said. “Prime working age Hoosiers who don’t have […]

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Workforce development emerges as number one legislative issue

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s legislative leaders from both parties and the governor share one big objective for the 2018 legislative session – workforce development. “We will work closely with the governor and I know our Senate colleagues have been looking at this all summer,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, at the […]

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Senate Democrats push redistricting reform, raising minimum wage in 2018

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Creating redistricting reform, passing hate crime legislation and raising the minimum wage are the Senate Democrats top priorities for the 2018 legislative session. “We’ve accomplished some things in the General Assembly, but we’ve dropped the ball on several important issues,” said Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson.” Lanane and […]

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Pence meets with small business owners seeking lower taxes

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Jennifer Wiese’s passion to feed her family of six tasty, gluten-free treats turned into a small business in 2010. Now, seven years later, the Noblesville-based business sells its products in 27 states. “You’re selling your products in half the country?” Vice President Mike Pence asked Wiese at a […]

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Indiana job growth strong in 2017

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Government officials, including Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda, which they said delivered job growth to the state. “I applaud the governor for bringing an aggressive and well-thought-out agenda to the table. The Senate continues […]

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Holcomb focuses on job training as he unveils 2018 agenda

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With 92,000 vacant jobs across Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb Wednesday rolled out a 2018 agenda that placed workforce development at the top. “This year we are going to be focused on people,” Holcomb said. “For Indiana to remain ranked No. 1 in 2017 and beyond, we have to make […]

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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that Fred Payne will be the next commissioner at the Department of Workforce Development. “Fred is the right pick to take our state’s workforce development agency to the next level,” Holcomb said in a statement. “His corporate experience at Honda has given him a clear […]

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Program helps low-income Hoosiers keep warm this winter

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As chillier weather arrives, some Hoosiers have to make the decision between warming their homes or putting food on the table. “It’s often comes down to making that choice in the winter,” said Jessica Di Santo, director of communications for United Way of Central Indiana. But through the Low […]

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