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State funding training for high-growth jobs

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The state is looking for ways to re-train Hoosiers to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs with two new programs. “The state of Indiana needs to make sure we are doing all we can to bridge the gap,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said. The governor, along with the newly-appointed Secretary for Career […]

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Sonny Perdue talks about agriculture issues with Indiana farmers

By Abrahm Hurt and Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed a new farm bill with a gathering of Indiana farmers that focused on getting fair prices for their produce. Perdue joined Gov. Eric Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and U.S. Sen. Todd Young in a roundtable discussion at the […]

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Commentary: An hour’s chat with Gov. Holcomb

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Eric Holcomb says he likes being Indiana’s governor. And it shows. Holcomb and I talk in a radio studio. During the hour we chat, the governor seems, by turns, relaxed and contemplative, comfortable and secure in both his office and himself. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising. A former advisor, […]

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Holcomb says he leads by listening

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items, but he didn’t expect it to take him nearly two hours to return home, or to have such a great impact on the way he leads the Hoosier state. “Once you’re sworn in, there are […]

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Hoosier leaders have mixed responses to failed Obamacare vote

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote with Indiana’s senators voting along party lines. Republican Sen. Todd Young voted […]

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Indiana fire marshal shuts down amusement ride after Ohio tragedy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. One person was killed and several others were injured at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Before the fire […]

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Holcomb appoints first ever secretary of career connections and talent

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – New position in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s cabinet is designed to connect Hoosiers with employers.  “We are also, very, well aware of this silver tsunami that is coming our way with so many baby boomers retiring over the next decade,” Holcomb said. “We have to be prepared to fill all […]

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‘American hero’ McCain gains support from Hoosiers in his cancer battle

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier leaders are sharing encouraging words with U.S. Sen. John McCain following his brain cancer diagnosis. McCain is known as a tough fighter, both in politics and during his time spent as a POW in Vietnam. U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, who represents Indiana’s 6th District as a Republican, said McCain […]

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State ends fiscal year with budget surplus

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana leaders said Hoosiers can have a sense of security in the state’s finances. Indiana’s 2017 Fiscal Closeout Report, which officials released Wednesday, showed a $42 million surplus and reserves at almost $1.8 billion. This is good news for taxpayers, said Auditor of the State Tera Klutz, because the […]

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Hendrickson latest Hoosier leader to join Trump administration

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump is pulling yet another Hoosier out of Indiana and into Washington, D.C. Brandye Hendrickson, current Indiana State Personnel Department director, has been chosen to take on the role of deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Her last day serving in Indiana will be Friday. “I am […]

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