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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 […]

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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Governor, first lady get flu shot

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled up his sleeve Tuesday to get his flu shots part of a gubernatorial tradition. “That wasn’t too bad,” Holcomb said after getting his shot. “Now let’s hope I don’t have to play basketball for a few days because my arm is for sure going to […]

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State partners with nonprofit to boost internet access in Indiana schools

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is partnering with EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit organization committed to removing roadblocks to internet access for schools, to give all Hoosier students high-speed internet in the classroom. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, superintendent of public instruction, and Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, gathered at Blue and Gold Academy […]

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First Lady and friends adjust to life in political spotlight

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — She’s a jack of all trades — an artist, a firearms instructor, a cook. “She does everything,” Miriam Weaver said. “We’ve shot guns with her and then watched how great she is at entertaining and having people over and making sure everybody in the room is happy.” She looks […]

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Holcomb sends bikers out in style for charity ride

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When he has a chance to support his favorite cause, veterans, while doing his favorite activity, riding a motorcycle, Mike Clark is the first to attend. “I get to bring attention to and show support to POWs and veterans,” Clark, of Indianapolis, said. “And when I get a chance […]

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State employees honored for 35 plus years of service

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State employees from 38 different departments are being praised for their decades of hard work and dedication to the state. Gov. Eric Holcomb honored the employees who are celebrating 35, 40 and 45 years with the state during the Governor’s Long-Term Employee Reception at the Statehouse Wednesday. “This is […]

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Opioid epidemic gets $50 million treatment

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s opioid crisis has educators and lawmakers proposing cutting edge measures to the combat the growing problem. Indiana University is investing $50 million in a project to reduce addiction while Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, wants tougher criminal penalties. “We’re attacking this epidemic on all fronts,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb […]

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New state website designed to fight opioid epidemic

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With the creation of Indiana’s Next Level Recovery website, Hoosiers can now have direct access to all state resources on the opioid crisis without jumping from site to site. “The Next Level Recovery website will be the front porch for Hoosiers looking for information and resources on opioid addiction,” Gov. Eric […]

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