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Commentary: Why discipline matters

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Commentary: Why discipline matters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republicans have plans. And Indiana Democrats have concerns. That was the big takeaway from interviews I did with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (a Republican), Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, and House Democratic […]

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Workforce development, opioid crisis among lawmakers’ top priorities

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Without one overarching goal for the 2018 legislative session, which starts Wednesday, key Republican and Democratic lawmakers are setting their own agendas. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the four Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana Senate and House of Representatives discussed their goals for the 2018 session of the […]

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Holcomb picks new Child Services director, calls for assessment of agency

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has named a veteran health professional to lead Indiana’s Department of Child Services and is calling for a complete assessment of the agency. Holcomb named Terry J. Stigdon, who has worked at Riley Hospital for Children for nearly 20 years, as the next director of DCS, effective Jan. 22. […]

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Activists push for fair legislative district boundaries

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Holding campaign flyers from the 2016 election, Bill Kline walked his Sheridan neighborhood, shaking his head, asking himself when he will be fairly represented in state and federal government. “It’s corrupted — the way they draw these lines isn’t an accurate representation of the people who actually live in […]

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Holcomb adds paid parental leave for executive branch employees

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning in January employees of the state’s executive branch will be allowed to take up to four weeks of paid leave to spend time with a newborn or newly adopted child. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order this week providing for the paid leave as part of efforts to […]

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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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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 […]