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Holcomb keeps focus on improving Hoosier job skills

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb sharpened his focus on workforce development as he touted Indiana’s record-breaking job growth in his second State of the State address Tuesday. Even as he celebrated the state’s successes in attracting new business and jobs, he highlighted plans to create opportunities for Hoosiers who lack the training or […]

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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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VP Pence calls on Sen. Donnelly to vote ‘yes’ to tax cut

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  ANDERSON, Ind. —With a desire to cut taxes by the end of the year, Vice President Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana Friday for his first of three expected trips in the next month — but this time he targeted Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. “Sen. Donnelly, we need your […]

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‘No correlation’ between early voting and voter turnout, secretary of state says

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As far as Secretary of State Connie Lawson is concerned, the candidates and the issues, not necessarily the number of early polling sites, drive voter turnout. Rather, she said to a group of lawmakers Wednesday at the Interim Study Committee on Elections, early voting benefits people who vote in […]

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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TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.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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Leaders have high hopes for Holcomb’s next four years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday morning, party leaders urged newly-inaugurated Gov. Eric Holcomb to carry the legacy and Democrats urged him to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors. In his final day in Indiana, former governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the inauguration and welcomed his former lieutenant governor into […]

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Democrats pressure GOP to stop backing Trump

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats are calling for Hoosier Republicans to withdraw their support from Donald Trump after the release of a vulgar recording. “Donald Trump’s recent reprehensible statements bragging about sexual assault are disgusting,” said Angela Demaree who is running as a Democrat in the 5th Congressional District. At news conference […]

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Crouch joins the GOP ticket as lieutenant governor

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Auditor Suzanne Crouch pointed out one major difference in the dynamic between the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates and their running mates. “We’re taller,” Crouch, who is 5 feet and 11 inches tall, joked. The Indiana Republican State Committee voted Monday to officially make Crouch the party’s candidate for […]

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Sanders brings in new voters, Indiana Democrats work to keep them

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — To former Indiana Rep. Dennis Avery, Bernie Sanders “brought new blood into the party.” “I think a lot of these young people you see in this room today, they’re going to stay in the party,” he said during an interview at the Democratic National Convention where he is serving as […]

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Can Democrats who “feel the Bern” rally behind Clinton?

By Andi TenBarge and Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Day one of the Democratic National Convention started with a divide among the dedicated Bernie Sanders supporters and the Hillary Clinton supporters who are ready for unity. Traditionally, delegates are already rallied behind one candidate when it comes time for convention, but Monday’s crowd was painted […]

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