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IEDC makes hire to oversee innovation and entrepreneurship initiative

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is welcoming Ian Steff to their team as the new executive vice president and chief innovation officer. Steff will be responsible for overseeing the strategies specific to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for Gov. Mike Pence’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiative. “I am indeed humbled to […]

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Donnelly calls for reform in Washington to prevent American job loss

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, and several leaders of local labor unions discussed the effects a continuing pattern of offshoring jobs would have on the country. The discussion focused on Carrier Corporation’s decision in February to move 2,100 manufacturing jobs to Mexico from Indiana. “What you’re seeing with Carrier […]

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State ends fiscal year with highest reserves in history

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Auditor Suzanne Crouch detailed the state’s financial footing following the close of the 2016 fiscal year and said Indiana ended with the most reserves in history. “Hoosiers deserve to know their hard-earned dollars are being spent in a responsible manner,” said Holcomb in […]

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Pence to be Trump’s running mate, according to Roll Call

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence appears to be heading to into a new kind of race this election season – as presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, according to Roll Call. Roll Call said the information comes from a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision-making process. Pence was chosen from […]

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Pence expresses interest in expanding state’s pre-K program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter Thursday to Secretary Sylvia Burwell of the Department of Health and Human Services expressing interest in expanding the state’s pre-K program for disadvantaged children. “Because of the success of our first-ever, state-funded pre-K pilot program, I am committed to opening doors of opportunity to […]

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Broll: Pence signs education bills

Signed 1/21/16 First bills signed by Pence in the 2016 session HB 1003 – Teacher Evaluations SB 200 – Measuring School Performance

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Syrian family of four settles in Indy despite Pence’s ban

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis has new residents and they come all the way from Syria, despite a ban on the resettling of Syrian refugees put into place by Gov. Mike Pence in November. “The governor holds Catholic Charities in the highest regard but respectfully disagrees with their decision to place a Syrian […]

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Indiana flags fly at half-staff to honor California shooting victims

‪Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com ‪INDIANAPOLIS – A day after the latest mass shooting tragedy, the nation – Hoosiers included – are looking for ways to support the victims in San Bernardino, California. ‪Gov. Mike Pence has directed flags around the state at businesses and residences to be flown at half-staff. ‪The flags are to remain lowered […]

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Pence orders all state agencies to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Gov. Mike Pence has directed all state agencies to suspend taking in Syrian refugees until “proper security measures have been achieved.” Pence’s decision comes after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France, that left more than 120 people dead and 352 wounded. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – ISIS […]

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Gov. Pence and First Lady help fight hunger with Statehouse pumpkin patch

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Pumpkins are once again helping to fight Hoosier hunger – and it’s not necessarily in the form of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread or pumpkin seeds. The governor’s third annual Great Pumpkin Patch took over the Statehouse’s south lawn Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Gov. Mike Pence and First […]

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