Eric Holcomb

The state’s top education official announced Monday that she will not seek a second term, meaning the next person to hold the office could be appointed by the governor.

The group responsible for Indiana’s school safety report says the state needs to improve mental health services and data sharing to keep kids safe.

Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged to work next session to ensure a hate crimes bill passes after vandals defaced a Carmel synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Religious conservative groups that oppose hate crimes laws in Indiana say Gov. Eric Holcomb’s support for the measure won’t matter.

Holcomb Announces Support For Hate Crimes Bill

Jul 30, 2018
Gov. Eric Holcomb says he'll work to find consensus on hate crimes legislation. (Zach Herndon/WTIU)
Lauren Chapman

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday he’ll support hate crimes legislation in the 2019 session.

The move comes after vandals defaced a Carmel synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Curtis Hill Attorneys Threaten Defamation Suit

Jul 18, 2018
Attorneys Kevin Betz, right, and Sandra Blevins, left, sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Lawyers for Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Hill.

State Offers All Schools Handheld Metal Detectors

Jul 9, 2018

Earlier this year, lawmakers made $35 million available in the common school fund so schools can take out loans to pay for safety upgrades, and set aside more dollars for the state’s school safety grant program.

Now, in a video update shared online, Gov. Eric Holcomb says another way the state wants to make schools safer is by helping control what gets inside.

Attorney General Curtis Hill maintains his innocence after four women accused him of groping them and two others corroborated those accusations. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill maintains his innocence in the face of sexual misconduct allegations and calls to resign.

Hill spoke to the media Monday for the first time since the allegations went public.

Attorney General Curtis Hill says he won’t resign after the governor and other GOP leaders called on him to step down. Instead, Hill wants a new investigation into allegations he groped four women earlier this year.

He calls the allegations “vicious and false,” and says legislative leaders’ inquiry into his conduct is a “travesty.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb hasn't said anything about allegations Curtis Hill groped four women since Holcomb returned home to Indiana from a vacation. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb won’t say whether Attorney General Curtis Hill should resign after accusations he groped four women.

Holcomb hasn’t said anything about the situation since returning to Indiana from vacation.

Indiana National Guard soldiers are issued equipment at Camp Atterbury. (Indiana National Guard)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office says there are no Indiana National Guards troops currently on the ground at the  southern border of the United States  – “and no plan to send troops, either.”

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