Eric Holcomb

Ivanka Trump Visits Indiana Women's Prison

Dec 5, 2019

Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and other members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board are in Indianapolis for the group’s fourth meeting. The group joined Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday for a tour of the Indiana Women’s Prison to learn about coding training offered to inmates.

The Last Mile is a workforce reentry program that trains coding, web development and other computer skills.

Program graduate Telesa Howe presented a website she created for a floral business she hopes to start once released.

Hoosier teachers looking to the General Assembly to boost educator salaries in the 2020 session shouldn’t hold out hope.

Gov. Eric Holcomb sent cease and desist letters to Reveal and the Indianapolis Star last week over reports he pressured a state safety inspector into reducing penalties against Amazon.

Pence Speaks On Workforce Policy In Indianapolis

Nov 21, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence made no mention of the ongoing impeachment inquiry during a speech in Indianapolis Wednesday night. Instead, he highlighted several Trump administration workforce policies.

Thousands of educators gathered outside the Indiana statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally Tuesday to support public education. The Indiana State Teacher Association says its focus is three-pronged: ILEARN hold harmless, repeal career awareness licensure requirement, and use surplus money for public schools.

Indiana will have a new Speaker of the House in the next few months as Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced his retirement Tuesday.

The International Economic Development Conference in Indianapolis this week aims to help attendees address workforce issues.

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The week leading up to our monthly conversation with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski has been one of political comings and goings.

Gary State Senator Eddie Melton made his run for governor official, as did Lafayette resident Joe Mackey, who’ll seek to represent Indiana's 4th Congressional District in Congress.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we find out what Mayor Roswarski would like to see his party’s nominees run on next year, such that Lafayette would benefit.

Also this week, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis announced he’s dropping out of his only scheduled debate in this year’s election – less than two weeks before it was to happen. We’ll ask Mayor Roswarski, a longtime friend and former Lafayette Police Department colleague of Mayor Dennis, what he thinks of that move.

Lawsuit Challenges Indiana HIP Work Requirements

Sep 25, 2019

A new lawsuit is challenging Indiana’s work requirements for the state’s Medicaid expansion program, HIP. 

Holcomb Names New Indiana National Guard Head

Sep 24, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb Tuesday named Col. R. Dale Lyles as the new head of the Indiana National Guard.