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Veterans’ military pensions will be 100 percent exempt from Indiana’s income tax in the next four years. And the state is using that to recruit retiring servicemembers to Indiana.

Gov. Eric Holcomb pushed lawmakers to exempt military pensions from the income tax for years. In 2019, he finally got his wish. It will ultimately cost Indiana nearly $15 million per year in revenue when the pensions are fully exempt. Holcomb says it’s a major recruiting tool.

Gov. Eric Holcomb urged people who see something to say something in the wake of this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Holcomb's Path To Re-election Likely An Easy One

Jul 15, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb officially launched his re-election bid Saturday and political analysts say Holcomb’s path to a second term is likely an easy one.

Gov. Eric Holcomb asked the United States Department of Agriculture Friday to designate 88 counties as disaster zones. To be able to request a county be designated an agricultural disaster area, at least 30 percent of a single crop must be damaged or lost.

Holcomb Officially Launches 2020 Re-election Campaign

Jul 15, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb leaned heavily into basketball references as he launched his re-election bid Saturday at the Hoosier Gym, where the movie "Hoosiers" filmed.

Indiana finished its most recent fiscal year with more money in reserve than it’s ever had.

Four New Members Join The State Board Of Education

Jul 3, 2019

Four new members are joining the State Board of Education this month. 

Three will replace members whose terms came to an end in June, while the other is replacing a member who recently resigned.

Could The Hoosier State Line Come Back?

Jun 28, 2019
Seth Tackett / WFIU/WTIU News

 

The Hoosier State Line will make its final trip from Indianapolis to Chicago on Sunday.

It's ending after Governor Eric Holcomb eliminated $3 million in annual funding for the route from the two-year state budget that starts July 1.

Hoosiers will still be able to catch a train to Chicago on the Cardinal Line, but that route starts in New York and only runs three days a week. 

DCS Target Of New Class Action Lawsuit

Jun 26, 2019

The Indiana agency that oversees the state’s foster system is the target of a class action lawsuit filed Tuesday morning in federal court in Evansville. The suit accuses the Department of Child Services of violating children’s constitutional rights.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Merrillville), and U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) cut a ceremonial ribbon at the Indiana Dunes National Park. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)
Justin Hicks

A group of politicians from Indiana found themselves standing together in an unusual spot Tuesday morning – the middle of the woods. They were attending a celebration at what is now Indiana’s first national park.

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