Eric Holcomb

State Veterans Affairs Director Resigns

Dec 7, 2018
Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Director Jim Brown resigned Friday, Dec. 7. (Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Director Jim Brown resigned Friday.

Teacher pay is a key part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda for 2019, but he says significant raises might not happen for another two years.

Gov. Holcomb’s education plans for 2019 align with what state leaders have already said: Indiana’s budget session will be tight. So when it comes to getting more money in the hands of educators, he says actual raises might have to wait for the 2021 budget.

Jason Jones spent 13 years in California's San Quentin State Prison, where The Last Mile started. He says the program changed his life. (Drew Daudelin/WFYI)

One year ago Indiana adopted a unique program that trains prisoners to become software engineers. On Tuesday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the program will expand, thanks to a $2 million grant from Google.

The program is called The Last Mile. It’s designed to prepare incarcerated individuals for tech jobs through virtual coding courses.

Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent, left, and Indiana Finance Authority COO Jim McGoff discuss the Toll Road lease at the State Budget Commitee. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday at Gov. Eric Holcomb’s unilateral renegotiation of the Indiana Toll Road lease.

Holcomb Won't Pursue New Tolling On Indiana Highways

Nov 29, 2018
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he won’t move forward with a plan to toll Indiana’s interstate highways. (Ken Lund/Flickr)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday he won’t move forward with a plan to toll Indiana’s interstate highways.

52 percent of Hoosiers say Gov. Eric Holcomb is doing a good job, compared to just 13 percent who disapprove. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A majority of Hoosiers approve of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s job performance in Ball State’s annual Hoosier Survey.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says his position on Attorney General Curtis Hill has not changed following the investigation into allegations that he groped four women at a party. But Holcomb says he cannot tell the legislature to impeach Hill.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he won’t comment on allegations of intimidation and adultery leveled at House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he won’t comment on allegations of intimidation and adultery leveled at House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

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.

Pages