Under former Governor Mike Pence, Indiana expanded Medicaid, with the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP 2.0.
Republican legislative leaders say it’s “critically important” that Governor Eric Holcomb support their charge to raise taxes for road funding.
The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.
New Governor Eric Holcomb took the oath of office at the State Fairgrounds in front of a crowd of thousands to become Indiana’s 51st governor.
The Republican will be sworn in during a Monday morning ceremony. His term formally began at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.
Governor-elect Eric Holcomb rolled out his legislative agenda this week while House Republicans unveiled their road funding plan.
Holcomb wants to eliminate the elected state superintendent of public instruction position, in favor of an appointed secretary of education.
Holcomb's agenda includes a 20-year road plan with potential tax increases, expanded pre-k and making the State Superintendent an appointed position.
Klutz will replace the state’s current auditor, Suzanne Crouch, who was named the next lieutenant governor.
Indiana Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb has announced a finance team including an incoming state budget director and revenue commissioner.