Gov. Mike Pence says if former convicts are employed, they are less likely to return to jail, which saves the state money.
Brent Dickson says the state needs to hire more judges and adopt newer technology to help reduce the current judges' caseloads.
Cummins, one of the largest employers in Columbus, tends to hire and fire in large numbers, making job security uncertain.
The Honda plant plans to hire hundreds of new workers because of increased demand.