Eric Holcomb

Curtis Hill Attorneys Threaten Defamation Suit

Jul 18, 2018
Attorneys Kevin Betz, right, and Sandra Blevins, left, sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Lawyers for Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Hill.

State Offers All Schools Handheld Metal Detectors

Jul 9, 2018

Earlier this year, lawmakers made $35 million available in the common school fund so schools can take out loans to pay for safety upgrades, and set aside more dollars for the state’s school safety grant program.

Now, in a video update shared online, Gov. Eric Holcomb says another way the state wants to make schools safer is by helping control what gets inside.

Attorney General Curtis Hill maintains his innocence after four women accused him of groping them and two others corroborated those accusations. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill maintains his innocence in the face of sexual misconduct allegations and calls to resign.

Hill spoke to the media Monday for the first time since the allegations went public.

Attorney General Curtis Hill says he won’t resign after the governor and other GOP leaders called on him to step down. Instead, Hill wants a new investigation into allegations he groped four women earlier this year.

He calls the allegations “vicious and false,” and says legislative leaders’ inquiry into his conduct is a “travesty.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb hasn't said anything about allegations Curtis Hill groped four women since Holcomb returned home to Indiana from a vacation. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb won’t say whether Attorney General Curtis Hill should resign after accusations he groped four women.

Holcomb hasn’t said anything about the situation since returning to Indiana from vacation.

Indiana National Guard soldiers are issued equipment at Camp Atterbury. (Indiana National Guard)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office says there are no Indiana National Guards troops currently on the ground at the  southern border of the United States  – “and no plan to send troops, either.”

DCS Director Terry Stigdon, at left, and Gov. Eric Holcomb, right, discuss an independent evaluation of the embattled state agency. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday he'll spend $25 million from the state's surplus to help implement an independent evaluator’s recommended changes for the Department of Child Services.

Action on those changes comes after years of the state ignoring previous recommendations for the embattled agency.

Holcomb Visits SF Motors in Mishawaka

May 30, 2018
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Jennifer Weingart

 

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb was in Mishawaka today at the new SF Motors plant.

SF Motors is a Chinese company that makes electric vehicles. It's headquartered in Santa Clara, California, but will be building cars for the U.S. market in the Mishawaka plant it calls EVAP (Electric Vehicle Assembly Plant).

 

The State Board of Education plans to take a closer look at virtual charter schools. Members approved a new committee at their meeting Wednesday to review and make policy recommendations around virtual schools.

Global Tech Firm Announces Expanded Indiana Jobs Plans

Apr 26, 2018

Global tech firm Infosys announced Thursday it will create more Hoosier jobs than originally planned – now 3,000 in total at its North American training center, based in Indianapolis.

Vice President Mike Pence attended the announcement after a central Indiana political event on tax reform was postponed until after the state’s May primary election.

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