Gov. Eric Holcomb

Opioid Treatment Providers Get New Oversight

May 6, 2019
Jeanie Lindsay

newly signed law will provide more structure for opioid treatment providers. The move aims to ensure Hoosiers who need medication-assisted treatment are receiving comprehensive care. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill to expand Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. 

Lawmakers wrapped up the 2019 legislative session with passage of a new, two-year state budget and a major gambling bill. But a vaping tax couldn’t make it to the finish line.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Indiana Senators passed a bill Tuesday that will provide funding for the state's professional basketball and soccer team facilities.

Brandon Smith

Legislation to create payouts for people wrongfully imprisoned is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming law.

Fertility Fraud Bills Heads To Governor's Desk

Apr 16, 2019

A bill creating civil and criminal penalties for fertility fraud is headed to the governor’s desk.

Gov. Holcomb To Deliver Ball State Commencement Address

Apr 8, 2019
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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to become the first Indiana governor to deliver a spring commencement speech at Ball State University.

Indiana Governor Signs Hate Crimes Measure Into Law

Apr 3, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Wednesday aimed at getting Indiana off a list of five states without a hate crimes law, saying that the conservative Midwestern state has "made progress and taken a strong stand against targeted violence."

Brandon Smith

Indiana Senate Republicans gave their final approval Tuesday to legislation they say creates hate crimes protections in state law.

Brandon Smith

A bill allowing pharmacists to refuse to dispense abortion-inducing drugs is one step away from becoming law.

Senate lawmakers sent the measure to the governor amid heated debate.

Brandon Smith

Hate crimes legislation advocates say Gov. Eric Holcomb should veto a current bias crimes bill if lawmakers don’t make it more comprehensive.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A newspaper reports that a casino magnate treated Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big donations to Holcomb's 2016 campaign while he was pushing for changes to Indiana law that would benefit his business.

The Indianapolis Star reports Spectacle Entertainment's CEO and chairman, Rod Ratcliff, flew Holcomb to Colorado and Arizona meetings hosted by the Republican Governors Association.

Holcomb Insists Hate Crimes Debate Isn't Over

Mar 26, 2019
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb insists this session’s debate over hate crimes legislation isn’t over. And he says he’ll continue to advocate for a more expansive list of victim characteristics in the measure.

Lauren Chapman

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the first legislation of the session. The bill adds Krabbe and two other diseases to Indiana’s list of medical screenings for newborns.

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