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Governor Eric Holcomb, Indiana should focus on school safety

Indiana must focus on school safety and making sure all schools maintain safety standards, rather than changing state gun laws, said Gov. Eric Holcomb, responding to questions about the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. “The schools, the most local governing bodies, cannot let their guard down and we...
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Indiana lawmakers override Gov. Eric Holcomb's veto of transgender sports ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports and join about more than a dozen other states adopting similar laws in the past two years.State senators voted 32-15 in favor of overriding Gov. Eric Holcomb following the same action in a 67-28 vote by the House earlier in the day. Holcomb had said in his veto message that bill did not provide a consistent policy for what he called "fairness in K-12 sports" when he unexpectedly vetoed it in March.Opponents have...
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Governor Eric Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in the State of Indiana to be flown at half-staff to honor and remember the victims of the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, TX. Per President Biden's order, flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Saturday, May 28....
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Governor Eric Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in the State of Indiana to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19. Per President Biden's order, flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Monday, May 16. Gov. Holcomb is asking businesses...
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Governor Eric Holcomb, on refugees from Ukraine

More than seven-thousand Afghan refugees were evacuated to Indiana last fall. Don’t expect a similar influx of people from Ukraine. Governor Holcomb says Indiana has been in contact with Ukraine’s leaders, including a meeting last month with the country’s ambassador to the U-S, to let them know the “welcome mat is out” for Ukrainians to take temporary or permanent refuge from what he calls a “genocidal” assault from Russia. Purdue has welcomed 11 Ukrainian professors and doctoral students to spend a year in West Lafayette under a visiting-scholar program created after the Russian invasion. The university is reviewing applications for an expected nine more available slots.
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Governor Eric Holcomb Directs Lawrence County Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

Local Sources – Indiana's Governor is asking for flags to be flown at half staff in Lawrence County on Thursday. Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags to be flown at half-staff in Lawrence County to honor the life of Jerry Lee Hancock, Sr., the former mayor of Mitchell. Hancock was elected mayor of Mitchell in 1967. He served for 32 years as was the longest-serving mayor in Lawrence County.
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