Gov. Eric Holcomb to hold press conference about legislative session

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to discuss the decisions he faces following this year’s state legislative session that wrapped up in the early morning hours of Saturday.

The governor’s office says Holcomb will hold a Tuesday news conference at the Statehouse.

The first-year Republican governor issued a statement early Saturday praising the GOP-dominated Legislature for its approval of a $32 billion, two-year budget that includes most of the funding boost he sought for expanding the state-funding preschool program. Holcomb credited lawmakers for increasing state highway funding, although he didn’t mention that comes from hiking gasoline taxes by 10 cents a gallon.

Holcomb hasn’t said whether he’ll sign bills limiting which businesses can sell cold beer and eliminating much of the current financial incentive for installing solar panels.

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  1. Holcomb can’t decide on the cold beer issue until the highest bidder (lobbyist) wins. All about personal gain and money and nothing else. Holcomb gave the gas tax hike to get his ridiculous expensive “babysitting” money for impoverished children. No law that this money will be used on roads? Even if some of it is used for roads it won’t be anywhere around my house I’m sure. We are so lucky to have Holcomb! He is a socialist democrat that claims to be republican. What a joke! Do what the tax paying citizens in this state want for a change. We put you there.

  2. As I understand it over 80% of the current gas tax goes for things other than roads and infrastructure like bridges. Cutting waste in Indiana government was where the lazy @ss politicians should have looked for additional money. When the Republicans start acting like the Democrats it’s time to throw all the bums out. We can start with Bosma and Bauer to make it a bipartisan flushing of the swamp…

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