INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday said he wants to focus on connecting workers with the right skill sets and the right employers.
The governor laid out his legislative priorities for the short session that begins on Tuesday. Among other things, he said he wants to incentivize remote workers to relocate to Indiana, expand early childhood learning and put together a program to help unemployed Hoosiers acquire the exact skills a given employer is looking for.
He also announced a new mental health roundtable, to be chaired by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, designed to bring together government agencies and the private sector.
Holcomb’s agenda contained none of the items legislative Republicans are expected to push, such as bans on critical race theory or employer vaccine mandates. When reporters asked the governor about those issues Monday afternoon, he repeatedly said he wants to work with…