Eric Holcomb in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Foreign Policy: Proud of our long-standing relationships with Japan & Israel

I'm just as proud of Indiana's long-standing relationships with Japan and Israel, who honor us this evening with their diplomatic presence. Please welcome Consul General Yanagi of Japan, and Consul General Cohen of Israel. Consul General Yanagi, our hearts are with your people and our friends affected by the recent tragedies in Japan. And Consul General Cohen, please know we continue to pray for the safety and security of all those living in the Holy Land, and for the prospect of lasting peace.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Indiana legislature Jan 9, 2024

On Principles & Values: Indiana Model rejects notion of Midwestern vowel state

I'd like to talk about something I call "The Indiana Model," which guides all the work we've been doing together to create lasting, generational change, on the very foundation laid by our pioneering predecessors. Already, it has enabled us to take Indiana to the "Next Level." That's because The Indiana Model seeks excellence, rejecting any notion that a Midwestern "vowel state" would be content with mediocrity, and instead takes giant leaps, rather than baby steps.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Indiana legislature Jan 9, 2024

On Tax Reform: Cut personal income taxes to 3.05% on the way to 2.9%

Back home in Indiana, let's move on to "what's changing" for the better. Businesses and individuals are thriving in Indiana because we operate in a continuous improvement mode.

For starters, we cut our personal income taxes "again" to 3.05%, on the way down to 2.9%.

Military members will no longer pay state taxes on their military income or pensions!

Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Indiana legislature Jan 9, 2024

On Technology: Launch $800M program for fast, affordable internet access

This is the year we finish connecting over 70,000 households and businesses completing $320 million in Next Level Broadband investment, and that's before we launch an even larger, $800 million federally backed program for every Hoosier who still lacks fast, affordable internet access.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Indiana legislature Jan 9, 2024

On Technology: Require Computer Science to graduate from high school

We must improve policies around 3rd grade reading to make sure that every child master's this essential skill. We must prepare our students for a digitally driven world by requiring Computer Science to graduate from high school. We must work with our public universities to make college more accessible by creating more three-year and associate degree options.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Indiana legislature Jan 9, 2024

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