Eric Holcomb in 2022 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: Investing $3.6 billion this year in road projects

We're investing $3.6 billion just this year in road projects throughout Indiana. And we're near completion, three years ahead of schedule, on I-69, which will create one continuous route from Canada all the way to our nation's southern border. Add to that, through our Community Crossings program, cities, towns and counties have resurfaced or reconstructed more than 20,000 lane-miles of road and repaired or replaced 119 bridges in just the last four years.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature Jan 11, 2022

On Energy & Oil: Building largest solar farm in US on 13,000 acres

We're putting new energy into new energy. More and more solar projects are cropping up all across our state. After I visited Tel Aviv last year, Israel-based Doral Renewables announced they were building the largest solar farm in the United States on 13,000 acres in Starke and Pulaski counties. Eventually, it will generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes, all by cultivating the sun.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature Jan 11, 2022

On Health Care: I beg you to speak to your doctor and get vaccinated

We know that people who are getting vaccinated and boosted overwhelmingly stay out of the hospital, stay out of the ICU, and don't die. If you haven't been vaccinated, I encourage--I plead-- I even beg you to speak to your doctor and do so. I say this, even if you've disagreed with every position I've taken. I just want us both to be around to continue to have those disagreements.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature Jan 11, 2022

On Health Care: Expand access for mental health, reduce stigma

Our strategy includes making investments to grow our mental health workforce with more recruitment, retention, and quality efforts by:
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature Jan 11, 2022

On Tax Reform: End 30% personal property tax floor on new equipment

As the No. 1 manufacturing state in America per capita, we must eliminate the 30 percent business personal property tax floor on new equipment to instantly ensure Indiana is more competitive with surrounding states, encouraging further capital investment here, and positioning us to become an even more dominant player in the advanced manufacturing age.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature Jan 11, 2022

On Technology: Forbes calls state national model for boosting broadband

To fortify our information highways, we've made the largest investment in broadband in our state's history. Since the Next Level Connections program was announced in 2018, we've allocated $350 million to provide everyone, wherever they live in Indiana, with access to affordable, quality broadband and the limitless opportunity it affords. This most recent round saw more than $600 million in requests from nearly every county in the state. It's no surprise that Forbes calls us a national model.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature Jan 11, 2022

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