State of Indiana Archives: on Jobs

Eric Holcomb: Five pillars: 21st century workforce is magnet for jobs

Over the next 10 years we'll need to find 1 million new skilled workers to replace the 700,000 baby boomers who will retire plus the 300,000 new jobs we'll need to create. So I am proposing a set of transformational priorities--my five pillars--aimed at doing exactly that. Most will require long-term commitment and focus. Some will require new resources and new ways of doing business. But all of them must begin today. For 2017, we must:
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Indiana Legislature Jan 17, 2017

John Gregg: Focus on living-wage jobs, not on social issues

"What we're about is jobs, good-paying jobs," the 16-year veteran of the Indiana House of Representatives who spent six years as speaker of the House said. "We're going to work to close that income gap. It's not just about jobs, it's about living-wage jobs. It's about taking advantage of our opportunities in technology."

The need to "work with local government rather than against it" is something Gregg believes is necessary to strengthen Indiana for the future. "We need to quit hamstringing local government and good things will fall into place," he suggested.

"Sadly, under Mike Pence, Indiana has been given a bad name. While working Hoosiers are falling further and further behind, he's been focused on social issues and telling people how they should live their lives. That's not the business of a governor or any government."

Source: Banner-Graphic coverage of 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race Jun 14, 2015

Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs

Mourdock introduced himself to voters as an articulate businessman--but a reluctant politician--focused on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.

Lugar characterized himself as a loyal and knowledgeable public servant. Lugar revealed his vulnerability in an election season that hasn't been all that friendly to incumbents.

Analysts watching this race portray it as a referendum on the incumbent and a call for a fresh GOP face in the upper chamber.

Source: coverage of 2012 Indiana Senate debates Apr 12, 2012

Mitch Daniels: Support Right to Work and Indiana will add jobs faster

In survey after survey, by margins of 2 to 1 or more, Hoosiers support the principle known as Right to Work. After a year of studying the proposal, I agree.

The idea, that no worker should be forced to pay union dues as a condition of keeping a job, is simple, and just. But the benefits in new jobs would be large: a third or more of growing or relocating businesses will not consider a state that does not provide workers this protection. Almost half our fellow states have right to work laws. As a group, they are adding jobs faster, growing worker income faster, and enjoying lower unemployment rates than those of us without a law.

Among the minority favoring the status quo, passion on this issue is strong, and I respect that. I did not come lightly, or quickly, to the stance I take now. If this proposal limited in any way the right to organize, I would not support it. But we just cannot go on missing out on the middle class jobs our state needs, just because of this one issue.

Source: Indiana 2012 State of the State Address Jan 10, 2012

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