Will: Holcomb Administration Will be Different

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University of Indianapolis economist Matt Will says despite strong connections to the previous two administrations, Governor Eric Holcomb will take a "very different" approach to running the state than his predecessors. Holcomb outlined the vision for his first term in office during Tuesday night's State of the State Address, where he renewed his emphasis on work force development programs, education issues and longterm infrastructure planning. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Will said Holcomb is proposing a traditional fiscal plan for the state.

Holcomb served as an advisor for former Governor Mitch Daniels, who Will says, worked to change "the entire paradigm of how government functions in our lives." Holcomb most recently served as lieutenant governor under former governor and current Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who Will says fought for "across-the-board" cuts to income and corporate taxes. Will says Holcomb will lead Indiana in a very different way than either by focusing more on services, while not being "as business-focused as most -- I think -- people in the business community would like."

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