INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) — Governor Eric Holcomb delivered his 2023 State of the State address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly Tuesday evening.

“Ladies and gentleman, the state of our state is strong and about to get stronger,” Gov. Holcomb said as he gave high praises to the Hoosier State.

The governor laid out three set of goals that he intends to focus on in 2022.

The first goal is to secure Indiana’s place in the economy of the future. Secondly, Holcomb would like to work towards transforming the delivery of public health access across the state. And lastly, the third goal is to continue to make unprecedented investments in classrooms across the state.

Gov. Holcomb discussed his plans for the future for all counites throughout the state.

“We have a race plan in place to help all 92 counties reach their next level aspirations,” Gov. Holcomb explained. “That includes finishing I-69 next year, connecting Evansville to Indianapolis and beyond, three years ahead of schedule by the way.”

He continues, mentioning how investments have a huge impact throughout the state,
including high paying wages in rural areas.

“In Daviess County, over 70 dollars an hour,” Gov. Holcomb said. “These high wage job opportunities are the best way to keep our kids close to home and there’s more coming.”

One of the many other topics Gov. Holcomb discussed was debt, including how since 2017, Indiana has decreased its debt by 31 percent. He also says the state is among one of the lowest debt states per capita in the nation.

This is the governor’s 7th State of the State address. You can watch the full address in the video player below.