Governor Eric Holcomb (R) issues one executive order from March 27-April 2

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) issued one executive order from March 27-April 2. As of April 2, Holcomb has issued two executive orders in 2023 — nine fewer than he did at this point a year ago. The order is: 

  • Executive Order 23-02, where the governor declared a disaster emergency in two counties due to severe weather, including tornados and flooding.

Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of March 27-April 2, the nation’s governors issued 14 executive orders. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued the most with three. Governors in 38 states issued the fewest orders with zero. Democratic governors issued five of the 14 orders, while Republican governors issued nine.

Holcomb has served as governor since Jan. 9, 2017. He issued 15 executive orders in 2022 and 34 in 2021. Nationally, governors issued at least 1,558 executive orders in 2022. Governors have issued 383 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 238, while Democratic governors issued 145. Indiana is a Republican trifecta, meaning Republicans control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.

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