Governor Eric Holcomb (R) issues one executive order from April 3-9

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) issued one executive order from April 3-9. As of April 9, Holcomb has issued three executive orders in 2023 — eight fewer than he did at this point a year ago. The order is: 

  • Executive Order 23-03, where the governor declared a disaster emergency in five counties due to severe weather, including tornado activity and flooding.

Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of April 3-9, the nation’s governors issued 14 executive orders. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued the most with three. Governors in 41 states issued the fewest orders with zero. Democratic and Republican governors issued seven orders each.

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 425 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 273, while Democratic governors issued 152. Indiana is a Republican trifecta, meaning Republicans control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature. 

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