(The Center Square) – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued one executive order from Feb. 27-March 5. As of March 5, Holcomb has issued one executive order in 2023 —–eight fewer than he did at this point a year ago.
Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of Feb. 27-March 5, the nation’s governors issued 16 executive orders. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued the most with four. Governors in 40 states issued the fewest orders with zero. Democratic governors issued five of the 16 orders, while Republican governors issued 11.
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 1,559 executive orders in 2022. Governors have issued 290 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 196, while Democratic governors issued 94. Indiana is a Republican trifecta, meaning Republicans control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.