INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has asked the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to hold $345,000 in economic incentives to a company started by a top Republican lawmaker and his son.
Pence said Monday he asked the IEDC's board of directors to review the state aid offered to Mainstreet Property Group. The group was co-founded by Republican House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner and is run by his son Zeke.
The state promised conditional jobs tax credits and training grants to the company if it hires additional workers as part of its move from Cicero to Carmel.
The Associated Press first reported the lawmaker's ties to the project Monday afternoon.
Rep. Turner, an IEDC spokeswoman and a Mainstreet spokeswoman said independently Monday that the lawmaker wasn't involved in winning the state economic incentives.