"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" the Executive Office of the State of Indiana serves as the executive branch of the 19th US state. Simply known as the governor's office, it manages state agencies, boards, and commissions; enacts (or vetoes) laws passed by
Indiana's General Assembly
; upholds state judiciary rulings; and prepares and manages the state's budget for its more than 6.5 million residents. The governor, who is elected for a four-year term, also acts as the commander-in-chief of the state's
and performs ceremonial duties, such as dedicating state-owned highways and facilities, attending dignitaries' funerals, and proclaiming special days.