Indiana Officials Maintain It's 'Safe' For Schools To ReopenGov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials defended brick-and-mortar school re-openings Wednesday despite mounting reports of students and education staff testing positive for the coronavirus since returning to school statewide.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Argues Gov. Eric Holcomb's Statewide Mask Mandate IllegalThe opinion, which does not block the governor's action, said the state’s emergency law doesn’t give Holcomb authority for the mask mandate without the consent of the Legislature.
Gov. Eric Holcomb Issues Statewide Mask Mandate, School Guidance For IndianaFaced with a continuing surge in cases, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a statewide mask-wearing mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19. The decision represents a reversal in his previous policy of leaving that decision up to local governments.
Indiana Delays Next Stage Of Reopening For Two More WeeksGov. Eric Holcomb’s decision means Indiana restaurants will continue to be allowed 75% capacity in their dining rooms, while bars, nightclubs, bowling alleys, museums and movie theaters can be open at half capacity.
Indiana To Delay Move To Stage 5 Of Reopening For Two WeeksGov. Eric Holcomb said the state recently has seen slight increases in the number of positive virus tests, and hospitalization rates.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Announces $25 Million COVID-19 Rental Assistance ProgramThe Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will provide up to $500 in assistance for four months for a maximum of $2,000 in aid to eligible renters to help cover past and ongoing rent payments or late fees.
Lawsuit On Suspended Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's Fate StallsA lawyer maintains the Indiana attorney general’s office is trying to stymie a court fight on whether Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill can be ousted from office while his law license remains suspended until next week for groping four women during a party.
Indiana To Reopen Further, Relaxing More COVID-19 Restrictions On FridayIndiana will further ease its statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, allowing for larger social gatherings, increased capacity at retail stores and the opening of recreational sports facilities.
Indiana Supreme Court Asked To Rule On Whether Attorney General Curtis Hill Can Keep Job After Law License SuspendedState law requires the attorney general to be “duly licensed to practice law in Indiana,” but it doesn’t specify whether the person can continue serving under a temporary suspension.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb To Begin Lifting Some COVID-19 Restrictions On Monday; Hopes To Fully Reopen State By July 4thCalling the COVID-19 outbreak a “very challenging time for Hoosiers,” Holcomb said the state will take a five-step approach to reopening by Independence Day.
Indiana Postpones May 5 Primary Elections Until June 2 Due To Coronavirus OutbreakIndiana is delaying its upcoming primary elections by nearly a month, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Legalized Sports Betting Begins In IndianaSports betting is underway in Indiana, with Gov. Eric Holcomb placing a bet at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville.
Lawsuit Seeks To Block Indiana Ban On Abortion ProcedureFederal courts have blocked similar laws in others states, but Indiana anti-abortion groups hope Justice Brett Kavanaugh's addition has pushed the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right on abortion questions.
Truckers Sue Indiana Governor Over Toll Road Fee HikeThe lawsuit says that the truck drivers won't benefit from the hike because the revenue will be used for projects unrelated to the toll road. A spokeswoman for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says they don't believe there's a constitutional issue.
Indiana Governor Says Passing Hate Crime Law 'Long Overdue'The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who quickly called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws.