Indiana’s Holcomb mum as other governors call up National Guard
The governors of at least 12 states have called up National Guard troops to help quell the protests that have ravaged many major American cities.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Holcomb campaign faces peril of managing COVID crisis in public spotlight
On one hand, Holcomb has the opportunity to show voters how he can handle a dire crisis. On the other hand, if he miscalculates how quickly the state should reopen, it’ll be in front of millions of voters with a deep, vested interest.Read More
Crisis puts Holcomb center stage—and that comes with risks, rewards
According to a recent poll conducted by Indy Politics and Change Research, 63% of Hoosiers say they approve of how Holcomb has responded to the pandemic, and 54% say the state is headed in the right direction. But Holcomb’s overall approval rate—at 47%—trailed the numbers for his handling of the coronavirus crisis.Read More
Holcomb asks Supreme Court whether AG Hill’s suspension creates vacancy for him to fill
Holcomb’s petition also challenges Curtis Hill’s decision to appoint his chief deputy to serve in his absence.Read More
The Republican governor’s comments came a day after he announced the requirement, which is to take effect Monday, and less than a day after Attorney General Curtis Hill said the governor did not have the authority to enforce a mandate.
Attorney General Curtis Hill said in an advisory opinion—requested by five Republican senators—that state law doesn’t give the governor specific authority to require face coverings or to create penalties for failing to wear a mask. The opinion came just a few hours after Holcomb said a statewide mask mandate would take effect on Monday.
Tax revenues for fiscal year 2020 were already off by $1.2 billion by the end of May, an amount that is expected to grow to $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion before the fiscal year ends June 30.
Federal OSHA found that Amazon did not prove all of the criteria to establish employee misconduct occurred in this case, but the state agency disagrees.
Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box said during Friday’s press briefing that OptumServe, which is subsidiary of United Health Group, is not providing all test results within a 48-hour window, as the contract requires.
We all were taught early that two wrongs don’t make a right. What has happened to our city is inexcusable.
Mayor Joe Hogsett said on Sunday he did not think it would be necessary to use the Indiana National Guard to help protect downtown.
Stage 3 of the governor’s roadmap, scheduled to start Sunday, is set to increase the social gathering limit from 25 people to 100, allow retailers to go from operating at 50% capacity to 75% capacity, let fitness centers reopen and allow movie theaters to open at 50% capacity.
The reopening of shops—at no more than 50% of capacity—is part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plan to gradually relax social distancing rules over the next nine weeks.
The governor was criticized for violating two of the recommendations he’s made to Hoosiers, most recently in the “Back on Track” plan he released on Friday that is aimed at reopening Indiana economy in a phased approach through July 4.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday during his press briefing that cities, towns and counties will be eligible for a certain portion of the $300 million based on population.
The state is launching a marketplace for small businesses to help them acquire the face masks, sanitizer and other supplies they might need to reopen.
Simon says it won’t defy state-at-home orders in reopening malls, calls speculation it might ‘very offensive’
A company official said it’s “preposterous” to think the company would reopen its malls, especially those in its home state, while stay-at-home orders are still in place.
And Gov. Eric Holcomb promised that later this week, he’ll provide a plan to start returning Hoosiers to work.
Indiana is expected to be one of the first states to perform such a study, Gov. Eric Holcomb said when it was announced during a Thursday press briefing.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said Monday the state would re-evaluate whether to allow hospitals and surgery centers to resume services at 11:59 p.m. Sunday if they have sufficient protective equipment for treating COVID-19 patients.
Health officials examined about 8,000 coronavirus cases in Indiana and found about one-third visited an emergency room and about a quarter were hospitalized.
Indiana governor said employees must have “a very high level of confidence about the workplace” when businesses reopen.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has said he’s talked with regional governors, but he has not said publicly whether Midwest states’ economies should reopen as a group.