State and local government budgets are expected to be hit hard as a result of restaurants, retailers and other businesses being closed for weeks.
Woody Myers, a former state health commissioner and Anthem Inc. executive, said he thinks the state needs to ramp up testing significantly before considering re-opening the economy.
Former Indiana Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Krupp announced Tuesday morning that he is calling off his run to unseat incumbent Attorney General Curtis Hill. Meanwhile, another Republican announced his candidacy.
The banks approved 35,990 individual loans for companies and organizations in Indiana before the program ran out of money.
After unanimously approving measures that had already been agreed upon, the two Democrats on the Indiana Election Commission—Anthony Long and Suzannah Wilson Overholt—offered six amendments.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson made the decision last month to delay the primary election from May 5 to June 2 and expand the ability to cast a ballot by mail to all registered voters in an attempt to address public health concerns around voting.
In Indiana, a group called the Indiana Conservative Alliance and Grassroots Conservatives is planning a rally Saturday in front of the governor’s mansion.
Indiana governor said employees must have “a very high level of confidence about the workplace” when businesses reopen.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody announced Tuesday that avoiding a traditional in-person convention was “the safest way” to conduct the event.
Luke Bosso, chief of staff for the Indiana Economic Development Corp., said during Monday’s media briefing that the state has purchased 1.9 million pieces of PPE so far.
But an administrator of energy-assistance programs says the funding “only scratches the surface” of what’s needed.
The changes the state is making in the primary due to the coronavirus pandemic might indefinitely alter how we carry out campaigns and conduct elections going forward. Today’s alternative might become tomorrow’s norm.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which President Donald Trump signed into law on March 27, provided $2 trillion in economic aid for business, hospitals and governments struggling with the impact of the pandemic.
Sanders planned to talk to his supporters later Wednesday.
State unemployment specialist Josh Richardson talks with host Mason King about who is now eligible for benefits under an expansion approved by Congress as well as how soon they’ll begin receiving benefits and how the agency is adjusting to a flood of applicants.
Gov. Eric Holcomb acknowledged the state is facing a potential mental-health crisis, and said he is committed to offering services to Hoosiers who are feeling troubled.
More than 40% of Hoosiers have already filled out the 2020 Census, but concerns remain about getting the rest of the state to respond during a public health crisis.
State officials again refused to say how many ventilators or intensive-care unit beds hospitals have, citing confidentiality agreements with hospitals and vendors. Some hospitals expect their supplies to run short in coming weeks.
State and federal authorities have expanded the eligibility for unemployment benefits significantly, meaning if you’re out of work and didn’t qualify under the old rules, you likely will now.
Cris Johnston, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said agencies have been told to look for places where they can eliminate spending. But he said there are no plans to cut funding for schools, even though it’s the state’s largest expenditure.